What is up with this? Home Depot is selling a Klein driver + DeWalt battery packs and charger.

What is up with this? Home Depot is selling a Klein driver + DeWalt battery packs and charger. Does Klein have to buy a loicense to do this?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Sieg

    Stanley probably just paid Klein to use their name on some entry level dewalt stuff to sell to electricians

    • 3 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      This

      There’s a couple other brands that use DeWalt batteries I think, but they’re all SB&D. The Mac power tools use them, and I think there’s a paint sprayer brand that uses em, and I swear I have seen a Lincoln grease gun with those yellow batteries on it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Prepare

        GRACO

        It's $700+ tho.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I swear I have seen a Lincoln grease gun with those yellow batteries on it.
        You did, the old ni-cd ones that is. That's probably why it's still running. Nicds are hard to kill.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This

      There’s a couple other brands that use DeWalt batteries I think, but they’re all SB&D. The Mac power tools use them, and I think there’s a paint sprayer brand that uses em, and I swear I have seen a Lincoln grease gun with those yellow batteries on it.

      Could be the inverse too, Klein could be using DeWalt as an OEM for their stuff. Good deal for both companies either way, Klein gets power tools they can sell through their distributors (I'd bet the real point is having them in sparky supply shops and selling to companies that already have contracts with Klein) and DeWalt not only sells batteries but gets people onto their system so they're likely to buy DeWalt tools when they need something that doesn't come in Klein orange.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Kevin Van Dam

        If Klein did it to make money and had SB&D manufacture it, why would they be sold with DeWalt batteries? The battery packs are like the main profit maker on these power tools. Sell a guy on a $100-$150 impact driver he likes once, you can easily get him on $500 worth of batteries if the tool lasts a long time.

        Plus Klein has a super loyal base of union electricians who love their USA-made dykes that could be using Milwaukee or Makita. If they see an orange impact driver and they’re more loyal to Klein than Milwaukee, then maybe DeWalt snagged another customer on their battery platform.

        With how it’s marketed, in my mind it seems like DeWalt borrowed the Klein name.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's almost certainly being sold through Klein's distribution network and we see that Klein are the ones marketing it, so it has to be more than just DeWalt putting a different name on products they're selling themselves. The DeWalt batts are also a big selling point even if Klein is selling the tool, it means customers know they're not buying into a system that's gonna get dropped and that already has a ton of existing tools on it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Kevin Van Dam

            DeWalt trying to get their batteries into some specialty electrical supply houses?

            Ask ol’ Den of Tools goofball about it.

            I don’t understand the thing. It looks like the shape of an old brushed Ryobi, but it’s not very big physically by the looks of it on a 4.0 battery. Plus a brushless motor? Confusing.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >DeWalt trying to get their batteries into some specialty electrical supply houses?
              That's why it makes more sense that it's Klein's deal and they're just paying DeWalt to supply batteries and maybe make the tools for them. DeWalt wouldn't gain much from just licensing the Klein name, they've already got a lot of the sparkie marketshare and would just be cannibalizing their main product line, but Klein is a smaller company and offering their own power tools opens up a whole new market segment for them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                >offering their own power tools opens up a whole new market segment for them.
                But that goes back to my original question, if it was Klein initiating it, why would they only have one tool and why wouldn’t they have a proprietary battery where these companies make all of their profit?

                There’s some incentive missing or a terrible business decision if this is Klein trying to jump into cordless power tools. If they were really doing that, it would be like their new Modbox with tons of products released at once and if you buy one piece, you’re in for at least a dozen,

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're double the price of a comparable DeWalt tool, so the margin is probably in there. Like I said before, nobody wants to invest in yet another battery system and especially not one with a full lineup, and most of the target market already has a power tool system, so by using DeWalt batteries they stand a much better chance of getting existing DeWalt users to buy a Klein instead of another DeWalt when they need a new impact, and that's especially true when those customers are incentivized by being able to put it on their existing wholesale account at their electrical supplier and know that they'll get professional-grade warranty support and stuff on it.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently they've been selling this for a few years already.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They just order it from the SB&D factory with some mods they most likely changed an old existing worn-out mold. A new mold is around 200,000.
    A modified battery probably didn’t make sense to them.
    Same guts or slightly hacked from existing.
    It’s incredibly common.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mixing tool colors
    >ON THE SAME TOOL
    ISHYGDDT

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looks kino

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