Chapman Manufacturing

Chapman Manufacturing

Chapman Manufacturing makes precision USA mini ratchet & screwdriver bit sets.

C All American made and Assembled since 1936.


Chapman tools save the day performing open heart surgery on a turtle light projector when no other screwdriver would fit. Our tools are used extensively on medical equipment (for people) but I think this may be the first time for turtle surgery.


Jill goes over a few basic screwdriver facts

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 08/21/2023

"Need my Chapman kit to reach the evap. core on a Subaru. My Master set makes working on cars so much easier" - Chapman Fan 😁


Our Master Sets have a variety of tools to reach difficult screws!


A dangerous hot mess of allen wrenches vs. an organized Chapman screwdriver set

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 07/31/2023

Using our ratchet to access a grease port on one of our own machines - kind of a Chapman tools full circle moment!


Beautiful & unique one-of-a-kind striped cherry and maple Mity Master Set - now includes a new tool roll and palm ratchet for free!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 07/27/2023

Pictures sent from a customer who "couldn't put a new grill together with a regular screwdriver without busting my knuckles. The Chapman ratchet allowed me to tighten the screws without blood loss!"


#1075 Mini Master Set - now with FREE upgrade to a two tone electroplated ratchet! No code needed!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 07/20/2023

This photo was taken where Chapman MFG was built in 1965 and still is today! Here’s the story: in 1941 this beer truck crashed and parked in the barnyard of Parmelee farm. It sat for a few days until the trucking company sent another truck to recover it. Two things happened as a result of this accident. One, the beer company never recovered all of their beer. Two, the local package stores experienced a noticeable decline in business from the local farmers.
- From: Dave T


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New blog post! Chappy Flashback: Our Visit with Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz


Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 07/05/2023

"Just fixed a faulty air conditioner blend door, couldn't have done it without my Chapman set!" - Happy Customer πŸ˜„

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 06/12/2023

Discount Code: Use BestDadBestTools and receive $10 off (shipping cost) of your order of any blue case set! Kits and promo only available on until 6/18/23


In case the withdrawal from Chapman tools is too great when people leave work, each team Chapman member has a set to use at home. Here's a shot of Jeff assembling his new grill, which had some fasteners that either needed a Chapman ratchet or a contortionist to reach!


Brightly colored ratchets are easy to see when you inadvertently drop your tools...not that I've ever done that


All of these colors are still in stock, but our supplies of teal, neon green and pink cases are dwindling! If you want a kit or an empty case in those colors, order SOON 😁

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 05/16/2023
Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 05/16/2023

If you want Chapman t shirts, please email ASAP! They are military green with a white Chapman logo on the left chest.

The lightweight, short-sleeve design of this tee wears well into the summer and pairs well with extra layers. Hemmed sleeves and coverstitched crewneck collar offer a lasting durability and clean finish. Made with 4.2-oz 100% combed ringspun cotton. Sizes: XS-3XL. USA Sewn.


Introducing Chappy- look for him hidden around our website!

Chapman Precision Screwdrivers 05/04/2023

Love this video about our gunsmithing sets!

Chapman Precision Screwdrivers Visit Chapman Manufacturing: a complete list of the handgun safes I have approved in my playlist, Handgun Safe Research Approved:ht...

Mother's Day 2023 Gift Guide 04/27/2023

Mother's Day Gift Guide out now!

Mother's Day 2023 Gift Guide Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the hard work, love, and care of the most important women in our lives. And what better way to show our appreciation than by giving our moms some useful tools that can make their lives easier and more enjoyable? Chapman Mfg has a variety of high-qualit...


Groovy mini ratchet vibes on a Toolsday

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 04/19/2023

Don't ask us how anyone works on CNCs without Chapman tools, we have no idea. These screws loosened up on one of our machines and it was the perfect situation to use a ball allen bit/extension/ratchet combo. Without our tools, we would have had to take the whole cover off to reach the screws, and it would have turned a 5 minute job into an hour job. In manufacturing, time is money, and luckily the machine is back up and running!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 04/18/2023

Want your business name or logo on a Chapman set? We can do that with a 3D printed label! We've done a lot of logos, and they always come out great. Here's a project we worked on a few months ago, and they made great client gifts.

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 04/13/2023

Check out this custom engraved V4 case that went all the way to New Zealand!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 03/27/2023

"Thank you Chapman Tools! There would have been many more curse words uttered without them" πŸ˜πŸ˜‚


just teaser photo 😁😁😁

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 03/10/2023

Classic black screwdriver handles available while supplies last! Our black screwdriver handles have been discontinued and we're reaching the end of our inventory. We'll be switching to the new yellow screwdriver handles indefinitely, so buy the black screwdriver handles while they're still available! Just add the phrase "black handle" in the order notes when you purchase a set and we will ensure our classic black handle is included in your set (while supplies last). Black screwdriver handles are also available open stock. If you don't include the phrase "black handle" in your order notes, a black screwdriver handle cannot be guaranteed. Available only on


Why do people like to work at Chapman? Typically because it's really satisfying to have something you can hold in your hands at the end of a work day, and the glamour, of course!


You ask and we deliver! All the fun colors of our cases are now available as empty replacement cases on our website!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 02/02/2023

Help! We received these photos from a customer who bought an old Chapman set in a leatherette pouch. We've never seen a pouch like this before, and none of the old Chapman ads from the 50's and 60's show leatherette pouches. Does anyone have a pouch like this or know anything about them?


Take your dog to work day - thanks for putting in your 8 hours Rocket!

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 01/19/2023

Our new Version 4 Mity Master sets are lookin good πŸ§πŸ§πŸ§πŸ•΅πŸ•΅πŸ•΅


Joel & Nick from Planeta Woodworking discuss the new heirloom quality cherry and walnut Mity Master Sets available for pre-order on

Photos from Chapman Manufacturing's post 01/10/2023

Get a handle on it! We have stubby handles in stock!

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American made and assembled since 1936.

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471 New Haven Road
Durham, CT

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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