February 15, 2008

Dirt Cheap Black & Decker VPX Tools at Home Depot

black_decker_vpx_drill.jpgWe were at our local Home Depot the other day and saw some huge deals on Black & Decker's VPX line. The tools were all spread out on a folding table and the prices were marked with those little tags that you see at yard sales. To us, the whole scene screamed, "We stocked waaay too many of these things for the holidays." We can't remember most of the prices other than that the 7-volt Drill/Driver was $20.

Has anyone out there used these tools? We've played around with them in the store and thought they looked pretty cheaply made. The plastic seemed very breakable and they felt more like children's toys than power tools.

In other Home Depot news, according to our friends at Toologics, Lowes will no longer be carrying Milwaukee, making Home Depot the only mega-store to stock the brand. Details here.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at February 15, 2008 5:39 AM

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In the link about the Milwaukee Brand Tools (Part of Techtronic) - I think I saw a reference that Rigid brand tools were being made by them too.
I had thought thet the Ridgid brand was adopted by Emerson who had acquired the Ridgid plumbing tool line some years ago. Emerson used to make a lot of the Sears Craftsman stationary power tools - but when Sears threw them over - I thought that Emersdon cut a deal with Home Depot to be the outlet for their products under the Ridgid Banner. From looking at the different UPC's on some RIDGID-Branded products at Home Depot (e.g. hole saws - apparently made by Blu-Mol/Disston - Kenametal) I'm not sure who makes what and who own who.


Posted by: Fred at February 17, 2008 5:30 PM
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