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 is now a 3rd generation business. 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 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) has 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 to those sold without accurate restoration and those online sold 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 by using them.
We do sell old tools here that are in good order when they arrive here which don’t need anything more than 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.
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UK Postage: As you can appreciate there is a lot of work needed to bring these tools back to life as a result I do get quite dirty when working in the workshop. I do have to allocate a whole day to postage/packing as a different operation because of this, so we pack all orders every weekend and order the collection from Hermes for 1st thing Monday mornings. We have now started to also pack on more days during the week, so depending on what day you order it will vary the delivery time. please allow 3 – 5 working days for delivery for the UK.
Tracking numbers will be emailed to you as soon as the parcel has been dispatched.
Overseas postage: All orders are packed at weekends and sent out 1st thing Monday mornings (see notes above). Please allow 14-21 days for delivery, although this can be quicker depending on location.
We find the best postage to send on each parcel depending on country destination and will refund back any over-payment paid on the postage, if this is found to be not exactly what customer has paid, so rest assured we are working to help the customer, so you return and use us again.