Hand Tools

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Tools

This report encompasses hand tools and parts and associated attachments that are used in a variety of applications. Tools purchased as a part of a tool set are included in each individual product category.

Types of hand tools and their parts and attachments include:

  • hand service tools
    • specialized automotive tools such as airbag deployment tools, distributor clamp wrenches, lug wrenches, manual and hydraulic automobile jacks, muffler chisels, and seal replacers
    • wrenches (including socket; open ended and combination; adjustable, including pipe wrenches, adjustable spanners, monkey wrenches and plumber’s wrenches; torque; and other wrenches, such as brake bleeder, clamp, lug, oxygen sensor, universal wrenches)
    • pliers (solid-joint, including needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, wire twisters, and certain snips; and slip-joint, which include tongue-and-groove pliers and locking pliers)
    • screwdrivers (e.g., slotted, or “flat-head”; Phillips, or “four-sided”)
    • hammers (including ball peen, claw, and other types, such as brick, drywall, soft-face, tack, and upholstery)
    • other hand service tools (e.g., sledges, picks, mauls, nail pullers, clamps, and caulking guns)
  • edge tools
    • paint and masonry tools, such as glasscutters, patching knives, putty knives, scrapers, spackling knives, taping knives, utility knives, and wallpaper strippers
    • chisels and gouges (including firmer, mortise, and paring chisels)
    • axes, adzes, and hatchets
  • other hand tools
    • hand saws
    • precision measuring tools (e.g., calipers, gauges, micrometers, squares)
    • multitools
    • all other hand tools (e.g., augers, files, levels, measuring tapes, planers, professional staplers, rasps, tampers)
  • parts and attachments
    • replacement handles for hand tools such as axes, sledges, mauls, and hammers
    • repair pieces for ratchets, torques, and other hand tools
    • replacement nosepieces and jaws for hand riveters
    • saw blades
    • screwdriver bit sets

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In addition, demand is segmented by market:

  • professional, including:
  • construction
  • automotive aftermarket
  • industrial and other professional markets (including consumer durable goods, furniture, industrial equipment, machinery, and transportation vehicles such as aircraft and automobiles)
  • consumer

Demand is also segmented by distribution channel, including:

  • direct sales and distributors
  • home centers
  • hardware stores
  • mass marketers
  • e-commerce

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Purchase Hand Tools by the Section

  1. Hand Tools

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

      $199.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Hand Tools Market

    2. 2 Overview

      $1,391.00

      1. 2.1 Study Scope

        $88.00

      2. 2.2 Supply & Demand

        $826.00

        1. 2.2.1 Demand by Type

          $166.00

          1. Table | Hand Tool Supply & Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029

        2. 2.2.2 Demand by Market

          $100.00

          1. Table | Hand Tool Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 2.2.3 Trade Balance

          $82.00

          1. Table | Hand Tool Supply & Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 2-1 | Hand Tool Demand, 2009 - 2019

        4. 2.2.4 Impact of Tariffs

          $271.00

        5. 2.2.5 Imports

          $93.00

          1. Figure 2-2 | US Hand Tool Imports by Source, 2009 - 2019

        6. 2.2.6 Exports

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-3 | US Hand Tool Exports by Destination, 2009 - 2019

        7. 2.2.7 Shipments

          $82.00

      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends

        $287.00

        1. Table | Price Deflator for Hand Tools, 2009 – 2029

      4. 2.4 Near-Term Impact of COVID-19

        $190.00

    3. 3 Hand Service Tools

      $2,784.00

      1. 3.1 Scope

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Supply & Demand

        $533.00

        1. 3.2.1 Demand Overview

          $137.00

          1. Table | Hand Service Tool Supply & Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 3-1 | Hand Service Tool Demand, 2009 - 2019

        2. 3.2.2 Imports

          $105.00

          1. Figure 3-2 | US Hand Service Tool Imports by Source, 2019

        3. 3.2.3 Exports

          $83.00

          1. Figure 3-3 | US Hand Service Tool Exports by Destination, 2019

        4. 3.2.4 Shipments

          $89.00

          1. Table | Hand Service Tool Shipments, 2009 - 2029

        5. 3.2.5 Suppliers & Brands

          $118.00

          1. Table | Hand Service Tools: Selected Suppliers

      3. 3.3 Demand by Type

        $82.00

        1. Table | Hand Service Tool Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

      4. 3.4 Specialized Automotive Tools

        $433.00

        1. 3.4.1 Scope

          $82.00

        2. 3.4.2 Supply & Demand

          $171.00

          1. Table | Specialized Automotive Tool Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 3.4.3 Trade

          $117.00

          1. Figure 3-4 | Specialized Automotive Tool Demand Trade, 2009 - 2019

        4. 3.4.4 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Specialized Automotive Service Tools: Selected Suppliers

