Skip to content
logo
American Made in USA Products, Clothes, Shoes, Toys, TowelsArmstrong ToolsAmerican Made Products & Clothes Made in USA - All Products Made in USA, Made in America
DEPARTMENTS
Shop American Made Products  »  All Manufacturers  »  Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Tools - American Made Tools Made in USA
Armstrong Tools Armstrong Tools
American Made Tools - Armstrong Tools

Armstrong Tools Co. was founded in 1890 by four brothers, the sons of a Scottish immigrant blacksmith. In the beginning, the company manufactured and distributed bicycle parts, together with tools and equipment people used to manufacture and repair bicycles.

In 1895, as part of their manufacturing program, the brothers introduced lathe tool holders. By 1900 this product showed such promise that the company started devoting full time to manufacturing.

So it was that the company's foundation was built upon the tool holder. These holders replaced the heavy, individually forged cutting tools that until then were necessary for lathe work. With the Armstrong system, a forged permanent shank was used with various shapes of small, interchangeable cutting tools.

As advertised, the Armstrong Tool system did indeed save "all forging and 70% of grinding," and by the mid 1900's the use of forged cutting tools in machine shops was virtually unheard of, replaced instead by the Armstrong System of Tool Holders.

Armstrong Tools first manufacturing facilities were located in a wooden structure built across the back of two of the brothers' adjoining yards on Edgewood Ave in Chicago, Illinois. At the same time, they also maintained a store in downtown Chicago. In 1900, the brothers decided to devote full time to manufacturing and moved operations to a new plant at 617 Austin Ave.

On April Fools' Day in 1902, the Austin Ave plant burned to the ground. But the company salvaged and re-conditioned its inventory, rebuilt the plant, doubled the floor space, and continued to grow. In 1905, needing still more space, the brothers purchased property at 317 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago, and built a 100,000 square foot, 3-story brick factory. At this point, the company was still involved only in the manufacture of tool holders and related machine tool accessory items.

In 1909, Armstrong Tools introduced a line of drop forged wrenches. From its modest beginning selling bicycle parts, the company launched into a line expansion that's continued to today, almost 100 years later, with a product line which includes nearly 5000 items of mechanic's tools, pipe and tubing tools, machine shop accessories, and cutting tools.

Armstrong Tools remained on Francisco Ave. until 1948, when it moved to its present headquarters at 5200 W. Armstrong Ave. on Chicago's northwest side. Armstrong built a second manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas and began operations there in 1974. To this day, Fayetteville boasts one of the most modern drop forge shops in the world.

In December 1994, after 105 years of private ownership by the Armstrong family, the company was acquired by the Danaher Corporation. Danaher's family of brands includes Allen and K-D Hand Tools, Allen Hex Keys, Holo-Krome Fasteners, Jacobs Chucks, Matco Hand Tools, and JS Technology Torque Tools, among others. The Danaher (LINK here) Commitment to continuous improvement will ensure the strict adherence to the high standards of quality, delivery and cost upon which Armstrong was founded.

Armstrong Tools are still, and will continue to be Made in the U.S.A. They are designed and manufactured for professional tool users and continue to be manufactured with uncompromising quality.
344 items from Armstrong Tools   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Sort by: Price High to Low | Price Low to High

Armstrong Tools 2-1/4 American Made Face Spanner Wrenches
Armstrong Tools 2-1/4 American Made Face Spanner Wrenches
Price: $20.75
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Tools 2" Face Spanner Wrenches
Armstrong Tools 2" Face Spanner Wrenches
Price: $18.75
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Tools 1-3/4" Face Spanner Wrenches
Armstrong Tools 1-3/4" Face Spanner Wrenches
Price: $18.05
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong 1-1/2" Face Spanner Wrenches - Made in USA
Armstrong 1-1/2" Face Spanner Wrenches - Made in USA
Price: $16.96
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong 1-1/4" Face Spanner Wrenches - Made in America
Armstrong 1-1/4" Face Spanner Wrenches - Made in America
Price: $15.11
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench 6" Diameter - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench 6" Diameter - American Made
Price: $40.35
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 5" Diameter - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 5" Diameter - American Made
Price: $28.14
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 4" Diameter - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 4" Diameter - American Made
Price: $23.71
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3-3/4 Diamter - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3-3/4 Diamter - American Made
Price: $20.71
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3-1/2  Diameter - Made in USA
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3-1/2 Diameter - Made in USA
Price: $19.42
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench -3-1/4 Diameter  - Made in America
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench -3-1/4 Diameter - Made in America
Price: $19.56
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3" Diameter - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 3" Diameter - American Made
Price: $19.09
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 2-3/4 Diameter - Made in USA
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 2-3/4 Diameter - Made in USA
Price: $17.88
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrenches - American Made
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrenches - American Made
Price: $15.54
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong American Made Pin Spanner Wrenches - 2 1/4" Diameter
Armstrong American Made Pin Spanner Wrenches - 2 1/4" Diameter
Price: $15.93
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrenches - American Made
Price: $11.99
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrenches - Made in America
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrenches - Made in America
Price: $14.00
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 1-1/2 Diameter - Made in USA
Armstrong Pin Spanner Wrench - 1-1/2 Diameter - Made in USA
Price: $12.75
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Ball Pein Hammers, Fiberglass Handle - American Made - 13" Length
Armstrong Ball Pein Hammers, Fiberglass Handle - American Made - 13" Length
Price: $38.99
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Ball Pein Hammers, Fiberglass Handle - Made in USA - 14.5" length
Armstrong Ball Pein Hammers, Fiberglass Handle - Made in USA - 14.5" length
Price: $40.56
Brand: Armstrong Tools
Armstrong Standard Head One-Piece Dead Blow Hammers - American Made
Armstrong Standard Head One-Piece Dead Blow Hammers - American Made
Price: $31.81
Brand: Armstrong Tools
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Armstrong Tools
YOUR CART

0 items in cart
total: $0.00


Save $10 Now!
Sale! - NOW Take $10 off orders over $200 (exclusive of shipping costs) with coupon code:
AGORAMANIC10

(Just type "AGORAMANIC10" in coupon code box when you check out.)
Recommendations?
Recommend an American Manufacturer and should we successfully bring your manufacturer onto our website we'll email you a $10 coupon code redeemable for any purchase over $25. (Only one Coupon can be applied per purchase)

Recommend a Manufacturer Now
Save on Bulk Orders
Buying large quantities?Save Big on Bulk Orders. Contact us

customerrelations@usab2c.com



ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES
Credit Cards
Online Payments
Additional Options