Darex brands include Darex industrial bit sharpeners, Drill Doctor professional and DIY drill bit sharpeners, Work Sharp Outdoor knife and tool sharpeners, and Work Sharp Culinary kitchen knife sharpeners.
Darex exists to surprise and delight the customers who buy and use our products. With every opportunity we want to positively impact the experience our customers have with us.
Darex began in 1973 in Beecher, Illinois. The D, A and R of DAREX are the initials of three generations of the Bernard family; David, Arthur and Richard Bernard. David and his father Richard founded Darex. Grandfather Arthur Bernard, who earlier founded the Bernard Welding Company, contributed his energy and guidance to Darex.
In 1978, Darex relocated to Ashland, Oregon where we are located today. In 2012, Matthew Bernard became the fourth generation family owner of the company.
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN COMPANY!
We are proud to be manufacturing our tools in the USA. You work hard for your money, and your tools are an investment. We are dedicated to creating quality tools with quality components and backing them with the best one-on-one customer support you'll ever get.
We design, engineer, and calibrate our sharpening machines all under one roof - also shared by our in-house customer service, sales, and admin teams. We source as many components from North American manufacturers as we can, and insist our over-sea suppliers meet stringent quality control metrics and share in our practice of creating a great work place for their employees.
What we make is as important as where we make it. Southern Oregon is a beautiful place to live and work, and we strive to do our part in our community to reduce waste.
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
The tools we make support this mantra and as a company we believe in eliminating waste and using our resources, respectfully to their full potential. With that we recycle as much of our waste as possible including; corrugated, glass, aluminum, steel, other metals, and plastics. In addition, we have a 110kW solar power system on our roof providing over half of our yearly electricity needs.
Thanks for visiting. Have fun and stay sharp out there.
CEO, Darex LLC