Many people understand only a fraction of what we do, but our brands have many claims to fame. The Armstrong® brand was tapped by the U.S. Military to make new General Mechanics Tool Kits for use on military vehicles and equipment. Our Wiss® snips were introduced more than 75 years ago and remain the top cutting tool among sheet metal workers and HVAC pros. Crescent® introduced the very first adjustable wrench – now a ubiquitous tool – more than 100 years ago.
the year Carl Weller's soldering gun patent was issued