Editor's Note: for more pictures from Joplin, click here. On May 22, 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in our nation’s history ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo. Winds faster than 200 mph tore a path of devastation nearly a half-mile wide and 10 miles long.
The continuing advances of power hand tools receive much attention, and many are linked directly to lithium-ion battery platforms. Tools are lighter, more powerful for their weights, more productive and easier to use.