About Us

With the vision to unify and educate others about power tools, the Power Tool Institute (PTI) has established itself as the leading organization for building global understanding of power tools and for maintaining high standards of safety in the industry.

Its members represent market-leading brands in the areas of portable and stationary power tools. From table saws to portable drills, from shapers to sanders, the Power Tool Institute’s members are committed to improving the industry and to being the premier resource for power tool education.

Founded in 1968, PTI’s primary objectives are to promote the common business interests of the power tool industry; to represent the industry before government; to educate the public as to the usefulness and importance of power tools; to encourage high standards of safety in the manufacture of power tools; and to prepare and distribute information about safe use of power tools.

Our objectives:

I. EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AS TO THE USEFULNESS AND IMPORTANCE OF POWER TOOLS
Power tools are an important part of everyday life. That is why PTI offers a variety of educational programs and materials to individuals and groups that use power tools at home or in the workplace.

II. ENCOURAGE HIGH STANDARDS OF SAFETY IN THE MANUFACTURE OF POWER TOOLS
PTI works with various agencies to encourage high safety standards in the manufacture of power tools. Although most power tools are not complicated to operate, basic safety practices must be followed, and the tools must be kept in proper operating condition.

III. PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE USE OF POWER TOOLS
PTI is committed to communicating its important message about power tool safety and all the safety “musts” that accompany its products.

IV. PROMOTE THE COMMON BUSINESS INTERESTS OF THE POWER TOOL INDUSTRY
PTI is dedicated to strengthening alliances among its members and joining forces to pursue common business interests that affect the future of the power tool market.

V. REPRESENT THE INDUSTRY BEFORE GOVERNMENT
PTI is committed to continuously monitoring codes and standards affecting the power tool industry as well as proactively influencing change when member companies oppose or support government rules and regulations.

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