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HAND MADE IN VERMONT FROM AMERICAN-MADE MATERIALS

At Trow and Holden Company, we are proud to offer the highest quality and widest variety of stonecutting tools available anywhere. Since 1890, we at Trow and Holden have worked side-by-side with the highly skilled people who use our tools, refining their design, improving materials and processes and exploring new applications. Our long tradition of working closely with our customers is instrumental in keeping us innovative. The best designs come from the users of our tools and, because we make everything right here, we can respond quickly to a customer's particular need. It's not unusual for a tool we custom-fabricated to end up in our next catalog!

     From forging and forming to heat treatment and finish grinding, all of our tools are made on the same site in Barre, Vermont where they have been manufactured for over 123 years. All of our employees complete a four-year apprenticeship in tool making -- we like to say that our tools are "made by artisans for artisans".

      We manufacture a broad range of carbide-tipped hand tools and hammers used by stonemasons throughout the world as well as a complete line of very precise pneumatic tools and chisels for stone carving. Our company was among the very first to successfully use tungsten carbide tips on hand tool and hammer blades. Since then, we have continued to be at the forefront in carbide material development and still use only virgin powder, U.S. manufactured carbide in our products. All of our Hand Tools, Pneumatic Tools and Hammers are individually serial-numbered allowing us to record and keep track of the physical specifications, purchase information and performance of every tool we make.

      Whether it's stonecutting hammers, carbide hand tools or precision pneumatic carving tools, Trow and Holden Co. will strive to continue to lead the industry in design and materials innovation. Our roots are in the Barre,Vermont granite industry and we know hard stone.

      If you have any questions or suggestions regarding any of our products, don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-451-4349. And, feel free to visit our factory, weekdays from 8am-4pm. We'd love to show you around and will do our best to help you choose the right tool for your purpose.
Sincerely,           

Norm Akley, President 
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