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Our project is to build the finest quality tools & gifts in the world! Advanced CNC manufacturing combined with distinctive art

Our Story

Thank you for taking a look at the Tool-Makers 'Greatest Tool In The World' project. This Tool-Makers project started on a vendor related visit to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. This visit and many subsequent visits allowed an opportunity to examine the various tools used on the space shuttle program. The idea of creating a commercialized ‘consumer’ hand tool that was specialized and personalized was born from these meetings.

This project has infinite possibilities and we have positioned ourselves with the vendors and suppliers that we have selected to be able to fulfill these requirements with the latest state of the art automation equipment. We have designed a modular manufacturing growth system which allows us to rapidly increase our production levels when required.

For this reason, we can handle a large number of backers of our KICKSTARTER project when it becomes necessary and efficiently fulfill customized orders small or large. 

What we will do with our KICKSTARTER funding.

Our project is a large manufacturing undertaking and we recognize this.  We also know we can start small and grow our project with our success. We have a set of  requirements for the initial start up which includes the updates to our website, fulfillment of the initial orders to be placed, injection molds, fixtures, tooling, laser engraver,assembly area, packaging and shipping. We have already figured out the production process and now it requires the initial funding to successfully launch. The more funding we receive, the faster we can grow.

We want to make history with our project and humbly ask for your backing and hopefully you will tell your friends and family.

History 

The project you see here is a continuation in the early history of combined wrenches that started with the Original ratcheting socket wrench which was filed on March 13, 1847 and granted to Zelotes William Avery in New Berlin New York. The patent was assigned to Benjamin Webb who also was an inventor and together these 2 people made a large contribution to the beginning of American Automation.  

US Patent #5009.  First ratcheting socket wrench 1847

By simply combining a ratcheting mechanism together with a 'buggy wheel tool and farm wrench', a wheel nut could be removed and replace quickly from a stage coach, buck board or buggy. History shows that this single invention provided the spark that fueled the early American Industrial Revolution and had a significant effect on rapid assembly of mechanisms including sewing machines, munitions, trains and machinery of all types.

The Tool-Makers wrench is revolutionary in the way it functions and the way it adds the ability to be customized to match many advertising and personalization configurations, quality gifts, 'make your own designs' and corporate representation. There is an obvious connection to almost anything mechanical which requires taking a nut, bolt or fastener apart or putting these two back together.

Gifts With A Purpose.

Our goal is to create the worlds finest tools, tool sets, tool boxes and related products. These are produced with superior materials, fit and finish and are most of all distinctive. What could be better than giving or receiving the coolest set of tools ever for a special occasion such as birthday, graduation, fathers day, corporate promotion, reward and retirement, trade school achievement, or holidays. How about a putting your favorite race team, your hot rod, motorcycle or personalized license plate to match your classic vehicle???

We would like to be known as the people who make the greatest tools in the world.

We can laser engrave names, occasions events or other designs  to these tools with your provided artwork.    

Our Artwork And Designs.

We currently have over 600 unique designs in our library and are constantly adding more. We will have these available as quickly as we can get the licensing agreements completed. The designs that are forthcoming are simply awesome. Most of our designs can be ordered as a left handed or right handed configuration.

Patents, Licensing And Trademarks.

Tool-Makers currently has patents on our tools, mechanisms and the application of  the artwork. We are continuously developing new intellectual property to protect our inventions and processes.

We are developing a portfolio of trademark licensing agreements which are required by large and small corporations, governments, individual owners, etc. We can provide a trademarked design to our products when we receive a license to do so and will protect that relationship both legally and ethically.

The Tool-Maker wrench crown can be customized and changed for an infinite number designs.  The customizations can be used for personalization to match your favorite sport team or could be used as a corporate advertisement campaign.  It can be customized for your favorite Hot rod such as the custom license plate themes. http://www.tool-makers.net/crowns.htm The available crowns are expanding as licenses for many different images are being gathered.

Yankee (right hand)

South Paw (left hand)

Our Goals

Our mission is to inspire other makers to catch the creative fever and think out of the box. This is what America is all about. This is what KICKSTARTER is about. We would like to ignite the maker passion.

