Mac Tools

In the more than 65 years that Mac Tools has been serving technicians, they have built one of the world's most recognized and trusted brands in the professional automotive industry.

Cash Investment: $18,000 Investment Range: $18,000
Franchise Fees: $18,000 Training & Support: Yes
Franchise Units: 1000+ Financing Available: Yes
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A Mac Tools® mobile franchise is a different opportunity than a franchise which is operated from a storefront, office or other location.  The Mac Tools opportunity provides a fast track to owning a successful business of your own.  As a franchisee, you have the support and resources of a large corporation.  This includes help from experts in training, marketing, and all other phases of the business.  You have the benefit of established brand recognition and national marketing.  More importantly, Mac Tools franchise owners are presented with a step-by-step plan of a successful business model.  In exchange for these benefits, you agree to follow that plan.

As a franchise owner, YOU ARE THE MAN.  No one is going to tell you to get to work or when you need to stay late.  Successful Mac Tools Franchisees are self-motivated and self-disciplined individuals who work well without supervision.  They draw from an inner motivation that comes from their own personal pride and the desire to succeed.

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Mac Tools will never guarantee success.  It takes guts and staying power to make it as an independent business owner.  A total commitment of personal time and energy is the most important attribute.  You must be willing to work hard and concentrate exclusively on the challenge of operating a successful business.

Mac Tools has successfully adapted its mobile business franchise system to the one-stop model that today’s consumers are looking for.  Together both franchisor and franchisees share the advantages of a nationally recognized name with a strong image, broad range of products, and a proven business model that’s geared to business success.  Benefits like these give each franchise a significant edge over the competition in your market area. With a strong desire to succeed, you too can BE THE MAN and create your own success story. 

We recognize there are many franchising choices and that you need real value.  You need strong brands that have demonstrated stability over time and that offer growth opportunity.  We encourage you to learn more and investigate if the Mac Tools Franchise is the right opportunity for you!

What is a Mac Tools Franchise?

Franchising is a way of doing business.  A franchise is a right granted to you by Mac Tools to market and sell our products on your own dedicated route.  Mac Tools will grant you a license to operate your own mobile store, which in turn, will allow you to bring a world-class retail store directly to your customers at their place of employment.  Our business is based on a model that has been evolved for over 70 years.

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At Mac Tools, you are in control of your franchise and your future.  We ask that you visit the customers on your route each week, by setting your own schedule and fulfilling your customer needs.  But remember, you are not alone.  You will receive continued support throughout the life of your franchise.  And if you work within our model, you will have everything you need to help make your franchise a success.  Deciding to own your own business can seem like a daunting task.  You have many decisions and questions that you will have to consider.  Mac Tools is an opportunity that we reward to only the best and most qualified individuals.  It is a joint decision based on your interest and background without any pressure.  We want you to be able to step back and think about what is next, be comfortable, committed, and as determined as we are to help you be as successful as you choose to be.

Why Mac Tools?

Research shows that customers are more likely to trust a company with a strong national name - like Mac Tools.  Helping you build and strengthen your business means more than supplying you with systems and training.  It means helping you project a presence with a strong and positive image - while giving you all the advantages of local ownership.

We Support You Every Step of the Way

We offer a variety of programs to support and help your business grow, including:

-- Innovative and exclusive premium quality products with monthly promotions.

-- Specified route with a minimum of 325 customers. No cold calling!

-- Mac Tools only appoints one franchisee to the route.

-- National advertising, motor sports and brand exposure.  

-- A trusted and recognized name in the automotive industry.

-- Field management support with on-location site visits and regional and national meetings to encourage and propel your understanding of the products and promotions that we provide.

Your District Manager is only a phone call away and circulates through your area frequently to advise you on your growth and progress, while assisting you with training and direct sales support.

