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  • DeWalt Takes on Hilti?

    Late last week DeWalt's parent company, Stanley Black & Decker, purchased Powers Fasteners.

  • What the heck is Interskol?

    In the U.S. we buy power tools from companies such as Bosch, DeWalt, and Milwaukee. But if you lived in Russia, you'd be equally familiar with Interskol.

  • Stanley Sells the Delta Brand

    Delta Power Equipment Corporation, will be based in Anderson, South Carolina – which is home to the U.S. branch of Techtronic Industries (TTI). The connection goes beyond a shared geography; Delta will be led by former TTI executives Bryan Whiffen (President) and Norm MacDonald (Vice President)...

  • Cutting Edge: Bostitch Launches Hand-Tool Line

    Bostitch, one of the best-known U.S. manufacturers of air-powered tools and a major subsidiary of Stanley Tools, officially launched a line of nonpowered hand tools under the Bostitch brand name on March 1.

  • Cutting Edge: Mega Toolmakers Plan Merger

    Two of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected makers of hand and power tools surprised just about everyone in November by announcing that they intend to combine their many assets to form an $8.4 billion global tool company, to be called Stanley Black & Decker. As of this writing, the...

  • Tool Buyers by the Numbers

    How does your business compare with our other TOOLS readers? Check out our readers survey results and find out.

  • TOOLS of the TRADEshow-STAFDA 2009 Edition

    Last week I attended the 33rd annual STAFDA convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership includes distributors, retailers, and manufacturers of light construction tools and related products. This show is always interesting for Tools of the Trade because it is where we find the latest...

  • A Promise Kept: Chris Dutra

    Chris Dutra first began working for Bostitch in channel marketing and then in product development before landing in business development. Eventually he moved to a competitor, where he essentially reinvented the entire pneumatics industry. The innovative product and manufacturing strategies he...

  • Torque Standards Stall

    Editor's note: On three separate occasions since July 2006, Tools of the Trade reported on the progress of an industry effort to create new universal power-tool measurement procedures. In January 2008, the Power Tool Institute announced the development and adoption of new voluntary procedures by...

  • New Milwaukee Tools–The Very Latest

    I visited the Milwaukee Electric Tools headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin last week for a preview of upcoming products set to debut later this year. Milwaukee has 48 new products launching throughout 2009, and I think I saw and tried out most of them during my time with the product teams. With...