About Us


Established in 1978, Votaw Tool Company offers the professional repair technician a comprehensive selection of tools for brass and woodwind repair as well as a complete assortment of supplies including saxophone, clarinet, and flute pads, cork and felt products, finishing products, case hardware, instrument replacement parts, and more. Unique in their design and conception, our innovative tools are found in prominent repair shops throughout the world, and many of the major instrument manufacturers as well employ our tools in both their production and warranty repair facilities.


Company owner, Carl Votaw, began his apprenticeship in instrument repair at the age of 12 working with his father who was than an accomplished repairman and machinist. Carl has since remained active in the repair business and today is a highly recognized repair technician.

With the combined experience of general manager, John Horrell, who began his career as a repair technician in 1979, we can proudly claim that all of our products reflect over 70 years experience in the repair business.

Each of the tools designed and manufactured by Votaw Tool Company has been extensively used in our own repair shop, allowing us the opportunity to work out the 'bugs' as well as find ways to improve upon the tool's performance. Most of the tools have been redesigned and rebuilt several times before going in to the hands of our customer.

This is the reason why we urge our customers to take advantage of our Risk Free Trial Period - try any tool for 30 days and if for ANY reason you find that the tool does not completely meet your standards or needs it may be returned to us for a full refund (less freight).

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