About us

Our company

Old Tools Limited is a popular online UK supplier of old wood working tools & collectables..

The tools include a range of old measuring instruments, hammers and wrenches, and antique planes made by makers such as: Stanley, Record, Preston, Marples, Miller Falls, Norris, and Sorby. The collectables also include a number of old trade books and a collection of miscellaneous products which can range anything from mallets and bradawls to cheese samples.

Old Tools Background

Oldtools.co.uk is a family run company recently developed by Matthew Francis. Matt trained as a carpenter, following in the footsteps of his father, before deciding to try his hand at computing. Matt soon found that his fathers passion and enthusiasm for his trade and more especially old woodworking tools had passed onto him. The history went beyond this: one of Matts grandfathers was in engineering and the other had his origins in farming. This has led to some interesting finds in their sheds, some of which are on the oldtools.co.uk website.

Old Tools Team

The Old Tools team consists of an experienced working party of experts in Carpentry, Woodworking Tools, Retail, Marketing and IT. Members of the Old Tools staff spend many hours trawling UK auctions and antique fairs in search of quality, highly desired old wood working tools so that you don’t have to. The Old Tools team recognised early on that there are only a limited number of places to obtain antique wood working tools, that most people don’t want to spend their weekends traipsing about their local area in hope that they might find what they are looking for, and that the Internet allows collectors to obtain the exact old tool collectables that they desire. The Old Tools online shop combines these factors to create a cost effective, quick and easy to use shopping experience.

Our helpful team of experts are available to answer any questions or queries you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via email or they are available 10am-5pm Monday-Friday by telephone.

Paul Francis

Old Tools Limited, Company No. 6188011, Registered in England and Wales,

Why Shop with us

Small collection of wooden planes in store
  • Top quality products, Old tools are best the tools
  • Fast Delivery Service
  • 30-days money back guarantee
  • Tools are restored / recylced.
  • Honest detailed descriptions and photographs.


24 hour between order and knock on my door! Have to congratulate you on brilliant service.

Mike A (October 2015)

Hi there, Delighted with my purchase of Clifton hollow sole Spoke Shave which I received this morning. Thank you

Allan G (October 2015)

Received my order. Very pleased with items. Thank you.

Charles S (October 2015)

Has arrived in brilliant condition, Thankyou so much. It's perfect.

Tasha (March 2015)

Dear Sir, I received my purchase today ; I'm very pleased with these long sought after cutters ! Thank you for your exellent service ! best regards and BEST WISHES FOR 2015 ! .

Wim D (January 2015)

At last Matt…they are beasts, so thanks for your efforts, not least getting them delivered.

John (December 2014)

Dear Matt Francis,

Today my parcel arrived. The tool is very good. Thank you very much!

Best Regards

Zsolt B (November 2014)