For years a number of employees had looked at the empty field behind our business and envisioned creating a community garden for our employees.We really wanted to create a space for employees to be able to grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables while learning from each other along the way.Since it has been up we have received several comments from passers-by on how great it looks and what a wonderful project for a company to support.
Drill Doctor has been voted as the best new product by the Handyman Club of America. The Handyman Club of America has long been recognized as a discerning group of tool users and annually tests and reviews hundreds of tools.
The Handyman Club of America has long been recognized as a discerning group of tool users and annually tests and reviews hundreds of tools. As a part of this program Drill Doctor donated about 50 tools which were then distributed to selected members of the Handyman Club. Those same club members then put the sharpener through its paces and tested every feature of the tool. The Drill Doctor drill bit sharpener received reviews averaging over 8 out of 10, which can be tough to achieve. After completing this review process, the Drill Doctor was then chosen by the editors of Handy Magazine (the official club magazine) as one of the top new products for the year (1999). Of all the products singled out by the editors, Drill Doctor was voted as one of the 10 best. “There are literally thousands of new products introduced each year, to be chosen as one of the top 10 out of all the new entries to the market is very exciting” said Matthew Bernard, Director of Marketing for Drill Doctor. “We are excited that the tool has made the grade in the eyes of the Handyman Club, and know that anyone who uses drill bits will benefit from owning this tool.”
When I was a teenager, I was fortunate to live across the road from a guy who let me build things in the metalworking shop he had in his garage.
The thing I remember most about Peter was his ability to sharpen drill bits. Using nothing more than an ordinary bench grinder, he'd patiently resurrect all the tired drill bits I'd made dull. Sounds simple enough, but have you ever tried to sharpen a drill bit freehand? It's not easy. Despite years of attempts, I've never been able to reliably restore factory-fresh drilling action to old bits like Peter could. From conversations with other workshoppers, I know I'm not alone in this challenge, and that's why they invented a bench-top sharpening tool called the Drill Doctor.
Drill Doctor has been recognized as one of the top 100 new products by Do It Yourself Retailing Magazine. DIY Retailing is the official magazine of the North American Retail Hardware Association and annually chooses products which are innovative, creative and drive sales in hardware retail outlets. Drill Doctor is the first drill bit sharpener to receive this award.