Quality Hand Tool Brands We Recommend

09 June 2020

Tools are the lifeblood of engineers, electricians, tradespeople and hobbyists all over the world. However, there are almost as many brands of tools as there are people using them, so finding the right brand for you can be difficult. In order to help point you in the right direction, we have compiled a list of our favourite hand tool brands that we believe represent amazing quality and design.


What can we say about Wera that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? Wera has proven to consistently be one of the best hand tools brands on the market, manufacturing high-quality, innovative tools that test the status quo and push the limits of what is possible. The Wera brand is known for its dedicated tool development team, called the “Tool Rebels”, that is focused solely to the improvement and reinvention of hand tools, making them better, more accessible and more practical than ever before. Some of the best tools in their range include their rachets, wrenches and screwdrivers.

CK Tools

Ask any electrician and they’ll tell you that CK Tools are some of the most durable pieces of equipment available on the market. Designed with the end-user in mind they offer excellent quality tools that last for years. At the core of CK tools and their success is research. Working with metallurgical and design engineers they lead the industry by developing better materials, innovative manufacturing techniques and novel tools designs. They also often consult panels of cross trade professionals to develop practical solutions for everyday situations, making their tools some of the most user-friendly instruments available worldwide. Some of the go-to tools in the CK range includes their pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, saws, sockets, spanners and wrenches.

Draper Tools

Draper Tools has been a family-run company for the last one hundred years. By keeping the business in the family they have managed to maintain tight control over the quality and vision for their tools, and create an excellent product for professionals and hobbyists alike. The major strength of Draper Tools is their range, which is split into three brands specifically designed for a different level of user. Draper Redline is an affordable entry-level brand for enthusiasts, Draper is their core range intended to serve most situations, while the Draper Expert range is designed specifically for trade professionals that require high quality, durable tools for daily use.


One of Germany’s premier brands, Wiha started as a nuts and bolts manufacturing company in 1939. Decades later the company boasts over 3500 different tools in its catalogue, all made with that famous German care and precision. In recognition of this quality, Wiha has been one of the most awarded tool designers in the world including the coveted design and innovation Red Dot Best of the Best award. Wiha Tools include pliers, wrenches, hammers, chisels, tweezers and multitools, among many others. Perhaps their most popular product is their set of insulated screwdrivers, which are fantastic quality tools, ergonomically designed with top-notch materials to survive years of daily use.

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