General Tools

General Tools

  • General Tools® - Ultra Tech™ SAE and Metric Digital Caliper
    General Tools®Ultra Tech™ SAE and Metric Digital Caliper
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    # 2288237303
    Ultra Tech™ SAE and Metric Digital Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help...
    Designed to help you get your job done rightProvides the ultimate in functionality
    $17.40 - $53.56
  • General Tools® - Countersink Bit
    General Tools®Countersink Bit
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    # 2288237224
    Countersink Bit by General Tools®. Countersink Bit can create chatter-free countersunk screw holes in steel, brass, aluminum, plastic, wood and other materials. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent...
    Five-flute rose-pattern bitIncludes stepped shank
    $5.23 - $6.89
  • General Tools® - Very Fine Swiss Pattern Tweezers
    General Tools®Very Fine Swiss Pattern Tweezers
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    # 2288237474
    Very Fine Swiss Pattern Tweezers by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and...
    Light tension and hardened points for subminiature assembliesStainless steel construction
    $13.58 - $15.89
  • General Tools® - SAE Grommet Kit
    General Tools®SAE Grommet Kit
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    # 2288237189
    SAE Grommet Kit by General Tools®. . Grommet Kit is ideal for repairing canvas, tarpaulins, tents, awnings, sailcloth, lawn furniture and pool covers. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry...
    Expertly manufactured from the highest grade materialsMade for maximum safety and convenience
    $8.64 - $9.16
  • General Tools® - SAE Pin Punch
    General Tools®SAE Pin Punch
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    # 2657915709
    SAE Pin Punch by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at...
    Made of hardened, tempered and heat-treated tool steelGround square end
    $4.61 - $6.26
  • General Tools® - SAE Outside Caliper
    General Tools®SAE Outside Caliper
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    # 2288237200
    SAE Outside Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help you maintain precision...
    Legs made of special caliper steel, with hardened measurement pointsHardened and tempered bow springs and fulcrum spools assure uniform tension without side play
    $14.29 - $27.32
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526477
    Ultratest™ SAE Rigid Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Hard satin chrome finishWill help you get the job done with more precision
    $12.99 - $14.87
  • General Tools® - Lighted Tweezers
    General Tools®Lighted Tweezers
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    # 2288237615
    Lighted Tweezers by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality...
    Push on/off powerful LED lightCorrosion-resistant, heat-treated steel handle with non-slip comfort grip
    $10.75
  • General Tools® - SAE Arch Punch
    General Tools®SAE Arch Punch
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    # 2657915692
    SAE Arch Punch by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at...
    Made of heat-treated forged steelInside taper for clearance
    $9.76 - $43.15
  • General Tools® - SAE Inside Caliper
    General Tools®SAE Inside Caliper
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    # 2288237260
    SAE Inside Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help you maintain precision...
    Legs made of special caliper steel, with hardened measurement pointsHardened and tempered bow springs and fulcrum spools assure uniform tension without side play
    $14.20 - $14.68
  • General Tools® - SAE Long Pin Punch
    General Tools®SAE Long Pin Punch
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    # 2657915791
    SAE Long Pin Punch by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    Long length meets U.S. Government Specification GGG-P-831eMade of hardened, tempered and heat-treated tool steel
    $7.03 - $7.80
  • General Tools® - SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526473
    SAE Economy Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsPolished stainless steel finish
    $2.24 - $4.70
  • General Tools® - SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526470
    SAE Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $5.10 - $7.21
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler
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    # 3651129598
    SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Stainless Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $2.85 - $4.00
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526471
    SAE Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $2.96 - $12.35
  • General Tools® - SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526475
    SAE Industrial Precision Rigid Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsPolished stainless steel finish
    $7.62 - $16.55
  • General Tools® - SAE and Metric Digital Caliper
    General Tools®SAE and Metric Digital Caliper
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    # 2969205539
    SAE and Metric Digital Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help you maintain...
    Designed to help you get your job done rightProvides the ultimate in functionality
    $47.43 - $78.36
  • General Tools® - SAE and Metric Vernier Caliper
    General Tools®SAE and Metric Vernier Caliper
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    # 4517742271
    SAE and Metric Vernier Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help you maintain...
    Designed to help you get your job done rightProvides the ultimate in functionality
    $7.57 - $34.08
  • General Tools® - SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 3110801378
    SAE/Metric Industrial Precision Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsWill help you get the job done with more precision
    $8.83 - $8.93
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 2451526476
    Ultratest™ SAE Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out measurements...
    Will help you get the job done with more precisionThought-out design for convenience and ease of use
    $10.15 - $38.64
  • General Tools® - Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler
    General Tools®Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler
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    # 3110801377
    Ultratest™ SAE/Metric Flexible Steel Ruler by General Tools®. Whether you're a keen DIYer or a pro, this practical tool is great to have at hand in your toolbox. Designed with key attention to detail, it will let you carry out...
    Ultra-fine black graduationsHard satin chrome finish
    $10.83 - $16.76
  • General Tools® - SAE Divider Caliper
    General Tools®SAE Divider Caliper
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    # 2288237352
    SAE Divider Caliper by General Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to get your job done with the ultimate accuracy, this top-notch measuring tool is right up to your alley. It is designed to help you maintain precision...
    Legs made of special caliper steel, with hardened measurement pointsHardened and tempered bow springs and fulcrum spools assure uniform tension without side play
    $14.06 - $27.32
  • General Tools® - SAE Drive Punch
    General Tools®SAE Drive Punch
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    # 2657915721
    SAE Drive Punch by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality...
    Made of forged steelSide hole for removing punched material
    $5.69 - $16.93
  • General Tools® - Cordless 1.5 V Straight Handle Compact Screwdriver
    General Tools®Cordless 1.5 V Straight Handle Compact Screwdriver
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    # 4918939408
    Cordless 1.5 V Straight Handle Compact Screwdriver by General Tools®. Whether you enjoy doing DIY projects or need to complete some repair work in your home, you need to have right tools in your garage or workshop. This super functional...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $22.90 - $25.64
  • General Tools® - Hose and Pipe Cutter
    General Tools®Hose and Pipe Cutter
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    # 4419894178
    Hose and Pipe Cutter by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $13.35 - $49.20
  • General Tools® - Mini Tube Cutter
    General Tools®Mini Tube Cutter
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    # 2288237608
    Mini Tube Cutter by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality...
    Wide, hardened, flared, grooved rollers allow cuts close to a flared end to avoid tube replacement in existing installationsLarge fluted knob increases applied torque
    $12.11 - $12.67
  • General Tools® - Ratcheting Safety Lock Hose and Pipe Cutter
    General Tools®Ratcheting Safety Lock Hose and Pipe Cutter
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    # 2488644202
    Ratcheting Safety Lock Hose and Pipe Cutter by General Tools®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs...
    High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
    $26.63 - $33.24
  • General Tools® - Hinge Bit
    General Tools®Hinge Bit
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    # 2288237597
    Hinge Bit by General Tools®. Hinge Bit is ideal for drilling pilot holes in cabinet and door hinges, door butts and all large and small hardware.
    Expertly manufactured from the highest grade materialsMade for maximum safety and convenience
    $10.53 - $12.00
  • General Tools® - Oval Inspection Mirror
    General Tools®Oval Inspection Mirror
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    # 4193671252
    Oval Inspection Mirror by General Tools®. Oval Glass Inspection Mirror makes it possible for toolmakers, assemblers, inspectors and mechanics to see deep inside inaccessible workpieces and machines.This product is made of high-quality...
    These mirrors facilitate inspection of inaccessible workpieces and machines by toolmakers, assemblers, inspectors and mechanicsFully polished glass mirrors are enclosed in plated holders which are attached to knurled handles with ball and socket joints
    $10.42
  • General Tools® - Plug Cutter
    General Tools®Plug Cutter
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    # 2549259971
    Plug Cutter by General Tools®. Whether you're building cabinets, toys, decks, furniture or railings, wooden plugs are a neat way to cover up the screw heads. Plug cutters are also great for creating a decorative effect in any...
    DURABLE - Made from hardened alloy steel, these Plug Cutters will cut a plug from any wood stock, from pine to oakVERSATILE - Engineered to start cutting plugs easily, and eject it, using either a hand-held drill or drill press
    $6.56 - $7.30




