Tool Availability Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Tool Availability

Our Showroom is open, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.

Thank you for your interest in our tools! We are now in stock on many of our more popular tools, and are working down the list of tools that we have not been able to make for some time. We are a small company dedicated to making the best woodworking hand tools we can and appreciate your patience as we work on getting more tools in production.

We are very much aware of the fact that many of our customers miss our Bronze tools, like the No. 4. So do we. During the pandemic our long time supplier of larger Bronze castings became unable to fulfill our requirements, a situation which now is clear will not change.

Meanwhile, other Bronze foundries are too busy to help us, so we are working on a solution that we believe will bear fruit. Among other things we need to re-tool every casting pattern plate, install new equipment to handle operations the previous foundry provided and get the casting process worked out to our satisfaction.

Unfortunately, this will take some time, but we hope to have good news soon.

Thank you for your patience!

On other fronts, we are beginning to be able to make some tools that have been unavailable since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue to work through the list with determination. As a part of this effort we are re-designing and re-tooling as we need to make the best tools we can for you.

Please feel free to sign up for Alerts (on the tool pages) for tools that are not currently available and we will send you an email when they become available. There should be a number of re-introductions in the next six to twelve months.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • We expanded the number of tools for which we accept backorders if they are not in stock.  This is indicated on each tool page.  We aim to fulfill any backorders as quickly as we can.

  • Other tools will be made from time to time. You are welcome to sign up for an alert to be notified by email when specific tools are ready (on the tool page).

  • Some tools we used to make we may not make again. For now, they will be removed from our website.

  • For tools that are in limited supply, we reserve the right to limit one per customer.

  • Unprecedented, large increases in the cost of materials and everything else will result in some price adjustments.

  • Our customer service team is short staffed. Please be patient! If the phones are busy, please email us. We may be able to respond faster that way.

  • Please note also that UPS and USPS shipping are both experiencing delays and uncertain delivery times.

Best wishes,


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