We recently reported about a new line of ToughBuilt aviation snips at Lowe’s.
My attempts to learn more about the new ToughBuilt tools have been futile, as I keep getting bounced between different corporate and 3rd party marketing people who are either unable or unwilling to share any official insights.
ToughBuilt is entering several new-to-them product categories, as they did with aviation snips, and I can’t seem to get any answers to the question “why buy these tools over other brands’?”
So, I visited my local Lowe’s store to see if I could gather any firsthand insights, and there weren’t any ToughBuilt hand tools on the store shelves.
These tools were supposed to have launched in December, and so it’s strange to me that my local store didn’t have any ToughBuilt tools on display. ToughBuilt aviation snips are available online for shipping.
I checked again today, in case maybe Lowe’s updated the online listings with in-store availability. Maybe the ToughBuilt snips would be available for pickup at nearby store?
Instead, I see a message that the ToughBuilt straight cut aviation snips are already on clearance for $8, reflecting a 55% discount.
This is a Lowe’s exclusive, and the tool’s already on clearance?
When I click-through, there’s a message that it can only be purchased in-store only, although it’s greyed-out as there’s no availability near me.
*throws arms up in defeat*
If you see these at your local Lowe’s, please let us know if you find anything special about them.
And if anyone has any insights as to what is possibly going on here, please shine some light on the situation if you can.
At this time, all of the other new SKUs are still listed at their regular price and are available for purchase online.
- Straight Cut Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-S):
$18$8 via Lowe’s
- Right Cut Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-R): $18 via Lowe’s
- Left Cut Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-L): $18 via Lowe’s
- Bulldog Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-B): $20 via Lowe’s
- Straight Long Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-SL): $20 via Lowe’s
- Straight Offset Long Cut Aviation Snips (TB-H4-60-SOL): $20 via Lowe’s
- 3″ Seamer (TB-H4-61-S3): $33 via Lowe’s
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