Some comments from The Old Tool Shed customers.

Hi again,

just wanted to say that I received the spokeshaves and the plane yesterday and they all look really good.

Thank you,

Hi Simon,sorry it has took me a couple of weeks to get back to you but I am very pleased with my plane and thanks for taking the time to sharpen it for me.
I will be buying from you in the future because you we're very helpfully.

Thanks Keith

Dear Simon,

  Just a quick note to say thank you for the effort you took to ensure the gift for my best man – the Stanley 78 plane – arrived in good time for my wedding. I was hugely impressed with the item and Chris certainly appreciated it; I even won praise from my bride for my good sense and judgement when she saw what I had thought to buy him!

  Apologies for not contacting you to say thank you sooner.

  All the best,


Thank you for a fast and efficient service, I received the plane today and am very pleased with it, it will get good use in my workshop!!

Just to let you know that the stone arrived in perfect condition today, delighted with the stone and your excellent customer service.

look forwards to dealing with you again.



Hi Simon,

     Just to let you know, the billhook arrived this morning and I couldn't be more delighted.  It was well packaged and in great condition.  Thank you for your willingness to ship over the pond, and fast responses to emails.  I wish The Old Tool Shed the greatest of success, and rest assured, you will be my first stop the next time i am seeking something as specific as a Kentish Billhook of the type used by a Loughtonian lopper!
Best Wishes

Dear Simon Mutimer at The Old Tool Shed,

Many thanks for the quick delivery of my number 2 plane - its very cute and I can't wait to use it! Very good packaging too, and brilliantly cheap delivery charges!
Cheers, Michelle.

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device 26/01/12

Hi Simon,

Just a quick note to say both planes arrived today in perfect condition and I am delighted with them - nothing beats English tools!. My thanks also for the excellent packaging and all your help to date. I look forward to using your excellent company again soon.

take care and thanks,



Dear Simon
Thank you very much for the Record 044 Plough Plane.  It arrived today and is in perfect condition.


Good afternoon Simon.
Just a brief note to inform you that your parcel arrived this afternoon, Friday 25th November @ 1:55pm, in good condition.
Thank you for your excellent service. Very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Hi Simon,
Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with the iron.
I’ve got a lovely old early London pattern wedge type infill smoothing plane which has been sitting on a shelf in my workshop for about 15 years since I found it in a market in Norfolk. It didn’t have an iron and I’ve never been able to find a suitable one that was thick enough or the right width – 2 3/16” - a bit of an unusual size.   I managed to find a nice Ward one a little over 2 1/8” wide that would’ve been ok except it was a standard 5/32”  thick - not enough to give the plane a nice tight mouth and making the wedge drop down too low as well.

This one is perfect! Not only is it a perfect fit, virtually full-length and in really great shape but its a full 3/16” thick and has transformed my old plane into just about the best little smoother I could hope for. The mouth is tighter than my (real) Norris A5! I am delighted.

Thank you and all the best,


Just a short email to inform you the little hammer has arrived in perfect condition.
It was safely packed.
Thank you for the quick, friendly and communicative way of handling during this transaction.

I have just received the set of carving chisels I ordered only two days previously. The whole process was easy and the chisels I bought are in excellent condition and very reasonably priced.

I am very impressed by your general approach to business and your overall service and I would not hesitate in recommending your company.

Thank you.



I have been very pleased in my dealings with  theoldtoolshed prompt service, pleasant and helpful , and a good web siteI will certainly shop with you again.

       Best Wishes  Ray

Hi Simon,
As promised, a quick note to let you know that both parcels arrived safely today. I'm really pleased with all three tools and thank you for your prompt and efficient service.
All very best wishes.


To Simon and the Staff of The Old Tool Shed:
Not only did you send me two beautiful tools - a Marples mitre square anda Rabone spirit level - in excellent condition at fair prices, you wentthe extra step of making very sure they were shipped safely. I wasimpressed that having quoted me a combined shipping price you sent theitems separately (and extremely well packed) for the original quote. Thisis no small thing for cross-Atlantic shipping! Thank you very much, I'mdelighted with the tools and the service (including the time you took to stay in communication), and I hope to be back again soon. -

RF  (cabinetmaker, Canada)

F.a.o Simon Mutimer

Dear Simon, I am delighted with the purchase of my Record 044 Plough plane
from your site via the internet. It is exactly what I expected it to be, a
quality item, well looked after and complete in all of its parts. The picture
and description helped enormously in my decision to purchase it.

Having paid by PayPal I was happy to conduct business with 'the old
toolshed', unlike some dubious sites, and I was actually astounded to take delivery
of the well packaged item within virtually 24 hours of the order. It is a
very good website and I will be perusing it again to purchase other needed

I have recommended your site to colleagues and would do so to potential

Hi there

I was just wanting to thank you for you assistance, and excellent value and service.

I had spent hours searching the internet to find a small replacement part to get my broken 55 year old plane back into action again, with no success. Then I found your website. It said you had a massive selection of spares, too many to list, and to send an email with the details. I did so, with no real expectation of success (or even an answer - do you know how many placed don't even reply to email queries). How wrong I was! You got back within hours with the news that you could supply the part I needed, and at a price that was unbeliveably good, and no exhorbitant post and packing fees either! Such a difference to most internet purchasing. My part arrived within two days, perfect in every way. I would recommend you to anyone as the first port of call for old tools and parts.


I was impressed with your service (and the Royal Mail)

I ordered a Record 044 plough plane last Friday morning and received
it on Saturday afternoon.

Given the horror stories on the internet about antique tools being
sold with missing parts it was nice to find that the plane was exactly
as described.
I had a cutter sharpened and was cutting grooves on Saturday night.



Just like to say thank you for the speedy delivery of my items,I am very pleased with what I purchased I look forward to doing business with you in the future
Many thanks


Hello Old Tool Shed Staff,
many thanks for the quick postage of the Record 063 spokeshave. Very pleased with my purchase and has already been cleaned and placed in the collection cabinet.
I'm currently collecting several makes of planes and spokeshaves. As a former carpenter and joiner (although I do keep my hand in) I thought I would collect the hand tools of my former trade. I'm interested in Record,Marples,Woden,Rapier and Stanley. I'm nearly there on the Record,Marples and Woden,although I have just found out that Woden produced corrugated base hand planes. So that's put me back to a few more to source. Hence the email.

Many thanks again. Look forward to hearing from you if you are able to assist.
Kind regards