More stories about Manufacturers

  • 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

    Every year, Tools of the Trade takes the opportunity to recognize standout tools that caught our attention during the previous year. Some rose to the top during testing, while others impressed us as being a leap forward in technology, design, or features that define the current state of the art...

  • National Tradesmen Day

    National Tradesmen day was created by Irwin Tool to honour the hardworking tradesmen who make modern life possible. It takes place this year on September 20.

  • New Festool Saw May Be Recalled

    Reports of unspecified problems with the plunge mechanism of Festool's new tracksaw may lead to a recall.

  • ITW: Who Owns What?

    What does a Paslode nailer have in common with a Miller welder and a Tapcon fastener?

  • No, it’s not your eyes

    From the department of boring corporate news: Stanley does something for only the third time in 170 years.

  • Coming to a Lumber Yard or Supplier Near You

    A few weeks back a fellow editor asked if I planned to cover the announcement of a 'strategic alliance' between Bosch and Simpson Strong-Tie.

  • Tool Companies by the Numbers: Makita

    My wife told me I'm a dork because I read annual reports (well, that's not the only reason). But really, annual reports contain information that tool manufacturers do not go out of their way to share.

  • Tool Companies: Who Owns What? (Part 2)

    What does a Baldwin lockset have in common with a Rayovac battery and a George Foreman Grill?

  • Tool Companies: Who Owns What?

    What does a Crescent wrench have in common with a Lufkin tape and the original Allen wrench?

  • Hard-to-Find Brand of Hand Tools

    If you were to mention NWS to a European tradesman he'd know you were talking about high-end German-made hand tools.