We have a family heritage in the old tool industry starting back as far as 1977 trading in old craftsmen tools, it’s in our blood, and Tooltique continues in its quest of delivering a quality product. We didn’t get this far without improving, learning, or indeed sheer hard work which is highly evident at the end of each day as it’s a very dirty job. It’s certainly not glamorous as many would think but essential to bringing back good old neglected tools to a standard where they become loved once again.
At Tooltique we help those less familiar with tool restoration and those professionals who rather spend their time doing what they are best at with better quality used tools. We can say without a shadow of a doubt that every tool sold here has more time and expertise invested into them than other competitor does in the industry. We are raising the bar for quality restoration which other used tool sellers (individual or business) have yet come close to matching and we will continue to strive to raise this bar further over a wider selection of tools as time goes by. Like any good tradesman, the quest for excellence is at the forefront of our minds and hearts.
We also try to keep prices competitive with those sold without accurate restoration and those sold online without business expenses. It’s clear there is a demand for expert restoration of vintage tools as it is often very time-consuming work, even with the right equipment.
Comparing our prices to other vintage tool prices which do not have the same time and expertise invested in them is like comparing a block of wood to a piece of furniture.
Old tools are our passion, we regenerate each tool’s effectiveness, we increase their desirability but most of all we increase the pleasure the new user will have when creating something wonderful when using them.
We also do sell old tools here that are in good order when they arrive here, these usually don’t need anything more than an inspection and a bit of oil. We also sell Antique tools and depending on their importance or need for restoration this is evaluated on a tool by tool basis. However, we feel every tool should be fit for purpose where possible and remove any tool from the market that we find could deceive people in the future i.e. welded tools, etc.
The present makes history as they say and there have been recent changes to the business that was expanding to cater to our son’s future needs as their responsibilities grew. I trained them to have a good work ethic and the importance of the detail of things and have always encouraged my sons to be independent and not reliant on others. They also gained valuable experience in trusting their judgment and their ability to think outside the box. It seems to have worked as they have all now moved onto pastures new and are no longer a burden to us :). I wish them all good fortune in their lives that will be solely down to what they make of it.
I’m starting to enjoy the peace and freedom if I’m totally honest!
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