About Us

Big Bear Tools is a Canadian wholesaler of high-quality edge tools and related products, including pruners, axes, arborist gear, and sharpening equipment. As a company, we take pride in providing the top of the line outdoor sharp tools, sharpening equipment, and arborist gear. Whether for simple backyard gardening, kitchen cuisine works, or outdoor and mountain camping and hunting, Big Bear Tools is here to provide the best quality tools and equipment that you need.

Started in 1999 by Victor Asaoka, David and Stephen Street, Big Bear Tools began with the intention of bringing the highest-quality edge tools and edge tool related products to the North American tradesperson. For that same reason, we believe as a company that the quality of products we offer depends and relies on the connection between our trade partners and clients. Our core value stands in a foundation of hard work, collective trust, and a top-notch customer service relationship that we have in each patron that we serve every day. As we continue to innovate the quality of service we have, we continue to strive in improving our product line-up tailor fitting it to the demands of the daily grind of blades and teeth. It greatly translates to the two decades of accountability and trust we built, hand-in-hand with our customers, clients, and dealers.

Over 20 years later, Big Bear Tools has seen a strong following develop, and an extensive dealer network to go with it. We continue to grow by creating new pathways and opportunities, checking new ideas in the high-quality import markets from Sweden and Germany to Japan and America for new products to offer. With great plans for the future, Big Bear Tools in its third decade is more hotly in pursuit of the highest quality edge tools available today. Seeing a bright future ahead, we aim to continue including more product options and materials that will help our customers improve their everyday lives. We stand prepared to adapt to the constant changes in our technology and society. At Big Bear Tools, we don’t just offer what you desire, but we extend another mile by offering options that will accommodate your greater convenience and adapt to your future needs.

At Big Bear Tools, we carry a vast line of manual and mechanical equipment, ranging from pruners, axes, arborist gear, and sharpening equipment. We don’t just settle for something that will satisfy your wants, with our wide range of products, tools, and machines, we categorize our line up via brands, needs, and availability, making sure that there is always something to choose from. From forest gear, handyman tools, or knives for cooking, there is something that suits your needs. Search our store for more!

Big Bear is proud to showcase the best tools from the top brands in the market. We partner with different dealers and providers of repute, so that we may deliver satisfactory store to client transactions. Big Bear Tools always makes sure that every product we offer is the best of the best, with quality brands like Silky Saws, Hultafors, Tormek, Original LÖWE, Notch Equipment, Weaver Leather, Fred Marvin, and more. With excellent products as our banner flag, we infused mint quality with safety and up to date standards, making sure that we won’t compromise the security and protection of our valued customers. At Big Bear Tools, we are honored to offer great value as we secure confidence from our clients through the quality of saws and related tools in our store.

Quality remains the most relevant mantra to this day and into the future for Big Bear Tools. With all of the technological advancements, movements in sales pipelines, and society’s ever-changing needs, we always go back to the basics, which is to prioritize integrity and quality with the set of products we offer. At Big Bear Tools, we always value the quality of products that we provide more than anything else. As we continue to live by the virtue of quality service with our company, we constantly check the products on our shelves. Our family of staff and crew, and our dealers, are smiling back at you, offering you not only personalized service, but to remain part of your ongoing needs. We always value your business. Check with us regularly— there are certainly surprises ahead! There are great tools to find, and our crew is here to serve!

Many thanks for your interest in fine tools and equipment! We share the interest with you.

Dave Street

Some of our Suppliers

Silky Saws

Unmatched fine wood cutting saws since the early 1900s.

Adler Axes

Alder is a family-run business in Germany. Their authentic axe and hatchet heads are forged in C45 steel sourced in Europe, and the handles are made of hickory for stability and shock absorption. The handles also have a unique abrasive paint that assures a tight grip.

Hultafors Tools

Leading hand tools, from axes and chisels to spirit levels and pencils designed for discerning craftsmen.


Leading sharpening system for edge tools, including jigs and other attachments.

Notch Equipment

High-performance arborist products for safe and efficient work in the canopy or on the job site.


Communication devices to stay connected and in control— for industrial workers, arborists, and other outdoor workers.

Weaver Leather

Top quality handcraft leather products for arborists and many others.

FOX Knives

Exceptional blade tools and sharpening products.

Fred Marvin

Precise and durable pole pruners and saws for professional arborists and serious landscapers.

