Founded in 1978, we have been servicing and manufacturing world-class quality cutting tools for over 40 years. The founder, Les, being originally from the European city of Gdansk (Danzig) was largely influenced by German and Polish master tool and machine makers. He was taught the traditional, high precision, high quality methods of tool design and manufacture.
In 1973, Les moved from Poland to Chicago with a dream of making a better future. Being a cutting tool and machine designer, his desire was to marry the quality and craftsmanship of European cutting tool making with American know how. Les wanted to make tooling with world-class craftsmanship and be affordable at the same time.
In 2019, Les retired and the new owners Joe and Jeff took the reins of the company, bringing with them a fresh vision and a commitment to uphold the legacy of excellence that Les had built. With their diverse backgrounds in engineering and business, Joe and Jeff have combined their expertise to continue the tradition of manufacturing high-quality cutting tools while embracing modern innovations and technologies. They are dedicated to maintaining the European craftsmanship that Les had introduced while integrating American efficiency and ingenuity. Under their leadership, the company has not only preserved its reputation for exceptional products and services but also expanded its reach, catering to clients across various industries worldwide. Joe and Jeff remain committed to providing affordable world-class cutting tools, ensuring the company’s continued success for years to come.
Unlike most tooling distributors, we have a fully staffed and equipped tool shop.