A brief history of Central Tools
1908, Central Tools, Inc. has been a name synonymous with precision
measuring instruments. The company's first products were
micrometers. In the late 1940's Central expanded its tool line to
include other specialty measuring devices for the automotive
aftermarket. In 2000 STORM™ measuring tools was developed as our
value line, providing a high quality reasonably priced option. In
2012 we acquired Moody Tools adding precision screwdrivers, picks,
probes and scribers to our product mix. In 2015 we grew again with
the addition of King Tools, which along with scribers and picks also
manufactures tip drills and soapstone holders. Both of these
acquisitions have been relocated to our Cranston, RI facility.
products today include torque products, dial indicators and test
sets, calipers, micrometers, and an extensive range of specialty
automotive tools in Central. Precision screwdrivers, picks, probes,
scribers and specialty tools are available in Moody. King
manufactures tip cleaners, pin vises, soapstone holders, scribers and
picks. We are proud that most of our Central, Moody and King branded
tools are made in the USA. These products are marked on the website.
the integration of the Moody and King lines we now support customers
in the industrial, electronic, optical, welding and hobbyist markets
in addition to our traditional automotive aftermarket customers.
on the tradition of over 100 years of product excellence, Central
Tools looks forward to serving you.