Visits to a toolmakers factory

We are very pleased to be able to welcome groups of 8 to 12 people around our Lincolnshire factory once more. Factory tours of between 2 and 4 hours are available to clubs on Saturday mornings from 10:00am, at a cost of £5 per person. Visitors will be able to see some of the traditional tool making techniques used to produce our gouges, chisels and turning tools and talk to the craftsmen involved.

Tea and coffee will be available and tools can be sharpened at the end of the tour – free for Ashley Iles products and for a charity donation of £3 per tool for other makes. Our woodworking tools and accessories will also be offered for sale, some at preferential prices. Health and safety requirements will be in place and these will be advised when booking.

To make a booking please contact us at your earliest convenience due to limited availability and high demand from UK woodworking clubs. If you can’t make a visit you can still get a feel for life at the factory from videos taken by our New York agents Tools for Working Wood, please click here for