The History of Stanley Tools

There was a lot of positive but even more negative feedback all over the web around the recent acquisition of the Craftsman brand from Sears by Stanley Black & Decker. Clearly, Stanley is a solid tool company, having been around since 1843. Sure, the Black & Decker brand is known as a “homeowners” or DIY … Read more

Heated Jackets to Keep You Cozy This Winter – Review

It’s gettin’ cold outside (well, kinda cold, here in Florida) and even the toughest gearheads get chilly. For that, heated jackets are a great way to stay warm in the garage, on the job site, or while building a 12′ snowman with the little one. There are lots of options when it comes to heated jackets. … Read more

The New Craftsman Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

Craftsman announced its new “smart” garage door opener recently, and while it’s got nothing on the Ryobi modular opener in terms of features, sometimes and for some folks, simpler is better. Like most openers these days the Craftsman Wi-Fi Smart Control Garage Door Opener ($230) is belt-driven for much quieter operation than chain-driven openers. The 1¼ … Read more

Craftsman’s New Pro Series Tool Storage w/ Bluetooth Locks

Last month, we covered Craftsman’s new 52″ tool chest, which is a throwback to the Craftsman tool storage solutions some of us grew up with, but with a modern twist. Around the same time, Craftsman announced their new Pro Series Tool Storage line. Available in 26″, 41″ and 52″ models (tops and bottoms sold separately, but … Read more

A Few Helpful Garage Org Project Videos from Craftsman

Here are a few brief and helpful videos from Craftsman for that Spring garage cleaning and organization project that I just know you’re gonna tackle this weekend.? Hosted by Master Craftsman, Rob North, the first video is a mash-up of a few projects (with some heavy product placement, but I come from a digital strategy/marketing … Read more

Craftsman’s New Pro Series Mowers w/ Power Steering

Back in the 1970s, we lived on an acre of land in South Florida. Before my parents trusted me with a go-kart, I would jet around the backyard on dad’s riding mower. One day, I drove it into our swimming pool. The deep-end. True story. How could a pre-teen possibly drive a lawn mower into … Read more