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Why Lamberts love Draper Tools

As an industrial supplier, we distribute a whole range of materials – from piping that is metres long, to tiny screws. One of our product lines that perfectly complements most of the products we sell is our vast tooling range – both hand and power tools – to tighten the pipe and fasten the screws that our customers come to us for.


We meet plenty of tradespeople and contractors who come through the doors of our Whiffler Road HQ, visiting our trade counter looking for supplies for their day-to-day business.



Draper Tools screwdriver set and stand
Lamberts stock a huge range of hand tools, including a selection from Draper Tools, like this screwdriver set and stand. Photo courtesy of Draper Tools.


To allow us to distribute the highest quality stock, our team sources tooling items from professional lines and Draper Tools is one of those fantastic suppliers. Draper supplies quality trade, professional and DIY tools and is a well-established, independent family business with over a century of success to its name.


Keeping it in the family with a long history of professional tool supply

Draper Tools was founded back in 1919 when Bert Draper started the company with his wife Emily and sold government surplus and tools in markets around Kingston Upon Thames.



B. Draper & Sons delivery van from the 1950s in the early days of the brand.  Photo courtesy of Draper Tools.
B. Draper & Sons delivery van from the 1950s in the early days of the brand. Photo courtesy of Draper Tools.

In the sixties, Bert’s son Norman took over the business and as the years passed – just like Lamberts – the company has remained in family hands ever since, now being headed up by fourth-generation family members Tom and Joe Draper (Bert’s great-grandsons), alongside their father John Draper.


The business has gone from strength to strength, even throughout the testing times such as the global pandemic.


Why we love Draper Tools

The range available from Draper Tools is so vast that the brand can cover all hand tooling requirements. At Lamberts we have access to the full Draper catalogue, so we can really support our customers with sourcing the right products. From individual wrenches to 100-plus-piece sets, the Draper range has everything covered!



Our friendly sales team can help you to source which hand tooling products will best suit your requirements.
Our friendly sales team can help you to source which hand tooling products will best suit your requirements.

At Lamberts our most-purchased Draper hand tools are:

  • Pliers

  • Screwdrivers

  • Sockets

  • Wrenches

  • Rules

  • Hammers

  • Saws


These 4-piece Insulated Screwdriver Set and Impact 12-piece Screwdriver Set are just a few of the items with supply from Draper Tools
These 4-piece Insulated Screwdriver Set and Impact 12-piece Screwdriver Set are just a few of the items with supply from Draper Tools.

We supply many industries, including:

  • Engineering

  • Automotive

  • Plumbing and Heating

  • Electrical


This years’ current bestselling Draper hand tool is the 0-150mm / 0-6" Digital Vernier Caliper.
This year’s current bestselling Draper hand tool is the 0-150mm / 0-6" Digital Vernier Caliper.

Something new

At Lamberts we’re always on the lookout for new ranges to add to our catalogue and our latest addition is the XP1000 ® VDE Range from Draper.



 Our newly added line – the XP1000® VDE Range. Photo courtesy of Draper Tools
Our newly added line – the XP1000® VDE Range. Photo courtesy of Draper Tools.

This exciting new collection, which includes 4-in-1 combination cutters (available in 160mm and 180mm sizes and tethered and untethered options), allows the user to make easy work of cutting, bending and stripping wire, as well as shearing screws. The additional benefits of the range, which also includes pliers and screwdrivers, are:

  • Certified for use on live circuits.

  • Tethered option is available for working at height.

  • Made from premium steel.

  • Induction hardened jaws.

  • Anti-corrosion finish.

  • Patented dual-layer insulation highlights any damage.

  • Precision-machined tip protects screws.

  • Torque control means optimal leverage and minimal screw damage.

  • Secure, comfortable grip.

  • The handle allows free spinning to quickly tighten screws.

  • Clear markings on the handle show head type and size.




Lamberts ‘Tool of the Month’ for July

At Lamberts we love to showcase our tools, and it just so happens that in July, our tool of the month is a Draper Tools piece of kit.


These double ring ratchet spanners from Draper Tools come in two types – the regular and the flexible head – both offering 4° movement for tight spaces, with the flex-head offering full 180° flexibility at each ring.



Lamberts’ Tool of the Month for July – Draper Double Ring Ratchet Spanner – 6-piece set
Lamberts’ Tool of the Month for July – Draper Double Ring Ratchet Spanner – 6-piece set.

The 12-point HI-TORQ® delivers maximum leverage by transferring torque to the flats and preventing slipping or damage to the fastener. They are forged from chrome vanadium steel that is hardened, tempered, fully polished and mirror chrome plated for corrosion protection.

Each set comprises of six different sizes. For more information and pricing, visit us at our Whiffler Road sales counter and speak to our sales team.


Sourcing industry needs

For more information or support with your professional hand-tooling needs, either pop into our Lamberts HQ to speak to our friendly sales team at sales@lamberts.co.uk or by calling 03300 535598.

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