Lowe’s stores have started to put most of their Ideal electrical hand tools on clearance, presumably to make room for Klein tools.
As we reported earlier this year, Klein Tools are coming to Lowe’s, following 14 years of exclusivity at Home Depot.
When the announcement was made, it was said that Lowe’s stores would start selling Klein products in the second half of 2023, which we are now in.
None of the Lowe’s stores near me had any Klein tools on the shelves or pegs. I also checked overhead but didn’t see any Klein-branded boxes.
Lowe’s is labeling the tools as being a special value for a limited time, but that’s likely just a euphemism for the tools being on clearance.
I don’t see how there could be room for both Klein and Ideal electrical tools, but maybe there will be some intermingling. Time will tell.
As of the time of this posting, it looks like the deals are only available in-store, but this could change.
In other news, Home Depot is clearing out Klein tools but have not yet announced which tool brand or brands will take their place.