The Return of Husky Tools (sort of...)
We noted with sadness a while back that the Husky website had been taken down and replaced with an automatic redirect to Home Depot's front page (it has since been updated to a Husky micro-store within the HD template). It had been obvious for quite some time that Husky had become a house brand for Home Depot, but still we wished that they had kept some kind of website up, if only to create the illusion of independence.
So we perked up a little at the news that Husky once again has an online presence, at least in a kinda, sorta, kinda sorta way. Huskytoolnews.com highlights 12 new tools and tool sets from Husky, complete with videos. The site doesn't look or act like a company website, but more like the digital version of one of those massive Husky Home Depot displays that we see during the holidays, complete with screwdriver sets, Stubby kits, and wrench sets.
We actually still have most of our original Stubby Set and, for the price, we think that the Husky sets are a real steal. Not to mention that they're "guaranteed forever."
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at December 2, 2010 5:00 AM
whats the deal with Husky, I assume Stanley leases the name/rights out to Home Depot ,similar to what Ridgid does,or did stanley just sell this off to them outright. Either way I'm not a fan of their stuff, with the exception of some their tool pouches which are made by Custom leather craft.
I actually had 2 Husky stubby screwdrivers blow up in my hands, just going about my business putting in a new electric receptacle nothing too crazy and Kablamo!!! damn thing launched parts everywhere like a homemade pen gun.