Basic Hand Tools Made in the US

Indispensable tools that you'll only need to buy once

1. Estwing Claw Hammer

Estwing has been making these hammers for almost one hundred years now, history has shown that they last at least that long.

2. Crescent Adjustable Wrench

Crescent pioneered the adjustable wrench, one of the most indespensible items in anyone's toolkit. In fact, on his famous transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh was quoted saying he carried only “gasoline, sandwiches, a bottle of water and a Crescent wrench."

3. Chapman Manufacturing Screwdriver Set

Chapman makes all of their tools in Durham, CT, and has since 1936. This screwdriver set covers all metric and standard sized hex tools, as well as multiple sizes of Phillips and slotted bits.

4. Channellock 3-Piece Plier Set

The only pliers you'll ever need.

5. Sands Cast Aluminum Level

Made from aluminum and guaranteed accurate to .0004 inches, this level will never let you down.

6. Cowhide Leather Work Gloves

These are simple, unlined leather work gloves that will last years. Nothing fancy here, just unmatched durability from Midwest Gloves & Gear.

7. Stanley Tape Measure

Measure twice, cut once. Or in this case, buy once -- this is the last tape measure you'll ever need.

8. Dewalt Utility Knife

Though the blades will come and go, you need a utility knife that will last. This Dewalt model is one of the few still made in the USA.