Be American Made

Celebrating American-made products and those that produce them.

J Dewey Rods

If you spend any time with firearms of any kind you know that they each need proper cleaning frequently. Some of us clean them after every use, and when we do this, we use cleaning rods from J Dewey Rods. Dewey Manufacturing has been supplying Sportsman, Law Enforcement, Competitors and Collectors with the highest quality gun cleaning rods and supplies in the industry since 1975. And these products are all Made in The USA! Continue reading

Gulf Wave

We love companies that produce products for very specific markets. There are so many out there that we’ll never get to them all. However, today we will get to Gulf Wave products. Gulf Wave manufactures custom material handling equipment and fabrication tables right here in the United States. Specifically in Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s not only the professionals who use equipment like this either. Some of us like to tinker on our own small fabrication projects and we can personally attest to the helpfulness of having the proper equipment when doing so. Continue reading

DFM Toolworks

2023-08-02 Tools
The very first thing that caught our eye when looking at DFM Toolworks was the absolute beautiful look of their Twisted Pentagon Brass Chisel Hammer. It looks like a piece of art! Then we read this: We love to make things and support those who make Excellent. And this: We believe that its possible to make affordable tools and create great jobs within our community Couldn’t agree more! DFM Toolworks manufactures their products right here in the USA, in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

Carbide 3D

There are some machines that we simply find awesome and fascinating. Amount those are CNC Machines. Lucky for us, and anyone who has the need, Carbide 3D has taken the awesomeness of CNC Machining and brought it to your desktop. Even cooler, quality matters to them and they do everything themselves: Design their own electronic Do their own mechanical design Write their own software Make everything they can in the US! Continue reading

Gordon Brush

Gordon Brush was established in 1951 and has been manufacturing brooms and brushes in American ever since. Established in 1951, Gordon Brush® includes twelve brands, two brands whose origin dates back to 1855 and 1897. All told, the Company’s twelve brands manufacture over 17,000 standard, specialty, and custom brooms and brushes for industrial and commercial applications for customers world-wide. Gordon Brush makes so many different types of brushes we’d never be able to mention them all. Continue reading

Redding Reloading Equipment

If you are one of the millions who participates in shooting sports, either professionally or just for fun, you will eventually find yourself looking to reloading your own ammunition. Not only can it be cost-effective, it will allow you to be very precise and take your shooting to levels you may not have experienced using boxed ammunition. You’ll need a reloading press and for that press you will need die sets for any caliber you wish to reload. Continue reading


2023-07-11 Tools
We were recently on a quest to find a high quality (and American Made!) folding hex key set. Lucky for us, we stumbled upon Eklind and their various folding kits. Eklind has been around since its founding in 1928 in Chicao, Illinois. Their first hex key product was designed in 1948 by founder Henning Eklind. Folding sets came in 1955. L-Key sets added in 1991 and Ball-Hex tools were added to their lineup in 1995. Continue reading

American Mallard

2023-06-22 Tools Utility
We love it when we stumble upon something we wished we knew existed before! This is the case with American Mallard for sure. The paint brushes produced by American Mallard are the result of a serious need: ​Riccardo, a professional painter, struggled for 30 years with strained hands and wrists from using traditional straight-handled brushes and rollers. He was determined to find an easier way to paint. We can confirm that the standard style brushes certainly get no great accolades for comfort. Continue reading


As the weather warms we find ourselves outside taking care of the lawn and lanscaping again. Not always our favorite thing to do on a nice sunny weekend, but we always get it done. Our ability to always get the work done is supported in great part by the tools we have purchased for the job. They are American Made. We use rakes from Ames and they have always performed flawlessly. Continue reading


2023-05-15 Tools Utility
If you heat your home with wood, or just generally do any type of tree and log harvesting, you know that good tools make the job far easier. LogOX is a Vermont-based company that manufactures a suite of American Made tools to help you get your wood jobs handled more efficiently and safer. If you are doing real work in the woods moving timber around and cutting logs, check out their Forestry Tools and we’re pretty sure you’re going to find some useful items. Continue reading
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