Fein was founded in 1867 by Wilhelm Emil Fein as a company for physical and electrical apparatus; in which their first line of business was telecommunications. In the beginning Fein offered telegraph and telephone equipment and setup. It wasn't until 1895, when Fein workers combined the hand drill with a small electric motor, that Fein became known for power tools. This innovation became the foundation for the reliable, high performance power tools that Fein produces today.
By 1908 Fein officially became a “specialty factory for power tools” and developed a drill with higher power and less weight. Fein realized the potential for more portable power tools and in the next few decades, saw many new tool introductions including, the Fein Blockbuster (1914), a hammer that used the rotary motion of the electric motor to produce a straight hammering motion, the Fein Dwarf (1956), a drill built with plastic casing and assembled from two halves, a plaster cast saw (1968), the predecessor to today’s hand held oscillating tools and a multi-use sander (1986), which was later developed into the Fein MultiMaster.
Fein continues to manufacture power tools with innovative features and offers power tools for a variety of industries. Whether it’s metal core drilling, automotive glass removal, dry wall fastening, hard wood sawing, pipe milling or stainless steel polishing, Fein has the tool for the job.