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Draper Tools

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DRAPER TOOLS ESTABLISHED IN 1919 A COMPANY WITH HISTORY
Draper Tools was started in 1919 when the founder, Bert Draper, sold government surplus and tools in markets around the Kingston Upon Thames area. This led to the purchase of the original warehouse, from which the Draper Tool Company Limited as we know it today was born, although at this time it was known as B. Draper & Son Limited and owned the trademark B.D.S. Although Draper Tools sold its own brand as early as this time, it was also a quality Engineers Merchant and Tool Wholesaler, selling brands that are well known today, such as, Britool, King Dick, Elliott Lucas, etc.

When Bert Draper passed away in 1963, control of the Company passed to his son Norman. With the increased business and cramped conditions at Kingston Upon Thames, Norman purchased the freehold rights to the current premises in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire at auction the same year. Norman pushed the business forward dramatically and developed the 'Draper' brand as we know it today, by importing quality tools from all around the World. He also established 'exclusive' relationships on a family to family basis, with such Companies as Elora and Knipex, which still exist today.

Norman died in 1994 and the Company is now run by his son, John. His wife Joan, who passed away in 1999, produced, almost single-handedly, the Company's first type-written catalogue in 1953. This level of family involvement would be rare in any other company of this size in the UK... But then Draper Tools is no 'other company!'

John took over the reins in 1992 with the task of taking the company into the new century. Draper Tools continues to thrive on a mixture of inward investment, active support for the independent stockist, striving for operational efficiency and all underpinned by the golden rule since 1919 - Guaranteed Quality. The current premises in Chandler's Ford have been added to considerably since its purchase and has now reached a size of 535,000 sq.ft. It is now probably the largest stock of tools in one place in the UK.

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Review for Draper Tools by North electrical
26th March 2020

I have the mini storm Force 10.8v drill and it's great for using as a screwdriver I keeping in my main toolbag. it is also powerful enough for light drilling.

I have the mini storm Force 10.8v drill and it's great for using as a screwdriver I keeping in my main toolbag. it is also powerful enough for light drilling.


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Review for Draper Tools by Whitfield Electrical Services
13th February 2020

Bought draper tools 1m rod set x 10 as my c.k rods had seen the end of there day after 3 years service. I used the rods to pull 1 x 2.5mm twin and earth cable up through a cavity wall with insulation in. The brass ends slipped off the rod with very little force. 3 rods later and over an hour wasted on a job that I should of been leaving I decided to use my old c.k rods taped together... Wont use again and haven’t had time to go back and get a refund but I will..

Bought draper tools 1m rod set x 10 as my c.k rods had seen the end of there day after 3 years service.
I used the rods to pull 1 x 2.5mm twin and earth cable up through a cavity wall with insulation in.
The brass ends slipped off the rod with very little force.
3 rods later and over an hour wasted on a job that I should of been leaving I decided to use my old c.k rods taped together...
Wont use again and haven’t had time to go back and get a refund but I will..


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Review for Draper Tools by Bigfoot Strength CCTV Ltd
19th November 2019

This is a great product from a great company, it’s easy to use and with great instructions you cannot go wrong. They have a great customer service that can help you through any issues.

This is a great product from a great company, it’s easy to use and with great instructions you cannot go wrong. They have a great customer service that can help you through any issues.


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Review for Draper Tools by Alan Brydon
3rd October 2019

Purchased Drapers 1400w paddle mixer about 2 months ago. Having used it for about a week to mixer plaster the mixer went off on its own accord. Had to disconnect it by the plug and on initial inspection appears to have been a fault with the switch over heating and fusing together the live and neutral. Went down the usual route of sending it back to the manufacturer for inspection. After a number of failed attempts to pick up the paddle mixer it was eventually sent back. I am still waiting to hear a response back from Drapers with regards to the paddle mixer and have chased them up a number of times. I've ended up buying an alternative paddle mixer without any issues and I have had no refund or feedback with regards to my purchase.

Purchased Drapers 1400w paddle mixer about 2 months ago. Having used it for about a week to mixer plaster the mixer went off on its own accord. Had to disconnect it by the plug and on initial inspection appears to have been a fault with the switch over heating and fusing together the live and neutral.

Went down the usual route of sending it back to the manufacturer for inspection. After a number of failed attempts to pick up the paddle mixer it was eventually sent back.

I am still waiting to hear a response back from Drapers with regards to the paddle mixer and have chased them up a number of times.

I've ended up buying an alternative paddle mixer without any issues and I have had no refund or feedback with regards to my purchase.


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Review for Draper Tools by Consider it Done Electrical Services
21st August 2019

Draper is a well established brand. I’ve still got some hand tools I purchased over 30years ago. They’re still going strong. They’ve never been over priced but a good quality,reliable hard wearing range of products.

