Best Tool Brands in the UK

Millions of pounds are spent on tools and accessories in the UK every year. Here we have included information on the best tool brands that sell tools in the United Kingdom.

We have listed these brands below in alphabetical order.

The Bosch Brand

Bosch make two ranges of tools, one for the professional trade and one for general home use, which is referred to as the DIY range. The Bosch professional tools are a blue colour and the home style products are a green colour.

Generally speaking their trade tools are more expensive, but they are designed for both heavier use and for being more durable.

Every one of the Bosch Group’s business sectors has a presence in the UK. Bosch employs approx.5,000 associates across roughly 40 sites.

In 2019, Bosch generated revenues in the UK of £3.2 billion. The region is the second largest European market for Bosch after Germany and fourth largest in the world.

The Dewalt Brand

The Dewalt brand is a hugely popular brand with the trade professionals. If you look on any construction or building site in the UK, you will find it littered with Dewalt branded tools of all kinds.

Dewalt make the full range of power tools including drills, rotary and demolition hammers, nailers, sanders, saws grinders and many more. They have a very distinct black and yellow coloured brand.

The name itself comes from its founder Raymond E Dewalt and started back in 1922.

In the UK they sell through retailers that include Screwfix, RS Components, Travis Perkins and their own Dewalt Premier Centre.

The Draper Brand

Draper have 3 slightly distinct brands known as Draper, Draper Expert and Draper Redline. The Draper tools are their core range of tools and suitable for home use and for trade use.

Draper Expert is made for trades people, and Draper Redline sells quality tools at affordable prices.

Draper were formed in 1919 in the Kingston Upon Thames area. They moved to their current premises in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire in 1963. There they hold which is probably the largest stock of tools in one place in the UK.

Dremel - The Brand

Dremel are a worldwide renown manufacturer of high speed rotary tools. Dremel tools are a solution to many chores and challenges needing attention to detail and precision, as well as the go-to tool for crafters and hobbyists. 

Albert Dremel founded Dremel Manufacturing Co. in Racine, in 1932 and the first multi-tool was created in 1935. In 1973 Dremel was acquired by Emerson Electric and then subsequently purchased by Bosch in 1993.

Every year the company continues to expand, entering markets throughout Europe and now supplying more than 80 countries worldwide.

The Hitachi Brand

Hitachi are a well known brand and a worldwide brand. They were founded by Namihei Odaira and have been going for over 100 years. They are a huge group with interests in many aspects of innovation.

The Makita Brand

The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.

Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.

Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality.

They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.

They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.

The Rolson Brand

Rolson are a brand who sell tools such as hammers, mallets, screwdrivers, and a whole range of hand tools. They also do a range of measuring tools, building tools and accessories. Rolson also do an interesting range of electrical tools.

They have recently released a range of gardening tools.

They cover most of the UK through superstores and trade wholesalers and you can buy online.

The Ryobi Brand

The Ryobi brand is a hugely popular brand with the trade professionals. If you look on any construction or building site in the UK, you will find it littered with Ryobi branded tools of all kinds.

Ryobi is a Japanese company that makes a wide range of products for the automobiles, electronics, and telecommunications industries. It also owns  and manufacturers under many other brands such as AEG, Dirt Devil and VAX.

They began making power tools in 1968 and that still their core business after all these years.

In the UK they sell through retailers that include Screwfix, RS Components, Travis Perkins and many others, though these days a high percentage of their sales are on line.

The Worx Brand

Worx are a worldwide brand and their mantle is that they are driven by innovation. They are also a brand who care a lot about the environment. They make a lot of power tools and accessories that include drills, drivers saws, angle grinders and accessories

They also make a range of power gardening tools that include hedge and grass trimmers, mowers, chainsaws and leaf blowers.

They sell their products as stores such as Amazon, Argos, B&Q, Halfords, eBay, Screwfix, Toolstation and Very.