Stanley Black & Decker

It looks like the shopping spree continues for Stanley Black &Decker, after dropping $2 billion on Lenox & Irwin and before the ink is even dry they are dropping another $900 Million on Sear’s Craftsman Tool brand. Sears has continue to struggle so selling off the Craftsman brand frees up some much needed capital, in addition to closing some stores …

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Stanley Aquires Lenox Irwin

The giant conglomerate that is Newell manages a ton of different brands which include Irwin, Lenox and Hilmor under their tool division but also Graco Car Seats and Yankee Candles and many many more. We are guessing it is hard to effectively cover so much ground and at nearly $2 billion this is not chump change. Stanley, Black & Decker …

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These two new Stanley products will be launching this week, and are also featured as this week’s Coptool Epic Friday Facebook Contest. Both the Simple Start ($80) and the Satellite ($40) are great options for emergency situations for light and battery backup. The Simple Start main function is to jump start up your car (even a V8) if the battery …

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Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Stanley tools have decided to donate over $10,000 in tools to the Build America organization, which is a non-profit that makes improvements to public spaces such as parks. According to A Concord Carpenter, the “Build America” program is a team of 21 recent, college graduates who travel the country, for 6-weeks, visiting camps and parks rebuilding and …

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  It certainly does not seem like multi-headed tool systems are going away anytime soon with several major consumer tool brands adopting them. The Black and Decker will be the first we know of that makes it available to multiple power sources of 12V, 20V and AC. Getting into these kits with the basic drill/driver is very cheap with $39 for …

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  Being on the inside of the tool business we can tell you there is one common enemy most power tool brands share, Hilti. This is because Hilti has done 3 unique things that really separated them from the competition of Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Makita, etc. Those 3 things are going direct, selling the “complete solution” and locking in customers with leases which …

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  Well several months back we took a modest selection of 5 utility knives and compared a few common features in the original Utility Knife Showdown. However just after that launch Irwin launched several new knives that brought some interesting new features to the table as well as some very trade specific knives so we did the follow up Showdown …

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