The Kett Tool Company was formed in 1940, as a manufacturer of specialty wood boring tools. World War II interrupted this program, when all of its production facilities were channeled toward the war effort. Working with the Armed forces and with aircraft manufacturers, KETT engineers developed a line of drilling and cutting tools for aircraft maintenance. After the war the design of the line was expanded to produce specialty tools for general industrial as well as aircraft use. In 1970, Kett Tool purchased the shear line of WPB out of Racine, Wisconsin and in 1996, purchased the Fenway Nibbler line. Kett Tool is currently producing a line of Electric and Pneumatic Portable Power Saws, Shears and Nibblers to cut a wide range of sheet materials used in many different applications and markets.