In 1923 Richard Henry Walker set up a saw manufacturing business in Sheffield which became R.H. Walker & Sons. Over the last 100 years, our business has grown and evolved but it has always remained owned and run by the Walker family. As the cost of manufacturing in the UK continued to increase we had to look for a new way to evolve and in 2007 we set up A W Tools (Europe) Ltd.
A W Tools are a leading UK distributor of power tool accessories and hand tools. Our aim is to source high-quality products with competitive prices, and then distribute them to wholesalers and large retailers across the UK and Europe. We commission various factories to manufacture products to our own specifications and only use factories that have been rigorously quality checked by ourselves. Using different factories from all over the world allows us to cherry-pick the highest quality products from each and bring them all together in Sheffield for packing and distributing.
We pride ourselves on being a family run business and our background has given us a wealth of knowledge when it comes to power tool accessories. Our core products are still Carbide Tipped Circular Saw Blades and we appreciate that it can be a minefield working out which blade will fit which machine and which specification will suit for different applications so we’re always happy to have a chat and give our honest advice.
We pride ourselves on being a family run business. There is always somebody available to speak to and we can be very flexible to suit your needs and requests.
We always carry very large stock quantities, and generally have over 250,000 saw blades in our warehouse at any time so you will not experience any shortfall in supply.
Ex-stock items can usually be despatched the same day and everything is sent on a next day courier. For larger/bulkier orders we can send by pallet on a 24 hour delivery service.
We are happy to give technical advice on all our products. This is particularly useful when a customer has a specific request or is looking to cut something other than wood but isn’t sure which blade to use.
The vast majority of our products are supplied to the trade industries and used every day by professionals so we ensure that our products are suitable for this purpose and are significantly better than just 'DIY Quality'.