General Tools & Instruments

General Tools & Instruments

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Headquartered in New York City for nearly 90 years, General Tools & Instruments is the leader in specialty hand tools and instruments. Its recent product development and corporate acquisitions have expanded General’s product line to include over 1,500 precision hand tools and instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by consumers, contractors, woodworkers, hobbyists, electricians, plumbers and professionals in industrial maintenance, HVAC/R installation and inspection, occupational health & safety and home inspection.

  • 80 White Street
  • New York, NY 10013
  • USA
  • Phone: 212-431-6100 x267
  • Toll Free: 800-697-8665
  • Fax: 212-431-6499
  • Website: http://www.generaltools.com

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Multi-Pro Screwdrivers, Nos. 8140, 8141 and 8142

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The General Tools Multi-Pro Screwdrivers, Nos. 8140, 8141 and 8142, offer a retractable bit cartridge in the handle, which makes storing, selecting and changing bits quick and easy while saving toolbox space and reducing the risk of lost parts. 

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General Tool Inspection Mirror, No. 80560

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General Tools & Instrument's Telescoping Lighted Inspection Mirror, No. 80560, incorporates a 2" by 3", fully-polished and shatter-resistant glass mirror topped with two extra-bright LED bulbs. This tool is designed for seeing the “unseeable”, such as electrical wiring under dashboards. It is ergonomically designed with an 8" handle and a stainless steel telescoping shaft that extends from 12" to 33" and features a 360-degree swivel, double-ball joint for maneuvering in tight spaces.

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Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector, No. RLD400

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General Tool & Instrusments' Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector, No. RLD400, detects all commercially available HFC, HFO, HC, HCFC and CFC refrigerant gases, including many new ozone layer-friendly blends, such as R-22 and R-1234yf. The tool can help technicians prevent AC system components damage, repeated system recharges and inefficient cooling operation. It draws in samples via a true mechanical pump, which increases sensitivity. Other features—like three user-selectable sensitivity levels, triple-redundant leak indication, automatic calibration and reset, leak test vial and durable construction—boost the instrument's effectiveness in challenging environments, according to the company.

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8-in-1 Lighted Precision Screwdriver, No. 75108

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General's 8-in-1 Lighted Precision Screwdriver, No. 75108, features two powerful, bright white LEDs combined with a transparent collar to provide 360-degree lighting. The tool also features a secondary removable mini-screwdriver and an ergonomic cushioned grip with rotating cap. A convenient bit storage compartment in the precision engineered handle keeps all included bits together, reducing the risk of lost or misplaced parts. The screwdriver comes with four reversible bits: Slotted: 1/8" and 5/64"; Phillips: #000 and #0; Torx: T5 and T8; and Torx: T6 and T10. 

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Lighted Cordless Power Precision Screwdriver, No. 502

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The Lighted Cordless Power Precision Screwdriver, No. 502, from General (502) helps anyone who works with small parts and micro assemblies in low-light situations. Its torque drive generates 100+ rpm while a high-powered LED aims a white light directly on the work area. The pen-sized tool comes complete with six precision 4mm bits: Slotted: 1/16" and 1/8", Phillips: #0 and #1, and Torx: T5 and T6. A quick-change chuck enables effortless swapping between bits and accommodates all available standard-sized 4mm bits. The ergonomic rubber grip and ABS housing boost the tool's functional design. 

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Lighted Magnetic/Mechanical Pickups, No. 70390 and 70391

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General's Lighted Magnetic/Mechanical Pickups, No. 70390 and 70391, provide illumination and powerful recovery capability along with comfortable, ergonomically designed hand controls. When depressing the handle gently, the powerful white LED centered in the tip directly illuminates the task at hand. Depress the handle fully and a strong four-pronged steel-jaw grabber extends from the tip to capture small objects. A retractable magnetic sleeve (housed in the handle) can be deployed easily to retrieve nuts, bolts and other metal objects. The long flexible shafts (24", No. 70390; 36", No. 70391) allows the user to maneuver behind workbenches and in other constricted spaces. 

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VIPER 1700 Super High-Performance VGA Recording Video Borescope System No. DCS1700

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The General VIPER 1700 is a rugged yet lightweight, high-performance VGA resolution recording borescope system ideal for making high-quality vehicle video and photo inspections, delivering first-rate performance and exceptional image resolution. The system comes standard with a 5.5mm diameter, 1m long VGA resolution stainless steel camera-tipped soft metal probe that is water-, oil- and dust-proof to IP67 standards. The probe features light boost, anti-reflection and screen rotation. Four front-facing LEDs illuminate the inspection, but can be shifted to two angled LEDs to minimize glare. The console features brightness/contrast controls, horizontal mirroring, 2X zoom, and slow-motion/fast-forward playback. Dual output jacks allow before/after image comparisons.

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iBorescope, No. DCiS1

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The iBorescope, No. DCiS1, from General Tools & Instruments offers users a video inspection system that can be used on Apple and Android mobile devices. The tool generates an ad hoc Wi-Fi hotspot (i.e., without Internet access), which allows the instrument to communicate wirelessly with an app-enabled Apple or Android mobile device. A benefit of the tool pertains to its ability to visually inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas. Its standard 9.8mm (0.39") diameter, 1.83m (6') long flexible-obedient camera-tipped probe streams high-definition VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixel) video to the device, where it can be viewed live or saved and played back later.

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Recording video borescope systems, Nos. DCS1600, DCS1600ART, DCS1800 and DCS1800ART

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General Tools & Instruments' recording video boroscope systems, Nos. DCS1600, DCS1600ART, DCS1800 and DCS1800ART, have slim camera-tipped probes that provide a clear image and depth of field. Articulating probes on the "ART" models offer the ability to remotely manipulate the camera tip to scan the inspection area and achieve the ideal viewing angle. Comes with more than 15 different probe options to increase versatility. The 1800 models are wireless, enabling remote viewing from as far away as 10 meters. Each of the four models features a 3.5" (88.9mm) color monitor for viewing and a removable 2GB SD card for recording video and images.

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High-Performance Recording Video Borescope System No. DCS1600

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General Tools & Instruments offers the High-Performance Recording Video Borescope System No. DCS1600, for inspection of engines, cooling systems and other densely packed, hidden or inaccessible areas without the need for disassembly. The No. DCS1600 comes standard with a 5.5mm (0.22") diameter, 1m (3.28') long flexible-obedient, front view camera probe, and features a 3.5" (88.9mm) color monitor for real-time viewing and a removable 2GB SD card for recording video and still images.

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