Hart Tools at Walmart Promise to Change the DIY Landscape
Hart Tools at Walmart Target the DIY Market
You may know Hart from their work in the professional, heavy-duty axe/sledge/crowbar world, but they’ve recently jumped into the more lucrative waters of the hand tool, accessory, and battery-powered power tool and OPE markets. What’s more, you’ll find all of these new Hart Tools at Walmart by February or online even earlier.
Hart Tool at Walmart: What Will They Have?
20V Power Tools
One of the big deals about the new lineup of Hart Tools at Walmart revolves around the new 20V battery platforms. For the brand’s power tools, we’re talking about a 20V max system (20V max is the same as 18V nominal). Like all lithium-ion batteries, they’re fade-free, meaning that the power won’t fade out after the first twenty minutes of use. These tools offer compact and lightweight builds, and some have the upgraded brushless motors that are all the rage these days.
Hart went with a slide pack battery design. That’s a big deal since it allows them more freedom in the handle design than a stem pack. The handle can be thinner and there’s potential for a more hand-fitting design.
So, what’s in store for us on the 20V platform? As far as power tools go, we’ve got drill/drivers, impact drivers, impact wrenches, hammer drills, circular saws, recip saws, angle grinders, jigsaws, oscillating multi-tools, buffers, and random orbit sanders.
Hart has some lifestyle tools available on the 20V platform as well. LED flashlights, inflators, radios, fans, and phone chargers are all available, too.
The 20V system also includes some lawn care tools as well. String trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, backpack sprayers, and blowers are included.
40V Outdoor Power Equipment
Hart is taking its battery lawn care line further than just 20V max. They’ve also got a 40V battery platform scheduled to launch as well. We’re talking self-propelled and push mowers, chainsaws, handheld and backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, edgers, and lawn vacuums. Most of the tools in the 40V OPE lineup feature brushless motors for increased runtimes, better power management, and extended tool life.
What would a new tool line be without the appropriate accessories to make these tools work? That’s why Hart Tools has designed drill and driver sets, impact driver bit sets, titanium drill bits, glass and tile drill bits, router bits, spade bits, and masonry bits.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Nut driver and socket adapter sets are part of the new-look Hart tools at Walmart. Recip, jigsaw, and circular saw blades are coming soon, as well as more particularized sets of wire wheel brushes, grinding and cut-off wheels, hole saws, and screw extractor sets.
There’s a pretty solid line of hand tools to look forward too. Hart plans mechanics tools, pliers and wrenches, screwdrivers, nut drivers, hex keys, hammers, demolition, tape measures, knives, multi-tools, and more. All of the hand tools come with a lifetime warranty.
Hart is no stranger to hand tools considering they’ve been in the professional striking tools segment for a while. It will be interesting to see if they simply relabel the products they’re already making or if they’ll come in with completely new designs.
Storage and Safety
Finally, Hart is also releasing a line of storage solutions to keep your new tools in. Tool backpacks and tools bags are available, as well as a modular, rolling storage system with various bin organizers.
Impact gloves, kneepads, and safety glasses are all joining the new lineup as well.
With the new Hart Tools being sold exclusively in Walmart, we expect the Stanley, Black & Decker, and Hyper Tough tool lines to make their way out. The prices that we’ve seen so far seem very reasonable, and for a new brand launch, the whole lineup seems really deep.
With options like Skil available on Amazon, Ryobi at Home Depot, Craftsman at Lowe’s, and a few other brands like MasterForce at Menard’s rolling around, the big question is where Hart fits in that mix. We initially thought that this would be more of a true DIY level than the Prosumer mix we see from the other brands based on what Hart is displacing. After attending the launch event, it seems like it may be closer in performance, fit, and feel to the Prosumer brands.
This is really a brilliant move from Hart. Walmart doesn’t usually hit our radar when it comes to tool retailers, but with this much focus from one brand, it’s going to be hard to ignore. Hart is coming in right around Harbor Freight’s Hercules and Bauer prices when it comes to drills and drivers. If they can prove themselves to be higher quality (their 3-year warranty makes us think they will), Hart has some massive potential to pull business away from the super-value brands.
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