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The US Government Must-Have List of Chapman Military Tools

The US Military has been buying Chapman tools since WWII. We are even fortunate to have a copy of a Purchase Order from the Nautilus Submarine in 1953! The set they purchased for the Nautilus is a set we still make today- and continues to be purchased regularly by the military! We’re proud to be supplying the United States with military tools that they can rely on and will stand the test of time. Countless customers have told us they were introduced to Chapman during their time serving in the military and simply had to order their own set to...


What is a Torx Screwdriver?

What is a Torx Screwdriver?

Called Torx, 6 point, and star, Torx are a 6 pointed star shaped screwdriver. Originally designed in the 60’s to outperform hex screws, Torx is a trademarked name for a screwdriver that fits Torx screws, commonly seen in sizes Torx 6 to Torx 40 (or T6 to T40). Torx drivers come in a variety of shapes including: regular straight Torx drivers, Torx keys or Torx L keys, and Torx screwdriver bits.  There are speciality variations of the Torx 6 pointed star shape such as Torx Plus, Security Torx, TX Ttap but they are uncommon and typically only used in security...


Introducing the Wood Case Mity Master Set Limited Edition - 1 of 20!

Introducing the Wood Case Mity Master Set Limited Edition - 1 of 20!
 This is a limited run of the Wood Case Mity Master set. We will never make wood cases exactly like this again, any future cases will be different.

Mity Master Set #1000

Mity Master Set #1000

Buy Here! Contains everything in the Master Set #5575 + 20 new/additional tools Includes SAE & MM Ball allen bits! Contents: 68 bits, 2 extensions, 2 spinners, screwdriver handle, dipped ratchet New, customizable case has same outside dimensions as the Master Set, inside is more modular/customizable 1st limited amount are available in bright orange cases


Phillips Bits Vs. JIS Bits: What's the difference?

Phillips Bits Vs. JIS Bits: What's the difference?

Does your Phillips driver feel like it doesn't quite fit that screw? Chances are that's because it's not a Phillips screw, it's a JIS screw.  JIS, or Japanese Industry Standard screws are just different enough in shape that Phillips drivers will not fit well and slip/strip them. The difference is in the leading angle of the point of the driver. Phillips bits have a larger angle and therefore don't bottom out in the JIS screws, causing slippage.  Where can JIS screws be found? They're holding together pretty much everything manufactured in Japan most notably Honda Goldwing & other Japanese motorcycles, Mazda Miata's and a broad range of...

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