About Us


abtimgleftGo to NUPLA®, the leader in U.S. manufacturing of specialty industrial grade hand tools. The pioneer and innovator of TCP (Tension – Continuous – Parallel) pultruded Nuplaglas®, NUPLA produces the strongest and safest fiberglass-handled tools available. In its 55,000 square foot facility in Sun Valley, California the company produces over 1,600 hand tools including soft-face and steel hammers, shovels, rakes, axes, non-conductive tools and replacement handles.

NUPLA’s history is one of invention, recognizing opportunities presented by the development of plastics and related technologies in the 1930’s. NUPLA has continued innovating these methods for over 80 years and has earned the reputation as the industry standard for fiberglass striking, cutting, digging and fire tools. We have earned our stripe as the manufacturer of the World’s Strongest Hand Tools and we put that stripe on every tool we produce:




Classic Nuplaglas® Handles
Nuplaglas Handles have been the standard of the industry for over 60 years. It is ten times stronger than wood and three times stronger than ordinary fiberglass. Thousands of strands of fiberglass encased in a proprietary resin deliver a super-duty handle, tough enough to carry the Nupla Lifetime Warranty.

Ergo-Power® Handles
Same super-duty Nuplaglas construction with a mold injected protective coating. Protects and extends the life of the handles and grips become an integral portion of the handle.

Nupla Striking Heads
Nupla molded striking heads are available in various hardnesses of non-marring plastic composites. Metal heads available in forged steel or brass, and are heat treated for specific levels of hardness.

Nupla Grips
SG Super Grip – Safest grip in the industry, for use in all weather conditions (with or without gloves). Available in Classic Rubber or integrated Ergo style.
CS Circular Stripe – Comfortable standard grip and design. Available in rubber or integrated molded design; short, standard and long sizes.
H Cush-N-Grip – Long, sleek grip available in rubber.
SB Single Bit Grip – Provides direction accuracy for single bit axes and mauls.
DB Double Bit Grip – For double bladed chopping tools.

Nupla Innovations
Nuplaglas® Composite – Halligan and Pry Bar Tools designed to perform like steel while maintaining the flexibility and light weight advantages of Nuplaglas. (Patent Pending)

Impax® Power Drive® – Dead Blow and ‘Quick-Change’ hammers featuring Nupla’s unique Smart Hammer® Technology, which delivers the very best non-marring surface protection.

Integral Rebar – Patented process used in all Nupla digging tool handles providing optimum strength-to-weight ratio. Short lengths of solid fiberglass incorporated at critical stress points in the handle pultrusion process assure superior reinforcement.

Ergonomic Handle & Grip Designs – Digging tools designed to reduce fatigue and provide greater control of the load, with molded handles in Ergo-Power. Striking tools made with three grip styles in Classic Nuplaglas and Ergo-Power, offer the ability to match the tool to the operator and job.

Power Pylon® – A rivetless shovel connection, molded to the handle end, engineered to provide an integral fusion of a Nuplaglas® handle to the shovel blade.



Best in Quality • Best in Design • Best in Performance
Only the highest quality materials go into our tools. Nuplaglas handles are manufactured in the USA to precise specifications and carry a Lifetime Warranty. Each and every Nupla tool has been engineered, tested and retested for balance, strength and durability. With hundreds of handle length and grip combinations, Nupla can deliver the tools to maximize performance in any application.From a precise tap to the heaviest demolition projects, we have the tool you need.

Industries Served:

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Military
  • Do-It-Yourself
  • Municipalities
  • Water & Power
  • Petroleum
  • Fire-Rescue
  • Plumbing
  • Forestry
  • Police
  • Hardware
  • Railroad
  • Irrigation
  • Rental
  • Janitorial
  • Road/Paving
  • Landscape
  • Telecom
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Transportation
  • Logging
  • Wind Energy



Experienced and knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives who take each account personally and create a welcome, efficient, and accurate experience for Nupla customers, whether it’s taking an order for product and literature or providing technical assistance. Nupla is also proud of its factory trained sales representatives who are experienced sales people with samples and prices for customers. When Nupla’s customers are satisfied, Nupla is satisfied!



All Nupla products are warranted against any and all defects in material or manufacturing. Nupla will repair or replace at our option, any Nupla product proved to be defective in materials or workmanship during lifetime of the product. Castings, forgings, and shovel blades are not covered under this warranty, normal wear, abuse, improper care and negligence are not covered.


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