Over at Sears, the folks at Craftsman just came out with new magnetic tool storage products – a magnetic tool board, a screwdriver holder, and a paper towel holder.
A quick search shows that you can buy the same organizers from other brands. Although that means none of these storage or organization accessories are really “new,” at least they’re competitively priced.
There’s a 12 x 12 magnetic tool board, with a regular price of $25.
Buy Now(Tool Panel via Sears)
See Also(Torin brand via Amazon)
And also a new 15 slot magnetic screwdriver, regularly priced at $24.99. It looks like you can get the same thing from Torin for quite a bit less money.
Buy Now(Screwdriver Holder)
See Also(Torin Brand via Amazon)
Lastly, there’s a magnetic paper towel holder – paper towels not included – with a regular price of $12.99
Buy Now(Paper Tower Holder)
See Also(Something Similar via Amazon)
I’m gonna miss craftsman
That’s why I never let go of my old man’s good ole US gen stuff lol can’t miss em as long as I’ve still got my wrenches, drivers, and pro series stuff. Shame how the company went though, hopefully sbd can do right by that legacy. Never know.
Stanley Black and Decker appear to have about 30 brands . Craftsman will have trouble standing out in that group. I fear they bought it only to keep from having to compete with it
SBD’s comments suggest otherwise … I would expect Craftsman to become one of the flagship brands under the SBD umbrella, similar to DeWalt. The $80 million initial capital investment would represent about a third of the company’s Tools & Storage capital spending last year … that’s a pretty big investment and probably indicative of their plans for the brand.
I wonder if the slow development of the Craftsman brand after the sale has to do with distribution contracts, Craftsman is available at Sears, Kmart and Ace…I find it hard to believe Lowe’s or Home Depot would bring in a Craftsman branded tool into their store. Maybe regional and online stores are where they’ll be going.
Craftsman roll out will be in mid-2018, and will include Home Depot and Lowe’s
Gary, how do you know mid 2018 craftsman roll out?
2nd Quarter Conference Call:
“We are working on designing a complete comprehensive product line that spans all categories, that it will be … high-quality, high-value for the customer and will take some of the best attributes of our high-value products from across all our brands and incorporate them into the designs … And then it will be all systems full speed ahead for a mid-2018 launch.”
I don’t like to have my tools magnetized when they shouldn’t be. I tend to stay away from magnetized holders for that reason.
I’m with you. There are so many other ways of hanging tools up – that I prefer.
I also hate magnetic tipped tape measures, and even dislike how magnetized screwdriver bits tend to accumulate swarf or the odd bit of iron detritus.
But, the magnetic paper towel holder looks like it has possibilities. I could see it attached to a rolling cabinet.
Same. Seating a magnetic screwdriver tip is really frustrating.
I can tell you I have that exact screwdriver holder purchased from sears at least 5 years ago.
Yay craftsman! I guess…….
Harbor freight paper towel holder 9.99 currently
At $8 with a 20% off coupon – I just might pick one up.
I like these but don’t understand why they’re so expensive. If the screwdriver holder was sub $10 id be all over it. I’ll get around to making by own based off the HF $5 magnet one day.
I bought some 12″ magnetic knife holders at a kitchen outlet sale……they have enough grip for wrenches. $2.00 each.
I saw a magnetic paper towel holder at Lowes. It was black. My 84 year old dad has a black chest. I think I will get him the Lowes version. I wonder if the original manufacturer is the same.