|Product type||Hand tools|
|Owner||Lowe's Companies, Inc.|
Kobalt is a line of hand tools, power tools, and tool storage products owned by the American home improvement chain Lowe's. It is their house brand for both Lowe's in North America and their joint venture Masters Home Improvement in Australia.
Lowe's and manufacturing partner J.H. Williams launched Kobalt in 1998, with the intention of competing against rival retailers Sears and The Home Depot and their respective Craftsman and Husky tool brands.
In 2011, Lowe's ended its arrangement with Danaher and switched to a different supplier for its mechanic's hand tools, JS Products of Las Vegas, Nevada. The same year, the Kobalt line expanded to include cordless power tools,  manufactured by Chervon.
Lowe's has two brands of tools and supplies positioned below Kobalt in quality and cost: Task Force and the more recent Blue Hawk, introduced in 2009.
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