Focusing on tools that are manufactured in the U.S. In the United States, we wanted to take stock of what is actually manufactured and assembled here in the United States and celebrate companies that put American workers to work. You quickly run into two problems with that, of course. First, we can't include everyone, and second, the rules keep changing as to when you can actually say that a product or tool is made in the United States.
Briggs %26 Stratton Corporation, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor electrical equipment. They also design, manufacture and market power generators, pressure washers, lawn and garden products, lawn care and work sites through their brands Briggs %26 Stratton, Simplicity, Snapper, Ferris, Vanguard, Allmand, Billy Goat, Murray, Branco and Victa. Briggs %26 Stratton designs, manufactures, markets and services its products in more than 100 countries on six continents. Channellock began manufacturing high-quality hand tools in 1886, when George B.
DeArment, a blacksmith from Evansburg, Pennsylvania, began hand-forging farrier tools in a small factory. More than 130 years later, the fifth generation of the DArment family is still running Channellock. The company is headquartered in two facilities totaling 260,000 square feet in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where it employs more than 350 full-time employees. The company manufactures more than 75 different sizes and types of pliers.
As far as we know, Channellock still manufactures ALL of its pliers in Meadville, where they ship them to more than 4,000 U.S. UU. Wholesale and retail customers in 45 countries. Crescent Tool covers brands such as Wiss, H, K.
Tools made in the USA. UU. include Crescent Wiss Next Generation Aviation Snips; Crescent H, K. Porter PowerPivot 14-inch bolt cutters with center cut and double action; and Crescent JOBOX Crossover Truck Box and JOBOX boxes.
Porter products, and a few others, are manufactured in Lexington, SC. Stanley Black and Decker (or SBD) includes almost too many brands to count. Most are familiar with the DeWalt, Craftsman, Stanley, Black+ Decker, Bostitch, Irwin, Porter-Cable, Mac Tools, Proto and Lenox brands, to name just a few. When taking a virtual tour of the country, SBD claims 48 EE.
The company maintains these facilities in approximately two dozen states, where, together, they employ more than 18,000 U.S. people. Estwing manufactures most of its hammers and axes in Rockford, Illinois. FLIR Systems is headquartered in Wilsonville (Oregon) and Arlington (Virginia).
The company began in 1978 developing high-performance, low-cost thermal imaging systems for aerial applications. FLIR designs and manufactures many of its products in the U.S. It is also one of the largest manufacturers of high-end thermography products in the United States. The company has manufacturing and R%26D facilities in Goleta, California; North Billerica, Massachusetts; Bozeman, Montana; Stillwater, Oklahoma; Freeport, Pennsylvania; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and West Lafayette, Indiana.
FLIR employs more than 1600 people in the United States alone. Oh, and if you're curious, FLIR stands for Forward-Looking InfraRed. Greenlee, an Emerson Electric brand, employs American workers in seven manufacturing facilities, at least two of which are in the U.S. Its plant in Genoa, Illinois, opened its doors in 1948 and manufactures commercial folding and pulling tools for electricians.
It currently employs 73 people, while its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, has a workforce of 80 people and supplies products, components, subassemblies and welds made of metal for all Greenlee products. In total, they produce more than 300 products at this plant. Hardcore Hammers was founded by two brothers who were dissatisfied with the way standard hammers wore out quickly. The company now manufactures hammers, axes and axes in Shawnee, KS.
Even the source material comes from US facilities. Steel for the heads of hammers, axes and axes comes from foundries and companies in Wisconsin and Illinois. Hickory mangoes are turned in Alabama %26 Arkansas. Hobart Welding Products manufactures many of its welders at its manufacturing plant in Appleton, Wisconsin.
It is a sister company of Miller Electric and both are wholly owned by the parent company ITW or Illinois Tool Works. Ideal brand products include more than 6,000 SKUs. Your products manufactured in the USA. include wire connectors with nuts, Yellow 77 cable traction lubricant and cable strippers with T-strippers.
