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What customers say about Stiles and Bates Service.
 
 
Many thanks for fast delivery of face mask.
It is brilliant, very comfortable and no steaming of spectacles. Easily the best I have ever used and I have tried a lot and chucked away. 
Derek Clark, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

A personal thankyou  to you all. It’s the personal touch which sets you way apart from ANYONE else in your business.
Have made a few of the items in your brochure, Mrs thinks I’m brilliant (errrrrrrrrr)
Roy Tennant, Redruth, Cornwall.

A couple of days ago the order arrived.
I want to thank you very much for your kindness and for the quality of the service you offer.
Paolo Frigolorpe, Piove di Sallo, Italy.

Actually this is not a query. I am just thanking you for your good service.
My order arrived this morning around 1000. Needless to say I was very pleased, both with the prompt service and the goods
Paul Cross, Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

I had to put “pen to paper” to say what great service you give to your customers.
I’ve made three orders so far and all have been despatched and delivered really speedily and intact. Not only that, but my many queries about which tool or other items to be purchasing and how to maintain them etc. etc.! have all been responded to in length, giving me great reassurance that I’m getting the right tools for the job.
All items bought have been used and I have no regrets whatsoever about getting them.
What a great hobby woodturning is!!
Anyway, thanks to everyone at S&B, long may you reign!
Jeff Clifford, Horsham West Sussex

Thank you for prompt and efficient service.
Goods ordered, are received and in good condition.
Look forward to placing more orders with Stiles & Bates in the future.
Gerald Tilley, Winchester, Hampshire.

Just another big thank you from South West Scotland. Ordered pen blanks from Tony at 11-30 AM on Friday 23rd March and I received them today, Monday, or should I say tonight at 7-30 PM. Superb service, superb pen blanks too. Certainly no RIP OFF carriages either.
Thanks to all you guys down there in Kent.
Roy Neil, Kilmarnock.

Package arrived just now (i.e 12:30) - that was was quick😊 Thank you - i will definitely shop with you again.
Jan Winther, Langa, Denmark

With reference to my most recent purchase I would like to say how amazed I am at your speed of service.
I spoke to a lady in your office at 2pm about my order and I received my order at 11 o’clock the next day. I can't express how happy I am with this standard of service.
Ken Paterson, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
To the S&B  Team,

Many thanks for the order which arrived yesterday afternoon. Splendid service.
Terry Giltinan, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Thank you. Most efficient - arrived in this morning's post. I moved from Canterbury (where you were on the doorstep) four years ago but never anticipated that moving to the very far north of Scotland might mean I could order from you one day and receive what I ordered the next!
Again, many thanks for your efficiency.
Andy Kirby, Dornoch, Highlands.

I have always received an outstanding and friendly personalised service from Stiles and Bates and although my purchases are small, random and infrequent (my needs are as a hobby not a profession or for profit) I will continue to avail myself of their excellent services in the future.
Roy Logie Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway.

Hi guys just a quick line to say many thanks for yet another excellent
service and top quality products. As usual excellence at its best!!
Keith Sterling, Bristol.

I have started using your company for blanks to turn as they arrive promptly and run extremely truly when mounted on the lathe. I intend purchasing tools and other bits and pieces from you.
John Grant, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

Can I add to the large number of testimonial letter by saying that you have never let me down yet, your service is second to none and you don't make extra profit on the postage or put small parcels in huge boxes - they are just well packed.
Thanks once again for your service on the odd occasions when I visit the warehouse and use mail order.
Gordon Russell Lincoln.

Item received in good order.  Thanks very much for the competitive prices and excellent service.
Roy Marnie, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

Many thanks to yourself and your staff for being so helpful.  Delighted with the quality of the timber btw.  It'll make some nice banjo necks for me!  And one blank even has a little flame which is a bonus.
Gerry Thompson Aberlour, Moray.

Just a thank you for the service I received on my recent order ( No. 24940) It was only a clock face I was researching as I wanted to `recycle` my old film camera from the late sixties and make a desk clock for my son who is a Pentax (digital )fan.
 
The service was really exceptional with a speedy delivery. The clock was just what I  wanted.....thank you... attached photo of finished product....just for your interest!
Thanks also for your catalogue which I`ll share with my brother who works with wood.
An excellent find through Google...thanks again
Chris Shiels, Ramsbottom, Lancs.

