Acme Tools was founded by George Kuhlman in 1948 as a small electric motor repair shop in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota. The business was named "ACME" because it represented the highest level or degree attainable - the peak of perfection.The core values back then were simple, offer customers the highest quality products at competitive prices, backed by superior professional service and support. Now two generations and 70 years later, this family owned business has grown to become a major retailer of tools and equipment Today, Acme Tools celebrates 70 years of experience serving customers and continues to be one of the premier retailers of tools and equipment with some of the largest first-class showrooms in the nation and the best online tool store in e-commerce. With ten locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, Acme Tools serves the contractor, woodworker and do-it-yourselfer with a wide selection of tools and equipment from all the major manufacturers. WHY SHOP WITH ACME TOOLS? Over 70 years of Industry Experience. Acme Tools has been in business since 1948 and enjoyed over 70 years of business serving the contractor, woodworker and do-it-yourselfer. We are not some start-up company that doesn't understand the business or your needs. Huge Stock Levels and Vast Selections. We understand that when you need a tool, you need it now. We pride ourselves on having the lowest out of stock rate of anyone in the industry. We support ten retail locations and know from experience that customers want and need full-line availability. Are you satisfied with your order? Need a technical question answered? We may not have all the answers, but we'll do our best to get you an answer. Our call center is available for expert advice. We are committed to the tool business and we train our sales staff to reflect that commitment, before and after the sale.
In addition to fast order processing, we offer some of the best express air rates in the business. Market Leader with new products. We make sure we are first to market when it comes to new products.