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Ideal/SK Hand Tool posted new warranty information on their website. As expected, it states that they are not obligated to fulfill warranty requests but will do so anyways starting in March. At that time you can bring your warranty claims to a local SK distributor at no charge, or mail them to SK along with […]
Ideal Industries purchased the bankrupt SK Hand Tools last month, but at the time it was uncertain where the tools would be manufactured. Construction on a new facility has since began at Sycamore, IL.
Official word just came out that Ideal Industries has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of SK Hand Tools. The headline of the press release is also very reassuring: Ideal expands its commitment to its Made in America mission by keeping manufacuring of iconic tool brand in the United States. This may […]
SK Hand Tools’ 2-piece compound pliers set is on sale for $35 via Amazon. The set includes two long-reach pliers: one with straight jaws, and the other with 45° angled tips. The last time we saw this set on sale was over a year ago, and the price was $40 plus $9 shipping. With an average retail range of […]
Continuing with our Favorite Screwdriver Week series, take a look at SK Hand Tool’s tri-molded screwdrivers (#79600), which I use everyday at work. The drivers in this 5-piece set have ergonomic tri-molded® handles that are extremely comfortable and easy on the hands. Tri-molded handles are formulated from three types of materials to provide impact resistance (even at lower […]
If you recall, SK Hand Tools recently declared bankruptcy. It was rumored that Ideal Industries would make a bid to buy the debt-stricken hand tool manufacturer. This rumor has turned out to be true, although the sale has not yet been finalized
It’s official, SK Hand Tools has declared bankruptcy. Rumor of the bankruptcy was relayed by a GarageJournal forum member, and then confirmed by another after receiving an email from an SK distributor. It is also rumored that Ideal Industrials, who recently acquired Pratt-Read and Western Forge, is interested in buying up the company. We have our fingers crossed. If […]
The third featured MVT as part of our current contest, is SK’s stubby ratcheting screwdriver set, as nominated by TooslandGarages Forum member Wilbilt.
I was just browsing SK’s website and noticed that their 2-piece compound pliers set is currently on sale. The set will set you back about $40 plus ~$9 shipping, not too bad given that the set retails for $60-65. Alternatively, you may want to check out Gearwrench’s compound pliers set that sells for about $38 via […]