Many thanks for the speedy delivery of the goods I ordered, they came well packaged and faster than I thought. I will be using your company again.
Many thanks
Matthew Gorrie , Perth, Perth & Kinross.

Thanks for another speedy delivery.  Less than 24 hours, from ordering, to delivery. Please thank your staff, and also the guys at APC.
David Belshaw, Helmshore, Lancashire

We would just like to say how impressed we were with the shop and the timber available and to thank you for making us so welcome. The coffee and tea were well received having travelled for an hour and a half to get to you and thank you for making the ladies comfortable while we looked round.
We hope to see you again, it was well worth the journey.
Louise and Barry Biggs, Chelmsford, Essex

I have received the package from my husband and duly taken them to my woodworking friend  ere who is very pleased with the order.
Please pass on my thanks from us all to Mike and accept them from me as well. I appreciate the extra hassle I gave you and your response was second to none.
Jane Cotter, Falkland Islands

Thank you post arrived, brilliant service as normal.
Steve Beanet, Ashford, Kent

I’ve just started turning the Ash spindles you sent me in August. I felt I had to write to thank you for the quality. I asked that you select the pale timber with none of the darker grain that you normally get with Ash, as I was using it for furniture making. The Ash you sent was excellent, pale almost white with no dark grain, but more especially very close grained. It was really good to work with on the lathe.
Graham Dugan, Fareham, Hampshire

I would just like to say thank you for the very speedy delivery of my bowl blanks and clock faces and a lazy susan.
Nice people to do business with, very knowledgeable and I will do further ordering in the future.
Jack Thorpe Scotland.

Once again many thanks for your excellent service. Goods ordered Sunday and received today (Tuesday).
Much appreciated.
Philip Kent, Batley, West Yorkshire.

Just a quick line to say delivery received today safely. Thanks for the speedy service albeit over a year ago when Ii ordered last, one feels like a welcomed regular client.
Dave Willcocks, Livingston, West Lothian.

Thank you for sending me the above batteries. I received them this morning. I am fairly sure that I probably threw the originals out with the packaging in the first order and am grateful for your kind attention to your customers it does you great credit. I have dealt with you on a number of occasions in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well as sing your praises to other wood turners.
Mel Kinnear, Burnley, Lancashire.

Not really a query, but a big thank you for outstanding service and superb prices.
I ordered goods by phone at 12-52 pm on Wed 30th July and they arrived today, Wed 1st July at 13-00hours in SCOTLAND. Now that's what I call service, despite the fact that Janet had to contend with my Scottish accent.
I will have no hesitation in ordering from you again. Thank you once again.
Roy Neil Kilmarnock Scotland.

Just to thank you very much indeed for your very prompt and satisfactory attention to my order.  UTS movement, very well packed, safely received this morning.  5 stars!
Best wishes,
Ken Taylor, Corwen, Denbighshire.

As a customer living in France I would like to congratulate you on fast delivery, as normal.
I receive my goods in 4 days no one has matched you yet.
Clive Walker, Morbihan, France

Just a line to say that the order arrived today. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the speedy efficient service which we have received from you. It is very much appreciated and will be recommended.
Thanks again
J B Sinton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Thank you very much for the replacement which arrived today.
I wish other companies were as customer friendly as yourselves. I will certainly be back for more items!
Brian Etchells, Melrose, Scottish Borders.

I am a newcomer to your site, having placed a few orders with you over the past few weeks, for various items.
Not only am I delighted with what I have bought I am impressed with your service.
I have enjoyed a three-day turnaround from placing order to receiving it.
Thank you very much for providing such a service.
So Stand by the order book I shall be coming back for more.
Patrick Richie, Belfast.

I would just like to thank you for the way in which you handled the replacement of my fault shaft. I received the replacement from Crown and the freebie.
Both yours and Crowns customer service was excellent and I will be ordering from you in the future with the knowledge that if there is a problem, then it will be sorted.
Thanks again,
Colin Maddison,  North Yorkshire.

Again thanks for excellent service. 
I ordered a Pyro Master mid afternoon one day and it was delivered at 8 am the next morning.  I have just ordered another, No I’m not going to use one in each hand, my granddaughter saw it and now she wants one!
All the best,
Janet Wood, Needham Market , Suffolk.

