Opening times

Mon-Wed and Fridays - 8.30-12.30 and 1.30-5.30

Saturdays - 9.00-12.30 and 1.30-5.00

We are closed on Thursdays.

Please check opening times during public holidays.

We serve our customers the traditional way, over the counter in the shop.

Many more items are in the shop.

We are happy to order other things for you, with no carriage charge.

We deliver Calor Gas locally.

Tel: 01848 330267

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The shop is in the centre of Thornhill, on the main A76 road north of Dumfries, with ample parking nearby.

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Tools and related D.I.Y. items

For a rural shop we sell a surprising range of tools for many different jobs around the house and some for heavy-duty outdoor work.

There are chisel knives, wood chisels, brick chisels, bolsters, dooking irons and flooring chisels. (What's a dooking iron? It's a long cold-chisel used for chipping peg-holes into a stone wall when a house is built the traditional way, to take the laths which take the boards.)

To keep you safe we sell dust masks and safety glasses.

There are glass cutters, hacksaws (full-size and junior) and blades.

We have a variety of hammers - claw, club/lump, brick, pin, and engineers'. Hammer wedges will help you split timber.

We keep hexagon (Allen-type) keys in metric sizes and some in the old Imperial gauges. There are HSS drills, jigsaw blades and masonry drills.

We stock both multicore and blowtorch solder.

We have nail punches and paint scrapers.

Among the heavy tools are wooden-handled pick axes and fibreglass-handled fencing mells (also called mauls).

We sell pliers and cutters for various jobs.

You will find plastering trowels, pointing trowels and putty knives.

We stock a variety of rulers and tape measures.

Sanding discs and sanding sheets are best for some jobs, whereas wet and dry paper or Emery cloth are best for others. Spirit levels, staplers and staple guns are extremely useful - we sell the staples too.

We stock screwdrivers (slotted and Pozidriv), shave hooks and various spanners, general-purpose Stanley knives and blades as well as the smaller Stanley trimming knives and blades for precision craft work. Stanley window scrapers quickly and easily make a neat job of your glass after repainting.

There are wire brushes, both wooden-handled and rotary. We also keep wire wool.

More tools are on the home page.

A look at our adhesives, nails and screws, finishing and decorating pages will show you lots of other useful D.I.Y. items.