Arbortech started in Nannup, a small country town in the South West of Western Australia where Kevin and Kristine were living an “alternative lifestyle”. Inventing had always been a love of Kevin's and most of his woodworking tools were a result of experimentation. When Arbortech was formed in 1988 to commercialise their first successful product “the Woodcarver Blade”, they promised that they would continue with this philosophy and search for people who also enjoyed their work.
The result is that Arbortech tools are designed, made and marketed in Australia by people who love tools. Naturally the staff are formally qualified but there is no better qualification than their level of commitment and enthusiasm which is embodied in every one of the products below. The goal is to produce interesting products that are a joy to use with marked improvements in performance and safety over existing tools.