Quality Old Tools

Our purpose

Welcome to the old tool shop where we buy and sell quality old tools. We also provide information about quality old tools and toolmakers making traditional tools often using traditional techniques.

We sell quality vintage tools in varied condition. From new old stock, to user grade, to restored, to tools which need restoring. We also sell spare parts to help customers keep those vintage tools working. We are based in NSW Australia, but buy and sell throughout the world.

Our Mission is to keep old tools working and craft skills alive.

Buy Vintage Tools

We only sell quality old tools. Our policy is that if you aren’t happy with your purchase you can return the tool in it’s as sold condition for a full refund of the purchase price. See T&Cs

Great Service

We aim to ship within 48 business hours of receiving your order, but often ship the same or next business day. We offer multiple levels of delivery service to get those tools to you fast when you need them.

Great Information

This site aims to provide not only great tool resources, but also detailed descriptions and photographs to help you determine the condition of the tools we sell.

Quality Referrals

We know there are some amazing artists out there making traditional hand tools and doing great work to rival the best of them. We want you to support these people and keep their order books full.

About US

Old Tool Shop started because we were already buying and selling quality vintage tools and wanted to better showcase what we sold. We also wanted to buy more vintage tools and thought this might encourage people to contact us.

We retain the sales history on this site to allow sellers to realistically price what they sell.

And lastly we wanted to provide great information for tool collectors and referrals to some excellent traditional toolmakers.

Norris 1 plane


A selection from our vintage Tool Shop

Stanley 90J bullnose plane

Stanley 90J bullnose plane in fine user condition. Blade has plenty of life left in it. Excellent user plane and bench ready.

Mathieson No.5 Sash Fillister Plane

Mathieson No.5 Sash Fillister plane. In amazing condition with minimal signs of use. Strictly for the collectors.

Lie Nielsen No.1 bronze plane

Lie Nielsen No.1 bronze smoothing plane. Discontinued model so sought after. Obviously used, but well looked after and all original.

Brass chariot infill plane

Brass chariot plane by unknown maker in fine condition. Pretty little plane in fine condition with heavy, low angle, tapered iron. Excellent user plane and bench ready.


A selection from our articles

Hamilton Collection

In May of 2024 I took a long drive down to a place near Wollongong to pick up a collection of tools that Alan contacted me about some months earlier. He had inherited a collection Read more…

Handmade Mathieson style Mitre Plane

I was in the lucky position to be able to commission a handmade Mathieson style Mitre Plane by Bruce Neville. This is my experience of the process and the results. This is a completely independent review.

Get in Touch

Contact us for more information

Find us at the shop

Avoca Beach, NSW 2251, Australia

Give us a ring

+61 434 753 753
Open Mon – Fri 09:00-17:00
Collection outside these hours by arrangement only

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