We often are asked for sources for American made tools. It makes sense that workers and homeowners alike would want to buy tools made in the USA. Here is our list of brands you should seek to build your toolbox.
We also have list of Made in USA Garden Tools and an article on your Made in USA Yard: Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers, and More.
American Made Tools: The Source List
Please note: Many of the companies that are listed below also manufacture tools in other countries. We always support any effort a company makes to keep American jobs. Please read labels carefully.
Armstrong hammers and mallets are made in USA.
Black & Decker owns 44 US factories and employs 18,000 American workers (as well as others in other countries), but it is difficult to find any information on specific items that can bear the Made in USA label. Find more information here.
Bondhus is a manufacturer of ball end, hex and star tools located in Monticello, Minnesota.
Craftsman still manufactures many hand tools like screwdrivers and hammers in the USA.
Council Tool has been manufacturing hand tools in the US since 1886. The steel and hickory used to make these high-quality tools are both sourced in America.
All Derma-safe utility knives, which are handy when fishing, camping, and even hiking, are manufactured in New Jersey.
Dewalt makes select power tools in their seven US manufacturing plants using globally sourced materials. Look for special labeling on item packaging. Read more here.
Diggit garden hand tools are made in the USA.
Elkind Tools makes their legendary Allen wrench hex key sets in their Illinois factory that employs over 100 people.
Estwing has been manufacturing claw hammers, mallets, axes, and specialty tools in Rockford, Illinois since 1923.
Florian ratchet pruners and select garden tools are made in USA.
Geneva tool boxes, truck and van boxes, and garage storage systems are manufactured in Illinois.
Hardcore Hammers premium hammers and hatchets are proudly made in the USA.
Klein Tools has been manufacturing tools in the USA for over 100 years! Klein Tools currently has four facilities in the USA that manufacture screwdrivers (Lincolnshire, Illinois), steel foraging (Elk Grove Village, Illinois), high-quality scissors and cutlery products (Bolivar, New York), and pliers and wire strippers (Mansfield, Texas).
Kraft Tool Co. includes a product line of time-tested American made tools for the construction professional. Kraft Tool Co. includes W.Rose, a manufacturer of edging tools, trowels, and knives in Pennsylvania since 1798; Sands Level and Tool, a leader in levels and straight edges, all American made; Superior Tile Cutter Inc, a manufacturer of tile cutters, chisels, and scribes.
Leatherman also manufactures select pocket wrenches and knives in Portland, Oregon.
Montana Brand drill and drive sets, drill and drive bits, and other power tool accessories are manufactured by the Jore Corporation in Ronan, Montana.
RevMark quickdraw marker with patented belt clip is made in USA.
SK Professional Tools wrenches, socket sets, pliers, screwdrivers and more are made and assembled in the USA from US steel.
Stanley is manufacturing a select line of tools from globally sourced materials, identified by a special flag label on the packaging. Find out more about this line of products here.
Studpop magnetic stud finder is 100% made in the USA. The Studpop is VERY simple to use, requires no batteries, and comes in various colors. When I'm not rearranging artwork or putting up wall shelving, my Studpop serves another purpose as a refrigerator magnet, making it easy to find when needed!
Trucker's Friend all purpose, multi-tool hand tool is manufactured in the USA.
USA Tool Supply is an online retailer of American made tools.
Vaughan has been manufacturing hand tools like hammers, hatchets, handsaws and claws in America since 1869.