THE PECK TOOL STORY
For the last†83 years, The Peck Tool Company has been importing fine German woodworking hand tools. Many woodworking professionals are familiar with Rudy Peck, our founder.
Rudolph Peck, "Rudy," was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1910 and emigrated to New York in 1927. In 1929, while working as a Fuller Brush door-to-door salesman, a woman approached Rudy anxious to sell a German woodworking bench she had recently acquired. She asked Rudy if he knew anyone who might be interested in purchasing such an item. Determined to find a buyer for the bench, Rudy traveled to a nearby town where he came across a woodworking shop full of German woodworkers. They were delighted to discover German products in the U.S. and thus inquired about the availability of other German tools. And so, The Peck Tool Company was born.
The Depression years forced Rudy to continue westward in search of new customers. In 1931 he made his first of literally hundreds of sales trip across the U.S. in his Model A Ford. Along the way, he established relationships with several woodworking shops. At that time, motels were in the form of "cabin camps" and Rudy would joke that $3 per day was all he needed: $1 for food, $1 for gas, and $1 for lodging. (Yes, this was a long time ago.)
In the 50s, Rudy relocated to Los Angeles, California where he met his wife-to-be, Francelle. Together, with the help of their three children, they continued to foster the family business. "Quality tools at a fair price" was his motto and this philosophy continued unchanged to the very last day of his life. One of his favorite sayings was, "Arbeit macht das Leben sŁŖ," which loosely translated means, "work makes life sweet."
Rudy died in June, 1996 at the age of 86. We all miss him dearly.
OUR MISSIONOur goal is to provide the highest quality woodworknig tools available at a fair price and to ensure your complete satisfaction.
OUR GUARANTEE AND RETURN POLICYIf you are not satisfied with any of our products, for any reason, we will accept your return of unused or gently used tools. Please email or call and we will send you a pre-paid return label. (Click on the "Contact Us" button above.) Upon receipt of the returned item, we will credit you the purchase price AND shipping charges.†We don't want you to pay anything if you are not satisfied. Defective items will be replced at our cost including shipping charges.†Items which are damaged or abused will not be accepted as returns.†
OUR TERMSWe accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discove, checks and money orders on all purchases. If you are interested in establishing an account with us, please let us know.
SPECIAL ORDERSWe are happy to search for and/or special order any tool A 50% deposit is required to guarantee all special orders.