Our Mac Tools training is built on proven principles that have been successfully implemented by people from all walks of life … an automotive background is not required!  As a Mac Tools franchisee, you will take part in a comprehensive one month training program that is the best in the industry including:

• Week one provides a Mentor Ride along with an experienced and successful Distributor

• Week two, at Mac Tools headquarters, is five days of training focused on the business fundamentals including sales, business management, cash-flow as well as other basic business training.  Our experienced Trainers will teach and explain our concepts for being successful in your Mobile Tool Business in an open and interactive learning environment

• Week three and four are spent with an experienced District Manager who will work with you before, during, and after your business starts

Financing Your New Business

We understand that starting your own business can be financially trying.  With our low start-up costs, we can offer a variety of options to fit your unique financial needs for qualified individuals.  Depending on how you pay for various parts of the business and including whether you buy or lease your mobile store, your investment can vary.

Get Started!

What are you waiting for?  If you have always aspired to run your own business and be part of one of the leading automotive equipment companies in the industry, then you owe it to yourself to learn more about owning a Mac Tools franchise today.


With the power of Stanley Black & Decker behind us, Mac Tools is stronger than ever.  With a product line that includes hand tools, tool boxes and specialty items; to a full range of power tools, electronics and shop equipment, Mac Tools has it all.  Also, as a Mac Tools Franchisee, you will have access to great brands such as   DEWALT®, Stanley® Vidmar, Stanley® Proto, and more.

Tool Boxes

Mac Tools offers numerous options for any tool storage need.  With three series of boxes to choose from, multiple configuration options, base boxes, top boxes, side cabinets, and 10 color choices, Mac Tools has tool boxes to suit any need.  Mac Tools pays meticulous attention to the needs of every customer.  A Mac Tools tool box is a product that can withstand many years of tough use and daily wear and tear.  Our strict adherence to quality standards from design through manufacturing and distribution is what your customers will depend on.

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Hand Tools

Mac Tools offers a complete line of professional quality hand tools designed with the toughest jobs in mind.  Quality and innovation are the key ingredients engineered into every Mac Tools hand tool. We are constantly evaluating our hand tools to make sure they perform to the highest standards under the most extreme conditions.

Power Tools

Backed with the power of a Global Power Tool team, Mac Tools offers exclusive power and performance.  When you need to put some power behind the project, reach for the best power tools with the leading edge of technology.

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Shop Equipment

If it is in the shop, it has to be built tough to survive a busy environment, which is why Mac Tools shop equipment and shop support are built to meet rigid ANSI specifications.  From our full line of creepers to our service jacks and shop presses, Mac Tools shop equipment is made to last.  We also offer a complete variety of shop support products including gloves, safety eye wear and lights.

Specialty Tools

Variety is what you will find in our Specialty Tools section. We feature tools that help keep engine, exhaust, battery, air conditioning and fuel systems operating smoothly.  Mac Tools also offers a complete selection of fuel injection pressure test kits and fittings for virtually every application.


The Mac Tools broad line of multi-meters and diagnostic equipment will ease the hours spent trouble-shooting.  We provide affordable, easy-to-use scan tools which meet the needs of the professional technician.  Having the right tool not only saves time and money, it reduces the complexity of fixing today’s complex vehicles.


“Drivers. Start your engines.”  You can feel the excitement right up your spine.  Since 1986, Mac Tools has been at the center of racing action, sponsoring dozens of winning NASCAR and NHRA racing teams at events nationwide.  You’ll see the Mac Tools logo on cars, uniforms and Mac Tools products in the pits. The top teams trust Mac Tools to get the job done!


At Mac Tools you will find a dedicated staff who will work tirelessly everyday to help you become the most successful mobile franchise you can be.  We will work directly with you from the very first moment of your decision making process.  Mac Tools mobile franchisees can rely on the service and support from the headquarters team located in Westerville, Ohio.  Our Tool Box plant in Georgetown, Ohio and our Hand Tool Forging Plant based in Dallas, TX produce some of the finest products in the industry.  And, our Distribution Center in Columbus, Ohio delivers the products each franchisee needs to service their customers as quickly as possible.  We maintain a team of skilled and dedicated professionals who provide you with the sales, training, customer service, product and marketing support you need to get the job done! 

