175th Anniversary

Making the future since 1843.

Back in 1843, Frederick T. Stanley founded the Stanley Works in New Britain, Connecticut, USA and began constructing tools like none other of their kind. A unique history of delivering hardworking, innovative, and powerful tools soon followed, empowering and enabling generations of Craftsmen, Professionals and DIY users alike. This inspiration continues in every tool bearing his name today. From the humble tape measure to advanced digitally connected measuring devices, our tools remain benchmarks for quality and durability and continue to help build the World around us.

We've made some pretty iconic tools over the years including our SweetHeart™ chisels, first launched in 1920 as a memorial to The Stanley Works long-time president, William Hart (1884-1915), and the Bailey® plane.



Since 1843, our innovative products have helped build, repair and protect our world. Today that legacy continues, and we haven't stopped innovating. Check out some of our latest and greatest products.

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