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Made in the USA Automotive Tools

The automotive tools made in the USA are out there but it’s getting tougher to count on that “Made in the USA” stamp when purchasing new tools. Many are made in both the United States and foreign countries so you do have to double-check labels, descriptions, or packaging when you shop.

Do you manufacture American made automotive tools? We’d love to hear about it and add it to our made in the USA list of brands and products. Let us know about it in the comments below, follow us on Instagram @madeintheusamatters so we can find and follow you back, and join our Facebook group where you can share your made in the USA products with Americans committed to buying American made.

American Made Automotive Tools

Auto Mechanic Tools Made in the USA


CHANNELLOCK pliers and other select CHANNELLOCK brand tools are made in the USA.

American manufacturing becomes more and more scarce every day, but CHANNELLOCK® is proud to put Americans to work manufacturing authentic CHANNELLOCK® pliers. We employ over 350 associates who contribute to our local, state and national economy in Meadville, PA. Is it the easiest way? Probably not. But, American manufacturing is the right way.


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Crescent Tools

Crescent adjustable wrenches, Crescent H.K. Porter 14″ PowerPivot Center Cut Double Compound Action Bolt Cutters; and the Crescent JOBOX Crossover Truck Box and JOBOX chests are made in the USA. Wiss and H.K. Porter products, and a few others, are made in Lexington, S.C. OBOX products are made in Jonesboro, Ark.

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Klein Tools

Klein Tools makes American made tools for professionals. Notable for automotive repair and mechanics are pliers, cutters, wrenches, tool kits, and tool organizers.

The vast majority of the products we sell are made in the USA. The exact percentage changes frequently as we insource some products to our USA plants and add new products to our lineup. Klein has introduced many new US-manufactured products in recent years (hole-making, screwdrivers, fish tapes, utility wrenches, buckets, bags, etc.). We have invested in four new US manufacturing facilities in the past decade, and have invested heavily in new equipment and tooling in our plants to expand our capacity and quality.

Klein Tools

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Mac Tools

Mac Tools makes over 8,000 tools including screwdrivers, ratchets, wrenches, and assorted air tools. Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, Mac Tools are manufactured in various Stanley Black & Decker facilities globally (see Stanley Black & Decker below.) Mac Tools hardline tools are manufactured in Proto Dallas. The primary distribution center for Mac Tools is in Hilliard, Ohio, USA. Mac Tools can be purchased through independent franchises.

Matco Tools

I had to go to the garage forums for this one. It seems many new Matco tool purchases are made in China and Taiwan. According to the mechanics and automotive hobbyists in the forums, Matco hand tools sockets, wrenches, ratchets, etc. are made in the USA. You’ll want to take care to check labels and product descriptions.

Matco began operation in 1946 and, since 1979, we have sold our automotive tools and products directly to professional mechanics, enthusiasts, and those who value quality automotive tools through a network of independent franchised mobile tool distributors.

Matco Tools

ProMAXX Tools

American made in Pittsburgh, PA, exhaust manifold repair tools, diesel engine tooling, fuel injector puller, wheel bearing pullers, premium drill bits, and automotive combo tool kits.

Everything is made here in the USA, nearly all by ProMAXX® Tool. This is why quality, productivity, and precision are built into each and every tool that we design, engineer, and manufacture.


SK Professional Tools *

Drive tools, socket sets, bits, specialty sockets, wrenches, pliers, cutters, picks, magnetic tools, and more.

  • Made in America but now owned by a company in China.
  • Shop-Vac USA, LLC (subsidiary of Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Co., Ltd., based in Hangzhou, China. The company will retain manufacturing in its Williamsport, Pa., factory).
  • Arrow Fastener (Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Co., Ltd.),
  • Goldblatt (Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Co., Ltd. Made in China & Kansas)

SK Tools USA, LLC is now a sister company of Shop-Vac USA, LLC in Williamsport, PA., USA.We have relocated our manufacturing and distribution from Sycamore, IL to Williamsport, PA USA in November 2021. Under the ownership of GreatStar Industrial USA and its portfolio of brands including Arrow Fastener, Pony Jorgensen, Goldblatt we now have far greater resources and global scale to improve our service and innovate while building on our 100-year reputation for USA quality.