      5. 3.5 Wrenches

        $443.00

        1. 3.5.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-5 | Wrenches

        2. 3.5.2 Supply & Demand

          $190.00

          1. Table | Wrench Supply & Demand by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 3-6 | Wrench Demand, 2009 - 2019

        3. 3.5.3 Trade

          $151.00

          1. Figure 3-7 | Wrench Trade, 2009 - 2019

        4. 3.5.4 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Wrenches: Selected Suppliers

      6. 3.6 Pliers

        $352.00

        1. 3.6.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-8 | Pliers

        2. 3.6.2 Supply & Demand

          $158.00

          1. Table | Plier Supply & Demand by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 3.6.3 Trade

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-9 | Plier Trade, 2009 - 2019

        4. 3.6.4 Suppliers

          $85.00

          1. Table | Pliers: Selected Suppliers

      7. 3.7 Screwdrivers

        $316.00

        1. 3.7.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-10 | Screwdrivers

        2. 3.7.2 Supply & Demand

          $133.00

          1. Table | Screwdriver Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 3.7.3 Trade

          $82.00

        4. 3.7.4 Suppliers

          $83.00

          1. Table | Screwdrivers: Selected Suppliers

      8. 3.8 Hammers

        $363.00

        1. 3.8.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-11 | Hammers

        2. 3.8.2 Supply & Demand

          $147.00

          1. Table | Hammer Supply & Demand by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 3.8.3 Trade

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.4 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Hammers: Selected Suppliers

      9. 3.9 Other Hand Service Tools (Sledges, Picks, Mauls, Clamps, Nail Pullers, Caulking Guns)

        $257.00

        1. 3.9.1 Scope

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-12 | Other Hand Service Tools: Product Examples

        2. 3.9.2 Supply & Demand

          $139.00

          1. Table | Other Hand Service Tool Supply & Demand by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 3.9.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Other Hand Service Tools: Selected Suppliers

    4. 4 Edge Tools

      $837.00

      1. 4.1 Scope

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $127.00

        1. Table | Edge Tool Supply & Demand, 2009 - 2029

      3. 4.3 Demand by Type

        $82.00

        1. Table | Edge Tool Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

      4. 4.4 Paint & Masonry Tools

        $190.00

        1. 4.4.1 Scope & Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-1 | Paint & Masonry Tools

        2. 4.4.2 Supply & Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | Paint & Masonry Tool Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 4.4.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Paint & Masonry Tools: Selected Suppliers

      5. 4.5 Chisels

        $254.00

        1. 4.5.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-2 | Chisels

        2. 4.5.2 Supply & Demand

          $166.00

          1. Table | Chisel Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 4.5.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Chisels: Selected Suppliers

      6. 4.6 Axes, Adzes, & Hatchets

        $188.00

        1. 4.6.1 Product Description

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-3 | Axes, Adzes, & Hatchets

        2. 4.6.2 Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | Ax, Adze, & Hatchet Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 4.6.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | Axes, Adzes, & Hatchets: Selected Suppliers

    5. 5 Hand Saws

      $234.00

      1. 5.1 Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Hand Saws

      2. 5.2 Supply & Demand

        $145.00

        1. Table | Hand Saw Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

      3. 5.3 Suppliers

        $82.00

    6. 6 Other Hand Tools, Parts, & Attachments

      $588.00

      1. 6.1 Other Hand Tools

        $432.00

        1. 6.1.1 Scope

          $82.00

          1. Figure 6-1 | Other Hand Tools: Product Examples

        2. 6.1.2 Supply & Demand

          $189.00

          1. Table | Other Hand Tool Supply & Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        3. 6.1.3 Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | Other Hand Tools Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        4. 6.1.4 Precision Measuring Tools

          $82.00

        5. 6.1.5 Multitools

          $82.00

        6. 6.1.6 All Other Hand Tools

          $82.00

      2. 6.2 Parts & Attachments

        $153.00

        1. Table | Hand Tool Parts & Attachments Supply & Demand by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029

    7. 7 Professional Markets

      $744.00

      1. 7.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Professional Hand Tools Market

      2. 7.2 Demand by Market Sector

        $667.00

        1. Table | Professional Hand Tool Demand by Market Sector, 2009 - 2029

        2. 7.2.1 Construction

          $116.00

          1. Figure 7-2 | Key Tools Used in Construction

        3. 7.2.2 Automotive Aftermarket

          $196.00

          1. Figure 7-3 | Key Tools Used in the Automotive Aftermarket

        4. 7.2.3 Industrial & Other Professional Services

          $209.00

          1. Figure 7-4 | Key Tools Used in Industrial & Other Professional Services

      3. 7.3 Demand by Type

        $82.00

        1. Table | Professional Hand Tool Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

    8. 8 Consumer Markets

      $1,207.00

      1. 8.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 8-1 | Consumer Hand Tools Markets

