Product Development and Design Firm
 

Cordless Freedom in the Backyard

Craftsman®: Modular Garden Tools

 
 
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Client

Original Power licenses the Craftsman® brand

UNMET NEED

Develop the first battery-powered, interchangeable outdoor power tool set.

Scope

Original Power approached Slingshot with a challenge to design the first cordless, interchangeable outdoor power tool system.

Accomplishments

  • First of its kind, battery-powered cordless interchangeable outdoor tool system

  • Interpretation of the Craftsman® brand language in interchangeable outdoor power tools

  • Product enjoyed commercial success for a number of years

 

Breakthrough


Utilized new 18V nickel-cadmium battery technology.

Developed proper ergonomics and balance that worked for all four tools.

Developed a unique Twist & Lock engagement system with robust and durable joints.

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