Thank you for visiting us. We are here to serve your needs for quality woodworking tools at affordable prices. Being woodworkers ourselves, it is very likely that we have used the tools we sell. By having our own tools manufactured to our specifications under the "Gladstone Tools" brand, we eliminate the "middle man" and control the quality of the tool. You will find our measuring and marking tools as well as the expanding line of turning tools to be the best value for the money. We also import the Japanese and European tools directly from the manufacturer to get you the best deals possible. You will find a good variety of informative materials in our books, dvd's, and plans sections. We have just added a section on hardwood packages for your projects, such as box making or wood turning. In other words, we would like to be your "one stop" woodworker's store.
When we opened Manny's Woodworkers Place 30 years ago in Lexington Ky, "Fine Woodworking" was the only periodical dedicated to the craft of woodworking and Sam maloof had made his first rocker. Initially we made custom furniture and sold tools in our showroom. Our tool business really expanded when we started exhibiting at the woodworking shows from New Jersey to Los Angeles in the 80's. It is gratifyng to have woodworkers greet us at the shows and inquire about what's new in tools. We have found these shows are a great way of finding out what woodworkers are looking for. They have provided us with the inspirations for many tools you will find on our site that are available only from us. We invite your comments and suggestions. We will even be glad to talk to you on the phone and invite you to stop by our retail outlet in Lexington Ky.