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DeWalt Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw

Tools for the professional

Hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools + tool repair

Tools are at the heart of our profession and we have a love affair with tools, its what we use to get things built. At South City Lumber we carry a wide selection of professional tools from all of the major tool manufacturers. From cordless to corded power tools, to strip and coil pneumatic nailers and the latest in portable miter and table saws. Our hand tool selection is endless and features top quality hand and application tools for the carpenter, woodworker and building trade professional.

We’ve got them all, plus expert advice on which type of tool works best for your specific use. Along with our great tool selection we carry accessories like tool belts and suspenders, saw blades and drill bits, a huge selection of fasteners for construction and protective gear to keep you safe.

Skilsaw Mag 77 Worm Drive power saw
Think of us as a one-stop-shop for all of your hand tool, power tool and cutting tool needs.

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Factory Tool Repair Center

As a professional we know how valuable your tools are, and for most of you your tools are how you earn a living. Should your favorite tool suddenly up and quit or fall off a ladder and get broken or damaged, we can send it to the factory to get repaired and get you back in business.

Factory Authorized Repair
We are an official Factory Authorized Repair drop-off location for all of the major tool brands, whether under warranty or not. And if it’s beyond repair, then check out our great selection of power and pneumatic tools from the leading tool manufacturers. Who knows, you might find a new favorite.

Sharpening Services
We also offer saw blade sharpening for steel and carbide saw blades along with router bit and drill bit sharpening services.

Skilsaw Mag77 Worm Drive saw cutting plywood

Power Tools for the Pro

Power tools are an essential part of construction, they save a lot of time and allow you to perform tasks with accurate and predictable results. We carry a complete selection of power tools for the professional builder from the major tool manufacturers whose brands you’ve come to trust. Brands like DeWalt, Skil, Milwaukee, Bosch, Festool, Fein Tool, Makita and many others. Our tool buyer is a seasoned pro and knows a lot about power tools and construction, so our selection is awesome.

DeWalt XR Cordless Power Drill Milwaukee Fuel M18 Cordless Hammer Drill

Cordless Power tools

A battery powered cordless drill is something every toolbox should have because it offers convenience and flexibility on the job site. Our cordless power tool lineup features lighter, more powerful tools with brushless motors for longer wear, onboard electronics for maximum power and torque when you need it, and the latest in lithium ion batteries for longer run time. We always recommend when you buy cordless to buy an extra battery.

Milwaukee Corded Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Skilsaw Magnesium Sawsquatch Worm Drive Saw

Corded Power tools

There is nothing like a constant source of power when you’re ripping a 2x8 and you are halfway through your cut — corded power tools deliver performance and for some tasks are the only way to go. One of our all time toolbox favorites is the circular saw or its cousin the worm drive Skilsaw. These saws are real workhorses, and the legendary Skilsaw worm drive with torque and power to the max will handle the toughest of cuts without bogging down.

Bosch Dual-Bevel Glide Compound Miter Saw DeWalt 12in Double Bevel Slide Miter Saw

Miter and Compound Miter Saws

Buying a miter saw is one of the best investments you can make for your workshop or jobsite. Miter saws, aka chop saws, offer a high level of precision and you can make repeatable accurate crosscuts as well as angle and bevel cuts for a variety of applications including moulding, trim and crown. We carry a full line up of miter, compound miter and sliding miter saws from DeWalt, Bosch, Hitachi and Festool.

Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw Bosch REAXX Table Saw on a stand

Portable Table Saws

Portable table saws keep getting better and safer, and are an excellent addition to your tool arsenal considering you can roll some of them out of the pickup and onto the jobsite. Table saws are extremely useful around the shop and can provide a long, straight cut with precision and accuracy. Our selection of saws are compact and portable, with enough power to rip lumber along the grain, cut dadoes and miters accurately, and cut panels or shelves for casework. Some have enough right of blade rip capacity to cut a full sheet of plywood in half.

Diablo and Hitachi saw blades and Irwin drill bits

Saw Blades, Router Bits, Drill Bits

Your cutting operation will determine what type of saw blade, router bit or drill bit to use to achieve the results you desire. Construction materials from wood and metal to composites, masonry and concrete all need to be worked. Our inventory of cutting tools is very complete, with a full range of precision tools designed specifically for cutting or material removal, and if you are unsure what to use, our experts are here to help.

Cutting tools are specifically designed to get tough jobs done fast and accurately, with the least amount of wear and tear on your tools and you. For cutting we carry circular saw blades in high-speed steel and carbide tipped, reciprocating blades, hole saws and router bits. For drilling we carry high-speed wood drilling bits, woodboring bits, and drill bits for metal and masonry. We also carry a line of industrial diamond saw blades, and several types of abrasive and masonry blades for cutting very hard materials.

Hitachi NR90AE pneumatic nailer Senco compressor for pneumatic tools

Pneumatic Tools

With more torque and power over their electric counterparts, pneumatic tools are the professionals choice for day in, day out heavy-duty use. These tools are lighter because they have no motor assembly and very durable with fewer moving parts. We carry a large selection of pneumatic nailers for a wide variety of nailing applications from framing, roofing and siding to finishing, allowing you to complete your project faster than using a hammer and nails. Along with our complete selection of stick and coil nailers, we carry hammers (air chisels), portable compressors, air hoses, fittings and air tool accessories.

Coil of nails for pneumatic coil nailer

Protective and Safety Equipment
Wearing protective safety gear when you are using power tools or on the jobsite is a no brainer. We carry construction safety equipment from hard hats, work clothing, fall protection and work gloves, to safety glasses, hearing protection and dust masks to keep you safe.

The hand tool aisle at South City Lumber

Hand Tools

There is nothing like the feel of a fine hand tool when you’re shaping a piece of wood. Or the swing of a hickory handled framing hammer when you drive a nail home — it just feels right in your hands. Whether you need tools for precision measurement, a great pair of pliers for tying rebar, or you’re buying a set of tools for home improvement, we’ve got just what you are looking for. We carry a wide selection of hand tools from some of the leading tool manufacturers in the U.S. and the world. Our tool buyer knows the building trades and knows quality tools, so our selection is very complete, top of the line and worth checking out.

Stiletto Titanium Hammer selection


Antique Sargent & Co. hand plane

Customer Services

Loading customer's pickup truck


If you are a contractor, we have a truckload of services designed especially for you. From accounts, millwork and fabrication, to scheduled deliveries, custom orders, and tool repair. We know how valuable your time is and we are here to help speed things along.

South City Lumber & Supply lumber delivery truck

Lumber Delivery

From small orders to an entire truck load, if you need it delivered or don’t have a big enough trunk, let us know. We have a fleet of trucks and offer curbside delivery directly to your jobsite. Prices vary based on distance, and quotes are available from your salesperson when you place your order.

Custom wood door


We offer complete milling and fabrication services through our Lumber Desk. If you need to match a moulding pattern or historical siding for a renovation, or you’re creating something totally new for a custom home, our experienced professionals are here to help with your project and millwork specifications.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Give us a call or send us an email – we carry a wide variety of lumber and wood products, building materials and supply.

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