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


1/2" BSW 8pc Whitworth Shallow Sockets & 8pc BSW Whitworth Spanners TE078_TE079



Whitworth BSF BSW 3/8" Drive Shallow And Deep Sockets 14pc 12 Sided Bi-Hex



Silverline Whitworth Spanner Set 8pce 1/8 - 9/16"



British Whitworth BSW Combination Wrench Spanner Open Ended / Ring Combo TE078



8pc Whitworth Combination Spanner Set



Elora 770200132000 Bi-Hexagonal Whitworth Socket



British Whitworth BSW Combination Wrench Spanner 10pc 1/8 - 11/16W Bergen



Whitworth Tap and Die Set BSW British Standard 23pc By BERGEN AT045



1/2 Drive Socket British Whitworth BSW Imperial Sizes 8pc Shallow Set TE079 by A B Tools



Toolzone 23pc Bsw Whitworth Tap And Die Set



Tool connection 3474 Socket Set - Whitworth 3/8"D 7pc ( Laser )



Laser - 2919 Socket Set Whitworth 9pc



Koken 7 Piece, 6 Point, Deep Whitworth Socket Set 1/8"W to 1/2"W



Beta 430Asw 1/2" Hand Tap, Whitworth Thread



Thread Screw Pitch Gauge Measures Metric 60° and Whitworth 55° Threads - 52 Sizes New



OMEX NEW BSW TAP DIE SET 3/16" - 1/2" - 24 PCS SET - BRITISH STANDARD WHITWORTH



Sonline Metric Whitworth Screw Pitch Gauge Measuring Tool



Beta 440ASW 1/2" Round Die, Whitworth Thread



Koken 3/8" Drive, 7 Piece, 6 Point Whitworth Socket Set 1/8"W to 1/2"W



OMEX TRIUMPH NORTON BSA 32 PC. 1/4" - 3/4" WHITWORTH CEI BSC TAP & DIE SET - BOXED



51pcs Thread Pitch Gauge SAE Stainless Steel Screw Pitch Measuring Tool (Metric&British Whitworth(52pcs))



BSF & BSW Tap & Die Sets British Standard Whitworth / Fine TE106_TE741



1/4" x 20 BSW Whitworth Tap Repair Cutter Kit Helicoil Damaged Threads 14pc Kit



Center Gauge 55 Degree Whitworth Measuring Angle Gage 14ths 20ths 24ths 32ths Increments



Tap and Dies Set 1/4 to 1" British Standard Whitworth- Boxed Complete Bsw



Whitworth Sockets 3/8" drive Double Deep BSF / BSW 7pc 1/8" WW - 1/2" WW TE740



Starrett C396 Whitworth Or English Standard 55 Degree Center Gauge, Satin Chrome Finish



Tap and Dies Set 1/16 to 1/4 British Standard Whitworth- Boxed Complete Bsw



Draper 15372 1/2-Inch Drive Metric/Imperial/Whitworth Socket Set by Draper



King Dick Tools 7/16 Whitworth Straight Handle Scaffold Spanner by King Dick Tools



Toolzone Professional 7 Pc 3/8 Drive Deep Whitworth Socket Set on Rail SS019 by Toolzone



King Dick Tools 3/16W Whitworth Ratchet Combination Wrench by King Dick Tools

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