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Central Tools Inc. is the leading manufacturer of precision measuring
tools and handheld fluorescent work
lights marketed for the automotive repair industry. Central
Tools employs people in its Cranston, RI facility dedicated to supplying
the highest quality products at reasonable prices. Our ultimate
goal is to satisfy the customer in every way possible and strive
for that goal every day.
Central Tools' history began in 1908 as a factory making machinery to
form gold dental caps. The founder of the company then invented a
unique digital micrometer with the first patents issued in 1912. This
began the company's transformation to a precision measuring tool
Early customers were industrial based and this lead to Central being
granted contracts as a wartime manufacturer. In fact, some of the
wartime certified manufacturing equipment still exists in the plant to
During the 1960's, Central began long standing relationships with
popular automotive tool mobile jobber companies and also added many
automotive tool and equipment distributors to it's customer list. This
completed another transformation, from an industrial based supplier to
a manufacturer that focused on the automotive repair industry. In the
1990's, this focus grew even stronger with the addition of a line of
hand held fluorescent work lights. This line of lights is designed to
be the most durable and rugged line of it's type available and has
rapidly become the work light of choice for the most discerning
automotive technicians and shop owners.
2012 Central acquired the assets and brand name of Moody Tools. The
Moody name is synonymous with premier precision hand tools and
miniature screwdrivers used by technicians and hobbyists.
this day, Central continues its commitment to quality and customer
satisfaction, as a family owned company. Honesty and integrity are key
words used throughout the entire organization. The end result is a
product and a company you can trust.