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Man is a tool-using animal...
Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.

Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881

Classic Hand Tools has been selling tools for working wood since 2004. Our woodworking hand tool range includes fine tools for cabinet makers, woodcarvers, woodturners, green woodworkers, musical instrument makers and more.

We sell tools from Lie-Nielsen, Blue Spruce Toolworks, Auriou, Veritas, Gransfors Bruks, Pfeil, Robert Sorby, Clifton, Flexcut, Ron Hock, Rob Cosman, Bessey, Starrett, Vesper, Kirjes, Tormek, King Arthur's Tools & Arbortech plus best quality tools from Japan, Brusso cabinetware, books, dvds and finishes.

We are the sole importers for Auriou Toolworks into the UK (including their stone carving tools), Hock & IBC replacement blades, The Kirjes Sanding System, books from Astragal and Lost Art Press, tools from Colen Clenton & Chris Vesper, Ohishi sharpening stones from Japan and the Magma Black Line Titan Lathe. We are the largest stockists of Pfeil woodcarving tools in the UK.

Come and visit us and see for yourself - our small Suffolk showroom is full of hand tools, sharpening and sanding accessories.

You can buy online, give us a call, visit us or see as at various shows throughout the year.

Our UK shipping rates are amongst the best you will find. We also ship to Scandinavia, France, The Netherlands, Eire, Germany, Italy and many other countries. We pass on our attractive shipping rates so you get the best tools delivered at the best price.

We also have a Price Match Promise to match any bona fide offer available to you.

Please enjoy browsing our site and we look forward to serving you. The Classic Hand Tools Team


Price Match Promise
- We will do our very best
to match the price from
any other UK supplier including shipping costs.

FREE shipping on all
UK mainland orders
45 inc VAT and over

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