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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.

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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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Champion Power Equipment 100219 (7500 Watt) Review

Update: Unfortunately, Champion portable generators recently moved their manufacturing overseas. Check out our other picks for American made portable generators for some better options. Have you ever ...
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Champion Power Equipment 75537i Review

Update: Unfortunately, Champion portable generators recently moved their manufacturing overseas. Check out our other picks for American made portable generators for some better options. If you're ...
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Generac 5734 (15000 Running Watts) Review

Update: Unfortunately, Generac portable generators recently moved their manufacturing overseas. Check out our other picks for American made portable generators for some better options. Are ...
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Briggs & Stratton 30676 Review

Update: Sadly, Briggs & Stratton generators are no longer made in the USA. Head over to our best generators guide for our latest recommendations. When ...
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Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife

Kershaw Knives partnered with Ken Onion for a series of knives, including the Blur line. We noticed these folding knives mentioned frequently for everyday use, ...
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Gerber Gator Premium Folding Knife

Anyone who goes hunting regularly can tell you the value of a good knife. Not only is it necessary for skinning and preparing wild game, ...
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Buck CSAR-T Tactical Folding Knife

Buck is one of the most notable knife brands in the world. For more than a century and across five generations of Bucks, the American-based ...
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Benchmade Griptilian 551

Benchmade is known for knives, and their Griptilian line remains a popular option for recreational users. The 551 Griptilian is the smallest of the full-sized ...
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Buck Knives 112BRS Ranger Lockback Folding Knife

Having a decent knife on hand is essential for a variety of tasks. From slicing vegetables to cutting packaging open, you need a sturdy, durable, ...
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Case Amber Bone Stockman Knife

A knife purchase is an important decision that takes careful thought. You must first define what your needs are and what you are trying to ...
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Best Pocket Knives

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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Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 G-10 Knife

There are many benefits to owning a pocket knife. They provide you the advantage of being able to accomplish many projects around your home. You ...
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Best Women’s Work Boots

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

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

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

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

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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Best Portable Generators

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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Best Men’s Work Boots

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 Axe

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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