Overview
  • Industrial, Energy, Utility, Aerospace Markets
  • Full Line of Superior Quality Hand Tools
The Back Story
  • Founded in 1890
  • First Drop Forged Wrenches in 1909
  • 100+ Years Later, 4000 Tools Strong
Claim to Fame
  • Tough, Reliable
  • Uncompromising Quality
  • Heritage of Made in the USA
Game Changers
  • MAXX™ Aerospace Ratchets
  • EYE-D™ Sockets
  • Groundbreaking Military Kits
Overview

It's not just STRONG. It's ARMSTRONG®. That's the credo we live by for Armstrong® Industrial Tools. The demanding industrial and commercial environments of today call for the highest quality, durable, and strongest tools we can provide. Whether managing a maintenance tool crib, or constructing the towers and transmission lines that keep us all connected, or responsibly mining or harnessing the natural resources of the earth, sea, wind, or sun, we manufacture Armstrong® tools with your specific needs in mind.

The Armstrong® product line now includes more than 4,000 items, including hand sockets and drive tools, wrenches, striking wrenches, torque wrenches, impact sockets, C-clamps, screwdrivers, pliers, punches and chisels, tool storage, and related industrial products.

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The Back Story

The Armstrong Bros. Tool 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.

Following a successful endeavor in manufacturing lathe tool holders in 1895, Armstrong Bros. Tool Co. created its first drop forged wrench in 1909. After a number of plant moves and strong growth throughout the 20th century, Armstrong® became part of Apex Tool Group in 1994. Now after over 120 years later, the brand is stronger than ever continuing with a legacy of superior quality and Made in the USA.

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Claim to Fame

Since 1890, Armstrong® has a heritage of made in the USA, high quality and inherent value in a broad range of hand tools for industrial applications.

Armstrong is for the maintenance and production professional and is the brand of heavy duty hand tools that provides strength, reliability, and pride in a job well done.

Game Changers

Few other industries demand quality products to the degree required by the aerospace industry. Armstrong® is proud to offer an industry leading 88-tooth ratchet that meets all stringent applicable aerospace specifications. With amazing 4 degree turning arc, special corrosion resistant plating, and ultra low profile, the Armstrong® aviation ratchets lead the way. Armstrong® also offers a full line of sockets, wrenches, and drive tool accessories all of which meet Aerospace specifications.

The United State Military also recognizes Armstrong's toughness and groundbreaking tool kit designs. Since 2008, Armstrong® has been supporting Soldiers and Marines with the General Mechanics Tool Kit. Providing unprecedented support in some of the harshest environments, Armstrong's initial success with the GMTK has led to other coveted awards including the Optical Tool and Equipment Kit (OPTEK), Joint Aviation Tool Set (JATS), Small Arms Repair Tool Kit (SARTK) and many others.