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

Our Customers Speak For Us:

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Just what I needed

Ripping down plywood on sawhorses or a table saw has always been awkward even with another person assisting. The expandable table was easy to set up and feels solid when cutting large or small pieces of wood. No more need for assistance. Breaks down easily and stores completely out of the way.

Finally able to use

I purchased my TruTrac system a few months ago and was finally able to use it. I bought a dedicated saw for it and set everything up when I got the system. I finally used it today and I am very pleased. I had to cut some plywood down and what a difference. After squaring an end, I was able to make the cuts I needed in less than half the time it would have taken. Precision is built in and no more variation due to the user. If I can use it, it must be idiot proof. Thanks for a great system. I’ll be calling when I wear this one out.

Dust Collector

Does it make a difference on how far the saw blade is forward into the zero clearance dust chute? I centered the sole plate of my Makita saw on your track guide so the sole is just over a inch back from the front of the guide. My saw curf is about 1 inch long on the top of the dust chute.

Russell,

Honestly, kind of - If the saw blade isn’t cutting into the nozzle it won’t be as effective, as the concept is trying to keep the dust creation point inside the actual vacuum nozzle itself so all of the fine dust is extracted.

That being said as long as the blade has cut into the nozzle it should function just fine!

TrueTrac Pro-Series 4' Starter Kit

Love my router sled!

My sled kit with the threaded rod insert has been amazing. I love how few moving parts there are, and how sturdy the rails are!