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Craftsman Tools offer a complete design and manufacture service to produce special production fixtures for both horizontal, vertical and 5 axis machines as well as quality inspection applications. Our range of machines allow us to produce anything from small intricate jigs up to fixtures 2 meters in long and 5 tonnes in weight.


  • Higher machining precision.
  • Lower production costs.
  • Increases output.
  • Fewer operational sequences.
  • Reduced loading, unloading and ejection times.
  • Lower reject rates.
  • Dedicated designs.
  • Versatility.
  • Interchangeable or modular design where possible / appropriate
  • Ideal for For low volume or large items as well as inaccurate castings.
  • Interchangeable or modular to suit other machines and or components


Whether manufacturing to a pre-existing design or from our a design proposed design Craftsman tools will apply our 60+ years of machining knowhow. To retain a tight control over quality and leadtime we will always attempt to keep production in house, our plant list illustrates the diverse range of machines we have at our disposal.

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“Craftsman Tools has provided a variety of mandrels and we have been impressed with the quality of their products. We also chose them to supply collet chucks because they offer a full service from design through to manufacture.”

Andrew Cassie - BAE Systems
Manufacturing Engineer


Experience; Craftsman Tools has over 60 years experience in designing and manufacturing Workholding equipment for use in varying industries

Design; our highly skilled in-house design team make effective use of industry standard 3D & 2D CAD software to streamline the design & approval process

Manufacture; we have a large and varied range of CNC Machines which include Multi Axis Milling Machines, Cylindrical Grinding Machines,Wire EDMs and Large Envelope Horizontal Borers

Quality; our team of Quality Engineers make use of the latest metrology equipment including a 1.5x1.3m bed CMM

Delivery; by keeping design and manufacture in-house we have tighter control over production lead times

Pricing; a focus on design for manufacture allows Craftsman Tools to remain extremely competitive on price without compromising quality

Legacy; Craftsman Tools boasts an award winning apprentice school which continues to train the next generations of engineers