SK Tools

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Hand tools, power tools, tool storage, equipment, diagnostics, repair information, and management systems. Snap-on Inc. operates United States plants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Elkmont, Alabama.

*80% of Snap-on tools sold in America are made in the USA according to CEO Nick Pinchuk.

One of the advantages Snap-on has always had is we tend to make in the markets where we sell. So 80% of what we sell off the trucks here in America is made right here in America. 

Nick Pinchuk, CEO, Snap-on

Stanley Black & Decker

Known for recognizable brands such as DeWALT, Craftsman, Stanley, Black + Decker, Bostitch, Irwin, Porter-Cable, Mac Tools, Proto, and Lenox, Stanley Black & Decker operates 48 U.S. manufacturing facilities employing over 18,000 men and women. Parts are sourced globally. Not ALL tools under these brands are made in the USA.

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Hard drive sockets, impact sockets, ratchets, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, tool storage cabinets.

*Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA with manufacturing in both the USA and China. Each product made in the USA is labeled as such.

About 74% of our current product lineup is made in Taiwan, 22% in the United States, 2% in Canada, 1% in China, and 1% across several other countries. You can find the country of origin for every tool on by scrolling to the bottom of the product page and referring to the “Specs” section.


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Wright Tool

Wright Tool Company has manufactured quality hand tools in the USA since 1927. They manufacture all of their wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and attachments using U.S. steel. Limited lifetime warranty on most of their hand tools.

We don’t just follow American-made standards – we are the standard.

You learn a lot in nearly 100 years, the biggest is don’t put your name on something that isn’t the best. At Wright, we only forge one quality tool – premium. We deliver this by forging the most innovative and tenacious wrenches, ratchets, sockets, and attachments able to handle the world’s toughest jobs.


Wright Tool

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Made in the USA Lifts & Garage Tools

Backyard Buddy Automotive Lifts

Backyard Buddy automotive lifts from Advantage Lifts manufactures American made classic lifts, wide lifts, tall lifts, trailer lifts, casters, rolling and sliding platforms, and more.

First constructed in a local weld shop, Backyard Buddy has proudly produced one of the highest quality automotive lifts in the United States for over 40 years.

Advantage Lifts

HMC Industries

Made in the USA lift tables, industrial MRO equipment, fuel transfer equipment, oil transfer equipment, fuel caddy equipment, wheel chocks, creeper seats, scissor lifts, work benches, tool boxes, and more.

We believe in America and have built this company to try and provide high-quality American manufacturing jobs to Americans. Our labor averages over 25 years of experience in manufacturing.  We don’t have a lot of young kids working for us.  Our labor employs expert welders, fabricators, machinists, and assemblers.  They truly care about the products we ship as it’s a reflection on their career and life standards. Buying American Made Products means your dollars get reinvested in the U.S.A.  We buy our steel, our parts, our fasteners, our tires, and our paint from other American suppliers

HMC Industries


For nearly 20 years, the Kwik-Lift has been best low rise home garage lift on the market. Designed to be safe, secure, and easy to use, the Kwik-Lift is made in the USA from solid steel.

The company began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we remain here today. Since the invention of Kwik-Lift, we have built tens of thousands of car lifts. Most of our products are made in the USA.


Worth Equipment

American made 2 and 4 post lifts, alignment lifts, lube lifts, hobby lifts, motorcycle lifts, heavy-duty lifts, and more.

Worth N.A., LLC is a leading manufacturer of American Made above the ground lifts and tubing benders.

Worth Equipment

Thermal Imaging Tools Made in the USA

Teledyne Flir

Based in both Wilsonville, Oregon and Arlington, Virginia, FLIR designs and makes many of its products in the USA. It is one of the largest manufacturers of thermal imaging products in America employing more than 1,600 United States workers. Manufacturing and R&D facilities are in Goleta, CA., North Billerica, MA., Bozeman, MT., Stillwater, OK., Freeport, PA., Oak Ridge, TN., and West Lafayette, IN.

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