General Tools & Instruments LLC, began as the brainchild of Abe and Lillian Rosenberg in New York City, 1922. Originally dubbed General Hardware Manufacturing Co., the company specialized in the wholesale of "hard goods," offering a full-range of domestic and professional items from clothesline pulleys and screen-door hardware, to specialty hand tools. However it wasn't long before Abe, a former WWI soldier and a vibrant, creative thinker, began to conceptualize his own product ideas. With Lillian running the store, Abe would take the Fall River Line from Greenwich Village to New England in search of machine shops to manufacture his tools.

By 1930 he had outsourced a small line of specialty items, including circle cutters, metal punches and pocket screwdrivers. By 1937, Abe and Lillian were selling their own products exclusively at General Hardware. Abe continued to develop a line of useful products for both consumer and commercial purposes. His thirst for new ideas kept General at the forefront of the industry and, accordingly, the company became one of the first to build die-cast tools. Through Lillian's keen business management, the company was awarded contracts supplying machinist tools to the United States Military and the British Purchasing Commission during WWII. In 1946, General became a charter member of the Sears 100 Club of Craftsman tool suppliers.

Upon Abe's death in 1977, his daughter Dorothy became Chairman of the Board. Along with her husband, Seymour Weinstein, Dorothy expanded General's product line to include precision measuring tools and other specialty hand tools. In 1990, the company's name was officially changed to General Tools to better reflect its product line. General has expanded its product line to include electronic testing and measurement equipment, fueled by the much-heralded acquisition of Mannix Instruments in November of 2006. The company, now General Tools and Instruments LLC, continues to forge a path into the digital marketplace all the while holding true to the entrepreneurial spirit upon which it began.

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