7 American-Made Tools For Your Workshop, Toolbag

Wednesday, Dec 17 2014
Posted by:
Nigel F. Maynard

It’s tough to beat the value proposition that foreign-made tools offer, but some contractors and tradesmen believe in equipment made right here in the good ole USA.

It’s the reason there has been a push toward more Made in the USA products in recent years. Citing a 2012 study by Perception Research Services International, the National Hardware Show said 83% of respondents indicated they would pay attention to whether a product is labeled “Made in the USA” and 76% said they would be more likely to buy something with that designation.

"Whether it is for quality assurance, to boost the economy, or out of patriotism, buying American-made products is becoming quite fashionable among U.S. shoppers,” said Jonathan Asher, executive vice president of PRS. 

To satisfy your need (or desire) for American-made products, here are seven tools made right on our shores: 

Klein Tools: In honor of service members, the company has introduced a limited edition Camouflage 2000 Series side-cutting pliers. It has a plastic-dipped camouflage handle design and a black-oxide head. kleintools.com