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Engraved to last.
Each order is individually prepared by hand and laser engraved to meet our strict quality standards.
Laser annealed to perfection.
Unlike etching or rotary engraving, annealing minimises the amount of material removed from the tool.
This means that tools don't lose their structual integrity and have a higher degree of corrosion resistance compared to deeper engraving.
Ultra high quality artwork
Advanced engraving that produces amazing vector artwork without any additional colour or printing.
Choose from our range of vector based designs, or upload your own.
We're at the forefront of laser based design, and our investment in fiber MOPA laser equipment allows us to modify the surfaces of various types of material, producing effects such as colour and texturisation.
What our clients are saying
Are you one for calligraphy? Or perhaps a clear, professional font which reflects your values.
We’ve curated a range of amazing fonts for you to choose from, but if you have a particular font you wish to use, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate this.
Choose from our range of handwritten, serif and display fonts.
Colour finishes created by molecular changes to the metal
Choose from a range of different finishes, which are achieved by specific parameters, and do not contain any ink, paint or other material.
Choose from three levels of engraving depth to achieve the perfect look for your tool.
We offer a range of protective coatings and finishes to suit all environments.
- Polyvine Crystal Clear Laquer, a water-based, non-toxic protective coating to prevent damage and corrosion in
- Rustins Polyurethane Coating, a heavy-duty, hard-wearing clear coat.
- ACF-50, an industry-proven coating to help prevent rust and oxidation. For products that will be regularly exposed to the elements, especially tools, we recommend choosing this option.
Answering your questions
Processing and finishing your order takes between 1 and 3 days. We will always prioritise quality over speed when it comes to our services and during busier periods this time may be longer. We’ll always keep you updated on the progress of your order via text and email.
Delivery times (from dispatch) :
- Royal Mail First Class – 1-2 days
- Special Delivery – 1 day
- Second Class – 2-3 days
You can indeed!
We highly recommend choosing a protective coating option in this case, such as polyurethane or lacquer. The key difference between the two is a lacquer is slightly clearer and lighter, while polyurethane is stronger, denser, and slightly less transparent.
Lacquer remains the best option for maintaining the highest level of clarity, Polyurethane will slightly raise the surface and be more visible.
Our engravings are very resilient to the environment they are exposed to while working. Proper care should always be employed, as with any tool. Clean well after use, using non-abrasive cleaning products and oil using light mineral oil or anti-corrosion compound such as ACF-50/WD-40 afterward.
We do not use ink, paint, or printing in our engravings. As standard, all engravings are cleaned and oiled for protection with or without protective coating.
Our engravings are designed to last the lifetime of the tool. Heavy abrasion and use over time may gradually reduce the overall quality of the engraving, in line with the rest of the surface of the tool.
Please pop us a message via Whatsapp, Email, or call us to discuss this. We can engrave the vast majority of tools and can create a custom order for you.
We’re currently developing our process for engraving power tools and this service may be offered in the future.
Our work is guaranteed as follows:
Guaranteed not to diminish for at least one year. Engravings can only be diminished or removed vis harsh sanding or mechanical removal.
For tools that have engravings coated in Polyurethane or Lacquer, we guarantee the engraving not will not fade in normal use for 6 months.
We do not offer a set guarantee for uncoated working tools as there are too many factors that we cannot account for such as exposure to materials, chemicals, and damage.
As with any carbon steel tool, it’s critical to properly care for them. Regular cleaning and oiling will keep them in optimal condition.
We can only guarantee the quality of the engraving as the tools are produced by our manufacturing partners. If any issue arises regarding the actual tool itself, we’ll be more than happy to get in touch with them on your behalf to resolve any issues.
If you have a problem with your product, inside or outside warranty, we’ll always be here to help.
For further information, please read our Returns guide
At Hawtons, one of our core values is making sure you are completely satisfied and happy with your order. It’s our promise to always provide the best possible service and products.
If you’re unhappy with a product you have received, please contact us
Please familiarise yourself with our returns policy, which is as follows:
Problem with your order
If you have received the wrong item, incorrect engraving or of unsatisfactory quality, we will replace the item upon receipt of satisfactory photo evidence or receipt and inspection of your product.
Returns inside the UK are free. For international orders, you may not be expected to return the item as long as photo proof of any issues is provided.
If you ordered by mistake or no longer want the item
We cannot accept returns in this case due to the items being customised .
Engraved for Dad
Engraved Tools - Best present ever?
When it comes to tools and equipment spanners hold a place due, to their versatility and usefulness across industries. However have you ever considered adding a touch to this tool? Engraved spanners offer an opportunity to combine functionality with personalization making them a popular choice among both professionals and hobbyists.
A finished Sabatier Spanner
What Does Engraving a tool Entail?
Engraving involves the process of etching designs, patterns or text onto a surface creating an visually appealing mark. This traditional art form has been practiced for centuries. Has been utilized to adorn items ranging from jewelry to firearms. By applying this technique to spanners not does it enhance their value but also makes them easily recognizable.
Types of Engraved Tools
Text engraving entails inscribing names initials, dates or messages onto the surface of the spanner. Whether its intended as a gift for someone or, as a means of branding text engraving adds that personalized touch that sets the spanner apart.
Vector Design Engraving
Design engraving allows for patterns, logos or decorative elements to be etched onto the spanners surface. This customization option enables individuals to showcase their style and preferences through their tools.
Vector engraving involves using the fiber laser to follow precise paths or vectors to create designs on a material’s surface. This is different from raster engraving, where the laser scans back and forth across the surface to create shaded areas. In vector engraving, the laser follows the outlines of shapes, texts, or patterns, creating clean and sharp lines with uniform depth.
Knives for all occasions
Q1; Is it possible to engrave any type of wrench?
Yes most wrenches can be engraved, although it is important to consider factors such as size, material and surface area for results.
Q2; How long lasting is the engraving?
Engravings on wrenches are typically highly durable and resistant to fading ensuring that your personalization remains intact for years.
Q3; Can I select any font for the text?
Certainly! You have a selection of fonts to choose from based on your style and preference.
Q4; Are customized wrenches expensive?
Engraved wrenches may have a higher price tag compared to standard ones due to the customization process involved. However the added value they bring makes it worthwhile.
Q5; Can I incorporate designs into the engraving on a wrench?
Most engraving techniques create markings without color. Nevertheless certain advanced methods might allow for color infusion, on materials.