Where Are Snap-On Tools Made?

Snap-On has long been a staple of American work belt, most well known for their wrenches and other hand tools. They’ve expanded their product offering over the years (since starting in 1920) and currently mostly focus on tools for transportation industries like: automotive, aviation, heavy duty trucks, military and defense, railroads, and marine, among others. They also have a lower-end tool brand that offers more affordable hand tools called Blue-Point. Snap-On started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin almost 100 years ago and has grown to employ more than 12,000 people – but do they still manufacture in the U.S.? Check out our verdict below.

Verdict: Are Snap-On Tools Made in the USA?

Only certain Snap-On tools are still made in the USA. Most hand tools are still made in their facilities in Milwaukee and other U.S. manufacturing locations, but products like their cordless power drill kit are made in China, among other countries. More details below.

Here are all of the locations of Snap-On’s current manufacturing facilities in the U.S.:

  • Algona, Iowa
  • Carol Stream, Illinois
  • City of Industry, California
  • Conway, Arkansas
  • Elizabethton, Tennessee
  • Elkmont, Alabama
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Murphy, North Carolina
  • West Lebanon, New Hampshire

As we mentioned, they also maintain several international facilities in these cities:

  • Bramley & Branbury, England
  • Bollnäs, Edsbyn, Kungsör & Lidköping, Sweden
  • Correggio & Florence, Italy
  • Irun, Placencia & Vitoria, Spain
  • Kunshan & Xiaoshan, China
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Santa Bárbara d’Oeste, Brazil
  • Santo Tome, Argentina
  • Sopron, Hungary
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Vila do Conde, Portugal

Popular American Made Snap-On Tools

Popular Snap-On Tools Not Made in the USA

  • Cordless Screwdriver Kit – China
  • Variable Speed Polisher – China
  • Gas Torches – Ireland
  • Welding Helmets – China
  • Safety Gloves – China
  • Air Compressors – Canada and China

Pro Tip

You can see if a Snap-On tool is made in the USA or not by looking at the Country of Origin underneath the product specifications tab on their website product pages. Here’s an example for their hex short spline combination wrench, which you can see is made in the USA. The Country of Origin is second from the bottom of their product specs information.

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Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.