Albert Goes Mobile

Albert Goes Mobile

The Classic Hand Tools team, led magnificently by tech guru Albert, have been beavering away quietly for months in order to update our website to ensure it is mobile friendly.

We have now launched so please refresh your browser and see what our updated website looks like. Our aim was to keep the feel of the original website whilst making improvements - evolution rather than revolution. We think we have achieved this but we are a little too close to it. So we, especially Albert who has had sleepless nights about this launch, would love your feedback. Please let us know what you think.
Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

We will be open on Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December from 9am until 12noon. Come and visit and enjoy a mince pie and a cuppa with us.

Normal opening until close of business on Friday 21 December

CLOSED until Wednesday 26 December inclusive

Open 10am-4pm on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Monday 31 December

CLOSED Tuesday 1 January 2019

Back to normal opening hours on Wednesday 2 January 2019

Price Match Promise

Classic Hand Tools started their website back in 2003. The aim was to make the best woodworking hand tools available to you via mail order. Many of these tools were from small independent makers from across the pond and further afield.

Whilst the world has shrunk somewhat with the popularity of the internet and several other UK retailers are now much more active with their website offerings we still do our very best to give you best value.

So please remember to let us try and match any bona fide offer (including shipping) to supply the best hand tools to you.

We try very hard to be as competitive as possible but with over 7000 products on our website it is very difficult to monitor all our competitors prices. We value your business and work hard to bring fabulous tools from small independent makers from around the world as well as top brand name hand tools.

We invest heavily in stock aiming to have all popular lines constantly in stock and we also stock tools that other retailers don't. Large size carving tools and all the Auriou rifflers for example or funny little blades or floats by Lie-Nielsen.

Customer Comments

We love to hear what customers have to say... your snippets will be added here from time to time.

"My order came this morning! I am very pleased with the goods and the service, thank you very much. 5* all day long." Mr W

"Each order has been despatched promptly, unless there has been a problem with stock, in which case you have telephoned immediately to discuss any changes or whether I would wait. People these days are very quick to complain, and so I felt that it would be appropriate to compliment you on your excellent standard of service." Trevor

"Thanks for the very prompt delivery! The tools are lovely." Colin

"Just wanted to thank you for such a brilliantly speedy service. The item I ordered yesterday arrived this morning; you just can't get any better than that! So, thanks again; I'll certainly come to you for my future stone-carving requirements." Phil

"Customer service is outstanding." Stephen

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