Chicago Electric power tools are manufactured in China. The Chicago Electric brand is sold exclusively at Harbor Freight Tools as of 2016 and is designed as a discount tool line.
The discount tool and equipment retailer Harbor Freight Tools introduced the Chicago Electrics brand in 1983. The line includes power tools such as drills, saws, grinders and impact wrenches. It is marketed as a high-quality discount brand.
Harbor Freight Tools also owns the Pittsburgh Pro, Central Pneumatic and U.S. General tool brands, all of which are also manufactured in China. Chicago Electric is not affiliated with Chicago Pneumatic, which sells a range of pneumatic tools manufactured in Japan.