Ideal does all of these on its sycamore plant. They also forge Ideal pliers and wrenches at their facilities in Colorado and produce a fairly robust line of Made in the USA screwdrivers at their plants in Illinois, Colorado and Pennsylvania. The company Deere %26 was founded in 1837 and continues to offer advanced products, technology and services for agriculture and construction professionals. Their products seem to appear everywhere: you see people producing things like food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.
They manufacture their Step-up Z900 ZT mowers in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. John Deer manufactures its Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 compact utility tractors in Augusta, GA. Based in Mequon, Wisconsin, Johnson Level has been manufacturing leveling, marking and design tools for more than 70 years. The company, which is now part of the Hultafors Group in Sweden, still has more than 70 SKUs manufactured in the United States, including levels, squares, carpenter's pencils and laser products.
Klein Tools founded his company in 1857 and still manufactures the vast majority of its products in the U.S. The company has also invested in 4 new U.S. Manufacturing facilities in the last 10 years alone, in addition to investing heavily in new equipment and tools to expand both the capacity and quality of these and their existing plants. While Lincolnshire, Illinois, is home to its corporate headquarters, Klein also has facilities in Mansfield, Texas; Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Bolivar, NY; and Fort Smith, AR.
KAI USA Ltd. Pete Kershaw founded the company in 1974, manufacturing hunting knives at a cement plant in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Kershaw models manufactured in the USA. include the Leek, Blur, Link, Scallion, Chive and Launch models.
The Kubota Corporation introduced its first tractor in the United States in 1969, the 21 hp L200 subcompact tractor. It was practically an instant success. Kubota Manufacturing of America, or KMA, was formed in 1988 as the company's manufacturing base in North America. KMA manufactures and assembles lawn tractors, zero-turn mowers, subcompact tractors, utility vehicles, loaders, backhoes and other Kubota implements.
The company employs more than 1,200 U.S. workers. Kubota Industrial Equipment (or KIE) manufactures compact tractors and tractor implements, including loaders and backhoes. In total, more than half of all Kubota brand equipment sold in the United States is manufactured or assembled at its facilities in Gainesville and Jefferson, Georgia.
You can't talk about what tools are made in the USA. not to mention Leatherman. Leatherman began with an order for 500 tools from Cabela's in 1983, when they launched the first Leatherman tool. Originally called “PST”, or Pocket Survival Tool, it packed 13 different tools into a folded 5-ounce, 4-inch toolbox.
Over the next decade, Leatherman sold more than a million of these multitools. We mentioned this company earlier as part of SBD, but Lenox Tools has an interesting story of its own. It began in 1915 as the “American Saw and Manufacturing Company” with just 10 employees. Back then, they made saw blades for metal.
More than 100 years later, Lenox manufactures industrial saw blades, hand tools, power tool accessories and other products. However, the company continues to design, test and manufacture products in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, using materials from around the world. Since 1985, Makita has produced products here in the U.S. USA, USA.
At a facility outside Atlanta in Buford, Georgia. The Buford plant, officially called Makita Corporation of America (MCA), operates capital equipment for both manufacturing and assembly and produces Makita products for users and distributors in the U.S. To address the continued growth here in the United States, Makita recently added nearly 1 million square feet of space in distribution and training centers with new facilities in Texas and Nevada. MCA is part of Makita's global manufacturing network, which consists of 10 factories in 8 different countries.
Malco Products began in 1950 when Mark W. Keymer, a young seller of steel supplies, decided to manufacture and market a pipe crimper that he had invented to install sheet metal ducts. Decades later, the first Malco crimpers, sealers, notches and punches were joined by hundreds of other special tools, almost all manufactured at the company's plant in Annandale, Minnesota. This includes accessories for turboshear bits, turbo crimpers, hole cutters, Andy and Max scissors, sealers and mini brakes.
