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Product type Hand tools
Owner Apex Tool Group
Country USA
Previous owners Cooper Industries
Website www.apexhandtools.com/brands/xcelite/

Xcelite is a brand of hand tools geared towards the electronics service industry. It is currently owned by Apex Tool Group and markets screwdrivers, nut drivers, pliers, and various specialized electronics tools.[1]


Xcelite was founded in 1921 as the Park Metalware Company, a small metalworking shop in Orchard Park, New York.[2] The company marketed tools under the "XCEL" and, later, "Xcelite" brands.[2]

In 1973, the brand was purchased by Cooper Industries.[3]

In 2010, the brand was transferred to Apex Tool Group, a joint venture formed by Cooper Industries and Danaher Corporation.[4]



  1. ^ Cooper Hand Tools. "Xcelite Catalogue" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Various Hand Tool Makers". Alloy Artifacts. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ Funding Universe. "Cooper Cameron Corporation". Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  4. ^ Apex Tool Group. "Apex Tool Group About Us". Retrieved 2012-10-09. 

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