Chapman Manufacturing Co.

USA Made Screwdriver Sets - Since 1936

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• Made in Durham, CT since 1936. Learn more about our 80+ years of USA manufacturing

• Each tool set is hand assembled and inspected. Learn more

Insert bits are non-magnetic and precision milled from USA tool steel

• Property is a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat and has several native and pollinator gardens

• Recipent of 3 Green Circle Awards from the CT Dept. of Environmental Protection

Read about our Commitment to Green USA Manufacturing

In 2010 Jay Leno, a long time Chapman fan, invited us to his Big Dog garage to film this video with Chapman owner (then General Manager) Tracy.

US Military: Every branch from Apache chopper mechanics to the Navy since 1953

• Handypeople around the world! Read testimonials about our tools

Check out our best seller: Master Set #5575

Our largest and best selling set contains 4 tools and 51 interchangeable screwdriver bits which offers 300 plus tool combinations.

• Contains star bits (our version of Torx bits), Phillips bits, socket adapter, SAE hex bits, mm metric hex bits, Robertson Square head bits, hollow ground gunsmith style slotted bits

• Over 86 five star customer reviews: "Good Old School Made in USA Quality - The Master Set is the best of the best. Perfect size, easily transportable, well made and will last a several "life times." I don't think you can find a better product at any price"- CG

Chapman Bits Don't Screw Up

• Each Chapman bit is designed for use within a specific torque range. Small bits are designed for less torque, large bits are designed for more torque. Chapman tools and bits are specifically engineered for hand use.

• Chapman bits are tough and springy, not brittle. We use fine alloy steel heat treated with a black oxide finish. Each bit reaches its specified hardness that is not too hard to shatter or too soft to twist.

• Our smaller bits, .05", 1/16" 1.5mm, 2.5mm & slotted CM-88, 89, 90, etc. are designed to prevent damage in applications where the screw is more valuable than the bit. When excess torque is applied, our bits are designed to break before marring an irreplaceable screw. If a screw is seated so tightly that the bit starts to bend, stop immediately, additional force will break the bit, mar the piece or rip off the screw head.

• Our famous Chapman Midget Ratchet provides approximately 4 times the leverage of a large screw driver. The ratchet provides more torque than small screws are designed for, so use gentle but even pressure to loosen small screws. A small size bit can be twisted if sufficient force is applied. Use the knurled ends of our bits or the spinner top to apply finger pressure.

Our Famous Midget Ratchet

Our famous stainless steel midget ratchet provides about 200 in lbs of torque with a 20 tooth gear and an 18 degree working arc. We've been making our ratchets essentially the same since 1936. Chapman ratchets are designed to be used with Chapman bits. While they may fit other 1/4" Hex drive bits or extensions, they are not guaranteed to work as a universal tool. Made, hand assembled & inspected in Durham, CT from USA materials.

Chapman Versatility

All of our tools are interchangeable with each other and our insert bits. We offer the following:

Famous Midget Ratchet
Screwdriver Handle
Screwdriver Handle with set screw to lock in insert bits or extensions
3 5/8" and 2" extensions
3 5/8" extension with set screw to lock in insert bits or extensions
Spinner top


Chapman Guarantee

Guarantee: Chapman prides itself on the quality of our products. Our tools are guaranteed to be as represented and free of defects caused by defective materials or faulty workmanship.

In order to keep open stock part prices reasonable, we can not offer replacement of tools in use for many years (sometimes 30+) that wear out/break. Our guarantee guards against defective materials and faulty workmanship. Tool replacement requires that faulty parts are returned to us with proof of purchase within three years. Our guarantee does not cover products that are improperly used, abused or altered.

Chapman values the loyalty and dedication from our customers and will continue to bring you quality USA made products for years to come.