General Tools completes the acquisition of PacTool assets

General Tools & Instruments, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired the assets of Kingston, Washington-based tool maker PacTool International.

Based near Seattle, Washington, PacTool International designs and manufactures siding tools and gauges, specialty hand tools, cutting tools and blades used to cut and install fiber-cement siding, wood shingles and other exterior siding and cladding materials.

PacTool’s products are used in construction, renovation and remodeling, and its products include the patented Gecko Gauge, which holds fiber-cement siding in place during installation and can reduce labor requirements by half; Snapper Shears, a collection of dust-free cutting tools; and the Roof Snake nail puller and shingle replacers.

General Tools & Instruments is a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners ( and the acquisition of PacTool International was completed on November 22, 2017. General Tools & Instruments was acquired by High Road in 2014.