King Dick - History

Founded in 1856, Abingdon King Dick is an established manufacturer of quality engineering tools.

Originally Abingdon Engineering, the company made a variety of goods, such as gear boxes, chains and motorcycles, for several years before concentrating solely on producing quality, professional user tools from the turn of the twentieth century onwards.

At that time the King Dick name and logo was adopted. It was that of the Company Owner's show winning bulldog, and was seen as being symbolic of British tenacity and strength of character:-

The
KING DICK
Brand was born

Now with a worldwide reputation for quality and performance, King Dick tools are chosen by today's discerning professionals, knowing that their rigorous demands for reliability will be achieved.

At each process, tight controls are in place to verify that the demanded tolerances have been realised. Only when proven, will the tool be released to the next operation. This means that each and every batch of King Dick products have been through numerous inspection procedures before reaching the final uncompromising quality inspection.

Only when all checks, tests, measures and requirements have been successfully achieved, are the King Dick tools accepted as suitable for release.

Tests are conducted at every process - boring, grinding, broaching, polishing, marking, hardening and plating and each and every batch must pass each and every test. This challenging procedure confirms that the finished tool is made to the ultimate King Dick requirement, and continues our tradition of extreme quality for exceptional performance and satisfaction.

Tools of such calibre provide the professional tradesman with total confidence in their ability to perform and to fulfil their operations and tasks in a safe, secure and efficient manner.

The ongoing King Dick development programme ensures that not only is extensive research carried out in-house but real-world situations are critically analysed to define the optimum requirements.

All King Dick tools are of high quality and are covered by our full replacement guarantee.

Time limits only apply to wearing parts (such a ratchet internals - 1 year, and pliers - 5 years).


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