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Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., formerly known as The Stanley Works, is a Fortune 500 American manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware and provider of security products.

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History of the Stanley Tool Company

1943

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History

Frederick Trenck Stanley founds The Stanley Works, a small factory making bolts and hinges.


1857

1857 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History

Frederick Stanley’s cousin, Henry Stanley, founds the Stanley Rule & Level Company to manufacture measuring and layout tools.


1865

1865 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History

James Sargent and Halbert Greenleaf become partners and establish a manufacturing facility to make high-security locks for safes, vaults, and SCIFs.


1885

1885 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History


Charles Irwin patented the auger bit and formed the IRWIN Auger bit company.


1896

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Thomas Briggs founds The Boston Stitch Wire Company (BOSTITCH®) to manufacture industrial staplers.


1907

1907 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History


Proto Tools is founded, making chisels and punches from the axles of Model T automobiles.


1910

1910 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History


S. Duncan Black & Alonzo G. Decker found Black & Decker in a small shop dedicated to manufacturing the world’s first portable power tool.


1917

1917 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History


Black & Decker acquires patent for the pistol grip and trigger switch on its drill.


1918

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1918

Louis Moses founds the Société Franco-Américaine de Construction d’Outillage Mécanique (Franco-American Mechanics’ Tool Production Company). It would subsequently be known by its initials: FACOM.


1920

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1920

The Stanley Works & The Stanley Rule & Level Company merge to become a powerhouse in both hand tools and hardware.


1924

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1924


Raymond E. DeWalt invents the radial arm saw and founds his namesake company DEWALT INDUSTRIAL TOOLS.


1927

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1927- craftsman


The Craftsman trademark was registered by Sears.


1931

1931 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History

1933

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1933


CRC-Evans founded as a leading oil and gas pipeline contractor.


1938

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1938


The Mechanics Tools and Forge Company is founded to manufacture the finest tools in the world, and would become Mac Tools®.


1957

1957 Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History


Black & Decker enters the outdoor market with the first electric lawn edgers and hedge trimmers designed for consumers.


1958

Stanly Black And Decker Power Tools History 1958


Weidemar cabinets begin manufacturing in the United States under the name Vidmar®.


1961

1961


Black & Decker introduces the world’s first cordless electric drill powered by nickel-cadmium cells.


1962

1962

Black & Decker introduces the world’s first cordless outdoor product, a cordless hedge trimmer.


1963

1963


STANLEY® introduces the iconic PowerLock Tape Measure.


1964

1964


Sonitrol® is founded, with an integrated audio sensor designed by a police officer.


1966

1966


The Stanley Works is officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange as SWK.


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Taylor Miller

This is Taylor Miller; I have 24 years of age and I have graduated with the bachelor of mechanical engineering. After years of working in different tool shops as a seller, I decided to open my own tool shop. As it is always hard for many people to choose a power tool, I see the need to explain everything about power tools.

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