Draper is a well established brand. I’ve still got some hand tools I purchased over 30years ago. They’re still going strong. They’ve never been over priced but a good quality,reliable hard wearing range of products.


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Review for Draper Tools by Sunderland Property Renovations Ltd
13th June 2019

Had various Draper tools over the years, kept the spanner’s and sockets sets but now tend to buy Rothernberger stuff now, ok when starting out and need reasonably priced tools, but they do have a limited life span.

Had various Draper tools over the years, kept the spanner’s and sockets sets but now tend to buy Rothernberger stuff now, ok when starting out and need reasonably priced tools, but they do have a limited life span.


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Review for Draper Tools by Gas On Sea Ltd
8th December 2018

Had a couple of draper bits over the years but tend to avoid them when buying new. They do the job and very cheap but the quality isn’t there and don’t last. Great for diy maybe but they wont last on the job using them day to day

Had a couple of draper bits over the years but tend to avoid them when buying new. They do the job and very cheap but the quality isn’t there and don’t last. Great for diy maybe but they wont last on the job using them day to day


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Review for Draper Tools by B H heating solutions
30th November 2018

Had loads Draper bits over the years yes it’s not all brilliant stuff but think it’s value for money and definitely replace things like pliers, spanners, tape measures all fairly Good stuff and decent price to match

Had loads Draper bits over the years yes it’s not all brilliant stuff but think it’s value for money and definitely replace things like pliers, spanners, tape measures all fairly
Good stuff and decent price to match


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Review for Draper Tools by Newport Alarm & CCTV Services
19th November 2018

I love the draper screwdrivers they Have a comfortable hold and lovely build quality so I highly recommend that people should try these out and they don’t fail any job

I love the draper screwdrivers they Have a comfortable hold and lovely build quality so I highly recommend that people should try these out and they don’t fail any job


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Review for Draper Tools by Enflame Heating and Plumbing
15th September 2017

Love these tools. Quality craftsmen ship and loads of different options for those jobs that have saved me a lot of time.

Love these tools. Quality craftsmen ship and loads of different options for those jobs that have saved me a lot of time.


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Review for Draper Tools by Diamond Maintenance Services Ltd
18th July 2017

All there tools are good, used these when I first started out as they were all I could afford, they worked well and lasted me years, and I still have them, I would be more then happy to recommend any of there tools

All there tools are good, used these when I first started out as they were all I could afford, they worked well and lasted me years, and I still have them, I would be more then happy to recommend any of there tools


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Review for Draper Tools by JR Williams Plumbing Services
4th July 2017

I bought some draper tools for the apprentice and I think that is probably the highest level they would suit. DIY yes, apprentice yes, professional tradesman no. You need something more robust such as Bahco or Rothenberger

I bought some draper tools for the apprentice and I think that is probably the highest level they would suit. DIY yes, apprentice yes, professional tradesman no. You need something more robust such as Bahco or Rothenberger


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Review for Draper Tools by APC Plumbing and Heating
30th June 2017

Cheep tools and it shows in the quality. For a cheep tool there probably top if the cheep pile but unfortunately for trade professionals I don't think there the right brand. There for posh diy-ers

Cheep tools and it shows in the quality.

For a cheep tool there probably top if the cheep pile but unfortunately for trade professionals I don't think there the right brand. There for posh diy-ers


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Review for Draper Tools by Fitzgerald Electrical & Plumbing Solutions
21st May 2017

Had a few drapper tools over the years some are ok do the job fine others not so, power tools are a bit on the weak side no where near the big brands! But the hand tools are fine, pretty well made very reasonable prices.

Had a few drapper tools over the years some are ok do the job fine others not so, power tools are a bit on the weak side no where near the big brands! But the hand tools are fine, pretty well made very reasonable prices.


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Review for Draper Tools by Gas-Tec Plumbing and Heating
30th April 2017

I have a few draper bits in my tool box. They are cost effective and last well. Well built and functional never let me down

I have a few draper bits in my tool box. They are cost effective and last well. Well built and functional never let me down


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Review for Draper Tools by Daley Plumbing and Heating Ltd
7th April 2017

Draper is the KNIPEX distributor for the UK, Knipex are just quality, VDE tools are quality and their chrome flat faced adjustable wrenches are the best in the world

Draper is the KNIPEX distributor for the UK, Knipex are just quality, VDE tools are quality and their chrome flat faced adjustable wrenches are the best in the world


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Review for Draper Tools by J.McKie plumbing & heating
6th April 2017

Brilliant Stuff Best going in my opinion wouldn't use out else Highly recommended To other people Customer service great too

Brilliant Stuff Best going in my opinion wouldn't use out else
Highly recommended To other people Customer service great too


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Review for Draper Tools by Richard Cleaver Building
21st October 2016

I have the multi tool and am impressed for the cost

I have the multi tool and am impressed for the cost


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Review for Draper Tools by Hills building services
20th October 2016

Good reliable tool

Good reliable tool


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