Original LÖWE

Top class cutting tools for professionals in viticulture, fruit growing, horticulture and industry.


Big Bear Tools Warehouse and Showroom Location

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105-19181 34A Ave
Surrey, BC V3Z 0Z7
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Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard
11:39 15 Sep 22
Definitely recommend Big Bear Tools. Dave was great to deal with. Shipping was super fast. Will be dealing with them in the future. Very pleased. Thanks.
John Scott
John Scott
15:32 15 Aug 22
Not a big order today but BIG service. I needed a part. They had it. Easy to reach. Quick feedback. That felt good! Thank you Dave!
John W Taylor
John W Taylor
15:38 29 Oct 21
Great Service once again! Needed a new saw blade for my Katanaboy 650 this time.
Don Clark
Don Clark
14:17 19 Oct 21
Keeps all attachments in there place with extra space other items,the cabinet is well made it just what I needed. Check out tormak on YouTube on how to sharpen well done thanks quick shipping .
scott day
scott day
16:52 12 Apr 21
Awesome Company to deal with, super Fast Shipping. Definately one of my Go-To businesses for specialty tools now.
Pat Tombe
Pat Tombe
01:24 16 Dec 20
I have made several purchases from Big Bear Tools before and was previously impressed with the quick service. But, I recently purchased a product that is new to the manufacturer. It turns out the first few turned out to be lemons. I contacted Dave at BBT and he was most helpful. I sent in pictures of my issue and he contacted the manufacturer, got the warranty claim approved and had the item shipped to me. I live 200 miles from BBT and I first contacted him midday thursday by email. Sent him the pictures he requested on thursday. He contacted the swedish manufacturer, had it approved on sunday and I got my delivery on tuesday midday. Considering this was a $400 purchase I was most relieved. I think Big Bear Tools is great!
Rob H
Rob H
21:15 06 Oct 20
Fantastic company to deal with. Dave is very knowledgeable and was helpful when selecting a saw. I ended up with perfect setup for the task. Thanks again!
Dave Sherring
Dave Sherring
11:58 23 Sep 20
Highly recommend Big Bear Tools!... Their service is fast and awesome! I've been dealing with Big Bear for years now, and have always been impressed every time I speak with Dave Street and place orders. I'm very thankful for the TLC Dave has given. He's always been there for information and has helped greatly in times of need. Big Bear has never missed a beat and shows great integrity... obviously cares very much! Big Bear has been a huge asset to our business!
01:49 29 Aug 20
So, having been an online shopper for (more than) a few years, I am fairly experienced in the good, the bad, and the ugly, of sending my electronic money out into the wild blue yonder, and waiting (sometimes forever) for my order to arrive.Blown away, today, by the order I sent in YESTERDAY, arriving at my door this evening . So upset! I haven't even had time to craft an excuse to my wife as to why I have purchased another knife!Hopefully, she loves it, too, as it is an adorable (and highly effective!) Hultafors OK4... Maybe we will need a 'his' and 'hers', shortly?Thanks, Big Bear Tools! I hope I have need (want?) of more of your products, soon!
Kelly Jago
Kelly Jago
23:53 22 Jan 20
We ordered online and were very happy with the service and turntable we recieved.
Dustin Cook
Dustin Cook
05:13 06 Nov 19
Excellent and friendly service. Orders ship fast and they were able to help me find a missing part for my Tormek sharpening system with great ease. I highly recommend Big Bear Tools.
Jaspreet Sidhu
Jaspreet Sidhu
23:52 11 Nov 17
Great Canadian store, they don't carry everything but what they do carry is good quality, purchased a knife from here and had it here in my hands in a day or two. Always appreciate the fact that I can send them a quick facebook message or a phone call and they always take the time to give you answers. Best part is that the prices are very fair/cheap. would highly recommend buying from here when possible.
Kevin Lamarre
Kevin Lamarre
02:06 27 Apr 17
Exellent store, I got a phone call from them to confirm the purchase, which is good when I purchase with credit card. It looks like they double check everything and that's great! Thanks guys!
Rick Charles
Rick Charles
07:15 18 Oct 16
Great, my item was more affordable here then elsewhere, got answers to my requests via email in a quick manner, my item shipped to me in 2 days via puralator, got my tracking number right after check out! Can't say enough good things. They have a large selection of high quality landscaping hand tools that I can't find anywhere else.
Parker Fly
Parker Fly
02:40 21 Jun 15
All the tools needed to get the job done!
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