4 Staple Tool Brands for the Aussie Tradie

07 March 2022

High quality tools can be with us for a very long time, which means that choosing the right tool for you is as important as choosing a friend that you’ll ride or die with. While there are plenty of brands out there, there are only a few that really stand out as staples of the industry. These are brands that are known for their durability, quality, precision, comfort and innovation. They make easy work of hard jobs and make sure that the gig is done right. Here are the 4 staple tool brands for Aussie tradies:


Bahco is one of those brands with a seriously impressive resume. Incepted well over a century ago, it’s older than most of the buildings in the Sydney CBD. Since 1862 Bahco has been designing high quality, durable tools intended to survive years of wear and tear. Decades of experience, user feedback and market research have taught them what works and what doesn’t, what makes a good tool and what makes one that breaks after a couple of years. Today they sell everything from bandsaws and files to pliers and screwdrivers, everything you need to get the job done right. 


Crescent has been around almost as long as Bahco. It made a name for itself when Swedish immigrant and inventor Karl Peterson introduced the world to the open-end adjustable wrench. This new design replaced static wrenches and completely revolutionised the way that wrenches were made and used. Since then Crescent has continued to fan the flames of innovation by adding a wide selection of pliers, mechanics hand tools and tool sets to the mix. Recently they’ve also added a number of new brands to their portfolio including Crescent Lufkin measuring tools, Crescent Wiss scissors and snips, Crescent Nicholson files and saws, and Crescent H.K. Porter cutting tools. 


If you are looking for something with a little more oomph behind it then Sutton Tools are a classic choice. Renowned for their high-quality power tools, they offer an excellent option for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, electronics, automotive, medical, mining and power generation. Sutton Tools started off as an Australian family business, and it still remains one to this day. Unlike most other brands the bulk of Sutton’s tools are made in state-of-the-art production centres onshore in Australia, with other overseas production plants in New Zealand and the Netherlands. Their focus has always been on high quality production and materials, making durable power tools and cutting tools that can work with ultra-tough materials like super alloys. 


Another top-tier Australian brand, Sidchrome originated in Brunswick Victoria. Today, it ranks as one of the best brands for mechanics and engineers looking for high quality, safe and comfortable tools. From the design process to manufacturing, Sidchrome ensures that every facet of the tool adheres to world class standards. Sidchrome uses premium materials, rigid professional specification and innovative designs to make their tools some of the best in the business.

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