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Old 12-19-2011, 11:35 PM   #41
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What 4 tools are made by Metabo?
Here's one more,,,
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4-1/2" angle grinder
Yes it is indeed made by Metabo. If you look on the side of the box, it says made in Germany. I have one and like it very much.
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Yep true in some respects. Could have changed since I heard last but it used to be something along the lines of Emerson makes the plumbing tools.


Here you go here's a quote from a guy who works for ridgid

Coming from a former employee of Emerson Electric(Ridgid and Ridge Tool co.) and currently an employee of T.T.I.(TechTronic Ind.) 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 colour 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. Hope I've answered your questions without too much detail.
What you have described is one company, with two independent divisions, one that produces it's core product that established it's brand and the quality of it in a specific market, and another division geared to use the companies name and logo to produce a line of mid quality tools that will bring large profit margins to the company without affecting the quality of it's core business. The only flaw I see in their plan is restricting the distribution of these tools to one retailer. Even Sears is making the Crapsman line available to anyone that is desperate enough to sell it nowadays.
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The only Rigid power tool I have is an old Mule...

then a bunch of pipe wrenches...

That Mule is older than a whole bunch of guys on this forum...
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What you have described is one company, with two independent divisions, one that produces it's core product that established it's brand and the quality of it in a specific market, and another division geared to use the companies name and logo to produce a line of mid quality tools that will bring large profit margins to the company without affecting the quality of it's core business. The only flaw I see in their plan is restricting the distribution of these tools to one retailer. Even Sears is making the Crapsman line available to anyone that is desperate enough to sell it nowadays.
While I agree that Sears is becoming increasingly desperate these days, they were successful for over 80 years selling their tool line exclusively.

I do find it funny that they are selling to anyone that will buy...Ace, Menards, Costco, and the list continues to grow.
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While I agree that Sears is becoming increasingly desperate these days, they were successful for over 80 years selling their tool line exclusively.

I do find it funny that they are selling to anyone that will buy...Ace, Menards, Costco, and the list continues to grow.
If only it were the "old" craftsman tool quality!

I have a set of my grandpa's old 1/2" sockets. I can tell you they're not made like those anymore. Granted, some improvements in things over the years are great, while others - not so much....
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cordless impact driver for NASA but it was B & D.

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Thought that was B&D....
U thought right
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If only it were the "old" craftsman tool quality!

I have a set of my grandpa's old 1/2" sockets. I can tell you they're not made like those anymore. Granted, some improvements in things over the years are great, while others - not so much....
I would agree with that. I still think that their screwdrivers are the best buy on the market.

And I have a pair of these: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-elect...p-00982563000P

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While I agree that Sears is becoming increasingly desperate these days, they were successful for over 80 years selling their tool line exclusively.
For a lot of those years their tools were being made by companies that produced quality tools that were a step below pro grade or companies that produced pro grade tools. (I am referring to hand tools only here).

For a long time the bulk of the Craftsman hand tool line was produced by Easco, and made in the USA, when Easco became part of Danaher Sears chose to switch to Urereah, a Mexican company that produces a good quality tool, but Sears ended the affiliation when Urereah ceased production in it's USA based plants.

Sears used to use Reed and Klein for trade specific tools, now I don't think they bother to brand any trade specific tools, and just sell whatever brand they can strike a deal with, I think they are selling Rothenberger as their plumbing tool line.

I have no idea who makes Crapsman hand tools nowadays, or their power tools for that matter, I would never waste my time buying them.
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For a lot of those years their tools were being made by companies that produced quality tools that were a step below pro grade or companies that produced pro grade tools. (I am referring to hand tools only here).

For a long time the bulk of the Craftsman hand tool line was produced by Easco, and made in the USA, when Easco became part of Danaher Sears chose to switch to Urereah, a Mexican company that produces a good quality tool, but Sears ended the affiliation when Urereah ceased production in it's USA based plants.

Sears used to use Reed and Klein for trade specific tools, now I don't think they bother to brand any trade specific tools, and just sell whatever brand they can strike a deal with, I think they are selling Rothenberger as their plumbing tool line.

I have no idea who makes Crapsman hand tools nowadays, or their power tools for that matter, I would never waste my time buying them.
So then you agree with me. As long as Rigid makes a quality tool they can be successful at being exclusive.
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So then you agree with me. As long as Rigid makes a quality tool they can be successful at being exclusive.
They aren't exclusive. They don't sell their core tools where they sell their power tools. Try buying a compound leverage pipe wrench at a home center.
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They aren't exclusive. They don't sell their core tools where they sell their power tools. Try buying a compound leverage pipe wrench at a home center.
Maybe I missed something, but isn't this thread about power tools? I wasn't aware of anyone that sold the Rigid power tool line. Seems that if no one else sells the Rigid power tools that would equal exclusive?
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I have no idea who makes Crapsman hand tools nowadays, or their power tools for that matter, I would never waste my time buying them.
Alot of the power tools are made by TTI And it's obvious that Makita makes their inline saws.
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Maybe I missed something, but isn't this thread about power tools? I wasn't aware of anyone that sold the Rigid power tool line. Seems that if no one else sells the Rigid power tools that would equal exclusive?
Is a drain cleaning machine a power tool?
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Is a drain cleaning machine a power tool?
I don't think that was what the poster was talking about, but yes. And if it makes you happy:

You are right and I was wrong.

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Two separate companies are using the same spelling and brand logo? I find that difficult to believe.

Same Brand. Different Manufacturers.

Like Sears appliances. Made by various leading "White Goods" companies.
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Craftsman hand tools are still a decent quality tool. You can't beat thier wrenches and sockets for the price and ability to take them back. Even the screw drivers and pliers are good.
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Craftsman hand tools are still a decent quality tool. You can't beat thier wrenches and sockets for the price and ability to take them back. Even the screw drivers and pliers are good.
i wouldnt hesitate to buy craftsman mechanics tools
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I own more Hitachi than Milwaukee. There's a reason for that and it's not price.

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