Williams - Trusted. Strong. Valued.

Williams has a rich history of working with industrial professionals since 1882.

Williams Historical Profile

Williams Tools' Proud History

Williams has made strong, trusted tools for industrial professionals with pride since 1882.

It’s first factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC, revolutionized drop forging, “blacksmithing by machinery,” to ensure all pieces were created with the same consistency and quality.

Due to their precise manufacturing process, Williams’ products were used in the countless industrial shops of 19th century America. From turning out tools for bicycles, sewing machines and more to the production of golf club heads for a growing America.

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  • 1882

    1882

    Williams’ first factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC, revolutionized drop forging, “blacksmithing by machinery,” to ensure all pieces were created with the same consistency and quality.

     

    Due to their precise manufacturing process, Williams’ products were used in the countless industrial shops of 19th century America. From turning out tools for bicycles, sewing machines and more to the production of golf club heads for a growing America.

  • 1893

    1893

    Products unique in quality, arrangement and refinement meant everything to the early Williams brand. The Red Hook factory was spotless. It was advanced for its time, from recycling oil to having its own fireproof architecture and private fire department.

     

    With Williams attention to detail and precision, Williams won special praise for its distinctive, highly-polished sycamore wood display during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

  • 1905

    1905

    Originally J.H. Williams, an American made brand was shipping products to various countries like Chile, South Africa and France as early as 1905.

  • 1914

    1914

    In 1914, Williams moved its flagship production facility to Buffalo, New York, where it employed 800 workers.

  • 1926

    1926

    Superwrenches drop-forged from selected alloy steel in box and open-end patterns were quickly accepted by mechanics because of their light, balanced designed and great strength.

  • 1936

    1936

    In 1936, Williams introduced a flexible wrench system called “super” sockets which included sockets, handles and accessories ranging in size from 3/16” to 3-1/8”.

  • 1982

    1982

    During their centennial year in 1982, Williams introduced the industry’s first modular flat and socket wrenches.

     

    That year they also included a complete line of tool sets for the offshore energy industry.

  • Today

    Today

    Today with world-class factories across the United States, Williams’ heritage of high-quality, industrial-focused tools continues to deliver a brand of tools that is ready to work.

     

    Whether in the field, suspended at height or in the plant, we are performing along side you everyday. Williams is your trusted, strong and valued Industrial Workhorse.

Key Points

INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS

QUALITY PRODUCTS. WIDE SELECTION.

Williams hydraulics offers a wide range of products including cylinders (pull, single & double acting, flat body, aluminium, lock nut, hollow hole, threaded hole and low profile), pumps (hand, double acting, air, gas, electric (with solenoid valve, with auto return valve, with pendant switch), diesel) , 55T and 100T shop presses, toe jacks, mini jacks, side pump bottle jacks, spreaders and 4T and 10T maintenance kits.

Our mini jacks will lift up to 20 tons and they literally fit into the palm of your hand, a lot of power in a small package. Williams hydraulic accessories include gauges, adapters, couplings, hoses and hydraulic oil as well as cylinder and shop press accessories.

TORQUE SOLUTIONS

PROPER TORQUE

In industrial applications proper torque is important for safety, reliability and performance. Every manufacturer whether in fleet maintenance, power generation, oil and gas, etc. specifies critical fastener torque for important reasons. Under and over tightening critical fasteners can lead to product failure. Product failure means downtime, higher costs, potential injury and more.

  • SAVE TIME AND MONEY - Engineered attachment points don’t interfere with the functionality of the tools.
  • BEAT THE STATISTICS - The [email protected] System tethers each tool with its own lanyard, minimizing exchanges and reducing the likelihood of drops.
  • MINIMIZE RISK - Independent tethering allows a tool to be removed and returned to its holster with one hand so the user can maintain the critical “three points of contact” when working at height.
  • RETAIN CONTROL - Our modular approach allows you to configure tools and holsters to your needs.
  • LEAVE IT TO THE EXPERTS - We will work with you to determine your drop prevention needs and provide a complete system to help your workers work safely and efficiently.

WilliamsWork Tools

The most valued productivity solutions in the industry.

This catalogue contains a product line specialized in big sizes and heavy quality. These tools keep going when other gave up under the harsh conditions of today’s energy and petrochemical industry.

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