Get to Know True Position Tools

A message from Director James Lostlen

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to learn more about our company. My name is James Lostlen, and I’m the director of True Position Tools. Our company was started by my father, Tad, in 1996. He was an expert cabinet maker and installer determined to design a cabinet hardware tool that would help save him time and eliminate the expensive errors that are so common in cabinet installation. More than 25 years later, his creation, the Cabinet Hardware Jig, has become one of the most trusted, highly-rated tools of its time. In fact, it’s still the most popular tool we manufacture.

True Position Tools is still a family-run, locally managed business, and we continue to innovate the industry with new and novel tools like our Cabinet Light Jig and our latest Cabinet Plumbing Jig. But even beyond our high-quality precision products, it’s our values that remain the foundation of our company:

  • All of our tools are assembled and packed by hand at our warehouse in Southern California–when you buy from True Position Tools, you know your tool was Made in the USA

  • We employ local community members and keep our manufacturing process as lean as possible while providing fair wages to our employees

  • We keep our environmental footprint as small as possible by creating tools that last a lifetime

No, we’re not the cheapest cabinet hardware jig on the market, but I truly believe we’re the best. In the past 20+ years I’ve worked at True Position Tools, I’ve committed myself to learning everything I can about our customers’ needs. My unwavering goal is to continue providing the same quality and precision that has made True Position Tools a respected name in the industry for more than a quarter of a century.

As you look through our site and learn more about our tool offerings, please know we’re here to educate and enable you in any way we can. Check out the “Learn” section of our site and always feel free to contact us with any questions.

Here to help,

James Lostlen

Director, True Position Tools

James Lostlen, TPT Director

Our mission: to create the world’s most accurate, durable and easy-to-use cabinet tools. We make superior American-made products while providing world-class customer service.

  • American-owned and manufactured

  • Unparalleled value to our customers in savings, time, and accuracy

  • Immediate return on investment and a lifetime of use

  • Trusted by professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts

  • A legacy of reliability and service

  • Second-generation family-run business