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 21st December - note we will be open 9am till 12noon on Saturday 22nd December.

CLOSED until Wednesday 26th December inclusive.

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

CLOSED Tuesday 1st January 2019.

Back to normal opening hours on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Christmas Posting Dates

Christmas Posting Dates

Last Dates for Posting before Christmas!!

For most UK postcodes any orders sent via Standard Delivery will need to be with us by 12noon on Thursday 20th December.

Next Day with Tracking is 12noon on Friday 21st December.


Please place orders as soon as possible to ensure we have stock and the time to make sure your delivery reaches you.

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.

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