We sat down with him to find out what makes him tick and to get his thoughts on our new 20V Brushless tools.
Where did you first learn to work with tools?
It was definitely dad. As an aircraft mechanic, he was always repairing, installing or tinkering with something. He taught me the importance of having the right tools for the job and the value of taking great care of your equipment.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Inspiration comes from getting to know the customer, finding out made them want the particular car they have, or learning about the memories from their past that made them want to fix up a great classic. When it comes to corporate partners, the inspiration comes from learning what their objectives and goals are. For example, if it’s a vehicle for a sales competition or incentive, I’m inspired by...well...what I would want to win!
What’s your experience with brushless tools—and your reaction to HART’s new lineup of 20V Brushless tools?
I’ve used brushless tools in the past and felt they were overpriced, and didn’t really perform much better than the previous technology. The HART Brushless tool lineup
is awesome in a number of ways: They work incredibly well; they look awesome and they’re priced really competitively in the market.Where do you find HART Brushless tools most helpful? What project types?
Actually, they’re great for all types of projects. Whether it’s grinding metal
to prep for welding or using the impact driver
for disassembling a project, I found these tools to be quite impressive.
If you had to recommend a few HART Brushless tools to a new user, what would you recommend?
Hmmm...hard to pick just a few. Personally I like the *kits*
as they can help tackle so many different projects. Also like the Cordless Brushless Drill & Impact Combo
because the kit includes the battery, charger and a storage bag. I also really like the Brushless Turbo Fan Blower
to dry vehicles off after we detail them.How does HART’s Brushless compare to other tools you’ve used?
They work as well as anything I’ve used! And at a price point that doesn’t break the bank.
As a creator, what is your mantra or mindset each time you approach a project?
To give the client something special and always sweat the small stuff! Details are very important and it’s what separates Tommy Pike Creations from the competition.
What’s one piece of advice you would give a less experienced tool-user when approaching a project?
If you don’t know where you’re going you’ll never get there. Meaning never start a project without first having the end result in mind.