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What kind of tools does the Reid Supply catalog contain?

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The Reid Supply catalog contains industrial tools including air tools, hand tools, inspection and measuring tools, and specialty tools. As of 2015, Reid Supply, Alliance and Richco Inc. have combined to form Essentra Components of America.

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Like the Reid Supply catalog, the Essentra Components catalog contains sections that cover a wide variety of industrial parts, shop supplies and tools. The catalog focuses on industries such as manufacturing, automotive, medical, chemical and food handling.

The tools-and-precision-instruments section of the catalog contains subsections for the four types of tools offered. Air tools include such things as air-driven spray guns, wrenches and grinders. Hand tools range from simple hammers and screwdrivers to manual crimping and cutting tools. Some examples of inspection and measuring tools are squares, rules, sensors and micrometers. Specialty tools include installation tools for specific purposes such as window gaskets. The catalog also contains a subsection for tool holders, which range from tool boxes to belt clips with retractable lanyards.

Reid Tool Supply was founded in 1948 by Liberty Reid and his wife, Gloria, in the basement of their home, according to Engineering.com. Their business was based on supplying rare parts and tools with fast delivery. Essentra Components America, like Reid Supply before it, advertises a large selection of products and same-day shipping.

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