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American Made Tools & Work Goods

Why Buy American?

Similar to the apparel industry, the tools and work materials category has suffered from a lot of production shift to overseas. Chinese steel, other materials, and labor costs are simply cheaper for large companies. With that shift typically comes lower quality. For example, 12-gauge Chinese steel is three times weaker than its American counterparts, as tested by brands like Champion safes. We simply can't rely on international manufacturers to help us get the job done right. That search for American made quality is why 60% of workers in a recent survey from Klein Tools indicated that being made in the USA is important to them when making a tool purchase. American made tools provide quality, performance, and of course help support our local job economy. We're doing the research to help you separate the foreign from the domestic and the good from the bad, picking out the best tools and other work materials across a variety of categories. Check out our latest reviews below! You can also view our full list of tool brands made in the USA.

Main Reviewer

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Mike

Head Researcher
Mike is our head researcher and reviews tools, sporting equipment, and a variety of other products.

Our Tools & Work Guides

Best Hammers

Hammers are a core part of any self-respecting handyman’s toolkit. And if you want the best, you need to choose American-made, with all the quality ...
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Best Socket Sets

Purchasing tools, including socket sets, can be confusing if you are unsure of what makes the brands stand out among the competition. When you want ...
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Best Pliers

Pliers are an extremely versatile and useful tool for any homeowner or tradesman. No matter your handyman level, having quality pliers can make all the ...
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Pocket Knives Made in the USA (And Our Top 9 Picks)

Having a good pocket knife is essential for anybody who works with their hands. Whether it's your everyday carry (EDC), for hunting, or some other ...
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Women’s Work Boots Made in the USA (And Our Top 6 Picks)

The perfect pair of work boots should be comfortable, supportive, and protective. Depending on where you work, you might need to invest in boots that ...
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Best Lawn Mowers Made in the USA

A new lawnmower is an important investment. The right lawn mower will help you maintain your property and should be reliable and easy to use...and ...
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Best Sound Deadening Material

Finding the right sound deadening materials for your car can be a sticky situation sometimes (literally). There are a ton of options out there! We ...
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Best Gardening Tools

The weather is warming up which means it's time to get outside and into the garden. Gardening is a relaxing hobby, but it’s most enjoyable ...
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Best Wrenches Made in the USA

The tool industry has slowly moved overseas over the last several decades, and wrenches are no exception. We did the research to find which manufacturers ...
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Best Bench Vises Made in the USA

A good vise can make all the difference in the shop. Whether you are drilling a hole in a piece of stock, you’re cutting with ...
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Best Jacks

A major part of maintaining and repairing equipment today is being able to lift it up off the ground so you can access those important ...
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Best Tool Boxes Made in the USA

Finding a quality tool box is key, whether it’s for personal use or in your business. We did the research to find the best tool ...
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Tool Brands Made in the USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FjV2943QYI&ab_channel=AllAmericanReviews Here are some of the best tool brands who still make their tools in the USA. We also provided a little description of what ...
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Portable Generators Made in the USA (And Our Top Picks)

We did the research to find the best portable generators made in the USA. Different people have different needs when it comes to purchasing a ...
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Men’s Work Boots Made in the USA (And Our Top 6 Picks)

Finding the right pair of work boots that fit well, are constructed with care, and last a lifetime can be really tough. That's why we ...
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Best Axes Made in the USA

An axe can be a lifetime investment if you choose the right one. We did the research to help you find the highest quality American ...
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