- Not every product available on these websites is necessarily made in Canada. Some brands may only offer a small selection of Canadian-made products. Check the product description before buying to be sure.
If you’re looking for tough, durable tools that are built to last a lifetime, Canadian-made might be a quality that’s important to you. Fortunately, many tool manufacturers continue to or have plans to start making tools in Canada.
See which brands make hand and power tools in Canada, plus where you can find them in stores or online.
Top 5 hand tool brands made in Canada
Gray Tools is known for producing a huge range of quality hand-tools. This company has been established for over 100 years, and you can have confidence in the fact that it’s the only Canadian manufacturer of hand tools that meets industrial-quality standards.
Whether you’re looking for screwdrivers, wrenches, saws or toolbox organizers, this is your one-stop-shop for those go-to hand tools.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Picquic exclusively manufactures multibit screwdrivers – where a variety of screwdriver bits are conveniently stored in the screwdriver’s handle for easy access and organization. Because developing multibit drivers is the company’s sole focus, you can have confidence you’re getting the best – and besides, the customers rave about it.
Agawa Canyon specializes in manufacturing the BOREAL21, a portable line of saws that safely fold away for safe storage on hiking or hunting trips. So when you need your saw, you simply unfold the it and snap it into place. This is a must-have essential for every Canadian outdoorsman.
Founded in 1895, Garant is now one of Canada’s largest tool manufacturers. It’s Saint-François facility produce more then 11 million tools every year.
Although its primarily known for its extensive line of gardening tools, it also produces a large selection of other tools, like hammers, shovels and axes.
The Veritas brand is manufactured in Ottawa, Ontario
Lee Valley is a quintessential Canadian store. While it stocks a variety of brands, it also manufactures its own tools right here in Canada under the Veritas Tools brand. Lee Valley offers a huge selection of unique tools to make any build-job easier.
Major retailers that stock Canadian-made tools
The Home Depot is a one-stop shop for everything you need for your home. Whether you’re just doing general home improvements or looking for that new appliance, you’ll find all you need and more at this store.
- Gift cards available.
- Order online and collect in-store on in-store products.
- 90-day returns.
With some of the lowest prices and the biggest selection around, Amazon is always worth a look when shopping online. It also makes it easy to compare prices on similar appliances to get yourself the best deal.
- Free delivery on millions of eligible items with Amazon Prime.
- Easily compare prices on similar products.
- Huge product range.
How to tell if a tool is made in Canada
Most tool brands that manufacture their products in Canada are proud to display “Made in Canada” stickers, seals and logos on the product itself, as well as on the product page online. If you don’t see this information, you can also look in the product specifications for the country of origin.
Some products also list whether or not it is imported. If you’re still not sure, contact the manufacturer directly to inquire about a specific product.
Popular tool brands that are NOT made in Canada
Many popular tool brands do not manufacture their products in Canada. These are a few of the most popular brands that do not offer Canadian-made options:
- Hart. Most Hart tools are designed in America, but they’re manufactured overseas.
- Milwaukee. Most, if not all, of Milawukee’s tools are made overseas.
- Husky. Nearly all production of Husky tools takes place in China and Taiwain.
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