Goldblatt Tools is a 125+ year old brand that produces masonry, tile, paint, drywall, and other trade tools. Goldblatt is currently undergoing a major renewal that will see the emergence of new products and tool designs, as well as a satisfaction and performance guarantee.
I’ve seen a preview of some of the new tool designs, and they do look quite innovative and promising. Most important is the company’s pledge to provide professional quality with no compromise.
It was a little unclear to me as to what prompted this renewal, but after a little digging around I found a press release (PDF) from September 2010 that detailed the purchase of Goldblatt Tool by a Chinese firm. The newly formed company, Goldblatt Industries, will continue to be operated from Kansas and Shanghai.
Following is a quick YouTube clip from Derek Seitz, the new Goldblatt president. It talks a bit about Goldblatt’s history and the company’s plans for the present and future.
I have to admit – I’m not as familiar with Goldblatt Tools as I am with many of the other brands whose products we usually discuss. I found a Goldblatt drywall cutter on Amazon that has decent reviews, and a Drywall Talk forum thread that does not talk favorably about a particular tool set.
If you’ve used Goldblatt tools in the past, what do you think about them? Will you buy their tools now that the company is being renewed with new products and a new attitude?