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!

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Our Tools & Work Guides

Case Amber Bone Stockman Knife

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Best Pocket Knife

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Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 G-10 Knife

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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

Gardening is a relaxing hobby, but it’s most enjoyable when done with high-quality tools. We did the research to find the best gardening tools made ...
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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

Here are some of the best tool brands who still make their tools in the USA. We also provided a little description of what products ...
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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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