Slow housing starts put the hurt on power tool manufacturers, but it seems like the holidays are working out pretty well for them. According to the Frederick, Maryland News-Power Online, tools (as well as games) sold briskly over the holidays.
(BTW, I couldn’t resist posting the accompanying photo from the article, because judging by the bags they carry, these two seem interested in neither power tools nor card games. I’m just sayin’.}
Some of the hot items local retailers reported included power tools, wrench sets, screwdrivers, and tool sets as a whole.
I think next year we’re going to see a major swing toward promoting high-end tools to the DIY crowd, which IMHO is a good thing. Why buy a half-assed tool when you can have the real deal?
Games, Tools Selling Briskly for Holiday [Frederick News-Post Online]