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Hitachi Power Tools Announces Name Change

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  • #671674

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Looks like The Hitachi name will no longer be.

    http://www.toolboxbuzz.com/news/metabo-hpt-hitachi-power-tools-announces-name-change/

    Ron

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    #671676

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Looks like The Hitachi name will no longer be.

    http://www.toolboxbuzz.com/news/metabo-hpt-hitachi-power-tools-announces-name-change/

    We should be looking for some significant new additions to the line, too.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #671677

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    Hitachi has really been stepping up the game lately it seems, looking forward to seeing where this goes. They do make some good tools.

    #671696

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Interesting, strange that both those companies have been putting out new and up-to-date cordless tools lately.

    #671699

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Well how about, Hitachi no longer Japanese.
    Here’s some more info…
    https://homefixated.com/hitachi-multivolt-news/

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #671721

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I see this on par with the change Black and Decker did when they renamed their tools Dewalt. While Hitachi did not have a bad name, Metabo is even better. A better name will give even more clout to their tools

    #671749

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    its weird. i would have thought hitachi would have just absorbed metabo.. metabo isnt as well known in north america..

    also i thought they wwere changing to hikoki

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #671754

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I’d heard about this some time ago. Was wondering whether Metabo wpuld suddenly start showing up in Lowes here in Canada versus all the Hitachi stuff they currently sell.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #671776

    Masterbosch
    Pro
    Wayne, NJ

    Yes Hitachi is been stepping up there cordless game. They have lifetime warranty on cordless tools. There new cordless mailers has a great reviews

    plusoneconstructionllc@gmail.com

    #671793

    xtsallad
    Pro
    Dallas, TX

    Interesting to see the new branding. I would be kind of bummed if I owned any Hitachi tools. I do own a corded grinder but it’s the one I relegated to the abusive tasks. As soon as the new branding rolls out the Hitachi branded tools will seem old and outdated.

    j

    #671818

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Looks like The Hitachi name will no longer be.

    Every time i saw the name Hitachi I always thought electronics and not tools.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #671830

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I like that rebar bender cutter.

    https://homefixated.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_20180219_140006414.jpg

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #671842

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I see this on par with the change Black and Decker did when they renamed their tools Dewalt. While Hitachi did not have a bad name, Metabo is even better. A better name will give even more clout to their tools

    Are you sure that is accurate? Didn’t Stanley Black and Decker just buy the DeWalt company and continue operating it? (Both names are still on the market). It seems like the Hitachi name is being removed from circulation in this case.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #671843

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Interesting Thanks for sharing Ron.
    Maybe some good deals on Hitachi tools still left on store shelves?

    #671851

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I see this on par with the change Black and Decker did when they renamed their tools Dewalt. While Hitachi did not have a bad name, Metabo is even better. A better name will give even more clout to their tools

    Are you sure that is accurate? Didn’t Stanley Black and Decker just buy the DeWalt company and continue operating it? (Both names are still on the market). It seems like the Hitachi name is being removed from circulation in this case.

    Dewalt was a name that Black & Decker had bought in the 60’s and shelved. They could not sell their industrial line well so they renamed It Dewalt and put in a yellow case and the rest is history. At the time they did this, Dewalt was a neme they owned but were not using but it was still respeccted in the traces due to the equipment they had produced decades earlier. (think the big Dewalt Radial arm saw at your lumberyard) They won several marketing awards for the move in the early 90’s when thy did it. they kept the regular Black and Decker line as their homeowner line.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWalt

    #671853

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I see this on par with the change Black and Decker did when they renamed their tools Dewalt. While Hitachi did not have a bad name, Metabo is even better. A better name will give even more clout to their tools

    Are you sure that is accurate? Didn’t Stanley Black and Decker just buy the DeWalt company and continue operating it? (Both names are still on the market). It seems like the Hitachi name is being removed from circulation in this case.

    Dewalt was a name that Black & Decker had bought in the 60’s and shelved. They could not sell their industrial line well so they renamed It Dewalt and put in a yellow case and the rest is history. At the time they did this, Dewalt was a neme they owned but were not using but it was still respeccted in the traces due to the equipment they had produced decades earlier. (think the big Dewalt Radial arm saw at your lumberyard) They won several marketing awards for the move in the early 90’s when thy did it. they kept the regular Black and Decker line as their homeowner line.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWalt

    Interesting history. I didn’t know the details before but it sure was a good move for B & D.

    At one time B & D had a very good name, too but that was a very, very long time ago.

    https://www.instagram.com/woodiworkshop/

    #671857

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Just went back and read the article that DirtyWhiteBoy posted, amazing they think that 80% will be cordless, I definitely agree with that,
    And they sure are investing and testing the cordless nailers, the framing gun sounds amazing, bump fire for 3-1/4 nails,

    #671862

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I’ve always had a good respect for Metabo, but you just didn’t see them much here in NA even in pro tool retailers.

    Hitachi I just saw as a good name in air nailers. They have or had, not sure if it is still around, a router model that I recall many were very happy with. Can’t recall the model number.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

    #671866

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I see this on par with the change Black and Decker did when they renamed their tools Dewalt. While Hitachi did not have a bad name, Metabo is even better. A better name will give even more clout to their tools

    Are you sure that is accurate? Didn’t Stanley Black and Decker just buy the DeWalt company and continue operating it? (Both names are still on the market). It seems like the Hitachi name is being removed from circulation in this case.

    Dewalt was a name that Black & Decker had bought in the 60’s and shelved. They could not sell their industrial line well so they renamed It Dewalt and put in a yellow case and the rest is history. At the time they did this, Dewalt was a neme they owned but were not using but it was still respeccted in the traces due to the equipment they had produced decades earlier. (think the big Dewalt Radial arm saw at your lumberyard) They won several marketing awards for the move in the early 90’s when thy did it. they kept the regular Black and Decker line as their homeowner line.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWalt

    That is correct but you left out the part where they closed down all the American factories and move all manufacturing jobs to Mexico and china. They were the first big tool company to do this. This is why I don’t use the Yellow tools.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #671891

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    its weird. i would have thought hitachi would have just absorbed metabo.. metabo isnt as well known in north america..

    also i thought they wwere changing to hikoki

    We have almost no Metabo tools out here.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

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