Workshop Tools

When Joe Swann started Workshop Tools in 1995, he was thinking mostly of his wife, Becky. She, like most women, had to shop. After numerous (thousands) of shopping excursions with Becky, Joe decided someone should give the men a refuge from Bath and Body Works, Mark Kay and Liz Claborne. Enter, Workshop Tools. In 1995, Workshop Tools opened a 3,000 square foot space across from the Beltz Mall in Pigeon Forge, TN. The inventory consisted primarily of factory recondition Delta, Ryobi, Skil, Bosch, and DeWalt products, as well as a variety of woodworking hand tools and gadgets for around the shop or house. The concept appealed to the “weekend warrior” and professional alike. Quality tools, affordable prices, and something to do that did not involve answering the infamous “Does this make me look fat?” With Joe’s extensive knowledge in both woodworking and retail, he created a unique concept of inventory that can hardly be found anywhere else. So while the women shopped across the street at Old Time Pottery and the many other shops at the Belz Mall, the men could sneak off across the street to workshop tools. So thanks to Becky’s insatiable shopping bug, a unique tool store was born. Women are no longer hurried while trying on clothes, and men are no longer asked loaded questions, the answers to which my echo for days (or weeks). Workshop Tools provides real tools at real deals and more importantly, as the employees boast on their shirts, we’re a “Daycare for Men.”

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2708 Teaster Lane , Pigeon Forge , TN 37863