Tool-Makers has developed a complete product line of custom built hand tools, sockets, extensions, tool boxes and gift sets like no others in the world made of the finest and highest quality materials . Our products have carefully merged together many years of technical expertise, manufacturing technologies along with supercharged desire to offer the world’s next generation of a customized hand tool & accessories line.

"The American"  

About Our Rewards.

Since the beginning of this KICKSTARTER project, our objective has been to offer the best rewards to our backers as possible. We look at each reward as though its our personal conveyance as a backer and try to imagine receiving each. We sincerely hope you feel the same way after opening your reward.

Quality, Warranty And Support.

Ongoing Research and Development promises to continuously introduce new product releases for years to come. A complete product line is in the final development stages for immediate integration to the existing line.

Tool-Makers will strive to provide the highest level of product quality, customer service, warranty, on time delivery and a dynamic product line which promises to include new ideas which have never been on the market before.

The customization we can do with the wrench crown design can easily be converted into a right handed (Yankee) and left handed South Paw) wrench.

 

                   http://www.tool-makers.net/crowns.htm

Why Support Tool-Makers?

When one thinks of a tool in the current context, it is typically as a purposeful commodity which performs a specific task.  Tool-Makers has improved upon this commodity and added a new level of functionality to the greatest tool ever produced. 

KICKSTARTER is an awesome venue for allowing us to build the necessary funding to be able to meet the manufacturers' minimum order quantities. We will then be able to take the Tool-Makers project to a wider audience so that we can continue to bring the rest of our innovative products to market.

We are adding more designs as quickly as we can. Please visit the link to view some of the possibilities. http://www.tool-makers.net/crowns.htm

Tool Boxes and Sets

We have prototyped the tool sets and can say they will be nothing less than spectacular. We are using the highest quality material possible, the best fasteners, high finish panel and epoxy pad printed art work.

These are the finest tool boxes with the most distinctive designs possible.

We will continue to update the progress and development of products in future updates.

From Our Team At TOOL-MAKERS

Thank you!

Note: All logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All images are for illustration and display purposes only. All rights reserved.

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    Thank You Digital Package - A heartfelt Thank You for your interest and backing our project! You will receive a personal digital E-video, a printable custom Tool-Makers E-thank you card and access to project updates. Access to the digital online store with new product releases, updates and special gift package offers. You will also receive a pdf copy of the historical first patented socket/ratchet wrench from 1847. This will include a short story about patent 5009 - March 13, 1847 by inventor Z.W. Avery in New Berlin, N.Y.

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    Uniquely Awesome Digital Plus Package (Retail value $18) - This package includes all of the Thank You Digital Package plus a "Coolest Ever" toolbox / refrigerator magnet, a Tool-Makers stick on Decal and a Tool-Makers custom Thank You card mailed to you. Please look for future updates which will give you much more detail about our "Coolest Ever" toolbox magnets which will be available in left handed (Southpaw) or right handed (Yankee) configuration. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra. These items will be described in more detail in a soon to come update.

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    Kickin' It In Style Package (Retail value $40) - All of the items in the "Uniquely Awesome" Package and also your choice of Lady's or Men's distinctive Tool-Makers designs T-shirt in S-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL. Please look for future updates which will give you much more detail about our new T-shirt designs. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    “Tool-Makers” Basic Package – (Retail value $52) This is the basic tool only in a custom designed Tool-Makers box with a choice of available crown/caps which can be selected from our library of designs. Ready to display or ready for work. Our library is growing daily and includes all of the designs from our project pages along with new continuous releases. A backer survey will offer a list of designs to choose from when the project is completed. This tool is a single 3/8” ratchet/socket wrench with a standard handle. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    “The American”. ‘THE GREATEST TOOL IN THE WORLD’ in its own patriotic custom printed box. (Retail value $57) This is a single 3/8” ratchet/socket wrench with the most distinctive American Flag decoration. Something for the ages. Hand picked root burl wooden handle grips just like the tools that were made in America 150 years ago. This is a single item reward for those who decide that a cool wrench is all they want. This is also the best value gift for the patriotic person or someone special who believes in America. The best in innovation, ergonomics & quality. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    The Greatest Tool in the World / Makers Basic Pack - (Retail value $83.95) Do it yourself and become the artist! You will be able to create your very own unique creation. This will be the ultimate gift to display your own talent. You will receive a complete, fully functional Tool-Makers 3/8" ratchet wrench with the Tool-Makers cap/crown. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design from our growing library and a wrench handle configuration. You will receive the Kickin It In Style Package and in addition, you will also receive an additional blank cap/crown on which to make your own design to create your own customized tool. You could design it with pinstripes, a distinct image; match your car colors, or whatever you can imagine. Your Car club, your company logo, or your race car number could also be on your customized cap. We will have an artist’s wall on our website where you can send us a picture of your unique design and we can display it for all to envy. We will provide you with a link to download a practice template ( in an update) that you can design on before you create it on the cap. The link will provide you printable PDF worksheet and you can practice your design as much as you like. This also includes the Kickin' It In Style Package which included the Coolest Ever tool box/refrigerator magnet, Tool-Makers custom stick on decal, a custom Tool-Makers thank you card mailed to you, Tool-Makers custom design t-shirt. Shipping within USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    The Worlds Most Distinctive Gift Set (Retail Value $ 134) - You will be receiving everything mentioned in the "Greatest Tool In The World" package plus the 11 piece 3/8" fractional socket set (shallow length), 4" extension and tool box. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design, wrench handle design and one of the available tool box colors. The configuration choices will be covered in an update. International shipping is extra.

