Welcome to THE TOOL BOX

Welcome to our emporium of tools in deepest Devonshire.

We sell quality used hand tools,light machinery and books for a wide range of crafts - woodworking, carving, wood-turning, model and full-size engineering, watch and clock making, bookbinding, gardening .....

We are always delighted to buy tools in good condition, whether individual items or complete collections. Woodworking hand tools (especially by Stanley, Preston, Norris, or Record), engineering tools, precision measuring equipment, light workshop machinery (wood and metalworking) and garden tools are all of interest. Collections of tools for the rarer skills are of particular value. Please contact us if you have items for disposal.

Our aim is to offer a wide range of good quality used tools and light machines at realistic prices. Due to the diverse and unpredictable nature of our stock we don't publish catalogues; however we do keep a register of customer requirements and will endeavour to fulfil these - just let us know what you are searching for. We're delighted to supply by mail where realistic - just ask us for details. Come on in!

The shop is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year from 9.00am to 5.00pm, closing for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm Monday to Friday. We are usually closed on Bank Holidays - please phone to confirm before travelling.

Many of you will know that I have decided to retire in the near future, and I hope to sell the business very much as a going concern. I've had nearly 23 hugely enjoyable years here and am in no great hurry to sell, but if the right person comes along then I'm happy to move quickly. If you are SERIOUSLY interested in acquiring a business with a modest income in a delightful part of England, then please do NOT telephone, but write or email me to request more details.


In these pages we try to give you a flavour of what's come into the shop recently. It's not meant to be a comprehensive catalogue of all our stock, but it will highlight the more enticing items that are on offer. Get in touch if there's anything that interests you.

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