More recently, Malco also expanded to a former Vise-Grip plant in DeWitt (Nebraska), where they are working on a new line of U.S.-made tools. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, the company manufactures MIG, TIG and bar welders, motor-driven welders, plasma cutters, generators and wire feeders. Miller is a sister company of Hobart Welding and is wholly owned by ITW (Illinois Tool Works). Milwaukee Tool has manufactured products in the U.S.
since 1924, so they have a rich American history. The company has manufacturing facilities in Greenwood, 26% in Jackson, MS; and Mukwonago, West Bend and Sun Prarie, Wisconsin, where they produce a variety of products including LED lights, step drill bits, corded sawing machines, large drills, SawZall blades, drill saws, bandsaw blades and multiple tools, as well as levels and squares. In addition, Milwaukee also plans to manufacture hand tools at a new facility in West Bend, Wisconsin. This plant focuses on tools for electricians, plumbers (26%, mechanical trades) and utility linemen.
For just about every application and cutting tool you can imagine. They serve plumbers, electricians, carpenters, industrial manufacturers and steel service centers. Since 1980, Occidental has been manufacturing quality leather belts, bags and bags for merchants. Honestly, they make the best tool straps, in our opinion.
In addition to the extraordinary quality of construction we've experienced first-hand, the best part includes the fact that All Occidental designs and manufactures all of its tool bags, bags and belts in Sonoma County, California. Proto was founded in 1907 by Alphonse Plomb, Jacob Weninger and Charles Williams as the Plomb Tool Company. It began as a small blacksmith shop that manufactured chisels in Los Angeles. In 1933, Proto (then known as “Plomb”) released what is believed to be the first combination wrench.
Proto is now part of the Stanley Black %26 Decker group of companies. Opened in 1986, the Proto manufacturing plant in Dallas, Texas, manufactures Proto and Blackhawk sockets, wrenches, actuation tools and torque wrenches. This includes calibration, as well as the associated heat treatment and plating processes. Ridgid also manufactures sectional, jet and FlexShaft drain cleaning equipment at its headquarters in Orange, VA.
Almost every time we mention what tools are manufactured in the U.S. In the USA, Snap-On is mentioned. In 1920, Joseph Johnson, an engineer from Milwaukee, and his co-worker, William Seidemann, manufactured the first Snap-On tools. They spent their weekends using rudimentary templates for bending and pure muscle to create two sets of samples with five handles and ten sockets.
Today, Snap-On manufactures many of its ratchets, wrenches, screwdrivers, roll-up cabinets, sandblasters and certain diagnostic tools at its manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A recent addition, the Maxis XD1 Extreme Duty circuit extractor, is one of the company's latest products manufactured in the United States. They produce that tool in Phoenix, AZ. In 1974, the Stihl family opened a 20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Virginia Beach with 50 employees.
Today, more than 2,000 employees work in more than one million square feet of operating space at the 150-acre Stihl Inc. Titan USA, based in West Springfield, Massachusetts, began about 50 years ago. The company is proud to produce precision cutting tools made of solid carbide, high-speed steel and cobalt. All are 100% made in the USA.
This includes grooving cutters, microcutters, screwing cutters, drills, drill bits, chamfered bits, faucets and dies, reamers, milling cutters and countersunkers. In the 19th century, 18-year-old blacksmith Alexander Vaughan founded the company that is now called Vaughan %26 Bushnell Mfg. The company began as a simple plumbing business, but quickly moved to Chicago, where Sidney Bushnell joined the company to help it after the devastating Chicago fire. The company currently manufactures more than 17 different types of tools at its Bushnell, Illinois manufacturing plant.
This includes hammers, picks, mallets, axes, nail pullers and levers. In addition, Vaughan, %26 Bushnell, purchased Dasco Pro and manufactures its drills, chisels, wrecking bars and punches. The company began 95 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri, when brothers Paul and Otto Froeschl thought of tilting the tip of normal straight-tip tweezers 32 degrees to create greater leverage and gripping power. This is how the original Wilde wrench was born, the first patented pair of angled pliers.
Since 1927, Wright Tool Company has been manufacturing quality hand tools for professionals. Since the first forge was manufactured in Barberton, Ohio, Wright Tools has continued to be manufactured in the U.S. They continue to manufacture all their wrenches, ratchets, sockets and accessories using U, S. Precision heat treatment and advanced manufacturing techniques are likely to contribute to the fact that Wright can offer a limited lifetime warranty on most of its hand tools.
