If you have ever wondered why your hands seem to feel more comfortable when they are holding certain tools than they do when they are holding others, it may be that your hands have simply evolved to make it easier to use certain ones.
This is not to say that you have used certain tools so much that your own hand has changed to hold it more comfortably, but instead that the hands of all humans evolved over many years to better grasp the tools that were most important to our continued survival on the earth.
Whilst technology today can make all manner of electronic power tools fit perfectly to the human hand, the way in which we use the likes of hammers and axes feels far more natural simply due to the fact that we are physically designed to utilise them to the best possible effect.
As such, whilst it may seem that power tools will help us get more done and far more quickly, there is a lot to be said for more simple tools and how satisfying it may feel to use them. In turn, hand tools are likely to be more appealing to us, and many of us may find that we actually get out and do more DIY if we have these simple tools at our disposal.
From the shape of the hand to the strength of our wrists, it seems our hands are naturally designed to grip and use these primitive tools and, as such, they will remain important to those looking to carry out jobs for many thousands of years more, until our bodies evolve again to better utilise power tools. However, since such evolution is likely to be to the detriment of our physical capability, it may even be wise to avoid those power tools as much as possible and for all mankind to stick to much humbler alternatives.