• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

TOOLSTATION just opened near me, I'm impressed!

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Doug71

Established Member
Joined
28 Aug 2016
Messages
1,846
Reaction score
466
Location
Yorkshire
There has never been a Toolstation near me till a couple of weeks ago so whenever I needed anything quickly my only option was to pop in to the local Screwfix.

I needed some 24" hook and band hinges for a gate I was going to be hanging today so popped in to Screwfix yesterday evening. I thought the hinges were a bit expensive at £19.99 each so thought I would try the new Toolstation next door. Turns out I got a pair of 24" hinges and a ring latch for less than the price of one hinge in Screwfix (and the quality was fine)!

Is everything this good value at Toolstation or was I just lucky with my first purchase there?
 

marcros

Established Member
Joined
11 Feb 2011
Messages
11,166
Reaction score
664
Location
Leeds
I tend to find Toolstation a bit cheaper. Not normally to that degree, but worth the extra few mins to get there.
 

Woodchips2

Established Member
Joined
22 Mar 2010
Messages
1,376
Reaction score
14
Location
Newton Abbot,Devon
They are usually a bit cheaper than Screwfix and sell some big brands as well as lesser known. They also have a free drinks machine! I've never had to take anything back and they offer free delivery over £10.
Regards Keith
 

thetyreman

Established Member
Joined
4 Mar 2016
Messages
3,138
Reaction score
349
Location
North West
one's just opened near me too, I can literally walk there which is nice, keep getting tempted by wera screwdrivers when I just need a 60p plug head, the prices are good, saves me having to wait a few days and ordering from amazon when I need something fast.
 

LancsRick

Established Member
Joined
30 Dec 2011
Messages
912
Reaction score
0
Location
Lancashire
Another variant of Screwfix, I find both good. One thing that I do go to Toolstation for specifically though are their Torx headed screws as they're no dearer than a typical pozi head there.
 

Rorschach

The end is nigh.
Joined
6 Jan 2016
Messages
5,389
Reaction score
702
Location
Devon
Toolstation is next door to Screwfix here. I always compare the two when doing a job and usually end up buying from both stores to get the cheapest price.

What I can never understand though is how some identical things can vary so much in price between the two stores.

Also I tend to find that toolstation are geared more toward trade whereas screwfix are a bit more public friendly.
 
Top