The history of Mac Tools goes all the way back to 1938, when the Mechanics Tool and Forge Company was founded in Sabina, Ohio. Within a few years everyone started calling the company "Mac Tools," and its reputation was established as one of the best toolmaking enterprises on the market. The name was changed officially in 1961. Mac Tools was bought by the Stanley Works in 1980, and the company began franchising in 1990. Today Mac Tools makes over 42,000 items, many of which are available in the vast inventory listed on eBay.