      2. 8.2 Demand by Tool Type

        $190.00

        1. Table | Consumer Hand Tool Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

      3. 8.3 Hand Tool Ownership Rates

        $82.00

        1. Table | Consumer Insight: "Does your household own workshop tools (including powered, unpowered, stationary tools)?" & "Does your household own hand tools (unpowered)?", 2009 – 2019

      4. 8.4 Factors Impacting Consumer Purchasing

        $283.00

        1. 8.4.1 Women Are Using Hand Tools More Than Ever

          $111.00

          1. Table | Consumer Purchasing Behavior: "Did you buy handheld manual tools and related accessories in the last 12 months?" by Gender, 2020

        2. 8.4.2 DIY Ethic Spurred by Online Resources

          $82.00

        3. 8.4.3 DIY/DIFM Trends

          $82.00

      5. 8.5 Consumer Purchasing Trends

        $619.00

        1. 8.5.1 Primary Reasons for Hand Tool Purchases

          $103.00

          1. Table | Consumer Purchasing Behavior: "What was the primary reason for your recent purchase of handheld manual tools and related accessories?" by Gender & Age Group, 2020

        2. 8.5.2 Who Buys Hand Tools?

          $95.00

          1. Table | Consumer Purchasing Behavior: "Did you buy handheld manual power tools or related accessories in the last 12 months?" by Home Environment, Age Group, Marital Status, & Presence of Children, 2020

        3. 8.5.3 Where Do Consumer Shop?

          $139.00

        4. 8.5.4 What Influences Consumer Purchase Decisions?

          $104.00

        5. 8.5.5 What Sources of Advice Do Consumers Value Most?

          $82.00

          1. Table | Advice: "What is most important to you when deciding which tool or piece of equipment to buy?" by Gender & Age Group, 2020

        6. 8.5.6 Which Features or Characteristics Do Consumers Value Most?

          $100.00

          1. Table | Features & Characteristics: "What is most important to you when deciding which tool or piece of equipment to buy?" by Gender & Age Group, 2020

    9. 9 Distribution Channels

      $1,017.00

      1. 9.1 Sales by Distribution Channel

        $214.00

        1. Table | Hand Tool Demand by Distribution Channel, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-1 | Hand Tool Demand Share by Distribution Channel, 2009 - 2029

      2. 9.2 Direct Sales & Distributors

        $211.00

      3. 9.3 Home Centers

        $240.00

      4. 9.4 Hardware Stores

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Mass Marketers

        $104.00

      6. 9.6 E-Commerce

        $185.00

    10. 10 Industry Structure

      $1,655.00

      1. 10.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $130.00

        1. Table | US Hand Tool Sales by Company, 2019

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $547.00

        1. Figure 10-1 | US Hand Tool Market Share, 2019

        2. Figure 10-2 | US Hand Tool Market: Leading Supplier, 2019

        3. Figure 10-3 | US Hand Tool Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2019

        4. Figure 10-4 | US Hand Tool Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2019

        5. Figure 10-5 | US Hand Tool Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2019

        6. Figure 10-6 | US Hand Tool Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2019

      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

        $509.00

        1. 10.3.1 Location of Manufacturing Plants

          $128.00

        2. 10.3.2 Marketing Strategies

          $216.00

        3. 10.3.3 Private Labels

          $134.00

          1. Table | Private Label Hand Tool Brand & Product Types

      4. 10.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $165.00

        1. Table | Mergers & Acquisitions

      5. 10.5 List of Industry Participants

        $304.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    11. 11 Appendix

      $3,079.00

      1. 11.1 Scope

        $295.00

        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 11.2 Definitions

        $231.00

      3. 11.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 11.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $1,328.00

      5. 11.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 11.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 11.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 11.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $82.00

      9. 11.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,002.00

        1. 11.9.1 Economic Environment

          $207.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 – 2029

          2. Figure 11-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2019, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 11.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $143.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2009 – 2029

          2. Figure 11-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2004 – 2019

        3. 11.9.3 Construction Expenditures

          $82.00

          1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2009 – 2029

        4. 11.9.4 Residential Building Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2009 – 2029

        5. 11.9.5 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2009 – 2029

        6. 11.9.6 Housing Completions

          $82.00

          1. Table | New Housing Units, 2009 – 2029

        7. 11.9.7 Motor Vehicle Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Indicators, 2009 - 2029

        8. 11.9.8 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $82.00

          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2009 – 2029

        9. 11.9.9 Consumer Spending

          $410.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2009 - 2029

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