During the late 1980’s A.M. Leonard saw a disconcerting change in US tool manufacturers. With the advent of the Big Box Stores more emphasis was being put on developing tools with price points that would meet the needs of these mass merchants. This meant less selection and fewer professional features, and more importantly less overall quality. Thinner gauge steel and lower quality wood handles produced a lower quality tool with a higher profit margin. A.M. Leonard saw this unfortunate change as an opportunity to fill a need.
As a result, Howard Kyle and his grandson Greg Stephens started a search for manufacturers that could provide the professional quality and features that our customers had come to expect. They slowly started to identify and build relationships with companies around the world that could provide these qualities and features. From small town fabricators in the US, to small villages across Europe that had honed their craft for centuries, to high-tech manufactures in the Pacific Rim and at home, they were able to design and manufacture a line of tools that was worthy of the A.M. Leonard name.The first A.M. Leonard branded tools were introduced in 1999 and since have grown to include over 210 items and are still growing every year. We continually rely on feedback and ideas from our customers to make improvements and add new items to meet their needs.
The A.M. Leonard line of tools offers the quality and features that most manufacturers aren’t willing to make –– all at a price that saves you money and helps produce results you can stand behind. In addition, all A.M. Leonard branded tools come with a lifetime warranty. As with any profession, the quality of your tools and having the right tool for the job can significantly impact your profitability. Profit killers like sending a worker off the job site to replace an inferior broken tool with another cheap tool that is sure to fail again. Having to work twice as hard because a tool won’t keep a sharp edge, or trying to use a tool for a job it was not intended to do. This expensive yet common routine can be eliminated by having top quality tools on the job site.
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