NEW YORK - Readers of Professional Remodeler magazine have chosen the Crown King crown molding jig from General Tools & Instruments (General®) as one of the Top 100 Best New Products of 2014. General’s Crown King is one of just seven products to receive this recognition in the Construction Tools & Equipment category.

According to Professional Remodeler, “The Top 100 Best New Products of 2014 represent the leading products that have been introduced or improved in the past 12 months as chosen by our readers.” Editors regarded the products as most relative based on responses from the Reader Service Card as well as the magazine’s own data analysis of the product’s popularity on its website.

“It’s particularly rewarding to receive this recognition because it comes straight from professional remodelers and remodeling enthusiasts,” says General’s VP of Strategic Marketing Peter Harper. “It means we’re reaching our target audience of end users and that they believe the Crown King is not only innovative in design, but also a valuable and practical product that provides real advantages when doing crown molding work.”

The complete Top 100 list appears in the August issue of the magazine and on the website. General’s Crown King write-up appears online here. Professional Remodeler is distributed to more than 63,000 remodelers every month.

General’s Crown King (880) streamlines the production of crown molding, saving time and money by eliminating trial and error as well as complex processes and calculations. Unlike other crown molding jigs, the Crown King requires no assembly. In combination with a miter saw, users can produce seamless, precise interior and exterior corner joints with the three most common crown molding spring angles (38, 45 and 52 degrees.) The Crown King comprises two pieces: the jig itself and a versatile insert/adapter. Without the insert, the jig is positioned for cutting 45-degree spring angle moldings. With the insert, it is quickly reconfigured to accommodate 38- or 52-degree spring angles. Whether dressing up adjoining ceilings and walls, adding decorative elements to cabinetry and furniture, or enhancing door and window hoods, crown molding lends artistic flair that now can be accomplished easily and affordably.

About General Tools & Instruments

Headquartered in New York City since 1922, General Tools & Instruments remains the market leader in precision specialty hand tools. Recent product advancements and corporate acquisitions have expanded General’s line to include over 1,500 precision tools and hand-held instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by contractors, professionals, technicians, DIYers and hobbyists in a broad range of industries. To learn more about General Tools & Instruments and its products, visit or call Customer Support at 1-800-697-8665.


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