General began in New York City in 1922 as the General Hardware Manufacturing Company, specializing in the wholesale of everything from clothesline pulleys to screen door hardware. By 1930, the company's focus turned to specialty items like circle cutters and pocket screwdrivers and the rest, as they say, is history. For almost a century, customers have been getting a higher rank of precision using General tools. Priding themselves on manufacturing equipment that gets any job done exactly right, General has found great success and is recognized as the global leader in the design and development of precision specialty tools. General offers well over 1,000 mechanical tools and precision measuring and inspection gear perfect for tradesmen, craftsmen, and do-it-yourselfers alike.