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About Us

Vogel Tool & Die began in Chicago when Julius Vogel's invented a punch & die process to notch the end of a pipe, so it could fit against the side of another pipe.  Prior to his invention, time-consuming grinding or torch cutting was the common method.  Julius Vogel's invention was granted a US patent in 1938.  The company was owned by 4 generations of Vogel family until 2009, when it was aquired by Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, another Chicago-area family business.

Vogel's pipe notchers remain as one of our most popular products and are in use world-wide. Over the years, Vogel's product line has expanded to include tools to cut tubes, piercing, slotting, mitering and much more.  Since our founding, our tools have alwasy been produced in the Chicagoland area. 


We are pleased to announce that Vogel's President, Tom Simeone, was awarded the 2017 Winzeler Award by the Tooling & Manufacturing Assocation [TMA].  The Winzeler Award is presented to individuals who have provided oustanding service to the industry and the Association.  The TMA supports industry by providing educational opportunities, industry representation and services to foster global competitiveness.

Manor Tool and Manufacturing Company, the parent of Vogel Tool & Die was one of five finalists in the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year award.  This event was cosponsored by mHUB, U of I Labs & The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.


"S & R Custom Panels, LLC has manufactured steel galvanized livestock panels, gates and shelters since 1996.  Our Arc-Fit has been one of our greatest assets to our operation. When we purchase tools for our operation, we demand the utmost quality, long lasting and low maintenance products to optimize & maximum production.  Our Arc-Fit notcher has cycled hundreds of thousands of time a year and has provided us with clean and accurate notches every year.  It has paid for itself 1000 times over with no breakdowns or extensive maintenance.  This tool has been a core piece of machinery in our manufacturing"

"We received the tools today. They look great. Very well built. Thank you for your help on this project." - Minnesota Mfg. of safety equipment.

"Again, thank you for responding so quickly and for the options you have given.  You have excellent customer service and I wish every company that we deal with was as customer service oriented as you have been." -  Contractor in Georgia

"I see you are celebrating 80 years of American made products.  Congratulations and thank you…we may have one of the first models that rolled off your line!" California fence company

"I just wanted to let you know what a great notching tool you have there. I just had to order a new 9202A to replace the 9202 we have here that is around 40 years old ... It would be easy to say we make around 3000 gates a year or more between all the locations. We all use the Vogel notching tool, in my opinion it is the best in my industry. So it is nice to know that someone like Vogel is still out there making high quality tools." - Georgia fence company

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