Thank you. My parcel arrived today. Fantastic service as always. Many thanks
Tina Knight, West Sussex.

Just a note to thank you for another speedy delivery.  Ordered Friday afternoon, delivered Saturday morning. It does not get better than this!!
THANK YOU
David Belshaw, Lancashire.

Thank you for the advice, and you saved me money with your advise so it goes to show that good customer service does help with sales as your service is great.              
Peter Jones, Denbighshire.

Received my order of timber today prompt at 9am. Well pleased with the quality
of the timber and of the service. Could not be bettered.
Thank you.
David Muckle RPT, County Durham.

Thought I would drop you a note re the CL4 lathe purchased on Wednesday.
When I looked at all the components I was a bit apprehensive but the instructions were very comprehensive and the Cl4 Lathe went together with no issues and was run in this morning, I have turned my first project (only a pen).
I am very happy with it and am going to enjoy my turning much more in the future.  Thank you for your good service.
Colin Shrimpton, Kent.

I just wanted to congratulate you on the exemplary service you offered me. 
There were issues with my order that were well out of your hands but you straightened them out.  There were no quibbles at all.  My custom shall be yours for the Kirjes system from now on.
Many thanks
Greg Power Handmade in Blighty, Somerset.

Many thanks for my order which I received today. I am very new to woodturning and buying turning stock and I am well pleased with the wood received.
MANY THANKS.
Colin Brown, Suffolk.

Yet again, what excellent service!
I ordered on Thursday, it was dispatched on Friday and delivered on Saturday. 
What more could your customers want?
Many thanks.
Wyn from Watford.

I was amazed to receive my parcel this morning. I'm very impressed with the service and will definitely use your company again.
Many thanks.
Brian Chapman Lincolnshire.

Thank you S & B. Your order has arrived at my door in New Zealand just 5 days after ordering. Now, THAT’S SERVICE.
Well done and thank you.
Norm Jenner.

Yesterday’s order received today – that’s less than 24hrs from online order to delivery. Fantastic service (as usual). You never disappoint.
Much obliged and I look fwd to doing more business with you in the near future.
Roger Harris, Hertfordshire.

FEEDBACK. I ordered some exotic wood pen blanks and pen components late on
Wednesday; they arrived the very next day! Excellent Service,
Thank you very much.
Paul Prince Shield Technology Ltd.

Received my order, just a little feedback to say thanks for the excellent service, and quality, just exactly what I was after. Now to get busy....
Julian Reynolds, Oakenshaw Arts & Krafts.

I just want to say how extremely impressed with the service from your company.
I ordered two clock inserts on Fri 30th Nov, the next day they appeared on my doorstep. It is refreshing to get such good service.
I have added your website to my 'favourites' and will definitely be using you again.
Thanks to all concerned.
David G Gray, Yeovil, Somerset.

Thank you for your very prompt service.
I am really pleased with my goods and the speed in which I received them.
Yours sincerely,
Phil Simons, Dukinfield, Cheshire.

Many thanks for your help at Stiles & Bates - it was so good to have someone try to find me the wood that fitted my needs, and it came very quickly too.
Great service and so friendly too.
Mike Phipps, Portbury, Bristol.

Received my order today, thanks, very quick, good service and a friendly web site.
Steve Dale, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

I am emailing to thank you sincerely for your exceptional service.
My order arrived first post this morning having only been ordered Sunday night.
I will not hesitate to use your company again or to recommend it to others.
Thanks again.
John Benson, Dunfermline, Fife.

Goods received day after I ordered them. Excellent service, thank you very much. Hope to be ordering again in the future.
Janet Wood, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Again thanks for the quick turn round of my order, ordered on Monday here on
Thursday (in the shed !!!) and thanks for the packing the little pouches will
be handy for bottle stoppers and key rings at Craft Fairs!!.
John Bishop. Portslade, Brighton & Hove.

Thank you very much for the speedy arrival of my order, the day after I placed it.
I am delighted with it, and shall certainly recommend you to others.
Many thanks,
Simon Byford, Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Just a line to thank you for your outstanding service and products I ordered this week.
I hope to do business with you again soon.
Steve Muncy, Harlow, Essex.

