Ashley Iles are a family run British manufacturer of a wide range of high quality woodworking tools. Our range includes over 1,400 carving tools, 330 turning tools and 40 types of bevel edge, dovetail and butt chisels.

Forged, ground and tempered in England by time served craftsmen using the traditional methods of the golden age of tool making.  More about our products »

Ashley Iles Limited was started in Sheffield, UK in 1948 by pattern maker Ashley Iles; he gave up his day job and set out to make and sell his own range of specialist wood carving and turning tools.

Today the company remains proudly independent and is run by Ashley’s son Tony and family members, with a dedicated team of highly skilled staff. Woodworking groups are invited to visit our Lincolnshire toolmaking factory, please see our Factory visits page.

We ship to many countries around the world and offer a free sharpening service and comprehensive guarantee should things not work out.  More about our company »