Power Tool Institute supports education on the dangers of counterfeit batteries November 8, 2022—For years, one of the missions of the Power Tool Institute (PTI) has been to warn tool owners and users about the dangers posed by counterfeit batteries. Now, no less an authority than the FBI is echoing that message. The FBI, in partnership with […]
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish:
Why using anything other than OEM batteries is a dangerous proposition for contractors who use power tools “The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten.” That’s a well-known quote from Henry Royce, co-founder of luxury car brand Rolls-Royce. It’s usually taken to mean that quality is worth paying for. But there’s another meaning: buying […]
Father’s Day Power Tool Shopping
Shopping for a gift for Father’s Day? Power tools are always the right size.
Shopping for Spare Batteries for Your Power Tool?
When you get a new power tool, you will eventually be in the market for primary, spare, or backup batteries to ensure future projects receive the power needed to get the job done.
Tips for Longer, Safer Power Tool Battery Life
Power Tool Institute identifies easily employed best practices
Power Tool Safety: Small Variables Can Cause High Risk
Power Tool Institute strongly discourages use of third-party batteries May 24, 2021—We tend to think of power tools as virtually indestructible extensions of ourselves. After all, the word power is right there in the name. While it’s true that a properly cared-for power tool should provide years of trouble-free service, the key phrase is “properly […]
Not All Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Created Equal
March 17, 2021—It’s no secret that lithium-ion batteries are great for power tools. They can be recharged hundreds of times with greater energy output compared to other rechargeables. This is, in part, how they have earned their reputation for stability and efficiency. However, not all lithium-ion batteries are the same. The Power Tool Institute (PTI) always recommends using only a lithium-ion battery made for that specific tool, by the tool’s manufacturer. There are simply too many unknowns about third-party batteries, some of which can create great danger.
Can the Choice of a Power Tool’s Battery Affect Contractor Safety?
Power Tool Institute warns of failure, fire from third-party batteries February 11, 2021—Maybe some power tool users are tired of getting the third degree about using third-party replacement batteries. But they should consider that they might be headed for third-degree burns—or worse—if they keep it up. There is simply no adequate replacement for using the […]
Power Tool Institute Warns Consumers of Risks Associated with Aftermarket, Counterfeit Lithium-Ion Battery Use
“Take Charge of Your Battery” campaign educates consumers on proper selection, transport, storage and disposal to reduce the dangers of lithium-ion battery misuse. CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 2019) – Power Tool Institute encourages consumers, contractors and educators to “take charge of their battery” and reduce potential risks associated with lithium- ion battery usage by choosing original […]
Power Tool Institute Launches Campaign to Promote Safe Lithium-Ion Battery Usage, Reduce Risks
“Take Charge of Your Battery” campaign educates consumers on proper selection, transport, storage, and disposal to reduce the dangers of lithium-ion battery misuse CLEVELAND, Ohio—August 7, 2018—The Power Tool Institute (www.powertoolinstitute.com) encourages consumers, contractors, and educators to “take charge of their battery” through an extensive education and awareness campaign that promotes the safe use of […]