DEWALT History


Raimond E. DEWALT followed in his father's footsteps by taking up jobs in factories or in the construction sector as soon as he finished school. Regardless of the type of work, he has always faced the problem of high labor costs. To help reduce these costs, he installed a machine whenever possible to meet a particular need.

One day, Mr. DEWALT saw himself offered a place at the head of a wood mill that made almost everything: from simple boxes to whole houses. The amount of work was significantly higher than what the company could afford but the company director could not afford to increase the number of employees. He had just managed to get more work than his men. Mr DEWALT then manufactures a yoke that connects directly to an engine and a saw. He therefore mounts a standard arm. The saw could be raised, lowered, moved forward and backward and adapted to any type of angle. This system made it possible to carry out the work of four men and reduce labor costs far beyond what could be imagined.