Do you want to hide the shoulder profile in the conical spikes of your shoulder at 60°? Use your new countersunk drill set, which can now be used with a hand drill and no longer requires a drill, LumberJack Tools countersunk bits yes. It is a family business, third generation, that manufactures the best counterventors, stoppers, conical tip drills, Brad tip drills and step drills. All 100% made in the USA. US, S, A, WL Fuller Yes.
The Kehoe Dovetail template is a patented woodworking tool used to make grooved joints in a dovetail, The Kehoe Jig Dovetail Jigs Yes. The Woodhaven dovetail template for semi-blind milling table offers unparalleled stability and control compared to conventional templates, Woodhaven Dovetail templates Yes. Guided by the rim to allow any circular arc to be drilled, in any direction, regardless of grain. It also cuts curved openings, square corners and round holes with flat bottoms.
Made in USA. USA, Morris Wood Tool Forstner drill bits, yes. Instead of outsourcing their jobs to get the cheapest price and make profits in the short term, they are stubbornly local and believe that the best quality is in New England, Lie-Nielsen Hand Planes Yes Yes. Incramental Tools provides the best planning resource for carpenters looking to improve their workshops: precision and efficiency with INCRA router table products, LS router systems and TS-LS saw fence systems, Incra miter meters Yes.
The Barker Tenon cutter is made of high quality industrial aluminum. Each shank cutter is available as a single or double blade model. Triple-blade shank cutters are available for some sizes, Bosworth Tools shank cutters are. These dowel cutters cut a six-degree conical shank to match the conical shape of the reamer.
Herringbone cutters automatically make a spike with the correct cone, dowel cutters Elia Bizzarri Yes. Log Woofer Works manufactures dowel cutters and machinery used for the construction of log railings and rustic furniture. They also offer commercial-grade dowel cutting machinery used in high-production environments, Log Woofer Works dowel cutters Yes. It is a family business, third generation, manufacturer of the best dowel cutters, counterventors, plug cutters, conical tip drill bits, Brad tip drills and step drills, WL Fuller dowel cutters Yes.
These sturdy grooves are designed to work with logs and can cut for many hours of work between sharpenings. The strength and balance make this gouge a favorite among log smiths, Barr Specialty Tools Yes. The Carter family has been manufacturing for more than 40 years. American manufacturing, and the workmanship, precision and pride that comes with it, isn't just a job, Carter %26 Son Toolworks Wood Gouges.
We believe that some of the best tools in the industry are made in the United States. We are proud to sell several lines of American carpentry tools and other American-made tools that we consider to be the best of the best. Southeast Tool also spent a great deal of time manufacturing some of the best cutting tools in the industry. Their dedication to manufacturing excellent American-made tools has also earned them recognition in Fine Woodworking magazine as the best value for money.
Incra is best known for the exquisite carpentry that can be obtained with Incra tools. Buy a complete line of Incra products including routers, elevators, positioners, fences and carpentry equipment. See also some of Incra's router accessories, such as the I-Box and the miter sled. Woodpecker's passion for carpentry is illuminated by its craftsmanship and its new and innovative tools, which are constantly produced to the highest quality standards.
Woodpeckers manufactures some of the best router tables, router lifts, router fences and design tools with a measurement of 26%. Bondhus is famous for making sturdy tools for gorillas. Bondhus (and carbide processors) are so confident in the quality of these tools that every Bondhus hand tool comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty. We doubt you'll ever need it, but buy with the peace of mind that it's there.
Mayhew has been manufacturing high-quality, durable chisels, punches, and lever bars for professionals for more than 150 years. Your Mayhew Pro and Dominator tools have a lifetime warranty and use special heat treatments and S2 steel for greater durability and longer tool life. SGS Tool's dedication to quality has kept them in business for more than 50 years, manufacturing the best solid carbide rotary cutting tools. SGS starts with the highest quality raw materials and performs multiple inspections throughout the manufacturing process.
Most major tool companies learned long ago that it makes economic sense to set up factories in countries where labor is cheap and laws are lax, but some of the best tools you can buy in the United States are still made right here in the United States. A handful of us,. Many others are small manufacturers of special or custom tools. Either way, if buying household products is important to you, you can still get just about any tool for any job done by American workers right here in the U.S.
