Old tools collection

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Agricultural tools: Fork, spade, hoe, garden rake, hand fork and trowel, lopper, secateurs and hand shears
 
Builders’ tools: Spade, shovel, 3ft spirit level, axe, crowbar, fork, sledgehammer, bow saw, bolsters, chisels, all types of hammers and trowels, pin and lines, tape measures, hacksaws and Stanley and hacksaw blades
 
Carpenters’ tools: Bevel, braces, clamps, hand drills and bits, all types of files and hammers, Stanley knife, all types of planes and saws, pliers, rules, all types of saws and screwdrivers, squares plus screws, nails and bolts
 
Electricians’ tools: Allen keys, hand drills and bits, all types of pliers and hacksaws, screwdrivers, spanners, soldering iron, voltmeter
 
Motor mechanics’ tools: Allen keys, cold chisels, breast drill and bits, all types of hammers and pliers, punches, metric socket sets, spanners, adjustable spanners, cantilever toolboxes, tyre pressure gauge
 
Plumbers’ tools: Basin or tap wrench, wire brush, breast drill and bits, various grips and saws, screwdriver, oil can etc
 
Garage workshop: Hydraulic jack, axle stands, battery charger, ramps and large engineers vice
 
Power tools: Hand and bench drills, sander, planer, jigsaw, circular, band and chop saws, lathe, cultivator, rotavator, welding machine and generator

Sewing machines: manual, electric, treadle and industrial
 
Knitting machines: machine and hand wool, needles and patterns
 
Haberdashery: needles, cottons, large material pieces/rolls, buttons, zips, tapes
 
Fully working IT equipment: Desktop computers and laptops running a minimum of Microsoft Windows 7, tablets, networking switch routers and cables
 
Bibles: in modern English
It’s not about what we want, it’s about what people can use.  What may be useful to us, may not be useful to recipients in our partner countries.  If we say we can’t take something, we’re not being ungrateful, we’re just being honest.

All broken tools – we can sharpen and remove surface rust, but can’t repair or take tools with woodworm.
 
Ladders and step ladders
 
Lawn rakes/long-handled shears
 
Electric and hand lawnmowers
 
Printers, scanners, typewriters
 
Disability aids: walking frames, wheelchairs, medicines and glasses
 
Clothes and shoes
 
Bikes: men’s, women’s and children’s
 
Books
 
Embroidery materials, curtains and weaving materials
Cooking pots, pans and kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery, household appliances and musical instruments

This isn’t an exhaustive list, just the main things we’re offered by well-meaning supporters on a regular basis

Please note:
Sometimes people donate tools that are not suitable to send to Africa, either due to their age or because they would not be used.  We also have some tools donated in such quantities that we cannot use all of them.  On these occasions, we will attempt to sell the items to raise vital funds for our work.
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