Posted Monday, January 6, 2020 in Insider Information

Well, it's the end of an era here at Western States Tool & Supply today. Ralph Rader, Sr. just finished up his last day of work here with us. After co-founding our company 35 years ago, he is finally hanging it up and retiring. After 60 years of working it is well deserved.

Thank you for your leadership and guidance all of these years. Thank you for helping to create a company and a workplace that all of us can take pride in when we come to work each morning. Thank you for your part in the opportunities provided to so many of us here at Western States during your run.

You will be missed. Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

#westernstatestool #wsts #srhasleftthebuilding #retired

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 in Insider Information

Come in a check out the Edwards 55 ton Ironworker machine we have on the showroom floor!

If you are in the market for an Ironworker machine for your shop, look no further. The Edwards 55 ton unit is well suited for any fab shop, large or small. There are
four available work stations. Standard features include a Punch Assembly with Pedestal Die Table, Flat Bar Shear, Angle Shear and a universal open tooling station
designed to accept optional Tooling Accessories. There is an additional free coper notcher packaged up in this great deal. The optional PowerLink System allows your Ironworker to act as a power source to our expanding line of innovative
PowerLink Hydraulic Tools, such as the 10 Ton Tube/Pipe Bender, 20 Ton Shop Press and 40 Ton Shop Press.

You'll even get a FREE PD1000 puch and die starter set with your purchase. Only 1 available at this price!

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 in Insider Information

Come join us on Thursday Septemeber 24th for a special Milwaukee Tool Demo day!

From 7:00 am to 2:00 pm will will have representatives from Milwaukee Tool on site showing off the latest and greatest in cordless tools.
Demo products will be available for you to try out. From the newest 12.0 ah battery driven 9" cordless grinder to the new line of carbide tipped Sawzall blades, we will have it all here and ready to try.

Special deals on the most popular cordless kits will be offered. Buy a cordless kit, get a FREE extra 5.0 ah battery. Free knives and tee shirts will also be packaged with the special deals this day.
Raffle prizes will be given away and food will be served. Don't miss out!

Ask us for more information.

Posted Monday, August 6, 2018 in Industry News and Information


The Model 139-SK Safety Kage™ cabinet is an Industry First, one-stop-shop for Jobsite Safety. The interior of the cabinet houses ample secure storage space for all types of fall protection and personal protection equipment. On the right side of the cage are hooks to hang harnesses, pulleys, and ropes. On the left side of the Kage there are 3 shelves to store hard hats, vests, and gloves. The top shelf has cubby holes to store smaller safety items such as ear plugs, safety glasses, and dust masks. The exterior of the cabinet has protected storage for a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and personal eye wash station.

  • Power Pass™ with grommeted shelving allow for power distribution on every shelf.
  • 16g Diamond Punched steel panels allow for clear visibility of cabinets contents without compromising security
  • Patented WATCHMAN® IV Lock System with 3-point latch and recessed lock housing for best in class theft-prevention
  • Heavy-duty 16-gauge steel construction with fully arc-welded seams
  • 4 way skids with 7 gauge construction allow access from any side, making it easier, faster, and safer to transport
  • Prepunched skids allow easy installation of casters (available separately)
  • Powder-coat finish for superior durability and corrosion resistance
  • Heavy-duty recessed side handles allow for enhanced mobility and protection against damage in transport
  • Convenient foot latch - One push with your foot and the doors will pop open
  • *This cabinet does not come with a casters, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, or a personal eye wash station.
Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 in Insider Information

Please come and join us for our OPEN HOUSE Event coming up on Friday June 15th.

We will have many of our top vendors on hand that day showing off the lastest and greatest in tools, safety, and equipment. They will be here to answer all of your questions and even demo some new products. Take a look through our warehouse and discover what else we have in stock that you might be missing out on. Check out our and repair shop. Meet our staff.

Raffle and door prizes will be given out, but you must attend the event to win. Come on down and get a Western States tee-shirt while you are at it. Heck, we'll even throw in a FREE LUNCH to all attendees in appreciation of you being our customer and stopping by!

How can you go wrong? We look forward to seeing you on Friday June 15th!

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Industry News and Information

Silica dust laws went into effect back on September 23, 2017. Since then, people have been scrambling in an effort to comply with the strict new laws. Western States Tool has been hard at work making sure we have the right products in stock, for most applications, and ready to go when you need them. On the pneumatic tool side of things we have partnered with Michigan Pneumatic to offer their VDEX Dust Extraction System.

MPT has a complete offering of solutions for rivet busters, chipping hammers, needle scalers, paving breakers, an even rock drills. Western States Tool stocks them all and we are more than happy to customize a solution for you, for your particular application.

