Stopped by the local Sears last night to pick up a dado blade that they had
on sale. They had their new catalog out (on the counter, free for the
taking) and it shows a lot of new items. The biggest difference that I
noticed was that they seem to have completely redone their table saw line
and the more expensive includes a Biesemeyer fence. They also show products
from Delta, Jet, Dewalt, Porter Cable, Paslode, Milwaukee.
I haven't really gone through the catalog page by page but don't recall
seeing anything from Ryobi. RM~
That's what I'm thinking. I purchased a Craftsman (made by Ryobi) table saw
about 2 months ago on close out. I also see that Sears is advertising a
Delta contractors saw which is now rumored to be owned by Ryobi. Could be
that the Delta sale to Ryobi pieces could be starting to fit together. RM~
Well, whomever sells or manufactures Ryobi stuff is ok in my book. I have
the 2 c-man (ryobi made) items, and two others labeled Ryobi. I have no
complaints, no problems (knock wood - pun intended).
A hobbyist / carpenter with an emphasis on small projects.
FACT CHECKER!! Fact checker to the white courtesy phone, please.
Ryobi (the company), _did_ bail out of the power tools business,
and _licensed_ the Ryobi Tools brand name, exclusively to Home Depot.
Home Depot does -not- 'own' any part of Ryobi. they have the 'right to use'
the Ryobi name, for power tools that they have made to their (Home Depot's,
that is) specifications.
Nothing about the Home Depot deal prevents Ryobi (the company), from
manufacturing tools for 'somebody else', nor from selling tools _themselves_,
under something _other_than_ the Ryobi name.
All confused now? good. <grin>
What? Ryobi is a Techtronics comapny. Last I heard, they were just only selling
them at HD at the moment, not renting their name out.
After Emerson stopped making many of the Ridgid (a name Home Depot licenses
from the Ridge plumbing tool company) tools, One World (another Techtronics
company and basically Ryobi) picked up the slack.
Ryobi's been an OEM for Sears for 30 years now, and One World OEM's better
tools to some other companies.
What Borg owns Ryobi? Their parent company makes saws for Home Depot under the
Ridgid name. It is not owned by HD unless things have changed since I went to
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