Order arrived first post this morning. Thank you for your speed and quality of product.
William Morgan. Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

Ordered Thursday at 13.18 arrived Inverness 9.00 am Friday. Another fantastic mail order service from my favourite supplier. Excellent service.
Many thanks.
Dave Noyce, Inverness, Highlands.

Just to let you know the clock insert has arrived - it fits my clock perfectly and i am delighted with the quality and the speedy delivery.
Many thanks
Carol Bosley, Congelton, Cheshire.

I would just like to thank you for the speedy turnover of this order.
No fuss, no hassle, very professional, very fast.
Many Thanks.
Roy Mc Manus, Belfast.

Received Saturday. Next day delivery, great service !!!
Thank you,
Phil Hingley, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Just a thank you for some dazzling service. 1st time order, placed Sunday, confirmed Monday, arrived Tuesday.
Excellent info throughout. Very much appreciated.
Chris Murley, London.

Great service, I'd recommend Stiles and Bates to anyone who, like me, are new to woodturning.
Having recently been given a lathe, but no chuck or tools, I began to search the web to find out what chucks and tools were available and compare prices.
I found the Stiles and Bates web site which unlike many other sites had all the items I required and the prices were competitive.
However before placing an order I needed some help so on Friday evening I posted my questions via the web, the answer was waiting for me when I checked my mail on Saturday but the reply only raised more questions. I emailed my other questions expecting a reply early the following week but was amazed when David rang me later on Saturday to discuss my requirements.
After listing to my plans, David advised me that I did not need some of the items I intended to buy and also provided some advice on other aspects of my requirements. Where many other companies just answer your email and sell you what you ask for, David took the time to ensure I only ordered what I actually needed and saving me money - well it would have done but the savings went on buying some other items that I wanted but didn't think I could afford.
Noel Penfold, Wirral.

This is not really an enquiry but a thank you for your most speedy and efficient service on my two orders placed with you. I have never had service like it.
The ordering procedure is so user friendly. I will be sure to contact yourselves for further products, thanks again regards,
Jim Cullen. Aidrie, Lanarkshire.

I have a real big thank you for guiding me in the right direction with this Revolution system.
It is so nice not to keep clearing the shavings out like on my (name deleted).
Also I am very impressed with the weight of the handle and the build quality.
Paul Haynes, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

I would like to thank you and the guys at record power for the excellent service I received when my lathe developed a fault.
From first contact to final solution took just 6 days including the weekend.
Many thanks from a very satisfied customer
Chris Allen, Herne Bay, Kent.

This is the first time I have dealt with you and I must say that the service has been excellent.
The timber was as described in your catalogue (first class) and I found your website so easy to use.
I just wish that I lived closer to you as I would love to visit your shop.
Many thanks for your excellent service and I look forward to doing business with you again.
Vic Perrin, Rugeley, Staffs.

I just wanted to thank you for the standard of customer service, that is seldom seen in this day and age.
I will be using you for all my turning needs from now on. Many many thanks.
Martin Upton, Duns, Scottish Borders.

Goods received today, excellent service; I am always very pleased with the efficiency and punctuality of your mail order service.
It is a real pleasure doing business with you Stiles & Bates. Many congratulations on an excellent service.
Grantley Noyce, Inverness, Highlands.

Many thanks! This must be close to a record delivery.
Dispatched Monday 4.45pm - delivered in Manchester Tuesday 8.30am.
Much obliged - product excellent. Thanks again.
Alex Arthur, Manchester.

Thank you for my order which arrived this morning. I am very impressed with the speed with which the goods were despatched!
As you might have guessed from my order, I am about to dip my toe in the waters of pen-making and so will no doubt, be soon placing more orders with you.
Many thanks once again
David Valentine, Wirral, Merseyside.

Ordered on Mon, despatched on Tue, delivered on Wed, who needs to go shopping with a service like that, well done to all the staff, many thanks will keep coming back.
John Bishop. Brighton, East Sussex.

Just received my order. Excellent service as usual, I will continue to both use and recommend your company in the future.
Many thanks for the very quick service over the long distance.
Gary Lowe, Elgin, Moray.

Thank you for the great service you usually provide put order in on Tuesday and it arrived first post Thursday.
Service second to none.
Ray Spink, Arbroath, Angus.

I have just received my latest timber order... top notch stuff... thanks again.
Martin Hallam, Milton under Wychwood, Oxon.

