Northwestern Tools

About Northwestern Tools

Northwestern Tools, a family run organization, opened for business on January 27, 1942 by Gene Thomeczek, who foresaw an industry need for quality machine tooling.

From our beginnings on Northwestern Avenue in Dayton, Ohio, the people at Northwestern Tools have continued to dedicate themselves to fulfillng this vision. Northwestern Tools is still owned and actively managed by the Thomeczek family, ensuring a continuation of this commitment.

For the last 75 years, Northwestern Tools has grown from an initial offering of just 4 products, to over 2,000 domestic, high quality components to service our customers.

This growth forced Northwestern to move to our present Hempstead Station Dr. location in 2018 to house the growing production needs.

Expanding Into New Markets

As we have continually grown our product lines, we have been able to expand into new markets and industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Fasteners
  • Lifting & material handing (with the addition of ADB hoist rings)

Adding Automation to Manufacturing Process

Recently, we added two new CNC (computer numerical control) machining centers and other automated specialized machinery to our manufacturing facility to improve our throughput and allow us to continue to offer low cost, high value products.

We constantly review our products and our markets for new items to introduce to our customers, and to make sure that we have the most complete offering in each one of our product categories.

Strong Employee Base

Now being run by a second generation of Thomeczeks, Northwestern has kept the "family atmosphere" alive within our employees, evidenced by our employee retention rate. A third of our employees have over 20 years with the company.

Reasons for Our Success

The years of growth at Northwestern Tools can be attributed to our original philosophy:

  • Offer excellent quality products
  • Produce products with American labor and American parts
  • Offer at a reasonable price
  • Sell directly and through a national network of industrial distributors
  • Deliver promptly
  • Ship the same day - achieved on 99% of all orders.

Though the majority of business comes from Northwestern's standard product line, special needs products can be developed to meet customer requirements.

Our story of success is simple. Take an idea, do it very well, mix in a good measure of quality, service, and same day shipping, and you have our commitment to you.


Flip-Flop Hoist Rings : Rated Load (kg) - 20000

Flip-Flop Hoist Rings : Rated Load (kg) - 20000

SKU: NW-ADB34050S
MPN: ADB34050S

Sale price $94.98 List price $140.50
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10001P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.12 Initial x 0.5 Final, Ball Dia: .062

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10001P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.12 Initial x 0.5 Final, Ball Dia: .062

SKU: NW-10001P
MPN: 10001P

Sale price $4.37 List price $6.46
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10003P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.0 Final, Ball Dia: .078

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10003P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.0 Final, Ball Dia: .078

SKU: NW-10003P
MPN: 10003P

Sale price $4.10 List price $6.06
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10004P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.25 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10004P Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.25 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10004P
MPN: 10004P

Sale price $3.93 List price $5.80
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.5 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.5 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10005
MPN: 10005

Sale price $3.09 List price $4.56
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

SKU: NW-10005H
MPN: 10005H

Sale price $3.72 List price $5.50
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

SKU: NW-10005HP
MPN: 10005HP

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.5 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10005P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 0.5 Initial x 1.5 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10005P
MPN: 10005P

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 1.5 Initial x 3.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 1.5 Initial x 3.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10006
MPN: 10006

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Gold

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Gold

SKU: NW-10006H
MPN: 10006H

Sale price $3.55 List price $5.24
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

SKU: NW-10006HP
MPN: 10006HP

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 1.5 Initial x 3.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10006P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 1.5 Initial x 3.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10006P
MPN: 10006P

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 5.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 5.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10007
MPN: 10007

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

SKU: NW-10007H
MPN: 10007H

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Gold

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Gold

SKU: NW-10007HP
MPN: 10007HP

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 5.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10007P Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 5.0 Final, Ball Dia: .093

SKU: NW-10007P
MPN: 10007P

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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 4.0 Final, Ball Dia: .125

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008 Ball Plungers - Steel - Stainless Ball, End Force: 2.0 Initial x 4.0 Final, Ball Dia: .125

SKU: NW-10008
MPN: 10008

Sale price $3.21 List price $4.74
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008H Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Silver

SKU: NW-10008H
MPN: 10008H

Sale price $4.02 List price $5.94
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NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

NORTHWESTERN TOOLS 10008HP Hex Drive Steel Ball Plungers - Stainless Steel Ball - Color Code - Black

SKU: NW-10008HP
MPN: 10008HP

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