About Us

Legendary Australian Company

Since 1917. The Quality Difference in Hand Tools


Dawn commenced operations in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg, Victoria in 1917 under the name of Dawn Manufacturing Co.


1931 Dawn Machine Shop employees


Quality, Reliability & Maximum Efficiency in Hand Tools & Vices

Our 90 years experience and investigation in the design and metallurgical practice are embodied in the fabrication of Dawn’s premium quality tools.

Our customers have given enormous support to our policy over the years to produce and market premium quality handtools that compare with the world’s best.

Each of the “Dawn” products has features that show the application of sound engineering practice and indicates a true understanding of the individual requirements.

Each product is an added reason for the enviable reputation for reliability that the “Dawn” trade mark stands for. The “Dawn” reputation means exceptional quality, reliability and maximum efficiency.

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