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

 

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TrueTrac Pro-Series 12ft Kit
Naked Knoll Sawmill and Pottery
Great product!!!

Don't know how I survived without one for so long. Used to chalk or pencil a line with a straight edge, that is no more. I mounted a Milwaukee cordless saw to the plate and have had no issues ripping hardwoods/softwoods off the sawmill for projects around the house. Awesome product!!!

I hate reviews, but this is worth it!

I don't do reviews. But, this is worth it. Both the company and the product are excellent. I can't say enough good things about the people I communicated with and the product itself. It takes my margin of error down to a hair's width! I'm using a Kobalt 6 1/2" battery operated circular saw, and as long as you take time to set it up correctly, it has become possibly my most valuable tool. You can even tell that they've taken the time to consider normal use, by ensuring that the parts that get used the most are easily interchangeable. I feel like this is a lifelong investment, and my only regret is being too cheap to not buy it sooner!

True track carry case

Absolutely LOVE this case !! It looks great, is well made and can hold multiple lengths of track with velcro straps as well as several other (unassembled) accessories .

TrueTrac Toggle Clamps

The Toggle Clamps are a great addition to the TrueTrac saw system, especially when dealing with slightly bowed sheet material or when it is imperfectly supported. I love the way they slide into the lower side of the TrueTrac. The only issue I have with them is that you have to fiddle with the adjustment when you change the thickness of the material - not a major issue unless you are changing the material often. The tool-free version may be a good idea! I have not used them on refinished material yet, but I can see they would work well in that situation. I heartily recommend getting the Toggle Clamps if you get the TrueTrac.

Great kit

I had this kit for 2 years before my truck and trailer were stolen. Now that I'm looking to replace it I find my self right back here to purchase another kit because I liked it so much. Just one of the projects I was able to use it for was building my own built in office desk that is 12' long. I was able to add all of my tracks to cut straight edges on 2x12 so I could join 3 of them to gather to make the top in the picture. They have a solid product and I never had any regrets buying my first set.