There are many professionals who work in the surplus and discount power tool industry. This is a field that is constantly growing due to the new and improved electric screwdrivers, table saws, grinders, and cordless drills being released all the time. Therefore, there is plenty of opportunity for growth in this line of work. As you may be aware, electric and power tool suppliers are located across America, which makes it easier to live in various parts of the United States. In this field, you will typically handle an array of automotive air compressors, power screwdrivers, chainsaws, and industrial pneumatic tools, which are powered by gas or air pressure.
Although you do not require a specific higher degree of education to get involved with this field, it can be helpful to have a college degree in order to move up in the power tool industry. There is some on-the-job training for this line of work, so that you are able to learn more about pneumatic ratchet sets, hand wrenches, die cutting or pressing tools, nail hammers, and rivet pressing devices. Since the power tool business incorporates tools for the automotive industry, the construction business, and industrial work, there is a lot to learn. While you may need to sell one construction contractor a large number of cordless drills, you may have to sell motor repair shop a number of pneumatic ratchet sets. It certainly pays to know your way around all kinds of hammers, belt sanders, tool benches, wood grinders, and power screwdrivers.
In this line of work, you can expect to deal with a number of tool manufacturers, as well as home improvement stores and hardware shop owners.