VDEX attachments are the industries first uniquely designed attachments for pneumatic tools.
VDEX is an engineered solution with the quality and durability that matches that of the industrial
“rental” tools they are  attached to. The VDEX attachments are designed with the purchaser in mind
using common parts such as; retainers and springs which attach to the snorkel to the tool.
A poly bumper for durability, interchangeable parts between tool format (Chipping Hammers, Rivet
Busters, Roto-Hammers, Pavement Breakers and Rock Drills). To reduce the number of unique parts
needed on a job site.

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Insider Information

Were you aware that Western States Tool is a stocking distributor for Wikus Brand industrial band saw blades? We have a very large inventory of common size blades ranging from about 10.0' up to 30' in length. If you have a steel fabrication shop and are using a common industrial bandsaw such as a Marvel, Dake, Wells, or DoAll, chances are we have a blade to fit your saw in stock.

Fields of application:

  • medium-sized to large workpieces
  • all metals up to 1000 N/mm²
  • profiles and solid materials
  • single, layer and bundle cuts


  • M42 cutting edge
  • positive rake angle
  • standard set
  • high precision in terms of straightness and planeness of the backing material


Give us a call today. We would love the chance to earn your business!

Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Insider Information

In an effort to stay in the forefront of compliance of the new OSHA Silica Dust laws, Western States Tool is pleased to offer the TX-DCS3 Portable Dust Collection System. Made by Texas Pneumatic, this new offering is cart mounted and offers up a new, convenient solution for those difficult high-volume applications. This portable Dust Collection System (3") is made to conform to OSHA Directive 1926.1153 for Crystalline Silica containment. The TX-DCS3 has no moving parts and is powered only by air pressure. It utilizes a venturi air horn mounted to a large custom exhaust shroud which can be easily placed directly in front of your work. This combination allows quick and efficient extraction of Silica dust generated from larger air tools such as rivet busters, chipping hammers, rock drills and paving breakers. The unit is equally effective with saws and smaller electric power tools as well.

Included is an 8" diameter 30' long ducting hose which allows this unit to be easily relocated anywhere nearby. Lock the brakes on the rolling cart mounted system, position the shroud, and turn on your 50-cfm air supply and you are ready to go. The two-stage HEPA filtration system makes quick work of all the contaminants and keeps your job site safe and in compliance. When full, the collection bins are easily accessible so down time is kept to an absolute minimum.

Western States Tool is pleased to offer these units in stock, ready for immediate delivery. The TX-DCS3 is available to check out in our showroom any time. We can also bring a unit to your location for demonstration simply by calling us to schedule at a time convenient for you. Please let us know if you would like more information on this or any other products.

You can check out a video of the product in action here.

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Industry News and Information

As of September 23, 2017, the new OSHA regulations involving silica dust safety will be put into place. Silica dust causes numerous health issues, and since so many materials on an average construction site contain this carcinogen, it is important that businesses take precautions. Investing in the right silica dust collection system can provide numerous benefits to both employers and staff.

In order to maintain compliance with the new OSHA silica dust regulations, the right dust collection systems and personal protection equipment will be required. Beginning in September 2017, a revised Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) will be in place, setting that limit to 50 micrograms per cubic feet of air, averaged over an eight-hour work day. The construction industry will need to comply with this standard, and silica dust collection systems can ensure jobsites stay within this limit.

Silica dust exposure has been linked to many adverse health effects to workers in the construction industry. As a human carcinogen, breathing in silica dust has been connected to a variety of long-term health issues, the most common of which is silicosis. When workers breathe in silica dust, the lungs may develop scar tissue that impairs the organ’s ability to take in oxygen. Severe cases can be fatal, and unfortunately, there is no known cure at this time. Lung cancer, Tuberculosis, and Kidney disease have also been linked to Silica dust exposure.

There is no better time to invest in a new silica dust collection system then now. As the impending OSHA regulations draw closer, you don’t want to get caught being non-compliant. Western States Tool offers a wide selection of silica dust collection equipment and accessories. We can help you get compliant before the September 23, 2017 deadline arrives.

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Insider Information

Did you know that Western State Tool actually stocks 185 series compressors? It’s true! We are proud to offer the Multiquip DIS185SSI4F compressors right here in our Hayward warehouse.

Engineered to meet the needs of construction and equipment rental professionals, the unit is powered by a 49 horsepower Isuzu diesel engine that meets EPA Tier 4 Final engine emissions. The weather resistant steel (yes, steel!) housing is fully lockable for safe, unattended operation. It’s sound attenuated cabinet reduces engine noise to an industry best 69 dB(A). The state of the art LED digital control panel displays temperature, fuel level, engine temp an speed. It also provides on-board engine diagnostics.

Tools can be stored securely in the lockable internal tool box. The large side doors provide easy access to both the engine and compressor. All fluids can be drained externally through convenient ports preventing accidental spillage. A full containment pan is also built right in, just in case. Both the trailer and the cabinet are powder coated for a long rust free life.

We of course have demo units available if you want to compare the new MQ units to your current compressors. We know you won’t be disappointed with the pricing or the performance!