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SB&D Buys Craftsman Brand for $900M
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SB&D Buys Craftsman Brand for $900M

The world’s largest tool company just acquired an iconic brand in an unusual deal More

7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show
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7 Cool and Unusual Tools From the 2016 STAFDA Show

Darth Vader’s face shield, strange hammers, and an $11,000 tool support. More

Industry Shakeup: Major Tool Brands Up for Sale
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Industry Shakeup: Major Tool Brands Up for Sale

Lenox, Irwin, Craftsman, Skil, and Skilsaw may soon have new owners. More

A New Ruling in the SawStop vs. Bosch Lawsuit
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A New Ruling in the SawStop vs. Bosch Lawsuit

Despite an Administrative Law Judge ruling in favor of SawStop, REAXX is still... More

A Win in Court for Makers of Flesh-Sensing Technology
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A Win in Court for Makers of Flesh-Sensing Technology

In Florida last week a federal judge ruled against the manufacturer of Ryobi table... More

An Exoskeleton for Construction Workers
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An Exoskeleton for Construction Workers

Ekso Bionics is building an exoskeleton that helps construction workers carry and... More

Excellence? It’s in the Bag
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Excellence? It’s in the Bag

Darryl Thurner's quest for better tool bags eventually led him to found a company... More

World’s Top Tool Company Seeks to Conquer the Developing World
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World’s Top Tool Company Seeks to Conquer the Developing World

What one global investment advisor knows about tool companies that most of us do... More

Home Depot Preps for an Onslaught of Burners
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Home Depot Preps for an Onslaught of Burners

Where do you go for supplies on your way to the world’s freakiest event? That’s... More

Lowe’s and Hitachi Freeze out Home Depot
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Lowe’s and Hitachi Freeze out Home Depot

A tool company and big box store agree to become exclusive—sort of.  More

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