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    Builders Package - This package includes everything in the "World’s Most Distinctive Gift Set" plus an additional custom designed T-shirt, and a metric socket set (shallow length) with an additional 6" extension and cap/crown with custom logo design of your choice, and a matched printed toolbox. You will also have your name and/or design laser engraved on the socket wrench. This is a beautiful tool set to be treasured, make the perfect gift, or reward for someone special. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design, a wrench handle design and one of the available tool box colors. The configuration choices will be covered in an update. International shipping is extra.

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    Makers Custom Package - You will receive all of the previous "Builders Package" items which include: 1) Thank You Digital Package. 2) "Coolest Ever" toolbox / refrigerator magnet, a Tool-Makers stick on Decal and a Tool-Makers custom mailed Thank You card. 3) Distinctive Tool-Makers designs T-shirt 4) One Tool-Makers 3/8" ratcheting socket wrench. 5) An 11 piece 3/8" fractional socket set (shallow length), 4" extension and tool box. 6) A metric socket set (shallow length) with an additional 6" extension and custom logo design of your choice and matched printed toolbox with your name and/or design laser engraved on the socket wrench handle. This will be a completely custom built tool set with your selected art work or original art work with a tool box individually painted to your color choice with stainless trim. All the custom art work can be designed and developed by you to fit in the guidelines that will be explained in a special backer update. International shipping is extra.

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    Iconic Backer Package - You will get everything in the "Makers Custom Package" with burled wood wrench handle the with the tool box and cap/crown constructed from carbon fiber. We will create a truly unique tool set which will be made from the finest materials, precise CNC manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE engineering to the highest level. This will be the world's greatest tool set which will be totally one of a kind. International shipping is extra.

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    Iconic Corporate Backer Package - A complete company gift & reward package that includes the Digital Package, 24 Tool-Makers Thank You cards, 24 distinctive Tool-Makers "The Greatest Tool Ever" 3/8" socket wrenches, 24 toolboxes with a one of a kind custom designed artwork for your company. There will also be 24 11 piece 3/8” fractional socket sets and 24 4” extensions. These are 24 individual gift sets which are ready to present to company employees, vendors & suppliers, retirement, achievement and holiday gifts. Each tool is individually laser engraved for every lasting memories, includes 24 tool box/ refrigerator magnets and 24 decals with your same corporate artwork. This package also includes 24 one of a kind custom designed Tool-Makers t-shirts (ladies & men's all sizes) that include your corporate art work. Don't forget these are the finest tools in the world which can be used to work on anything mechanical. Our reward survey will have all custom configurations ordering information

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    Benefactor/Patron Level -Offer your pledge and background to help us get this epic project launched. We know we have an innovative and exciting new company ready for showtime. Be a part of our success. (This is not a partner offer) You will become a member of the advisers board & steering committee. We have 4 members now and would like to have at least 7. We will be involved in such amazingly cool venues such as NASCAR, NHRA, AMA & motorcycle racing, trade shows etc. Join the fun. You will not be disappointed.

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