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Top 20+ hand and power tool brands made in the USA
Rely on American-made quality and durability while getting to work.
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If you’re looking for tough, durable tools that are built to last a lifetime, American-made might be a quality that’s important to you. Fortunately, many tool manufacturers continue to or have plans to start making tools in the US.
See which brands make hand and power tools in America, plus where you can find them in stores or online.
- Not every product available on these websites is necessarily made in the USA. Some brands may only offer a small selection of American-made products. Check the product description before buying to be sure.
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Top 5 hand tool brands made in the USA
All Channellock pliers are made in the USA — including its linesman’s, long nose, long reach, tongue and groove, cutting and slip joint models. Most screwdrivers, wire strippers and other specialty tools are also made in the USA.
But many of the brand’s wrenches are manufactured overseas. “A select number of Channellock tools are imported as needed, only after passing Channellock, Inc’s highest standards of quality,” according to the brand’s website.
Headquartered in Wisconsin, Snap-On has 10 manufacturing facilities in the US spanning from California to New Hampshire. A large portion of the brand’s hand tools, power tools and famous toolboxes are made in the USA.
For a full list of products that are manufactured in America, go to the Snap-On website and view its product catalog. Each product lists the country of origin.
Estwing prides itself on offering a wide selection of high-quality hand tools. Nearly all products currently available are made in the USA, including nail hammers, axes, machetes, hatchets, roofing tools, pry bars and even gold pans. A few select products — fiberglass hammers, ball-peen hammers and deadblow hammers — are not made in the US.
A leading name in electricians’ hand tools, Klein manufactures the majority of its tools right here in the USA. The company currently operates seven US plants located in Illinois, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and New York.
Select products are made in other countries, but Klein states on its website that it is committed to manufacturing as many tools as possible in America. The brand also claims that it “has never closed a manufacturing facility in the United States and sent jobs overseas,” and it has “no intention of doing so in the future.”
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Known for its saw blades, hole saws, hand tools and power tool accessories, Lenox still manufactures the majority of its products at its Massachusetts plant. However, some items that are manufactured in America use globally sourced materials. If this is the case, it’s usually indicated directly on the product.
Top 4 power tool brands made in the USA
This major power tool brand has started focusing on American-made products in recent years. Since 2016, DeWalt has made over 400 million products in its seven manufacturing facilities in the US. The company notes that many of its American-made products are manufactured in the USA using global products.
Stanley Black & Decker
New Britain, Connecticut
Not every Stanley Black & Decker tool is currently made in America, but many new models are or will be in the future. The company currently operates 44 manufacturing facilities across the US, with its most recent addition located in Fort Worth.
Stanley Black & Decker has also announced plans to increase manufacturing across all of these US facilities, creating more jobs and offering a wider selection of American-made products.
New Britain, Connecticut
Acquired by Stanley Black & Decker in 2017, Craftsman tools are no longer owned by Sears. While most older Craftsman tools have been manufactured overseas, newer models are beginning to be produced in the US. Look out for select new models of Craftsman tools manufactured in America in the coming years.
IQ Power Tools
IQ Power Tools specializes in masonry, concrete and construction tools such as masonry saws, dry cut tile saws, power cutters with integrated dust collection and more. Select products from this brand are made in the USA — look for the “made in the USA” seal on the product page.
List of 20+ American-made tool brands
|Brand||Made in||Tool type||What to know||Where to buy?|
|Channellock||Meadville, PA||Hand tools||Wrenches not made in the USA|
|Snap-On||USA||Hand tools, tool boxes||Not all tools made in the USA|
|Estwing||Rockford, Illinois||Hand tools||Select products not made in the USA|
|Klein||Illinois, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas, New York||Hand tools, electrician trade tools||Select products not made in the USA|
|Lenox||Massachusetts||Hand tools, saw blades||Select products not made in the USA|
|DeWalt||Baltimore, MD||Power tools||Many American-made products made with global materials|
|Stanley Black & Decker||USA||Hand tools, power tools||Not all products made in USA|
|IQ Power Tools||USA||Masonry tools, saws||Not all products made in the USA|
|Craftsman||USA||Power tools||Some newer products made in the USA|
|Dalluge Tools||USA||Hand tools||Not all products made in the USA|
|Vaughan||Illinois||Hand tools, saw blades||Not all products made in the USA|
|Wright Tool||USA||Hand tools||All tools in current catalog made in USA|
|Kraft Tool Co.||Shawnee, KS||Trade hand tools||All tools in current catalog made in USA|
|Empire||USA||Levels||Not all products made in the USA|
|American Carbide Tool||Canton, OH||Cutting tools, precision tools||All tools in current catalog made in USA|
|Big Gator Tools||Louisburg, KS||Drill and tap guides||All products and packaging made from American-made materials|
|Chapman Tools||Durham, CT||Hand tools||Offers military tool kits as well|
|Crescent||USA||Adjustable wrenches||A very small selection of adjustable wrenches are made in the USA. Look for the “USA” stamp on the handle.|
|Grace USA||Williamsburg, MI||Gunsmith, woodworking, industrial, military and mechanic tools||All products made from American-made materials|
|Loggerhead Tools||Sturgis, MI||Bionic wrench||All products made in the USA|
|Makita||Buford, Georgia||Power tools||The Makita USA collection is American-made|
|Kobalt||USA||Screwdrivers||Only one collection of new screwdrivers is American-made. Look for “Made in USA” on the package.|
|Wilde Tool||Kansas||Hand and mechanic tools||All products made in USA|
|Xuron Corp.||Maine||Shears, scissors, pliers, specialty hand tools||All products made in USA|
Major retailers that stock American-made tools
This home improvement store is a go-to for homeowners and contractors alike who are looking for reliable, durable, American-made tools from leading brands.
Amazon stocks an impressive selection of American-made tools, but the catch is you have to know which brands to look for. Double-check product listings for Made in USA labels to be sure.
How to tell if a tool is made in the USA
Most tool brands that manufacture their products in the USA are proud to display “Made in USA” 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 the USA
Many popular tool brands no longer manufacture their products in the US. These are a few of the most popular brands that do not offer American-made options:
- Hart. While most Hart tools are designed in USA, they’re manufactured overseas.
- Milwaukee. Most, if not all, of Milawukee’s tools are made overseas. There’s some speculation online that a few select hand tools might be American-made, but we’re awaiting confirmation from the company.
- Husky. All Husky tools used to be made in the USA, but now nearly all production takes place in China and Taiwain.
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