Kobalt® Adds Professional-Grade Power to the Next Generation of Tough Tools™

Bad news for those who look forward to long, arduous projects

MOORESVILLE, N.C.--()--Kobalt® is powered up. Kobalt announces the addition of 18-volt and corded power tools to the line of 1,700 quality Kobalt tools sold exclusively at Lowe’s. Built from the ground up, the new Kobalt Power Tools sport a host of innovative features, highly durable construction and are designed to deliver powerful and precise tool performance that meet professional standards. The new line of cordless tools also ensure that power will never be a problem, as all Kobalt 18V tools are compatible with both Kobalt lithium-ion, as well as nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries.

“Kobalt power tools are the tools you need to have in your toolbox,” said David Vaughn, vice president of tools at Lowe’s. “They were designed to professional standards. So whether you are a new homeowner who needs the right tools for weekend DIY projects or a heavy tool user, you have the best tool in your hands for the job.”

The new line of 18-volt Kobalt Power Tools includes:

Kobalt 18-volt Cordless Combo Kits (Complete with drill/driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw and LED worklight)

Kobalt 18-volt Cordless Tools

Kobalt 18-volt Cordless Accessories

  • Lithium-Ion/NiCd Charger
  • Compact Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Extended Run Lithium-Ion Battery
  • NiCd Battery

Kobalt AC Corded Tools

All Kobalt power tools are covered by a five-year, hassle-free guarantee, and all Kobalt batteries are covered by a three-year, hassle-free guarantee. If you ever experience a problem with your Kobalt tools, return the item to the place of purchase for a free replacement. There is no registration or phone call required. And with more than 1,725 convenient Lowe’s store locations, Kobalt’s guarantee is truly hassle-free.

Earlier this year, Kobalt redesigned and launched its mechanics tools line with the help and expertise of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team of five-time, defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The mechanics tool line boasted 72 teeth ratchets with 5 degrees of arc and products specs at 150 percent of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specifications.

Visit any Lowe’s store nationwide or www.Lowes.com/Kobalt for more information.

About Kobalt

Kobalt launched in 1998 as a line of mechanics tools. The brand has since extended to other types of tools and now boasts more than 1,700 quality products offered at affordable prices. Kobalt is one of the fastest-growing tool brands in the United States and can be found exclusively at Lowe’s. Every tool is designed and engineered to combine toughness and durability with the latest developments in comfort, balance and practical innovations.

About Lowe’s

With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Contacts

Lowe’s
Sarah-Frances Wallace, 704-758-4339
sarahfrances.wallace@lowes.com
or
Sarah Bonkowski, 704-758-5791
sarah.a.bonkowski@lowes.com

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New power tools launched by Kobalt

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Contacts

Lowe’s
Sarah-Frances Wallace, 704-758-4339
sarahfrances.wallace@lowes.com
or
Sarah Bonkowski, 704-758-5791
sarah.a.bonkowski@lowes.com