Manufacturer Profiles

Who designs, builds, distributes, and profits from the tools you buy?  This is a question we try to answer with our in depth profiles of each of the big tool manufacturers.

Craftsman was originally introduced in 1927 as the tool brand of the Sears and Roebuck.  Since then the line has continually grown, and now makes tools, lawn and garden products.  They produce both hand tools and power tools.  Originally sold exclusively at Sears stores and catalogs, they are now available at a number of different outlets including Kmart, Fastenal and Ace Hardware.

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Makita is a Japanese company founded in 1918.  They are headquartered in Anjō, Japan, and have factories in Japan, USA (Georgia), UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Romania.  They are a publicly owned company traded on the Tokyo and Nasdaq stock exchanges.

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