Success Stories

  • Transfer Precise Shapes with the Contour Gauge Recently I gave my bathroom a DIY make-over.  I was on a tight budget but I wanted to make certain it got the most bang for my buck. On my renovation to-do list was: BATHROOM RENOVATION TO-DO LIST - install new flooring - vanity, mirror, sink - light fixture - window - toilet - shower head, faucet - bead board - paint The tub and tile were in decent shape, so I kept them. We managed to remove the old Read more

  • Attention all you Woodworkers and Makers out there! Want to stay current on the latest DIY woodworking projects? The best way to do it is to follow our latest compilation of top YouTube Woodworking Channels and don’t forget Woodworking Blogs! Woodworking Blogs are chock full of inspirational DIY Woodworking ideas. Additionally, by simply subscribing to Blog Newsletters, you can receive free woodworking plans for your next project! To assist yo Read more

  • PacTool International, leader in exterior construction tools, is the perfect fit to General Tools’ collection of precision hand and digital tools used primarily for interior home improvement projects. Check out PacTool's Best Selling Products Below: Gecko Gauge Fiber Cement Siding Tool ONE-PERSON INSTALLATION! The James Hardie® approved Gecko Gauge SA903 Fiber Cement Siding Tool gauges and supports cement-board siding for ONE-PERSON INSTALLAT Read more

  • Think quick. What are the standard tools every toolbox has? Hammers, nails, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, safety glasses and last but not least, a tape measure.  Of all the tools in my toolbox, I can say without a doubt, I love my tape measure. I'm always doing some sort of DIY home improvement project (putting up pictures, adding shelves to a closet, painting a bedroom, redoing cabinets or flooring, etc.) and the first thing I reach for is my Read more

  • General Tools has done it again! The editors at This Old House went thru thousands of tools and came up with 100 Top Tools, the LTM1 Laser Tape Measure was chosen! In addition, it was showcased as one of eight great tools by TOH TV Host, Kevin O’Connor on the TODAY show. The LTM1 Laser Tape Measure is the tool that is on everyone's holiday list this season! THE TODAY SHOW FEATURING THE LTM1 LASER TAPE MEASURE BY GENERAL TOOLS The 2-IN-1 LASER TAPE Read more

  • YouTube is a great place to watch DIY woodworking tutorials that give you visual walkthroughs on how to do woodworking projects from start to finish. YouTube videos can inspire you to experiment with new ideas and try out projects you had never dreamed of yourself. With 20 channels dedicated to bringing you new project ideas and even showing you how to do them, you will have plenty of projects to ponder. So it's time to open your scrap wood cabin Read more

  • I have a classic, old sailboat built in 1939 and maintaining it is a constant effort. The boat has an old engine built before the time of electronic ignitions and it must be adjusted regularly. There is an access hole in the center of the cockpit where you must bend down to reach the part of the engine with these components. One day, while cruising in the southeastern US we awoke to begin the day's journey and the engine would not start. We opened th Read more

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