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I found this site lising what companies make the tools that we own. Some interesting stuff, some of them I knew others I had no idea.

https://www.protoolreviews.com/news/...ns-them/43632/
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What about Harbor Freight?

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Interesting read but I suspect ever changing as they big boys seem to wheel and deal constantly. B&D, who would have thought they actually owned so many quality brands, hope it stays that way.
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Craftsman used to contract out their power tools. A circular saw could be made by several companies over the years. Had a customer, Singer Motor Products in Pickens, SC, who made power tools back in the early 70s.

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Interesting. Thanks for the link!

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As far as I know Sears didn't make anything. Their brand such as Craftsman and Kenmore were sent out for bid with their specs. Lowest bid got the contract. They actually had some good stuff in their day and made by good solid companies.
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Very interesting. My dad worked as a supervisor for Xcelite tools in Orchard Park, NY after WWII till 1967 when he passed away . They originally were called Orchard Park Metal Ware. They make allot of electronic tools and screwdrivers. I still have a nice collection. I used to spend some time with him at the factory on weekends and holidays checking the heat treating furnaces they never took a day off. He taught me allot about metal working and tempering steel. I remember when Xcelite was bought by Cooper group in the early 70s and moved the factory to the North Carolina, now they are owned by Apex.
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Didn't realized Bosch sold their Skil line of tools.

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Bosch owns Freud? No wonder their blades and bits are generally so good.
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