From bicycles to pianos, here are 74 brands that are still made in the United States. Not all of the company's tools are manufactured in the U.S. But many of them are, and you can tell which ones are domestic by a special logo on the packaging, including some electric drills, lawnmowers and tool boxes. They come from plants in Tupelo, Mississippi; Sullivan, Illinois; Fort Mill and Cheraw, South Carolina; New Britain, Connecticut; and Sedalia, Missouri.
Another famous brand, Stanley, began in New Britain, Connecticut, in 1843, but over the years the company eventually outsourced much of its production overseas. However, it recently returned part of its production to its country when it introduced a select line of tools manufactured in the United States, such as measuring tapes, saws and multipurpose knives. Like Craftsman, their Made in the USA line comes packaged with a special logo. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Channellock was founded in 1886 by a Pennsylvania blacksmith.
Today, more than 350 employees manufacture 75 different types and sizes of pliers, the tools that have long been the company's bread and butter. Their high-quality pliers are designed for plumbing, automotive, agriculture, electricity, metal fabrication, HVAC and metal fabrication. The Estwing family business was founded in 1923 and is located in Rockford, Illinois. While they make Bowie knives, axes and levers, Estwing is known for its hammers.
They manufacture high quality roofing hammers, bricklayer hammers, drywall hammers, deadhammers, soft-surface hammers and more. With its factory located in St. Paul, MN, Park Tool Co. It manufactures specific tools for the repair and maintenance of bicycles.
Family-owned since the 1960s, Park manufactures tools and tool kits of every shape and size and for every purpose imaginable to repair and repair bicycle wheels, spokes, chains, pedals, frames, hubs, axles, gears, forks, brakes and cassettes. Screwdrivers are the name of the game at Chapman Manufacturing, a company that does one thing and does it well. The founders started the business in 1936 in a garage in Durham, Connecticut, and today, Chapman is known for his sets of special screwdrivers designed for items such as armory, sewing machines, bicycles, automotive work and antiques. In business since 1927, Wright Tool is proud of its line of products manufactured in the USA.
of high-quality hand tools, such as wrenches, ratchets, sockets and accessories. Those tools are manufactured by American workers in Barberton, Ohio, and all come with a lifetime warranty. Located in Mequon, Wisconsin, Johnson Level, as the name suggests, specializes in leveling tools. Its range includes alcohol levels, laser levels and even special levels with bubbles that glow in the dark.
They also manufacture squares, marking technology and measuring tools. Headquartered in Saco, Maine, Xuron Corp. Manufacture and sell quality electronic hand tools. It sells industrial and consumer products, the latest of which include cable strippers, pliers, scissors and special tools.
Artisans will struggle to find better implements than those manufactured by Barr Specialty Tools, located in McCall, Idaho. The company produces handmade carpentry tools, such as tools for building chairs, chisel sets for carpenters and more. Viking Drill and Tool products come from the company's 74,000 square foot manufacturing plant in St. In business since 1951, the company specializes in high-speed steel drill bits and steel faucets.
With more than a century in the specialty tool business, Moody Tools is headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. They manufacture and produce portable tools such as scribes, picks, probes and screwdrivers, as well as spring positioners and special tools, such as jaws and open-ended wrenches. Although they are known for their wrenches, considered to be among the best and most reliable in the industry, PROTO Industrial also manufactures a complete line of products that includes bushings, precision torque tools, screwdrivers, hexagonal wrenches, cutting tools and finishing tools. Proto, which is part of Connecticut-based Stanley, were used in the Apollo 11 mission and on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Midwest Tools %26 Cutlery produces several types of hand tools, but its lineage is based on its special scissors for cutting metals. They are not cast or stamped, but are manufactured using a much more rigorous hot drip forging process. They are known as the most durable and reliable in the industry. The company is headquartered in Sturgis, Michigan.
Headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa, since 1890, The Marshalltown Company has been manufacturing masonry, asphalt and concrete tools. They are industry leaders and have been for generations; all of their products are backed by a lifetime warranty. Founded in Michigan in 1941, Grace USA has long been known for its precision-crafted armory tools. However, it also produces complete lines of mechanical tools, industrial tools, woodworking tools and armory tools.
Founded in 1921, Eklind Tool Co. It employs more than 100 people at its Franklin Park, Illinois facility. They have several product lines, both foldable and stationary, including screwdrivers, T-wrenches, L-wrenches, Torx sets, hexagonal ball and double ball wrench sets, double-ball tools and special tools. SK Professional Tools produces a complete line of wrenches and sets of socket wrenches, hammers, punches, chisels, automotive tools and screwdrivers.
All of their products are manufactured from start to finish in the United States. Its forging facilities are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sycamore, Illinois, is home to its manufacturing and distribution center. Founded in 1980, Crick Tool is located in East Texas.
The company specializes in premium levels handmade with high-quality wood, metal and glass. Its products include three-piece levels, five-piece levels, door locks and accessories. Derma-Safe was founded in 1979 by the company's former director of quality control, Schick, and razors were the genesis of the company. The company currently specializes in portable razors and SERE utility saws manufactured with Swiss-made 18 TPI saw blades.
The company operates from Wayne, New Jersey. The short answer is that woodworking tools are manufactured around the world, but many carpenters are hesitant to buy tools made outside the U.S. ITECH carpentry tools are manufactured in the United Kingdom. Channellock, DeWalt, Briggs %26 Stratton, Delta and Baileigh were initially manufactured in the USA.
,. Powermatic, Jet and Grizzly are manufactured in Taiwan, China. The Federal Trade Commission created a set of established rules about what kind of measures must be taken to be considered “made in the United States.”. Some better-known brands that are manufactured or, at least partially, manufactured in the U.S.
They are Channellock in Pennsylvania, DeWalt Tools and Briggs %26 Stratton. The three brands mentioned above are known for their quality and for being American-made. We'll discuss them in more depth here. Channellock tools are located in Pennsylvania, in Meadville, where they have been since the beginning of the 20th century.
This company began as a company dedicated mainly to horses (*such as horseshoes) and other plier tools and expanded over the years. The company, iTech, is a subsidiary of the company Scott %26 Sargeant. Scott %26 Sargeant began operating in the 1930s in the United Kingdom,. As a small company specializing in farm machinery.
It's difficult to say where these tools are manufactured because there is little information online other than where they are exported. It seems that they manufacture their products in-house (the United Kingdom) and export them widely. In 2004, the company's headquarters were moved to Yangzhou (China) and expanded to the global market. In the following years, the company obtained many international safety approvals for its various tools.
The company has acquired several small U.S.-owned businesses, such as Bridge City Tool Works, and has strived to maintain the quality so appreciated by U.S.-owned businesses in the U.S. The company operates in Switzerland, Taiwan, China, Germany, France and Russia. For this reason, tools are known to be ubiquitous and many find it quite simple to find a retailer with parts or replacement parts. For many, their customer service is disappointing and they say that the multiple retail stores create some disorganization and lack of knowledge among those who sell the tools.
Grizzly works with manufacturers in Taiwan to bring products to the U.S. Where they are stored in huge warehouses across the country. This allows for a cheaper purchase price for the consumer. The quality of the tools was perceived as good, and many said that smaller tools were an advantage when pressed for space without affecting performance.
That said, most thought that it was mainly for smaller tasks and that it wasn't recommended to use their saws for larger projects. Delta has changed hands several times over the years, being bought for the first time in 1945 by Rockwell Manufacturing and, later, by Stanley Black, Decker, until it was finally bought by Chang Industries. After recognizing God and his excellent staff for the success of what is now the largest power tool review publication in the industry, Clint DeBoer expects to see continued growth for the company as it rapidly expands its reach. In fact, according to Milwaukee itself, they make absolutely no cordless power tools in the U.S.
USA, and they only manufacture a saw (not all) and a magnetic drill. That's all!. Arguably the number one name in multi-tools, Leatherman has been producing its iconic tools in Portland, Oregon, since 1983. .