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Jim Savage

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1761 days ago

This was announced after the stock market closed today. The press release covers all of the usual topics: two great companies, complementary businesses, lots of synergies.

Stanley will be the surviving name, and their CEO will be CEO of the combined company. Stanley shareholders will end up with 50.5% of the combined company, and BDK shareholders will have 49.5%. Board of Directors will have 9 from Stanley and 6 from Black & Decker.


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papadan

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#1 posted 1761 days ago

Well Damn, hate to see Stanley lowering thier standards.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 1761 days ago

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1761 days ago

I only use Stanely’s old tools and I don’t use B&D at all so whatever works for them.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cstrang

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#4 posted 1761 days ago

I know that Delta, Porter Cable, etc… have all gone down hill since Black & Decker bought them in 2004 or 2005 (can’t remember exactly) I hope that Stanley doesn’t follow suit considering their merger with Black & Decker.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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RedShirt013

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#5 posted 1761 days ago

Seeing that Stanley stuff is all over my local Walmart’s tool section, I wasn’t expecting them to be that good in the long run. Just please don’t screw up Delta again, they seem to be releasing some good tools lately.

-- Ed

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ChunkyC

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#6 posted 1761 days ago

I only wish I would stop buying that darn B&D junk. I think I’ve finally learned my lesson after being burned way to many times to count.

Although Stanley isn’t anything to get all excited about, they are a better tool than B&D. Maybe Stanley can improve the B&D line. Forget that, it’s still junk

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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drfixit

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#7 posted 1761 days ago

Heres a link to our local news with a story on it http://www.news4jax.com/nationalnews/21501331/detail.html

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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WayneC

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#8 posted 1761 days ago

And link to CNN

http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/02/news/companies/stanley_black_decker_merger/index.htm?postversion=2009110216

“lots of synergies” = layoffs.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1761 days ago

Nope its not a good deal I dont like Stanley new stuff nor do I like B&D products they have always quit working.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 1761 days ago

I thought the goverment had to approve these things that create a monopoly? Or are Monopolies a thing of the past?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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tinnman65

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#11 posted 1761 days ago

It don’t matter who owns what, they all end up being made in China or the far east. Now someone opening a new tool manufacturing plant in the good old USA that would be news!!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Roper

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#12 posted 1761 days ago

two bad produces joining forces, this can only go down hill.stanley hasn’t made a good tool since wwII.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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woodsmithshop

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#13 posted 1761 days ago

these mergers and buyouts help no one but the CEO and boards, the service and products do not improve, and usually get worse, they cut jobs, so the workers lose out, it is just a game for the higher ups.

-- Smitty!!!

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Andrew

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#14 posted 1761 days ago

Chunky C, I agree, I get burned by the Menards “Tool Shop” Crap but at least it is wicked Cheap and I can afford it as disposable, this week I posed a question to my Trim Carpentar freind, If I have a Northern tool Hammer drill ($12) and a Tool Shop Drill ($10) Both Corded, and a 2” forstner bit, and want to dill 1.5” into green elm….. Which motor burns out first? He thought about it then replied who cares They aren’t Festool. Ha Ha Ha Ha. Anyway for the bigger stuff I have increased my budget and slowed acquisitions. Check out my Lathe reveiw titled “My new favorite toy”

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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ondablade

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#15 posted 1761 days ago

Same as you guys. Their stuff is almost all for DIYers buying solely on price, and not knowing any better when it proves to be crap. It’s such a pity really, because it must put so many off woodworking, and doing stuff for themselves..

ian

-- Late awakener....

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