King Dick Tools

King Dick Tools

Abington Tools was formed back in 1856 and has been making quality hand tools ever since. Thomas Mabbutt, who started the company, was an apprentice gunmaker and those precision skills and temperament were evident when he created his first adjustable spanner in 1881. Proud of his achievement, he named it the Abingdon ‘King Dick’ after his award winning British Bulldog and a legend was born.

It remained popular in car tool rolls for nearly a century and pristine examples still fetch high prices at auction. With a heritage stretching back that far, the tooling they have available is impressive and they can produce unusual sizes or types which larger companies have long abandoned. They believe they are the last company to be still making their spanners in England at their small, but flexible, works in Birmingham.

It wasn’t just the quality of the products that attracted us to them, but the availability of Imperial and even Whitworth sizes too. We hope you can find the item you are looking for from our stock below, but if there is something outside the range please let us know as tooling might well be available at the factory!

For a more extensive history of Abingdon King Dick, take a look at our blog post HERE.

 

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  • Flare End Spanner 11mm + 12mm
    Flare End Spanner with 11mm and 12mm ends Great tool for brake and clutch lines! Makes bleeding slave cylinders a doddle too. Forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel and made to DIN 3110 in England! ..
    £7.83
  • FLARE END SPANNER 13MM + 14MM
    Flare End Spanner with 13mm and 14mm ends Great tool for brake and clutch lines! Makes bleeding slave cylinders a doddle too. Forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel and made to DIN 3110 in England! ..
    £9.17
  • FLARE END SPANNER 15MM + 17MM
    Flare End Spanner with 15mm and 17mm ends Great tool for brake and clutch lines! Makes bleeding slave cylinders a doddle too. Forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel and made to DIN 3110 in England! ..
    £9.68
  • Flare End Spanner 9mm + 11mm
    Flare End Spanner with 9mm and 11mm ends Great tool for brake and clutch lines! Makes bleeding slave cylinders a doddle too. Forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel and made to DIN 3110 in England! ..
    £6.91
  • Ratchet Combination Spanner - 1/2"
    Ratchet Combination Spanner - 1/2" Hot forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel 72 tooth off-the-point drive ratchet, within slim forging for improved access ..
    £17.98
  • Ratchet Combination Spanner - 1/4"
    Ratchet Combination Spanner - 1/4" Hot forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel 72 tooth off-the-point drive ratchet, within slim forging for improved access ..
    £12.98
  • Ratchet Combination Spanner - 3/8"
    Ratchet Combination Spanner - 3/8" Hot forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel 72 tooth off-the-point drive ratchet, within slim forging for improved access ..
    £16.56
  • Ratchet Combination Spanner - 5/16"
    Ratchet Combination Spanner - 5/16" Hot forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel 72 tooth off-the-point drive ratchet, within slim forging for improved access ..
    £15.42
  • Ratchet Combination Spanner - 7/16"
    Ratchet Combination Spanner - 7/16" Hot forged from 31 CrV3 Chrome Vanadium Steel 72 tooth off-the-point drive ratchet, within slim forging for improved access ..
    £16.56