Who Knew?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tone57, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. tone57

    tone57 Member

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    I recently bought a Bosch Colt Router because so many guys seem to like theirs. I also liked the square base.
    Anyway, i thought i'd look 'em up ( AFTER i bought, as is all too often the case ), and learned that Bosch has a LOT of divisions and brands.

    In the power tools division alone are:
    Bosch
    Dremel
    Skil
    Freud
    RotoZip
    Vermont American ( blades and bits )
    CST/Berger ( laser and optical level, range and measuring systems )
    Glmour ( Lawn and Garden tools )
    Sia Abrasives ( all kinds of belst/paper/discs etc )
    Nelson ( lawn sprinklers and spray nozzles )

    YOW!
    would not have guessed that all these brands are subsidiaries of Bosch.
    And they are just a small behemoth, you want to look into something really scary, look into ViaCom.
     
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    Purelojik New Member

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    well looks like they already have a lot of my money...
     
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  3. tone57

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    Indeed Alex, me too!

    So i started thinking ( bad idea son ) and surfing and...

    Stanley/Black and Decker is similar.

    Stanley
    Black and Decker
    DeWALT
    Mac Tools
    Porter Cable
    Bostitch
    Sonitrol
    and about a dozen more....
    About 10 billion US$ or so per year
    145 million in stock traded hands yesterday alone
    12.6 Billion us stock value...

    Black and Decker, DeWALT and Porter Cable the same upper level management?
    Sheesh...
     
  4. Duplex Dave

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    Funny, I was just trying to contact CST/Berger the other day to get a laser level serviced and I saw the connection.
    Kinda like Fender trying to absorb guitar brands there for a while.
    To bad it's all made over seas now. I was looking up some vintage tools and saw some really old DeWalt stuff that used to be made here, never even new....
     
  5. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    There was a DeWalt manufacturing plant in Lancaster , Pa.
    I can remember doing work there .
     
  6. Duplex Dave

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    Very cool! I knew it had to be somewhere north east.
    Have you seen the OWWM (old wood working machine) forum? It's loaded with guys restoration threads. Some guys are restoring old band saws from the 1800's with wood spoke wheels. Pretty cool stuff, I can get lost in that site learning about old machines.
     
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    Black & Decker were here also .
     

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