Craftsman, the 90-year-old beloved and more recently derided tool brand, just announced its next generation of tools. Last year Sears sold the iconic tool company to Stanley Black & Decker, and we've all been waiting to see what the maker of Dewalt, Porter-Cable, and Black & Decker would do with Craftsman.
This launch introduces around 1,200 new products and is a complete overhaul of Craftsman's system of power tools, lawn and yard equipment, tool storage, and accessories.
Highlights from the tool launch include:
- Updated tool storage systems which are available at Lowe's, as well as a VersaTrack wall system and VersaStack portable tool cases.
- Cordless tile saw with almost no spray
- 60-volt cordless lawn mower
- Riding mower with 5 degree turning radius
- Cordless sander
- Impact Drivers
- Small cordless blower that will be great for shop/garages
We noticed that Craftsman has taken some design and build cues from Dewalt and Porter-Cable, which is to be expected. Craftsman has been unique in that its tools covered the spectrum from DIYers to pros, but this lineup aims squarely at the homeowner and DIY enthusiast. Price points and updated specs on the power tools will also determine who Stanley Black & Decker is targeting for Craftsman.
Craftsman also announced that many of its tools will be made in the USA—some with global materials.
Pricing and availability on many of these tools are still being worked out, but already has a large selection of new Craftsman tool storage, hand tools, and accessories. Look for many of these tools to start rolling out through the end of the year at your local Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and .