I am so sorry to have to bore you with these details, but some of these pages are, of necessity,  VERY large and therefore need your patience in order to load properly. 

Please do not X out of the page because it is not instantaneous, have a little patience!!!  

[Unfortunately this is not a virtue of todays youth, but they will probably not visit here anyway because it is not an 'Ap'!]

So the next page that you should jump to [on the left] is the 'What is coming here next?'  This will tell you what area of Wm. MARPLES  tools I am presently studying in order to post those results on this site.

Anyway,  Welcome to my site!!,  


I hope that you will enjoy it and discover some information in it which I feel sure you did not know previously.  And it is always totally FREE!!   An almost unbelievable statement to be found in this World of Avarice and Greed, but in truth I am governed by financial constraints and this FREE site to you costs me money to keep running. Think about that.

But I am not into this for any profit,  I just want to explore and promote the name of William Marples & Sons., who I consider to be the very best Tool Manufacturing Company that has ever existed, anywhere in this world.

[Yes, America, this includes you lot as well!]

If you would like to correspond with me for any information exchange or just to chat, I would welcome that, so feel free......   is the best email avenue for that and I will always respond to any intelligent request.


The Wood Planes section is on hold presently.  [Although I will be gathering info for this section for an eventual large download of information.]