STL INT: Interview with Garrett Wade founder Garry ChinnBen interviews Garry Chinn who founded Garrett Wade 45 years ago to bring high-quality hand tools to a new market.
Launched in 1975 during the U.S. craft movement, the company soon became a trusted purveyor of tools in a time before the internet, when woodworking resources were sparse. It has since expanded its offerings beyond woodworking. In 1999, Garrett Wade launched its gardening and outdoor tool business.
To mark its anniversary, the company will be selling commemorative tools, from bench planes to shop aprons to tape measures, so its customers can celebrate along with the company.
For anyone curious about pickaroons… they are the best and yes, you need one.
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