Who is Levi Hollow Tools?

Levi Hollow Tools is a family owned and operated specialty woodworking tool manufacturing company located in southern Ohio, around 70 miles east of Cincinnati in Adams County.

Started in 2008 by Richard Rhodes with the introduction of the TrueTrac Track Saw System we sold primarily through direct-to-consumer trade shows and a brick-and-mortar dealer distribution network until 2016. Richard has been involved in the woodworking tool industry for over 40 years in roles ranging from direct sales rep, national sales manager at various companies, as well as a training consultant for a variety of sales forces.

With the addition of Richard’s youngest son Jacob coming back full time to the company in mid 2016, our focus shifted more towards expanding the E-commerce/online sales portion of our business. Jacob's background is Mechanical Engineering with a sub-focus in mass manufacturing/automation, worked as a CNC process engineer for four years with Alcoa, and participated in the Baja SAE collegiate program at Case Western Reserve University.

In late 2017 Jacob purchased the company outright from his father and is the current owner/operator, with Richard and his wife Darlene semi-retiring and coming in at their leisure to tinker around the shop rather than needing to be in every day. On some days we literally have four generations of our family here at the shop, with Darlene’s mother coming in to help with small parts assembly as well as one of their grandsons tending the CNC machines after school in the afternoons/evenings.

Since 2017 the company has brought the majority of it’s manufacturing in-house with the addition of two CNC mills and a handful of other more specialized equipment, though we still source the aluminum and plastic extrusions found in most of our products locally from other manufacturers. In late 2019 the TrueTrac Router Gantry System was added to the product portfolio.

All in all, we hope any business that we conduct with you is a pleasurable experience. We promise to do everything we possibly can to make sure you’re happy with our guide rail systems and other products that we release in the future.

Meet the family:

Richard Rhodes, in his natural habitat (tradeshow booth)

Darlene Rhodes

Jacob above, whole family below

 

★Product Reviews

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Cantilever clamps

Have used the cantilever clamps for two small projects. Making “bookends” as a gift and using the clamps made it possible to cut a 90degree angle at the end of a triangular shape without having to dismantle the project entirely.

Great addition

Needed a few inches more and this was the decision! Awesome product

Great system awesome customer service

I have had my slab mill for 6 months now and have put it to good use. I can honestly say it has exceeded all my expectations. If you are looking to mill out slabs in a timely fashion this is it. I Would recommend this system to anyone with a large twisted chunk of wood. That needs to be flattened. Also have to add that they have hands down the best customer service I have ever received. Very helpful and easy to reach. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next I will be first in line for it. Thanks for all your hard work creating this awesome slab mill I sure have in joyed using it.
Marc

An answer to my need to work on site.

Received my order promptly. A good, portable solution I have used almost daily. In shop and on site, it provides the versatility I was looking for. Their service is outstanding.

Only one issue

Only issue I have had is with the rubber handles on the router plate. They have both came off. Going to modify them with a through bolt to be more robust when lifting off sled