Holiday Shipping



As we enter this year's holiday season, we are facing unique challenges. While we don't know exactly what to expect, we hope this information helps you to plan for your tool needs in the next few months. Whether shopping for a gift, or adding to your own toolbox, here's what you need to know.


Our Shop is hard at work building the tools you need. The production process has evolved to meet social distancing guidelines, and we adjust the schedule to meet shifts in demand. New tools are built daily. If supply shortages or restrictions disrupt production, we will keep customers informed of any extended delays.


  • We make every effort to keep core tools in stock, but other tools have longer lead times, and still others may be unavailable.
  • When tools are in stock they will be available on the website. Depending on the tool, it could be several weeks before it is built again.
  • Core Tools come in and out of stock frequently and may be backordered. If a Core Tool is out of stock you will receive a backorder email soon after the order is received.
  • If a Core Tool is out of stock, it is not expected to be available in time for holiday delivery.
  • We suggest ordering holiday gifts early to ensure availability. Please email our Customer Service team at toolworks@lie-nielsen.com for help with placing an order.


Complete orders are shipping out regularly and efficiently. Holiday shipping information will be posted below as soon as it is available. This year is likely to have fewer guaranteed expedited options, as shipping carriers anticipate delays. Ordering early is the best way to help your order arrive on time.


We remain mindful of COVID-19 as cold & flu season begins in Maine. Local activity could bring unforeseen delays or closures. We will continue to listen to the latest guidance from the Maine CDC and address issues as they arise. Please check our COVID-19 page for updates.


We are grateful woodworking has brought comfort and cheer to many in these unprecedented times. Thank you for your support!



2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25

USPS (Contiguous U.S.):

First Class Mail: December 18 (not guaranteed)

Priority Mail: December 19 (not guaranteed)

Express Mail: December 23 (not guaranteed)


USPS to Alaska:

First Class Mail: December 18 (not guaranteed)

Priority Mail: December 19 (not guaranteed)

Express Mail: December 21 (not guaranteed)

USPS to Hawaii:

First Class Mail: December 15 (not guaranteed)

Priority Mail: December 15 (not guaranteed)

Express Mail: December 21 (not guaranteed)


UPS:

UPS Ground: December 15 (not guaranteed)


Air Options:

3 Day Select: December 21

2nd Day Air: December 22

Next Day Air: December 23