Husky Tools: The Assimilation is Complete
We just tried checking the Husky website (http://www.huskytools.com) to see if they had anything new to offer and it appears that the site doesn't even exist anymore. Our bookmark redirected us right to Home Depot's front page. We did a search of 'Husky" there and got 222 product results, but because of the way the Home Depot website is set up, there's no way to see if they have any new or interesting products out. There's not even a Husky sub-site or anything. They've just been completely dissolved into the larger entity.
While we're not anti-Home Depot by any stretch, we think it's too bad that a tool maker like Husky no longer has their own identity, even if it has been apparent for some time that they've become specifically a Home Depot brand.
In a way, this really isn't all that surprising. Since we started writing Tool Snob, over two years ago, the Husky website has been updated maybe once.
In related news, the other day we noticed that the Husky Stubby set is back in stores. Our review of those tools is here.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at March 9, 2009 12:01 PM
I have a Husky 3/8 drive ratchet that is no longer in good working order. I've had and used the ratchet for two years and recently the ratcheting head's bearing has gone and the tool no longer works... when I approached Home Depot with the tool, I was informed that - unlike the amicable experience with any mastercraft products in any canadian tire - Home Depot only honors the warranty within 3 months of purchase IF you have the original packaging and the receipt. Now without any Husky website, I have no idea who to contact to get the "lifetime warranty" honored. I would not recommend husky tools to anyone, and I will never again buy husky tools, unless I expect it to be broken within 3 months...