|When First Cut inherited the Starrett range, after merging with Alexander & Poole (Pty) Ltd in 2002, the company was pleased to be able to incorporate engineering and precision tools into its product portfolio. Now, in addition to the Starrett range, First Cut has teamed up with Eclipse and Moore & Wright to provide its customers with a vast array of innovative precision tools for every conceivable use.
Eclipse is one of the trademark names of Neill Tools, a company which can chart its history back to 1760. James Neill started making the world's first composite steel hacksaw blades in 1911. By 1924, frames had been added to the range and the company introduced the classic shape which all hacksaws now mirror. Neill Tools is now the parent company of Spear and Jackson, based in Sheffield in the UK.
The Eclipse range of engineering tools includes:
- Scrapers/Pin Vices/Chucks & Collets
- Tool Bits
- Tap Wrenches and Accessories
Moore & Wright, has been designing, manufacturing and supplying precision measuring equipment to industries around the world for more than 100 years. Based in Sheffield, England, the company has become renowned for its micrometers. Now part of the Bowers Metrology Group, and with production facilities in the UK and China, Moore & Wright continues to supply worldwide industry with high quality, affordable products. The company considers itself at the forefront of global innovation.
Moore & Wright designs and manufactures, among others, the following precision engineering tools:
- Depth Gauges
- Digital Scales
- Bore Gauging
- Magnetic Indicator Stands
Starrett is a global company, headquartered in Massachusetts, USA. The hand/precision tools division is based in Scotland. The LS Starrett Company has been involved in precision tool manufacturing since 1880. Starrett has a reputation so rich and solid that the words 'quality' and 'Starrett' have become synonymous.
Apart from an array of general precision measuring instruments, service and repair tools, Starrett's comprehensive range of engineering tools includes:
- Gauges and Bore Gauge Sets