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Who Makes Stanley FATMAX Power Tools?

So you’ve seen some FATMAX power tools but want to do a little more research before committing to buying some. Fair enough, a little research can really help you to make the right purchasing decision. One important thing to consider when buying any power tool is who makes it. After all, there are so many brands now owned by large companies that it can be hard to keep track of who’s who.

Who Makes Stanley FATMAX Power Tools?

Stanley FATMAX power tools are made by Stanley Black and Decker Inc. As the name suggests this company own both the Stanley brand and the Black and Decker brand, along with many more.

The Brushless Drill and Impact Driver
The Brushless Drill and Impact Driver

Who are Stanley Black and Decker?

Stanley Black and Decker Inc were created from a massive merger between Stanley Works and Black and Decker in 2010. Beyond these two household brands, Stanley Black and Decker also own tons of other tool brands.

They are the Coca Cola of the tool world. They actually own a lot of brands you will be familiar with. Names such as Irwin, DeWALT, MAC Tools, Craftsman, Porter-Cable and Bostitch.

Who Are The FATMAX Power Tools Aimed At

From my use of the tools and also their pricing I believe the FATMAX power tools are aimed at the advanced DIY’er and also the budget-conscious pro. They sit above the Black and Decker power tools but below the DeWALT’s. I think this is the gap in their lineup that Stanley Black and Decker are trying to fill by introducing these power tools.

Stanley Fatmax V20 Cordless Sander
Stanley Fatmax V20 Cordless Sander

Are They Any Good?

Yes, actually they are really good. For the price point, these tools come in at I have been very impressed with everything I have used so far. Check out a few of my reviews below.

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Fyrfytr998

Monday 18th of April 2022

Late to this party, but here in the states the V20 line is Craftsman, and they are identical to the Fat Max tools. One bit of information I can pass on to you is that these Fat Max tools are clones of various DeWalt and Porter Cable offerings.

One example is the Stanley FM impact driver SFMCF820B is a direct clone of the DeWalt DCF887. The only difference being is the battery port.

Daniel Berry

Monday 18th of April 2022

Very interesting, I had heard that they were the same as one of the Stanley companies over brands in the USA but didn't know which one. After looking up the craftsman tools I can see that they literally are identical bar the colouring and name!