Tool Handles

Tool Handles

Originally designed for industrial tools, fiberglass handles have gained wide acceptance for use in tools made for homeowners. Fiberglass tool handles are designed for a variety of implements including shovels, rakes, hoes, pruners and post hole diggers.

Combining heavy gauge steel tool implements with pultruded fiberglass handles results in tools that are strong and durable.


  • Lightweight
  • High Impact Resistant
  • Low Conductivity
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Durable/Weather Resistant Surface
  • Aesthetic Appeal

Color Options

Products_Tool-Handle-colorsThe bright, attractive colors of the tool handles are produced by pigmenting the resin in the pultrusion process. With the color throughout the part, no painting is needed, so chipping or peeling is eliminated.

A wood grain appearance and customized colors can also be developed for customer approval.

Some of the common color options available for tool handles are:

  • Dark Yellow
  • Safety Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Light Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • White
  • Black
  • Gray

Products_Tool-Handle-coresAfter pultruding the round tubes, Strongwell can use a specially designed plugging machine to reinforce stress points for shovel handles and other tool handles where strength is critical.

The fiberglass tool handles will not splinter or break under normal conditions and are extremely strong and long-lasting. Strongwell tubes are manufactured with surfacing veils unless otherwise specified.

Fabrication and Options

Products_Tool-Handle-fabAdditional fabrication may be required for the finished tool.

Strongwell's experienced fabrication departments can provide drilling, routing, plugging, partial assembly or any value added function that the customer might want.


Many standard sizes and colors are available. Custom shapes and colors will be quoted upon request. Fiberglass tool handles may be produced cut-to-length or in stock-length quantities determined by the customer.

Standard Sizes

Below is a partial list of readily available sizes with existing tooling. Customized sizes to meet the specific needs of any customer can be determined by that customer alone or in consultation with Strongwell engineers. We recommend consultation to optimize the combination of performance, appearance and price.


OD   ID   OD   ID
1.500" x 1.125" 1.108" x 0.864"
1.457" x 0.787" 1.070" x 0.864"
1.380" x 1.005" 1.070" x 0.531"
1.257" x 1.094" 1.030" x 0.750"
1.257" x 1.044" 1.000" x 0.840"
1.257" x 1.030" 1.000" x 0.792"
1.257" x 1.000" 1.000" x 0.750"
1.257" x 0.864" 0.998" x 0.780"
1.250" x 1.094" 0.962" x 0.780"
1.250" x 1.044" 0.962" x 0.720"
1.250" x 1.000" 0.956" x 0.780"
1.250" x 0.864" 0.956" x 0.750"
1.192" x 1.030" 0.938" x 0.780"
1.192" x 0.990" 0.875" x 0.715"
1.125" x 0.875" 0.500" x 0.310"
1.125" x 0.750" 0.500" x 0.250"
1.125" x 0.688" 0.344" x 0.244"

0.250", 0.313", 0.375", 0.500", 0.625", 0.680" and 0.750" solid fiberglass rods are also available on a made-to-order basis.

A lot of information is needed to properly design and quote a custom pultrusion. We suggest you use our Custom Pultrusion Checklist as a reference.