Power tool brands

Looking to buy power tools? Wanting more information on what brands are out there? Look no further. Here’s our handy list of some of the top manufacturers complete with links to retailers where you can buy them.

Black & Decker
B&Q: Black & Decker Hammer DrillA household name in power tools, Black & Decker is the world’s largest producer of the items and markets its wares worldwide. Its product range also includes garden equipment, home products such as vacuum cleaners and automotive products such as battery chargers. You can choose from cordless tools, corded drills, sanders, grinders, saws, woodworking and decorating equipment. Black & Decker power tools are stocked by B&Q and Focus DIY.
Tooled Up: Bosch PCL 20 Cross Line Self Leveling Laser Level 10m Range + Plumb FunctionBosch started out as a family company founded in Stuttgart and has traded in the UK for more than 100 years. Its first power tool, an electric hair clipper, was produced in 1928. Today its business covers automotive and industrial technology as well as consumer goods. It produces tools for decorating, construction, gardening and measuring. Blue casings signify professional-standard tools while green casings are for the DIY market. It also markets the Skil and Dremel brands in the UK and provides training for its dealers. Bosch power tools are stocked by Screwfix and Tooled Up.
Screwfix: DeWalt DC729KA 18V Cordless Drill DriverDeWalt, slogan “guaranteed tough”, started out in 1923 when Raymond DeWalt invented the radial arm saw. Since then this north American brand, with its distinctive yellow and black colour scheme, has built a reputation for manufacturing hard-wearing, precise and reliable tools for tradesmen and professionals. Its range includes cordless tools, hammers, saws, nailers and staplers, heatguns and drills. DeWalt power tools are stocked by Screwfix and Northern Tool + Equipment.
Draper Tools
DIY Tools: Draper Expert 1050W 230V Hammer Drill With Keyless ChuckDraper Tools is a family-run company in business since 1919 and based at Chandler’s Ford in Hampshire. It exports products across Europe, north America and Asia and, as well as making power tools for DIY, it supplies quality products and equipment for automotive, gardening, construction and engineering work. It also caters for hobby and leisure enthusiasts. Draper Tools are stocked by DIY Tools and Tooled Up.
Tooled Up: Hitachi P20Sa2 Planer 82mm Width 720w 240v Hitachi, with a UK base in Milton Keynes, is a Japanese company that has been manufacturing power tools since 1948 and has been trading in this country since 1981. It bases its business on product quality, reliability and excellent after-sales service. As a result its business has grown successfully and developed significant market share. It aims to produce an extensive range of tools made from high-quality materials, employing state-of-the-art technology and design, and to market them at an attractive price. Hitachi power tools are stocked by Screwfix and Tooled Up.
B&Q Next Day: Karcher K4.600+T200 130bar Pressure Washer Kärcher is a leading manufacturer of home cleaning products which, for DIY enthusiasts, mainly means pressure washers and wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners. Features of its products include the ability to remove dry debris and liquids, to dislodge dirt through a blower function and even to collect dust and debris created by power tools with a special autostart on some models. Founder Alfred Kärcher was the inventor of the high-pressure washer and the company has been refining and improving its range ever since. Kärcher products are stocked by Focus DIY and B&Q Next Day.
B&Q: MacAllister 230mm Angle GrinderMacAllister is an in-house brand of DIY superstore B&Q. With its vivid blue, silver and yellow styling, it includes everything from planers, mitre saws and rotary hammers to drill drivers, impact wrenches and jigsaws. Some cordless items utilise Lithium-ion battery technology. View the MacAllister range at B&Q here.
Wickes: Makita 5704RK Circular Saw 110V Makita is a Japanese corporation that concentrates exclusively on the manufacture and sale of power tools for professional and serious hobby users. It uses Lithium-ion batteries for reliable, long lasting power which are 40 per cent lighter than similar Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries and feature a high energy density technology to provide more than 400 per cent more working capacity during their lifetime. Makita power tools are stocked by Wickes and Screwfix.
Screwfix: Metabo SR1500 Impact Wrench 1/2inMetabo is another brand emphasising its credentials supplying the high-precision tools of choice for home improvement professionals. It aims to provide tools in perfect mechanical and electrical condition to minimise downtime at all times. With its UK branch based in Southampton, it produces hand-held electric tools, grinding disks, cutting machines and woodworking equipment, while Lurem woodworking equipment is also manufactured by this company. Metabo power tools are stocked by Screwfix and Northern Tool + Equipment.
DIY Tools: Ryobi RCS-2040 240 Volt Chainsaw 2000wRyobi is a leading international power tool manufacturer specialising in products with professional features made affordable for a wider market. As a result it has become a brand of choice for home improvement projects, woodworking, hobby and craft applications and contractors with an eye for good value. Its range includes the AP10, a portable benchtop planer, the BT3000, a precision woodcutting system, and the 8.0v Super Combo Kit which provides serious cordless power. In the UK Ryobi tools are stocked by DIY Tools, Screwfix and Northern Tool + Equipment
DIY Tools: Sealey Glue Gun 230V Sealey, established since 1979, produces more than 5,000 product lines and employs more than 250 staff from its sizeable base in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Its products include air tools, compressors, cordless power tools, drills, sanders, saws and accessories. It is especially proud of its service and spares operation which ensures a quick turnaround for anyone needing repair or maintenance. Sealey power tools are stocked by DIY Tools and Northern Tool + Equipment.
Screwfix: Sparky GUR12 12V Cordless Impact Driver Sparky power tools, with their distinctive red and purple casings, are part of a European power tool brand based in Germany and Bulgaria. It has nearly 50 years of manufacturing experience and designs its tools to cope with extremely demanding engineering and construction environments as well as pitching them firmly at DIY and home improvement enthusiasts. Sparky power tools are stocked by Screwfix and B&Q Next Day.