I received the wood I ordered this morning and I am well pleased thank you
John Hope.

Many thanks for my latest order of sanding pads, wellie boot, dust mask and replacement Zirconium belts.
After years, mainly of giving up trying to find a dust mask that does not choke me and steam up my glasses, my initial reaction to the Moldex mask is that I think this may be the one.
Mike O'Connor, Holton, Suffolk.

Just to let you know the order arrived this morning.Beech is beautiful. Tried one piece on lathe. Delighted, many thanks.
John McConville, Hull, East Riding.

Hello Stiles and Bates. You changed a faulty clock for me, you sent it out quickly, and it arrived safely, this sort of service is excellent and much appreciated, thank you,
Mike Taylor.

Hi all, just to say thanks for your excellent service ( yet again).
Ordered Monday here today (Weds) I can now make that a special pen for one of my Ambulance colleagues.
Thanks to all.
Phil Matthews. Great Wakering, Essex.

I just wanted to say thank you for the quick deliver and excellent service, for my recent order of beech blanks.
These arrived within 2 days, and are even better quality than I expected.
This is a real bonus, as it has reduced the amount of work required to turn these blanks into one of my traditional games.
John Buck, Mansfield, Notts.

My order was received this morning at 9.15. Can I say what fantastic service and fantastic quality of pen blanks.
After years of turning pens I'm glad I have found you I look forward to placing my next order soon.
Paul Stookes, Stanley, Co. Durham.

We told Rob the order would arive quikly if they chaged horses at Dartford . . .
Most impressed with the horses! I imagine the journey was akin to Count Dracula, after having had a good night on the town, suddenly realising he hadn't put his watch forward an hour and frantically trying to get back to his lair before the sun comes up!!
Very pleased with the goods.
Rob Fletcher, Middlesbrough, Cleveland.

Just wanted to let you know that it has arrived this morning, haven’t opened it up yet but the outside looks undamaged.
Thanks again for all your assistance. Not everyone who sells things on the internet takes the view that they need to be helpful, so it’s been a real treat dealing with someone like yourself.
I hope your business continues to prosper.
Peter Young, Brookfield, Australia.

Order received Tuesday, many thanks for super quick service.
Peter Furniss, Long Eaton, Nottingham.

I must admit I’m always a bit skeptical when I read customer comments on retailers websites.
But I’m happy to tell you that I was very pleasantly surprised when I received my order from you very quickly and well packaged.
Also, the quality of the blanks and kits was far higher than I expected.
Many thanks for a great service and I’ll definitely be using Stiles and Bates as my blank supplier from now on.
Stu Haysman, North Walsham, Norfolk.

It is a pleasure doing business with you. The goods were delivered the day after ordering, what more could a body ask for.
Thank you.
Jean Glazier, Benfleet, Essex.

I just wanted to drop you a note telling you that my package arrived today.
I was not disappointed at all. Everything was just as the photos depicted.
I am sure my customers will be happy with the projects I come up with to compliment these clock inserts.
Hopefully the dealers in the USA here will be bringing them into their inventory.
If not then I will be ordering more from you at a later date.
Thanks again for the quick turnaround and delivery.
John Terefenko, New Jersey, USA.

Many thanks for your usual high standard of customer service in dealing speedily with my enquiry; then taking the trouble to contact Record direct and getting the parts sent to me.
I am certain some companies I have dealt with in the past would have just said that they did not stock them and suggest I contact Record. It is refreshing to find a company that goes the extra mile for a customer in the way that you do.
Pat Dodd, Ilford, Essex.

For some time now I have been buying all my tools and turning requirements from you. I have found that in general all I need can be supplied by you at fair prices.
Your service is first class and you have a friendly helpful staff, I have been very satisfied with everything so far.
I did have a complaint with my last order but the blank was replaced the next day, no questions asked.
Can't really ask for better can I?
Mr T. Dougall, Nottingham, Notts.

Thank you so much for sending the box of blanks so promptly - I am going to start work this afternoon - they will be absolutely perfect!. . .
So thank you once again for such excellent service - above and beyond . . .
Jennie Starbuck, Weybridge, Surrey.

Just a quick note , Really like the new website , looks good and easy to use !
Brent Duncan, South Shields, Tyne & Wear.

