We specialize in products and applications that help our customers produce metal parts of the highest quality using the most efficient and cost-effective processes.

We provide unique solutions.

From the ultra high tolerance machining challenges that our production customers must overcome to quality on-time basic machining products for a small job shop, we have a solution for you.

We provide world-class products.

We offer premium tooling to both large and small manufacturing facilities in the Southeastern United States. If you need a product to cut, grind, hold, or measure a metal part we can help.

We provide expert customer service.

Our experienced team can do much more than look up a part number for you. We know how to apply tools to your specific situation and material to get the best results.

Tool Crib is a stocking industrial distributor specializing in metal cutting tools of all types, grinding wheels, precision tools, gaging equipment and related lines.

Established in 1951, Tool Crib is an ISO 9001:2015 certified distributor.

We love specials, all types of specials. If you have a part print, a casting, or a sample part we can design and deliver the right tool for your job. From the concept drawings to the final approval, we can handle all of your special tool needs.

We want to be the easiest company to do business with.

Being family owned for over 70 years lets US make the decisions when a customer asks for something special.  “The answer is Yes,…what’s the question” is how we want to respond when a customer asks us for something.  We don’t want customers to be satisfied to do business with us, we want customers to be delighted to do business with us on every level.   From engineering, to purchasing, to accounting, at every level we want a delighted customer – only then have we done our job.

Customer First

We judge our performance against the standards of our customer. We deliver our products and services by knowing the preferences and perceptions of each customer based on their needs and wants. Every customer is different, so we tailor our offering to each individual customer. A promise to a customer by an employee commits all employees to help fulfill it.

Respect for the Individual

We believe our people are capable, loyal, and concerned about the success of Tool Crib and our customers. We encourage them to use their own initiative to delight our customers. The dignity of each individual is central to the way we do business.


We will provide benefits to our customers under a strict adherence to our standards of integrity. In all things, we will satisfy the three standards of action: Moral, Ethical, and Legal. Our integrity as a company and as individuals will always be without question.

Pursuit of Excellence

Our desire is to be an integral part of the success of our customers, and that calls for excellence from every one of our employees. We will pursue excellence in the quality of each product and service we provide. Only through excellence will we meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.