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  • Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

    Saw this news item about Stanley Tools taking over Black & Decker/Dewalt, et al the other day and thought it might just be interesting. Sounds like it's close to being a done deal.




    http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/02/news...ion=2009110216

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    Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

    Fairly big news. That's quite the consolidation, if it goes through.

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    • #3
      Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

      The FatMax stuff is good. If they can bring back some respect for Black and Decker, then it will all be worth it.
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        Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

        Hi Spinalzo.

        Thanks a million. Very useful indeed. I've taken a quick look at the links and i think this could be quite an interesting path to follow. Once again thank you very much.
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          Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

          Spinalzo

          Thanks for starting this thread. I really haven't yet got into reading much, but it sure would be wild if it does go through. I really would love to see the return of Black & Decker Industrial. They used to make some very very serious power tools. As for Stanley, they could make up all kinds of power screwdriver bits (see Stanley-Proto industrial tools) among many other accessories like all kinds of bits for roto-hammer drills and much much more. It sure would be grand if they got the USA factories up and running as they should be. **** to all the Chinese ElKrapo imported tools.

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            Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

            I can't wait to hear DRC-Wartex's take on this buyout.
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              Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

              Stanley fell out of favor with me a few years ago when they tried to move to Bermuda

              I didn't know they had the Husky brand and MAC tools also

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                Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                I'm not an overly big Stanley fan. For my measuring and other angular needs, I prefer Lufkin and Johnson (Johnson angles and squares, and their Professional line of levels, are the cat's meow).

                And a mistake correction from earlier. I actually am favourable now to Empire levels - I love the contrast that you get from their bubble vials (blue on white on blue). They're my fav right now.
                Last edited by canucksartech; 11-07-2009, 06:22 PM.

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                  Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                  Originally posted by Woussko View Post
                  Spinalzo

                  Thanks for starting this thread. I really haven't yet got into reading much, but it sure would be wild if it does go through. I really would love to see the return of Black & Decker Industrial. They used to make some very very serious power tools. As for Stanley, they could make up all kinds of power screwdriver bits (see Stanley-Proto industrial tools) among many other accessories like all kinds of bits for roto-hammer drills and much much more. It sure would be grand if they got the USA factories up and running as they should be. **** to all the Chinese ElKrapo imported tools.
                  Woussko I think if you would research the original Dewalt line was just the industrial B&D line in yellow, all it was marketing tool to get the Bad taste of the home owner B&D line out of the contractors mouth, and to give the industrial sides of the company a new name and look, but I think they have replaced nearly all the old B&D industrial tools with new models now,
                  I would really doubt if you will ever see any of those great old tools re manufactured, by the new company,
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                    Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                    Oh YAY!

                    Now Tool Monopolies are starting to form

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                    • #11
                      Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                      I'm plain sick of the China, Jap, crap. Why can't we make our own damn tools.

                      Nothing but a bunch of kahki wearing, bean counting, idots making decisions without considering the ramifications.

                      The same goes to all those plumbing fixture making companies. Their is no pride from installing a toilet that says Made is Vietnam on it.

                      I won't even get started on the Korean and China copper fittings I get sent.

                      Ridgid, make a battery operated tool set in the USA, market the hell of it being made in the USA and charge 100.00 more than the best set. I would buy it.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                        I've always found Stanley hit and miss. Some of their stuff is good, other tools are overrated. But I think B & D / DeWalt and co are different enough from what Stanley does that either business won't change a whole lot. Each company doesn't really have much to gain by messing with the other.

                        It looks much less similar to the TTI buyout of Milwaukee where you could see early on the intent was to cheapen the Milwaukee line. To be fair they needed to do something because PowerPlus 18V and other corded tool areas were stagnating. But in the last couple of years (with Galli) they look to have taken a turn for the better with some nice new products.

                        Overall, I don't think this merger is a bad thing.

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                          Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                          As a retired locksmith I remember when Stanley bought out Best Locking Access Systems. Best was definately was the Best service and durability of the lock industry. Stanley stepped in and in my opinion has destroyed a top leader in the field of locks. The university I retired from is in the process of completely changing over their locking systems due to the changes that have happened since Stanley took over.

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                            Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                            stanley has a large line of hydraulic tools and breakers. they also have a copper press tool.

                            i think b&d still owns price pfister.

                            should be interesting to see what they plan on doing.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                              Re: Stanley Taking Over Black & Decker, DeWalt, et al

                              Originally posted by Tyman View Post
                              I'm plain sick of the China, Jap, crap. Why can't we make our own damn tools.

                              Nothing but a bunch of kahki wearing, bean counting, idots making decisions without considering the ramifications.

                              The same goes to all those plumbing fixture making companies. Their is no pride from installing a toilet that says Made is Vietnam on it.

                              I won't even get started on the Korean and China copper fittings I get sent.

                              Ridgid, make a battery operated tool set in the USA, market the hell of it being made in the USA and charge 100.00 more than the best set. I would buy it.
                              Great post! This is exactly the kind of business decision that is needed to rescue our economy from the morons who decided to ship all the factories and jobs to mexico and overseas. Yes, you will pay more if it's made here, but guess what? You won't be paying as much for unemployed Americans who lose their healthcare, homes and ability to pay into the system rather than take from it! Cities and towns will collect tax revenuse from big businesses and won't have to squeeze it out of the little guy! You will also get a better quality product, remember when made in America stood for greater quality? Nowadays we install plumbing, electrical, and auto parts that are defective right out of the box or soon there after.

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