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.


Hello Oldtools Team,the Stanley Plane came with the post today and is in excellent condition.

Thank You!

Rudi (March 2018)

Order received today. Very pleased with both lots. Thank you

Graham (March 2018)

Hi , The parcel arrived today ; many thanks for the prompt dispatch .

The tools are excellent and I`m very happy with them.Kind regards

Bernd (Jan 2018)

Very pleased with my order of the Record no 7 jointer, which has arrived today.

Many thanks.

Alan  (October 2017)