Due to exceptional demand some orders are being delayed by 4 weeks, please contact us if urgent.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my order?

We accept PAYPAL, VISA, MASTERCARD and MAESTRO credit & debit cards for payment of online orders. You can choose any of these options once you reach the order checkout page.

Do you deliver to my country and how much is delivery?

Ashley Iles deliver tools to UK, USA, European Union, Australasia, Canada, Norway, Switzerland and Japan. The current pandemic has unfortunately caused reliability issues with the post to some countries which means we cannot send there. Some deliveries are also being delayed so we ask for your patience with orders. You can see our delivery charges by clicking here; delivery charges to your country will also be displayed in your shopping cart.

What is the restriction on tools ordered from Australia?

Since July 2021 we have been unable to send tools with handles fitted to Australia, this is a restriction placed by couriers in response to more stringent import checks on wooden items. If we attempt to post handled tools to Australia they will be returned to us or destroyed. It is with much regret we can only send unhandled tools to Australia until further notice.

I live outside the United Kingdom (UK) how can I see tax-free prices?

To see prices excluding UK tax please create an account and login, our website will then adjust prices according to your country of residence. From 1st January 2021 our EU customers will not be charged UK VAT. All non-UK customers should be aware that import tax and sales duty may be imposed by the Customs Department of your country and this must be paid by you before receiving your goods. Ashley Iles EORI number is GB128387154000. We recommend you research the tax/duty to be paid before placing an order.

How quickly will my order arrive?

It is not possible to permanently stock the many thousands of tools Ashley Iles makes, so your tools will be finished by hand once you place your order. Due to high demand orders may take up to 28 days to be shipped, as per our Terms & Conditions;. If you need your order urgently please contact us before you order, we will do our best to help.

Who makes these tools?

Our tools are hand made in England by Ashley Iles Ltd, a company founded over 60 years ago in Sheffield, England. They use the best quality M2 high speed and O1 high carbon steel, along with traditional manufacturing techniques, to produce some of the finest woodworking tools available. If you buy some and don't agree with that statement, see the answer to the next question!

What guarantee is offered?

All tools made by Ashley Iles are unconditionally covered by their "100% satisfaction" guarantee. If any of their tools are "not for you" or is ever found to be faulty, contact them and they will promptly replace or refund as you wish. This promise holds throughout your lifetime - although very rarely needed it is good to know it's there. Find out more here.

What is an account?

Customers need a Tool Store account so we can apply the correct sales tax to prices and you can securely access your order history etc. No payment data such as credit card details are ever held in your account. Our privacy policy states the data held in your account and what we use it for, click here to view it. Your account allows you to have different billing and shipping addresses and will remember the items you add, so you can build up an order over a number of days or weeks. If you have a PayPal account you can now use our PayPal checkout button to automatically create a Tool Store account - look for the button Click here to pay via PayPal Express Checkout in your shopping cart. So as you can place future orders easily your account will remain usable until you request its closure. To request closure of your account or to view your account data please contact customer services.

I can't find what I'm looking for on the website

At the moment not all wood turning tools, carving tools and accessories in the Ashley Iles product range are available to purchase from the website. Please contact us if there is something you are looking for and can't find.

I'm having problems with the website

We test the website using all popular web browsers but unfortunately sometimes things can go wrong - if you are having problems please do contact us for help. If you are technically minded, many problems can be fixed by a) making sure your browser accepts session cookies and b) clearing your browser's cached data (especially cookies).

Where is my order? Can I get a VAT receipt?

You can track the progress of your order and print a copy of all previous orders by logging in to your Tool Store account and clicking on the "My account" link. If an order appears to be delayed please contact customer services.

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