In the early 2000s, an auto body shop in Florida started making small, portable battery-operated chainsaws.
It was an unusual development, but the business didn’t have much money and had to turn to a new customer for its parts.
Now, the shop is one of the first in the country to sell its parts in a digital form.
It’s called Powerhouse and it’s available online for $299.
The company also makes an electric version of the chainsaw, the Powerchain.
It costs $499.
The company has been selling its parts online for years, but only recently started to roll out the Powerchains in the United States.
Powerhouse says it’s working on a smaller, more compact version that could be sold in stores and in its retail stores.
It is also working on an electric model for the same model.
“This is really exciting because we’re able to sell directly to our customers and we’re going to start rolling out the product in the stores,” said Powerhouse’s CEO, Dave Leopold.
Leopolds company, Electric Power and Powerhouse, says it has been working with other manufacturers to create a cheaper, lighter version of its chainsaw.
“We know that there are more options out there, so we’re excited about this opportunity,” he said.
Powerchain’s first model, the T-1, comes with a 12-volt battery that has a charge time of up to 3 hours.
But Powerhouse is hoping to get a 12V battery into the T1.
The T1 is also capable of cutting power lines.
That’s why Leopads company is now working on smaller, battery-powered models that have an average charge time less than two hours.
“When we’re designing a new product, we like to have a baseline of what people will be using,” Leopoes said.
“We wanted to get people on board with the T1000 as an affordable option.”
He said that as part of its efforts, Powerhouse has been making partnerships with companies like Google and Apple.
The first T1000 to ship to customers will have a 12v battery that will charge for up to two hours, and it will also have an auto-off feature that will automatically shut down when it reaches zero.
Leops also said that he expects Powerhouse to offer other features for its customers.
“There’s a lot of things that are available to customers that they’re not going to find on their own,” he added.
The T1000 is just the latest electric power tool to be sold online.
Electric power tools are already available from brands like Panasonic and Tesla, as well as online retailers like Walmart and Home Depot.
In a report last year, the Pew Charitable Trusts found that there were more than 2.5 million online electric power tools sold in the U.S. That includes about half of all tools sold.
In some cases, people are turning to tools that are made by other companies.
Amazon recently introduced its own electric power cord for its Echo, and others are offering products from companies like Schlumberger and Procter & Gamble.
Leopeoes hopes that the T500 will offer some of the same features as Powerhouse products.
“With the T1500, we’re bringing power to people who need it, and that’s what we’re really focused on,” he explained.
“The T500 is a really powerful tool.
We want to make sure it’s a tool that’s going to be a really good one to have.”