WEN Products was founded in 1951 by Mr. Nick Anton who led the tool world into POWER TOOLS. The advent of electricity positioned WEN Products to innovate and bring power tools to the American home. During the next 50 years, WEN Products pioneered the electric soldering gun, electric jigsaw, chain saw, engraver, knife and wet wheel sharpener. In addition, WEN introduced random orbit technology to the consuming public. In 2001, WEN reached its 50th anniversary and celebrated by selling its 50 millionth consumer unit. Today, WEN, located in Elgin, Illinois, is transforming as a homeowner and project brand that continues to offer value and quality. Along with a World-Class Customer Service center, every WEN tool customer has access to service, parts and technical information to help make their tool last for years.