Hand Tool UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our detailed reviews on the best hand tools, that are currently available on the UK marketplace. To make things easier for you to navigate, we have divided these into alphabetical categories, as we think that makes it easier to see quickly what you are looking for.

As you will see, there are a wide variety of options when it comes to buying the wide range of hand tools. The important thing is of course to fully understand exactly what tools you need. That will depend on the job, task, or project that you plan on doing

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Chisels

This includes wood chisels, chisels sets, masonry chisels and cold chisels

Clamps

This includes bar, angle, C-clamps, spring, pipe, bench, and toggle clamp sets

Crimpers

This includes crimper pliers, plug crimps, cable connectors and wire strippers.

Crowbars

This includes wrecking bars, nail pullers, angle pry bars and moulding bars

Cutters

This has tile, glass,wire, bolt, laminate, tubing cutters, tin snips and shears and scissors

Files and Rasps

This includes files, hand rasps, needle, flat, round and half-round files 

Hammers & Mallets

This includes mallets and the full ranges of hammers such as claw, peen and more

Hand & Hobby Drills

This includes hand drills, twist gimlets, Arhcimedes and spiral push drills.

Hand Planes

This includes block, smoothing and jack planes along with accessories

Industrial Tweezers

This includes precision tweezers, anti-static and ceramic tweezers

Knives

This includes carpet, fixed blade, folding, utility, knife sets and knife sheaths

Magnetic Pick Up

This includes a range of magnetic pick up tools including telescopic options

Nippers

This includes tile nippers, carpenters pincers, lone reach nippers and more

Pliers

This includes plier sets, side-cutting, needle nose, circlip and many more pliers

Punches

This includes centre, hole, pin, drift, knockout, arch and transfer punches

Putty Knives

This includes putty knives, filling knives, chisel knives and scrapers

Sanding Tools

This includes sandpaper, sanding blocks, sanding sponges and more

Saws

This includes a range of hand saws including pruning, fret, hacksaws, tenon etc

Screwdrivers

This includes star head, Phillips, flat head, Pozidriv and screwdriver sets

Scribers

This includes pocket scribers, double-ended scribers and engineers scribers

Snips

This includes Aviation snips, flower snips, offset snips and more

Sockets and Socket Sets

This includes socket sets, socket wrench sets and drive sockets

Spanners & Wrenches

This includes torque wrenches, hex keys, box spanners, adjustable wrenches etc

Staplers and Tackers

This includes hand staplers and tackers along with accessories

Stilts

This includes a range of stilt options along with straps and belt accessories

Wire Strippers

This includes a range of wire stripping options for electric, phone and coaxial cables

Taps & Dies

This includes various tap and die sets along with nut removers

Tool Sets

This includes tool sets for home owners, tool bag sets

Spanners & Wrenches

This includes torque wrenches, hex keys, box spanners, adjustable wrenches etc

Staplers and Tackers

This includes hand staplers and tackers along with accessories

Torches

This includes standard torches, head lamps and torch lanterns

Vices

This includes hand vices, bench vices, woodworking vices and more

Wire Brushes

This includes wire brushes, steel wool, brush sets and more

Miscellaneous Hand Tools

This includes the remaining hand tools that are available but which are not so common. This includes hand tools such as caulking guns, foam dispensers, gouges, hand countersinking options, jaw pullers, tack pullers and more.

Hand Tool UK Buying Guide

Below we have included a guide which we think will be very useful to anyone considering buying hand tools for home use. There are thousands of these available on the UK market, and as you can imagine this is a Global industry. Trying to pick your way through that can be quite challenging.

We hope this guide will do a few things for you:

  • Help stop you from buying the wrong tools
  • Will help you buy hand tools that you need and will make good use of
  • Buying hand tools that will last
  • Finding the best in each category and at the best value for money

Hand Tools Explained

For many jobs around the home, all you really need are a few basic hand tools such as a hammer, screwdrivers, a saw etc.

Power tools are for the bigger jobs, and they also help you get those jobs done quicker. Those jobs can include drilling, heavy sawing, woodworking and taking on projects like laying floors, building a deck and putting up fences or stud walls.

You Can Read Bout the Power Tool Range by Clicking Here

Most Popular Hand Tools

On this page we are going to focus on hand tools. Just below we explain the most popular options.

Hammer

At some stage you are going to need a hammer around the home. These are used for putting nails into wood, but they also have many other uses. Primarily though a claw hammer which can hammer in and remove nails will be the most popular option around the home. This is simply a standard everyday use hammer that is ideal for most home uses.

There are however a whole range of different hammers and mallets for different uses. These include hammers such as ball peen, brick hammers, sledge hammers etc.

You can click here to read more about the various hammer and mallet options.

Hand Saw

If you plan on doing any type of DIY around the home, then a hand saw will always be a very useful companion. A good basic handsaw is not an expensive purchase and will do a very good job of cutting wood. It is ideal for doing some simple wood cutting. If you want to do bigger projects or plan on doing a lot of cutting, then you should consider many of the power saws available.

Like hammers, there are a whole range of different saws for different uses. These include coping saws, mitre saws, table saws, circular saws and many more.

You can click here to read more about the various hand sawing options.

Screwdrivers

If you plan on doing any type of DIY around the home, then a set of screwdrivers will be a necessity. It is best to buy a set as there are quite a number of different sized screws on the market. The heads of these screws also differ from slotted screws, Phillips screws, Pozi drive screws, square recess, and hex screws

You can click here to read more about the various screwdriver options.

Spanners/Wrenches

A set of spanners are a useful tool to own. They can be used for basic car maintenance and also for basic plumbing tasks. You can pick either a set of spanners or opt for something as simple as an adjustable spanner

You can click here to read more about the various spanner options.