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We believe that well-made hand tools support a life of authenticity and meaning, a life of producing instead of just consuming, of contributing to the lives of those you love, of making things that endure, and of getting in touch with how the world really works.

TEKTON High-Torque Screwdriver Set on rails in a tool cabinet drawer

2022 Screwdriver Updates

We've updated our screwdriver lineup; check out a few key changes including a refined slotted tip, stubbier stubby blade, and a reconfigured set offering.

TEKTON Micrometer and Split Beam Torque Wrenches on a Table

Compare the Ranges and Features of Tekton Torque Wrenches

Tekton offers torque wrenches in two different styles: micrometer and split beam. It's not a matter of which is better, but which is right for a particular application or user.

Laser cutting Tekton Angle Head Wrenches

How We Make Angle Head Wrenches

In this video, Tekton's Director of Manufacturing explains the engineering considerations and proprietary manufacturing process behind our USA-made Angle Head Wrenches.

TEKTON torque wrench with a crowfoot wrench

How to Use a Torque Wrench with a Crowfoot Wrench

When you connect a torque wrench with another tool, like a crowfoot wrench, it's important to...

Laser cutting Tekton Angle Head Wrenches

LaserMill™ | A New Way to Make Wrenches

LaserMill is Tekton's proprietary method for making wrenches. We use it to produce our USA-made angle head and crowfoot wrench lines.

TEKTON hand drive sockets in a tool cabinet drawer

Official Hand Tool of the Big Tire Garage

Ian Johnson first got his hands on Tekton tools in fall of 2019...

Chrome Molybdenum or Chrome Vanadium Steel?

Chrome Molybdenum or Chrome Vanadium?

Which is better for hand tools? These two families of steel alloys are both commonly used in hand tool manufacturing...

Inch to Millimeter Conversion Chart

Inch to Millimeter Conversion Charts

Need to know what inch sizes your metric sockets or wrenches match up with? Download this handy resource...

TEKTON Screwdriver

The Most Versatile Handle Available

We set out to make a better driver handle, one that considers the ways you really work and that addresses the often-overlooked fact that your hands interact with the tool in multiple positions...

TEKTON Torque Wrench

Torque Wrench Accuracy and Calibration

Torque wrenches are only as accurate as your ability to use them. Too many people focus just on the factory calibration. There’s no doubt that proper calibration is important, but, in reality...

Which Is Better? 6-Point vs. 12-Point

The answer depends on your situation. Matching up the points between the tool an fastener means that you will maximize the surface area of the steel in contact, making the tool...