Lucien's first invention, the sawing machine! He took his Mom's sewing machine and replaced the needle with the blade. Coincidentally soon after this an employee at a Swiss company, Scintilla AG had the same idea and was credited with the invention of the jigsaw. Something in the water in Switzerland back then? Mom was not happy with the loss of the machine but was impressed with her son's creativity.
Seatek Co. Inc. is a manufacturer of hand tools and motorized equipment for electricians that was founded like many other businesses in America. The company started in the Ducret basement, while he was rewiring a room in his house. After learning that there were no tools to cut BX cable except a clumsy hacksaw, Lucien Ducret began to think that there had to be another way. The result was the simply, practical, and extremely successful Roto-Split which has been making electricians work easier for over 20 years! Seatek continues its tradition of designing and producing innovative tools for electricians. Check out our web site and see why we're called the: Small Company With Big Ideas!