CAN YOU HELP? New York interior demolition and garbage pickup job leads to hammer mystery
I might need your help with this one.
It’s a Porter-Cable Kango Electric Hammer Type M. I can’t find any facts online about this object, even with the following product information:
Hammer No.: 48172 M
Volts: 110 / 115 Amps: 6.8
What I do know is that Porter-Cable is a huge tool manufacturing company that started focusing on power tools as far back as 1914, according to the company’s Web site. The company was started in 1906 by R.E. Porter, G.G. Porter and F.E. Cable, with just $2,300 and a big idea.
They started producing an eclectic group of items, such as type-forming machinery, automobile pumps, illuminating gas lights, an old-fashioned pencil sharpener and other machine tools. Porter-Cable power tools because increasingly popular in 1920s, years after 21-year-old Art Emmons came into the picture. Emmons was hired as a chief engineer, and he invented the helical drive circular saw, as well as the portable electric belt sander.
I found this Porter-Cable electric hammer on a garbage pickup job in New York, and it’s typically used for chipping and breaking concrete. It would probably come in quite handy during my New York interior demolition jobs!
A more modern version is the Hilti TE 905, which I own, as well. If you have any other information on this product, please share your knowledge by commenting on the blog!