Every day on your route, you will have access to the support of your District Manager and Regional Manager.  The primary job of the field team is to assist you in anyway they can, helping you optimize your sales and your profit margin.  In addition to their primary function of providing experienced and knowledgeable feedback and guidance, they also help to ensure that you can provide the best service possible to every customer on your route. 

The Mac Tools Customer Service and Technical Service teams are available to answer any questions you may have.  They are dedicated to give you the same level of service that your customers will expect from you everyday.  Each customer service and technical service representative takes the time to identify your needs by asking questions and concentrating on providing you with quick and timely answers.  They are just a phone call away. 

Mac Tools also offers marketing and advertising support.  To assist in driving sales and keep you taking market share, we supply franchisees with an allotment of monthly sales flyers, at no cost, to distribute on the route.  These flyers highlight the latest in new and innovative products and promotional offerings.  Additional marketing support includes national print advertisements and multiple brand recognition opportunities, which include the sponsorship of several race teams in NASCAR and NHRA.

The Mac Tools Supply Chain department has developed an extensive network of the world’s finest suppliers.  We work closely with our suppliers to ensure you have access to the highest quality products at a competitive price.  Our Distribution Center, Tool Box Plant and Hand Tool Forging Plants are working everyday to not only get you the products you need, but they make sure you get them on time and accurately. 

You will quickly get to know all of the knowledgeable team members that are here to support you along the way.  We are dedicated to your success and are here to help.  We can’t wait to meet you!


Seven men with the common goal, to manufacture the finest tools in the world, took the first step toward this goal on July 11, 1938 when they signed the Articles of Incorporation, and were officially recognized by the State of Ohio as the Mechanics Tool and Forge Company.  The state authorized the company to issue 250 shares of no par common stock, of which these men could only afford to subscribe to 55 shares. 

Nonetheless, they persevered, and elected Ralph McPherson and Otto Tucker as the first President and Secretary of the organization.  These two men scraped up all available capital, a paltry $5,000, to secure a building and buy used machinery so they could begin production. 

World War II brought prosperity to the Mechanics Tool and Forge Company because of the sizeable government contract received in 1942.  In 1944 the company received a proposal from Clem Poole, concerning the opening of a socket division.  Though they recognized the need to introduce sockets into their product line, they did not have the means to finance the opening of the socket division at that time. Therefore, the management of Mechanics Tool and Forge decided to open a new, associate company with virtually the same stockholders, rather than expanding the existing product line. On October 30, 1944, the Clinton Tool Company was born. With Clem Poole as its President, Clinton operated in the same building as Mechanics Tool and Forge and began the lineage from which the present day line of sockets and accessories hail. 

In 1945, Russ Darrah, a 20-year veteran of the hand tool industry, presented Mechanics Tool and Forge with a program designed to purchase an allied line of tools.  This resulted in the formation of Mac Allied Tools, which was moved to Akron to facilitate shipping.  Even though there were three companies functioning as one, their collective product was always referred to as “Mac Tools”. 

Mechanics Tool and Forge officially changed its name to Mac Tools in 1963, with Mac Allied continuing to operate with them under the banner Mac Tools, Inc.  In 1979, the long association between Mac Tools and Mac Allied severed. 

In 1983, Mac Tools became part of The Stanley Works and in 2010, The Stanley Works and Black & Decker, Inc. combined to form Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a worldwide provider of new and innovative products and solutions designed specifically with the needs of the customer in mind.  The merger of these two huge brands means Mac Tools® is now a part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., the largest tool company in the world.


1. After you speak with one of our field representatives, and if you are interested, we would like you to complete a formal franchise application.  Also, please take time and care to read our Franchise Disclosure Document and seek the counsel of an attorney or trusted advisor. Making a decision to own your own Mac Tools Franchise is one that we don’t take lightly.  We ask that you carefully consider your options when deciding if this is right for you.

2. Our success is dependent on your success.  Speak with our existing franchisees and experience firsthand for yourself what it takes to own your own Mac Tools franchise.

3. Get started.  We look forward to meeting with you and helping you as you aspire to reach your own personal and financial goals for the future.  The next step is up to you if you are ready to BE THE MAN!

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