Bad Dog Tools Shop in Bristol Rhode Island with Cadillac and Van in front


We’ve been family owned and operated for over 30 years! Since 1988, we’ve been busy creating innovative tools that are sold across the USA in over 250 trade shows each year. Exhibiting at a variety of shows like the EAA Sun ‘N Fun Fly-In, the World of Concrete, The Woodworking Shows (national show circuit), SEMA, the NY National Boat Show, the LA County Fair and the International Security Conference illustrates the breadth of the appeal of Bad Dog Tools. These tools are equally at home cutting plugs in a home workshop, drilling out rivets in a local machine shop, or trimming down the conduit for an HVAC installation.

We’ve been thinking out of the (tool)box since the 1980’s with the introduction of the Handi Disc flexible abrasive wheel. We thought, “why have a bunch of tools when one will do?” We multi-task. Our tools should too! What’s even better? These unique and useful tools are backed by a lifetime satisfaction guarantee and top-notch customer service support.

Before you know it, we had a whole range of carbide-based tools for drilling and cutting. Over the years we’ve changed the angle of the carbide, stiffened shanks, experimented with anti-kickback designs, and more. “What if” is a question we ask ourselves a lot. We want our products to be the best and we have fun doing it. How many other companies do you know that have a 25-foot bulldog painted on the front of their building and run to the post office in a 1963 Cadillac convertible painted Bad Dog blue?

Perhaps it’s all that other fun that makes us so serious about our tools. Stop by the shop or any of the 250 trade shows we participate in each year. Catch a demo, chat with one of our knowledgeable sales staff and see what Bad Dog Tools is all about. And if you see us around in the Caddie, give us a toot and a wave!

Original Handi Disc II cutting cast iron block

Original Handi Disc 1988

3 HDII Tap

Modern Handi Disc II