Craftsman Tools Ltd


Craftsman Tools Ltd is a multi-award winning supplier of precision toolholding, workholding and supply chain management services to a broad spectrum of the engineering sector.

Throughout our 60 year history Craftsman Tools has invested heavily in both its people and machinery to ensure that it remains highly competitive and at the forefront of manufacturing excellence on a worldwide level. 

Our products and services are grouped into the following areas:


Cinetic Workdriver (sRGB)With over 65 years experience we have been manufacturing precision workholding equipment.

During this time we have met the exacting requirements of customers in industries such as aerospace and automotive, both in the UK and around the world.

Craftsman can offer both standard parts and bespoke solutions for Cube Type Work Holding, Expanding Mandrels and Collet Chucks, as well as fully bespoke fixtures, including both manual fixtures and hydraulic fixtures suitable for robot loading.


Craftsman Tools is able to provide the support and toolholding needed to generate the best results in a modern production facility.

Our range of toolholders and accessories can reduce production costs and improve quality.

Adaption of standard toolholders or outright specials can give an extra edge to productivity when carefully matched to the machines capability and the product requirements.Through partnership agreements built up over the last 20 years, Craftsman supply Sandvik’s Craftsman Capto™ Quick-Change holders for leading machine tool manufacturers such as Mori Seiki, Okuma and Doosan lathes, as well as both Capto™ and standard holders for the complete Mazak lathe range.

We are constantly updating our range with both standard holders and innovative solutions for special applications.


Subcontract Machine FlangeOur extensive range of both in-house machining services and a network of trusted suppliers and service partners to allow us to offer a full supply chain management service from material purchasing to finished part delivery

With turning capacities up to Ø1400mm and 1600mm long, milling up to 2 tonnes and 1.25m cube as well as in-house hydrostatic pressure testing up to 22,500 psi, Craftsman can supply all of your needs from a single point of contact.


Craftsman Capto™ Workholding

Combining knowledge gained developing our range of Craftsman Capto™ Toolholders with our expertise in designing and manufacturing Workholding products, we have developed a new quick change workholding system; a modular system designed for high precision applications in both milling, turning, grinding and quality inspection.




For information on our products and sub-contract capabilities, please contact 01943 466788 or by email

Our Plant list is available on request.


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Company Name

Craftsman Tools Ltd


01943 466788


Tim Thorburn
Managing Director

John Wilkinson
Product Manager


Side Copse Pool Road,
West Yorkshire,
LS21 1JE

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