Steel City Tools Closes Up Shop

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According to industry insiders, power tool manufacturer Steel City Tool Works has closed its doors and sold its remaining inventory to a Canadian firm.

Steel City has manufactured a broad line of stationary and benchtop woodworking tools, with innovations like granite work surfaces, for many years.

Although the Canadian company may restart the brand in the future, no certainty or timeframe has been reported to us. The voicemail message on Steel City's toll-free line is now directing customer tool inquiries or service issues back to the distributors from which their tools were purchased. It also announces that Tuesday, March 31, was the company's last day of business.

Axiom Precision, a CNC-focused tool company that displayed with Steel City at the IWF show in Atlanta last summer is moving forward and has no affiliation with Steel City Tool Works at this time.

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12 Responses to “Steel City Tools Closes Up Shop”

  1. DimebagVision

    This shop is like a chapel.
    You could spend all day there just admiring the craftsmanship

  2. Drunken Woodworker

    Did you see all the beer bottles lined up along the ceiling? Beautiful
    shop! So inspiring! I look forward to meeting him next month.

  3. newstart49

    I couldn’t work in there. I’d be afraid to damage something or get it
    messed up.
    I’ll have to stick with my old 40’s building.

  4. Marc Lewis

    Amazing! Frank is truly an icon to all of us and such a colorful and
    inspirational character. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Алим Хапов

    ???????????? ??????????!!!

  6. SuperKwame1

    I love Frank Klausz, my 10yrs old was a big fan when he was 5years old.

  7. Joe Unseen

    Thank you!

  8. Jason Rausch

    Wow, Frank is truly an inspiration to learn more and “sharpen” your craft.

  9. Lori O'Neil

    Very nice….

  10. Marcos Noble

    It seems weird to have such a beautiful workplace, what about all the

  11. Maine Homesteaders

    Great shop. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Alfredo Isaac

    A very special man, thanks for sharing.

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