Complete Tool Manufacturers, Who owns Whom and Stores
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WHO MAKES WHAT TOOLS
TOOL ManufacturersBhaco - owned by J.H. Williams Tool Group.
Black & Decker - I, personlly, don't like B&D (owns DeWalt)- owned by Stanley Works
Black & Decker acquired Delta Machinery, Porter-Cable, and Oldham Saw.
Black & Decker has deals with Hitachi.
DAMN - Black & Decker DID buy CRAFTSMAN Tools
Mike has seen Craftsman slowly backing away from the "lifetime"
warranty on the new tools coming out, as well. - Thank you Mike.
Skil - SOLD TO CHEVRON - 2017
Bostitch - owned by Stanley Works
CDI Torque Products - owned by J.H. Williams Tool Group
Craftsman Tools - (Sears) - now made by Danaher Tools - LIFETIME replacement
And even before Danaher, Emerson made the Craftsman powertools.
CRAFTSMAN now owned by Black & Decker, and MAY
NO LONGER (2017) be "LIFETIME replacement" ?? - CHECK when you buy.
Related Sears Craftsman Tools web page - I'm not sure what is the difference
Some Craftsman tools are available at Kmart (2017).
Ace Hardware has now started carrying some Craftsman tools (2017).
B&D DID BUY THE CRAFTSMAN BRAND from SEARS - PHOOEY
Delta - (now owned by Dewalt ???)
DeWalt - My general, personal, preferance - owned by Stanley Works
Dremel Tools - owned by BOSCH
Emerson Tool Company - made (no longer) some Craftsman Power Tools and makes RIDGID for Home Depot
FACOM - Stanley has purchased part of FACOM, & included some of their tools in their PROTO line
Festool Power Tools - Owned by TTS
Grizzly Industrial: Makita Products
Hilti - Commercial tools
Illinois Tool Works
- E-Z Ancor
- Dec-King & Rock-On
J.H. Williams Tool Group - owned by Snap-On
In addition to the Williams brand from which it
(Snap-On) originated, the group includes Bahco and
CDI Torque Products.
KOBALT Tools - now only from/owned by Lowes - LIFETIME replacement
MAC Tools - Now owned by Stanley
Maxim Power Tools
Milwaukee (owned by TTI)
Panasonic Tools and Appliances
Cordless Power Tools
Porter-Cable - owned by Stanley Works
Proto - owned by Stanley Works
Ridgid (by Emerson) - (exclusive contract from TTI for Home Depot)
About Ridgid Tools
"As pointed out in the Emerson news release, the new "Orange" Ridgid tool line is made
under license by TekTronics International (TTI) which is based in Hongkong.
OR IS IT NOW TekTronic Industries ???
TTI is the parent company of Ryobi and One World Technologies (OWT).
I'm not sure of the relationship between OWT and Ryobi other than they are
both in the same locale and they are both owned by TTI." - CWSmith
RotoZip - owned by BOSCH
SK Tools and Equipment
Skil - owned by BOSCH
Stanley Works - and an FTC Complaint
Baldwin Reserve - Bathroom, Cabinet, Door and comercial lock hardware
Best (access systems, not tools)
Black & Decker
CRC-Evans - pipeline products
Emhart Technologies - Fasteners of many types
Facom - "European market leader in hand tools"
Kwikset - Locks
Sonitrol - ntegrated security solutions
Stanley Hand Tools
Stanley Security Solutions
Stanley Vidmar - Commercial (mostly) storage solutions, racks, bins, lockers
STIHL Hand Tools
TekTronic Industries aka TTI
"Coming from a former employee of Emerson Electric(Ridgid and Ridge Tool co.) and
currently an employee of T.T.I.(TechTronic Industries) I can tell you all benchtop,
stationary, and hand held tools(drills,sanders,saws,etc...)are manufactred by T.T.I.
with the exception of four tools which are made in Germany by Metabo for us.
T.T.I. also does some private label for Sears Craftsman and a small amount of
Mastercraft for Canadian Tire(Canada only) to their spec requests.
Other than the four tools made in Germany all other tools are made in either Taiwan
or China(except Ryobi routers -they are made in South Carolina,USA). But you must
remember these tools are made in our own manufacturing plants not by a manufacterer
who is making for every Tom,Dick,and Harry. The quality control is tighter and by
producing in house we can keep costs down and in turn relay a cheaper cost to the
Also, T.T.I.purchased all the tooling(moulds)from Emerson Electric when they bought
that division from them so the tools are pretty much the same except for the color
change and a few improvements they made on certain tools(and we lowered the prices
on most tools). Emerson Electric still makes the wet/dry vacuums and air filtration
units and Ridge Tool(a div. of Emerson Electric) is still making all plumbing tools
and devices." - Jim Swamp - 2004
TTI BRANDS (Techtronic Industries)
AEG - power tools
Dirt Devil (Vacuums)
HOMELITE - handheld outdoor power equipment
VAX (Floor care)
TTS - Tooltechnic Systems
WMH Tool Group
"John sent me this info, from the Powermatic web site - 11/2017:"
"In April of 1986, Powermatic was purchased and operated as
a division of DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc. In October of 1999
Powermatic was purchased by WMH, who already owned Jet
Tools, and Performax Products. These three companies
along with the Wilton Tool Company were grouped together
to form the WMH Tool Group.
In 2014, Powermatic was purchased, along with its sister
brands by Tenex Group and are now grouped together to form
JPW Industries Inc., as they are still knowns today." - Powermatic
TOOL STORES (Raleigh & National)
I know little about themMcMaster - Over 410,000 Products
AGRI-SUPPLY Highway 70, GARNER 662 - 2000 & 772 - 0865 - very busy ***
Ferguson 2700-B Yonkers - 831-9928
Burke Brothers Hardware Inc - ANCIENT - has stuff others don't
5227 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC 27606 - (919) 851 - 1211
Briggs Hardware in Raleigh, NC - 111 E. Hargett Street, 27601 - (919) 802-5272
Fordham Supply Company - Power & Hand Tools
GRAINGER - WHOLESALE / GOVERNMENT SALES ONLY
Harbor Freight - DISCOUNT - 3302 Capitol Blvd, Raleigh 876-2023
Home Depot - NORTH RALEIGH: 844 - 7418 Raleigh: 878 - 8771
Lowes - RALEIGH: 850 - 9300 W.Raleigh 510 - 9667
Northern Tool - 919 861-6690 - 4927 New Bern Ave
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 to 7, Sat 8 to 5, Sun 12 to 5 (may be wrong)
Payne's Sales & service - 5010 Hwy 55, Durham 544-9134
SEARS - Crabtree: 510 5309 Triangle Town Center: 792-2600
Screwdriver dot net (in the UK)
Southern States (garden)
Southern Tools???... - I am checking on this - can not find it
Tool Crib dot com
Tractor Supply Store
Wilder's Nuts & Bolts - Hodge Street - by OLD fair grounds - Raleigh
At least at the time of the FTC complaintBlackhawk Mechanics Tools
Caterpillar Mechanics Tools
Challenger Mechanics Tools
Husky Mechanics Tools
John Deere Mechanics Tools
Martin Mechanics Tools
Master Mechanic Mechanics Tools
Proto Mechanics Tools
Stanley Mechanics Tools
Wilde Mechanics Tools
TOOLS, INFO ABOUTWho Owns What (brands of) Tools
TOOL REPAIR (Raleigh area)DeWalt (repair) - Capitol Blvd, near Brentwood
J&S Tool Repair - 1309 Hodges St. (by old fairgrounds) 856-0050
WOODWORKING sorry, link went bad - I'll have to get a new one
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