Whitworth Tools

WHITWORTH TOOLS-CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT 'EM
You can't, that is, if you own an old British motorcycle. First off, because old Brit bikes always seem to need something. But secondly, because the Brits used a different sizing system than either Europe (who used the metric system) or the US (which used the American Standard System). Leave it to the Brits to have something different than the two biggest markets for their products in the world. But that was the thinking in those days. You almost can't blame them though. The Whitworth system (first for threads) was the world's first standardized thread in 1841. Until then, every shop did threads their own way. It was the pressing need for warships during the Crimean War that really prompted Britain to push for a standarized system, to aid in manufacture, but also maintenance, repair and the inventorying of parts in the field. So, the Brits were the first, but like always, they refused to let go of an old idea, if they thought of it. Funny thing though, just about the time when the rest of the world was switching over the the metric system, and even America was trying to go metric, Triumph and BSA wanted to shift out of Whitworth and had to choose a new system. They went with American. Even the Americans weren't using the American system. Oh well, leave it to the Brits. Gotta' love 'em.

WHITWORTH TOOLS AT GREAT PRICES
So, unless you have a 70's-or-newer Triumph or BSA, then you're going to need a set of Whitworth sockets and Whitworth wrenches. And if you do more advanced work, a set of Whitworth Tap & Dies also. Please buy your tools here. We have a good selection and our prices are as good as you're likely to find anywhere else. And you can buy with confidence knowing that it's all through Amazon who not only gets the product out to you quickly, but has an excellent return policy if, for any reason, you're not happy. Sales of tools and the other things we sell (ie: motorcycle books, magazine subscriptions, calendars, etc.) helps support this website. Thank you.


Whitworth Tools

8-PC WHITWORTH COMBINATION WRENCH SET



7-PC SEALEY SOCKET SET, 3/8”-drive (WHITWORTH)



8-PC SEIGEN COMBINATION SPANNER SET, WHITWORTH



1/2” BSW 8-PC SHALLOW SOCKETS + 8-PC WRENCH SET, WHITWORTH
7-PC 3/8”-DRIVE SHALLOW SOCKETS, WHITWORTH



20-PC BSF TAP & DIE SET, WHITWORTH



SODIAL WHITWORTH SCREW PITCH GAUGE



7-PC KOKEN 3/8”-DRIVE 6-POINT SOCKET SET, WHITWORTH



23-PC BSW BRITISH STANDARD TAP & DIE SET, WHITWORTH



DRAPER 1/2”-DRIVE BI-HEXAGON SOCKETS, WHITWORTH



9-PC 1/2”-DRIVE SOCKE SET, WHITWORTH



STARRETT C396 WHITWORTH 55-DEGREE CENTER GAUGE



7-PC 3/8”-DRIVE DEEP SOCKET SET, WHITWORTH



7-PC 3/8”-DRIVE DOUBLE-DEEP SOCKET SET, WHITWORTH



WHITWORTH BSW & BSF TAP & DIE SET



MELCO TW10 WHITWORTH BOX SPANNER 5/16 X 3/8 X 5in



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