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Online Vintage Tool Shop

Welcome To The Tool Squirrel

At the tool squirrel we are nutty about tools!

Are you looking to add to your tool collection?  In a nut shell.... there is only one place to come and forage away! The Tool Squirrel!

Having been involved in the tool trade for over 25 years I am delighted to now bring my shop to you online where I sell vintage and secondhand quality tools and collectables, I mainly cater for woodworking & engineering but I also have a large range of many other tools for a wide range of trades, hobbies and crafts.  

Please come and browse through the shop where tools will be uploaded on a regular basis, if you can't find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me as I may well have that tool you have been after 'squirrelled' away.


The Tool Squirrel - Traditional quality used tools for a wide range of trades, crafts & interests. From model engineering to carpentry, mechanic to clock maker, please browse the shop to discover the latest tools in stock.

Get 10% Off Any Order Challenge!

Meet Seek!

Introducing my little helper Seek! Seek is a very busy tool squirrel, always on the hunt to find you the finest quality tools.

Only after Seek's inspection will products make it onto the website.          Not only will he just be seeking out the finest tools for you, he will also be in the product photo's so you know the tools have been seeked & found by the Tool Squirrel! He enjoys working all day & carries his hammer with him.

Up for a Challenge? For a 10% discount Seek and I will post various competitions!

Competition 1: Find Gary. 1/1/24......He's Been Found!

Competition Ended 1/1/24, Gary was found! Congratulations to the lucky winner. Next competition coming soon!

"EEK!" said Seek as he let out a little squeak, "amongst the product photo's please help me find, my friend Gary the Gorilla, if you don't mind?                Let me know where he is, because this you don't want to miss, he is looking quite bold, as he is covered in gold"                                                                            "So let me know where he is on the website" Seek cried, "And a 10% reward off your next order will be applied!"                                                                              This might sound silly, but we aren't taking the mick, this deal counts for the first customer only, so contact me quick.

Here is a clue just for you, seek can't be 100% sure, but did he see him near a saw?

Old / Vintage Tools Wanted

Do you have any unwanted tools that you are looking to sell? I will purchase all types of tools for most trades and hobbies, if just 1 item or a whole collection please do not hesitate to contact me.

About The Tool Squirrel

Please click on the link below to find out more about me.

How To Buy & P&P Information

General information on the simple way to buy on this website plus information on postage and packing.

Peace Of Mind Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with your order, simply return it within 30 days for a full refund (excluding postage) Please see return policy.

Hi Nigel,

I just wanted to say thanks again, the can arrived on Friday and it works perfectly. I’ve had mine since I first stated in graphic design, which I used for rubber cement thinner, in the mid 80’s and was so happy to find something I thought would be long gone by now. So glad you value the vintage pieces and have them available for sale.

"Dear Nigel,
I am sending you this email to say what fantastic service I received from you, the item arrived very quick and was packaged very securely.
The item itself is fantastic, and I am sure my husband will be delighted with it, as I ordered it for a birthday present.
Many thanks"

"Super good service with prompt delivery, well packaged tools in immaculate condition. Highly recommended."

Dear Nigel

Very fast delivery and extremely well packaged ( it took me a while to open it )
Thank you, it’s for my partners birthday this month as he has been after one of these for a while. To my untrained eye it looks really good and I’m sure he will be looking on your site for more tools.

Kind regards

Recent Customer Comments

Tools will be added on a frequent basis

International customers (especially from the EU) please be aware that you will need to pay the going rate of import duty for your country plus any administration fees that the carrier charges