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About Sunex Tools

History of Sunex®

Sunex Tools employees at a trade show

In 1977, Sunex® Tools set out to impact the automotive repair and maintenance industry.  Our heritage of small-town pride and hard work made the perfect combination, and our initial launch of hydraulic lifting equipment was the first step on a road that we’ve been traveling now for over forty years.

Since our beginnings, we’ve been going full throttle, offering solutions-based tools for the working professional. Our tool categories include Lifting Equipment, Impact Sockets, Air Tools, Shop Presses and Hand Tools, and Tool Storage.

From average Joes to industrial Pros, our growing customer base trusts Sunex® to create tools to keep up with the job.  And that’s where our process starts- on the job. We go where work is happening and look for ways to help our customers do the job better.  Then, we combine research, craftsmanship, relentless testing, and top-quality materials to deliver the kind of tools a working pro can count on. That’s how Sunex® Tools went from Smalltown, USA, to a name preferred by working pros everywhere.

What is Sunex® Best Known for?

Sunex Tools Socket Sets

To understand what Sunex® is all about, you only have to take a look at our Impact Sockets.  We launched this flagship tool line in 1980, and today Sunex® is unmatched in the Impact Socket category. We use the highest quality chrome-molybdenum (Cr-Mo) steel and a no-skip size spectrum. These two features mean that our Impact Sockets can handle the job regardless of size. Add a lifetime warranty, and it’s pretty clear- Sunex® doesn’t settle for “sufficient”.  Our goal is “superior”.  We apply that same commitment to quality to each and every tool category we touch because we understand that on the job, our customers expect tools that deliver when it counts. They need tools that are guaranteed to perform.

Where are Sunex® Tools Made?

Three various Sunex Impact Sockets

Sunex® has come a long way since our small town began forty years ago. We’ve become a name trusted by pros everywhere, and our products come from worldwide. Our company started with a few passionate people; now, we employ over a hundred. Some of our tools are manufactured overseas, while some shop presses are still made here in the USA with Foreign Components. We started out serving the automotive sector and now serve dozens of sectors. But some things are still the same as they were back in 1977. No matter what we make, challenges we take on, or where the road may lead, we’ll keep doing what we do best- creating quality solutions for the working professional.

Guaranteed to Perform

Van used by Sunex Tools to make deliveries.

That’s more than the Sunex® tagline. It’s our pledge to our customers. It’s how we are able to stand out in a sea of tool choices.  Our process, craftsmanship, and materials mean that we trust our products as much as we expect our customers to. And our support team is ready to help. If something goes wrong, we’re there to address it and get you back to work- guaranteed. Whether it’s a year, two years, or a lifetime, a Sunex® Warranty is our promise that our tools will deliver results in the shop, on the road, or on the job site.

What is the Warranty on Sunex Tools?

Lifetime Warranty: Sunex® Tools with a Lifetime Warranty are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for the product’s life. This warranty does not apply to items that have been misused, abused, altered in any way, or worn out from use.

2-year Warranty: This warranty covers a period of two years, during which time we will repair or replace, at our option, any part or unit that proves to be defective in material or workmanship.

1-Year Warranty: This warranty covers a period of one year, during which time we will repair or replace, at our option, any part or unit that proves to be defective in material or workmanship.

SunExpress: This industry-leading warranty program lets our loyal customers quickly and easily swap out defective products directly with Sunex®. The SUNEXpress™ warranty program covers any manufacturer defects on your qualified Sunex product.

The original Sunex Tools logo from 1977, Red Lettering on a white background.

Please feel free to comment below, we would love to hear your stories about how Sunex Tools have assisted you while on the road or in the garage, or if there are any questions for Acme Tools or Sunex Tools.


  • Chris Russell

    March 23, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I have used sunex tools for years. Ever since the first came out. I remember it was a gamble but I figured I’d give them a try. I’ve been a believer ever since. A lifetime warranty is always a good thing, but doesn’t mean anything if the tool is cheap or always breaks like harbor freight junk. And you can’t beat the prices on all their tools. Always a no brainer.

  • Wayne carney

    July 25, 2019 at 10:44 am

    We import a long stroke bottle jack from you ( Sunex #5041B 4 ton ) and we then export it to Mexico. However we must disclose the country of origin for this product. Can you please provide us with this information on a data sheet so we can present it for customs clearance?

    Thanks you

    • Acme Tools

      July 26, 2019 at 8:03 am

      Hello, Please contact our Customer Support department for the needed information. They can be reached at or 877-345-2263 if calling from the US, if outside of the US call 701-335-4885.

      Thank you,
      Acme Tools

    • Acme Tools

      July 13, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Hello, Thank you for your question. You may contact your local Sunex Authorize Retailer for warranty evaluation or if the item was purchased from Acme Tools please contact our Customer Support department at 1-877-345-2263 for further assistance.

      Thank you,
      Acme Tools

  • Mario Figueroa Sr.

    October 2, 2021 at 10:35 am

    I have a Sunex 3 drawer cart with the stainless steel tops that’s slide outwards and one of the the slide broke and am looking to replace both sides

    • Acme Tools

      October 4, 2021 at 7:52 am

      Hello Mario, Thank you for your comment and we are sorry to hear that one of the slides is broken. We suggest contacting Sunex directly and they should be able to assist you in locating the part either under warranty or for purchase.

      Thank you,
      Acme Tools


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