Sadly, Ace has closed most of their hardware stores near us over the last few years, so we don’t get into the stores much. (We miss them, too.) That’s why it tool TM reader Todd’s email to clue us in to this interesting practice: Ace carries Snap-on branded flashlights and gloves, but Todd says the tools don’t appear to carry Snap-on’s “Made in the USA” logos or Snap-on’s legendary warranty.
I suppose this is to be expected, as Snap-on wouldn’t be the first to make an extra buck by treating their name like a non-SKU’d catalog item. But it still surprised me. It didn’t surprise me that we couldn’t round up any press releases or other notices from either company talking about the deal.
We’ll look into this and report back when we have more information, but I thought it worth mentioning anyway. Of course, if you know anything about the deal, drop us a line.
Snap-on-Branded Tools At Ace [Ace Hardware]