In 1919, Eugene Cornwell, a skilled blacksmith, opened shop in an old tannery building in Cuyahoga Falls, OH where he began hammering out tools on his anvil. He mastered the production of chisels, pry bars, punches and screwdrivers while gaining a reputation as a high-quality toolmaker. When Eugene started experimenting with various steels and heat treatments to produce more rugged, longer-lasting tools, word spread throughout the region. And Cornwell Quality Tools was born.
Early success was enjoyed as the demand for high-quality tools grew with the emerging automobile industry. Aviation and mobile marine industries quickly followed.
Today, Cornwell Quality Tools is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and is the oldest mobile tool company in the business, celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2019. A family and employee-owned company, Cornwell is committed to the pride that accompanies the sale of quality materials. With the use of high-grade alloy steel, combined with modern heat-treating methods, Cornwell has continued to produce the finest tools in the world, that have truly been “The Choice of Professionals®” for 100 years.
Products are sold to professional technicians via 650+ mobile tool dealers across the country.
Cornwell Quality Tools is the official tool of John Force® Racing of the NHRA.