Complete Tool Manufacturers, Who owns Whom and Stores

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TOOL Manufacturers

Bhaco - 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. Bosh Owns: Bosch Skil - SOLD TO CHEVRON - 2017 Dremel RotoZip Vermont American Gilmour Bostitch - owned by Stanley Works CDI Torque Products - owned by J.H. Williams Tool Group Cornwell Tools 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 Duo-Fast 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 Hitachi Husqvarna Illinois Tool Works Owns: Paslode Ramset Red Head Buildex - E-Z Ancor - Tapcon - Trugrip - Teks - Dec-King & Rock-On Ingersoll-Rand 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. Klein Tools KOBALT Tools - now only from/owned by Lowes - LIFETIME replacement MAC Tools - Now owned by Stanley Maxim Power Tools Milwaukee (owned by TTI) Panasonic Panasonic Tools and Appliances Cordless Power Tools Paslode Porter-Cable - owned by Stanley Works Poulen Proto - owned by Stanley Works Ridgid (by Emerson) - (exclusive contract from TTI for Home Depot) About Ridgid Tools Ridgid Forums "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 Ryobi SEARS SENCO SK Tools and Equipment Skil - owned by BOSCH Snap-On Stanley Works - and an FTC Complaint Stanley's BRANDS Baldwin Reserve - Bathroom, Cabinet, Door and comercial lock hardware Best (access systems, not tools) Black & Decker Bostitch CRC-Evans - pipeline products DeWALT Emhart Technologies - Fasteners of many types Facom - "European market leader in hand tools" Kwikset - Locks Mac Tools National Hardware Porter Cable Proto Sonitrol - ntegrated security solutions Stanley Hand Tools Stanley Security Solutions Stanley Vidmar - Commercial (mostly) storage solutions, racks, bins, lockers Weiser Lock 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 consumer. 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 Hoover (vacuums) MILWAUKEE RYOBI VAX (Floor care) TTS - Tooltechnic Systems Owns: Festool Protool Schneider Tanos WMH Tool Group Owns: JET POWERMATIC PERFORMAX WILTON "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 them

McMaster - 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

Other Stanley Manufactured Brands

At least at the time of the FTC complaint

Blackhawk 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


Who 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


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