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  • Alfra
  • Bulldog
  • Dormer
  • Eliza Tinsley
  • Fein
  • Festool
  • HMT
  • Hozelock
  • Irwin
  • Kasp
  • King Dick
  • Klingspor
  • Lenox
  • Makita
  • Marshalltown
  • Milwaukee
  • Sealey
  • Spax
  • Stabila
  • Walsall Wheelbarrow
  • Wiha
  • Mafell

In 1958 Alan worked as an aircraft fitter in Luton, in his spare time he called on factories selling tools and equipment from a wheelbarrow. He progressed initially to a market stall before later that year opening his first shop supplying mainly Government surplus tools and equipment. In 1962 Alan moved to Darlington finding premises in Clifton Road. The company has now moved onto the 2nd Wadkins generation. Here at Alan Wadkins LTD ToolStore we are not just a warehouse, our fully equipped workshop supports warranty and service work for Makita power tools, giving you extra peace of mind long after your purchase has been made.

We specialize in professional quality tools and equipment suitable for all tradesmen, industry and the keen DIY enthusiast, our range of premier brands include Makita, Milwaukee, Festool, Bosch, Bosch Garden, Dremel, Dewalt, Mafell, Fein, Beta Tools, Irwin, Wiha, Stabila, Draper, Sealey, Spax to name just a few. ToolStore supplies hand tools, power tools, workshop equipment, personal protective wear, garden machinery and so much more. Our membership to two of the largest buying groups in the country gives us the power to buy at the most competitive prices to ensure we give you the very best value for money. It also enables us to source many hard to find products others find difficulty in obtaining.

In 2009 we moved the Darlington site to its present location in Chesnut Street, which is now 3 times bigger; making it one of the largest walk around hands-on tool stores in the North of England, with onsite customer parking for your convenience. We are not just a warehouse either; a warm welcome awaits all visitors from our team of enthusiastic knowledgeable staff, most having served with the company for many, many years.

Please find the opening hours below:

Darlington 8.00AM - 5.00PM Monday - Friday, 8.30AM - 12.30PM Saturday, Closed Sunday.

13 April 2022
Opening Hours Friday 15th Closed Saturday 16th 8;30 – 12;30 Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesda... read more ›
08 September 2021
5th October 10am -2pm. Come and see the Festool range, demo the tools and meet the team. Specialists... read more ›
24 March 2020
Update 24th March 10.27AM We are still open for the shop and still running our online business with ... read more ›