Hammers, axes, mallets, shovels, and crowbars are examples of hitter-based hand tools, as are hammers, axes, mallets, shovels, and crowbars. The global sales of hitter-based hand tools are being boosted by rising household demand and an increase in the amount of do-it-yourself (DIY) activities. According to a recent analysis by Future Market Insights (FMI), the market for hitter-based hand tools is expected to grow at a moderate rate from 2022 to 2028.

In the United States, the market for hitter-based hand tools is estimated to reach US$ 687.1 million by 2028, rising at a CAGR of 3.3 percent over that time (2022-2028). FMI has concentrated on the US market for hitter-based hand tools as a result of growing building and DIY activities in the region. The impact of various drivers, trends, restraints, and opportunities on the global hitter-based hand tools market for the next 10 years has also been investigated.

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A highly Consolidated U.S Hitter-Based Hand Tools Market to Gain from Product Innovation

The market for hitter-based hand tools is highly consolidated and the key players are focusing on acquisitions and expansions to enhance their market share. Additionally, incessant competition between tool manufacturers is likely to restrict the growth of the hand tools market to some extent. Research also suggests that increased automation in production process will displace the market for hitter-based and tools. Future Market Insights predicts that the aforementioned factors may dampen U.S revenue growth of the hitter-based hand tools market in the coming years.

Key players in the U.S hitter-based hand tools market have been channelizing efforts towards strengthening their distribution channels while also focusing on online sales of hand tools by signing agreements with different online portals, as consumers are more likely to buy hitter-based hand tools through online channels, owing to the growing consumer preference towards ecommerce. Manufacturers are also focusing on new product innovation with greater efficiency and easy maintenance qualities. Top manufacturers of hitter-based hand tools in the U.S market are Stanley Black & Decker Inc, Apex Tool Group LLC, Snap-on Incorporated, Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing, and Estwing Manufacturing Company, Inc.

DIY and Landscaping Activities to Boost Hitter-Based Hand Tools Adoption in the U.S

The U.S market has witnessed increased investment in the housing sector that, in turn led to the development of related sectors including infrastructure, transportation, energy, and related maintenance services—all requiring hand tools. Moreover, the demand for landscaping in residential and commercial areas, to provide an aesthetic appeal, has also contributed to the sales of hitter-based hand tools. Overall home improvement and maintenance and gardening activities by people in the U.S, has augmented the adoption of hitter-based hand tools. Leveraging the changing consumer preferences, manufacturers are focusing on providing compact, portable, and cost-efficient tool solutions to household users.

Across U.S, Shovels are the Most Preferred Hitter-Based Hand Tool

Shovels are anticipated to register robust growth during the second half of the forecast period owing to growing demand for gardening and DIY applications, occupying close to 40% market share. Likewise, higher sales of hammers in the U.S can be attributed to the growing demand for hitter-based hand tools from end-use sectors such as construction, woodworking & framing, manufacturing & fitting, household & DIY and rescue management.

Hitter-Based Hand Tools Market Competitive Landscape

Over the past few years, an increment in the number of acquisitions and expansion activities has been witnessed to improve the supply of hitter-based hand tools. Several key players are focusing on improving the efficiency of touch hand tools for various applications. The emergence of various manufacturers had also been witnessed in U.S. businesses.

For Instance,

  • In 2017, Snap-on Incorporated acquired Norbar Torque Tools Holdings Limited, based in Banbury, U.K., which has a full range of torque products in its portfolio

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. acquired the tool business of Newell Tools which includes Irwin and Lenox brands for US$1.84 Bn.

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U.S. Hitter-Based Hand Tools Market By Category

By Product Type:

  • Hammers
  • Mallets
  • Axes
  • Shovels
  • Crowbars

By Sales Channel:

  • Bulk Distributor Sales
  • Retail Sales
  • Online Sales

By End-Use Sector:

  • Household & DIY
  • Construction
  • Woodworking & Framing
  • Manufacturing & Fitting
  • Mining
  • Forestry & Agriculture
  • Rescue Management