Thank you for the super speedy delivery, arrived even before I had to leave for work this morning.
Phil Moody, Southampton, Hampshire.

I just wanted to express my appreciation of your service levels, staff and great website.
I have placed 2 orders in the last week and with each one I had a question or query.
These have been answered within 24 hours and I proceeded confidently with my order placement.
For each order I was sent an email to confirm I was happy with the delivery charges, then another to let me know my goods were dispatched (within 24 hours) and each order was packed very well.
Overall I am very, very happy and I will definitely be ordering again.
Dave Purslow.

Thank you for the prompt attention from your company.
I got my goods on Tuesday and Wednesday respectfully, I only place 3rd the order on Monday top class service keep up the good work.
Roy Samuels, Chirk, Wrexham.

Just a quick note to thank you for your prompt attention to my order, From speaking to you on the 'phone on Tuesday to receiving the timber yesterday was almost exactly 24hours.
Good customer service.
Harry Lax, West Rainton Co. Durham.

Thank you once again for a fantastic service.
Goods were ordered late on Thursday and arrived early on Saturday morning.
Quality and price is excellent, as always.
John Cuckow, Ipswich Suffolk.

On Saturday afternoon I placed a non-standard order for wood plus a tool rest which needed to be manufactured, and all was delivered on Tuesday.
Service like this needs to be commended.
Jon Simpson, Northampton.

Excellent service - ordered Monday, delivered Wednesday.
Peter Mead, High Wycombe Bucks.

A big thank you for a great service and a very friendly welcome after mine and Janet's visit today.
It was lovely to feel free to view your stock and be shown the slab shed and to left alone to peruse and enjoy all you have with no hassle and all the time in the world .
I would like to say a particular thanks for the showing us the cutting of the hornbeam bole.
We will be back, I sense many times.
Stuart and Jan Beckhurst, Battle, East Sussex.

Thank you again for your excellent service David, the goods arrived safe and sound yesterday.
Many thanks.
Sarah Wilson, Harlow, Essex.

I have visited your shop several times both in person and online and in all cases I have met friendly and skilled people who always gave me good advice.
The online deliveries were quick and correct and the custom-made bandsaw blades came much earlier then predicted.
Excellent service, thank you very much!
Eddy Blenke, Borne, Netherlands.

Top grade Service! Thank you very much.
Gerthe Tesson, Wimborne Dorset.

My order turned up today, thank you very much for the fast delivery.
Chris Ephgrave, Harlow, Essex.

Received my parts today in perfect order. I can't believe From UK to Ireland, from order to delivery in 3 days.
Fantastic.
Laurence Moughan, Dublin.

Stiles and Bates ROCK!
Got my delivery the morning after ordering it! excellent service, guys - nice one!
Tom Hart, Warrington, Cheshire.

Thank you for all your help - best of both worlds - the fun of shopping on line and the reassurance and help of personal service.
Many thanks.
Peter Evans, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Superb service, arrived swiftly as promised and quality of products is, as always, excellent.
John Cuckow, Barnaby Crafts, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Having just recently found your website I found it extremely easy to follow with no unnecessary clutter and in plain easy to read English with simple and concise directions to all parts of the site. I will most certainly recommend it to some of my friends, who, like me, are interested in working with wood now that we are retired and have time to spare.
Mr. T.Dutfield.

Order received yesterday! Thank you for such a prompt and efficient service and I look forward to shopping with you again in the future!
Mrs Jane Brialey, Telford, Shropshire.

Many thanks for the speed of your delivery. The parcel arrived at 3.00pm this afternoon!!
John Virgoe, Chelmsford, Essex.

Got my order this morning very pleased with speed of delivery, very well packed. . . my catalogue is going around my friends like wild fire, I think I will have to order some more catalogues I am fed up of lending mine out.
Roy Samuels, Chick, Wrexham.

Drill bits received today thank you for a superb service and communication on such a small order I will be back.
Mr Ian Theobald, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

My tool rest arrived first thing Saturday morning and it is an excellent piece of kit.
As we say down here in Cornwall proper job.
I hope to order a couple or three more in intermediate sizes as and when my household financial director releases the funds. She is now a fan of S&B on account of you recycling boxes for packing.
Thanks again for first rate service and excellent product.
John Bell, Launceston, Cornwall.

I received my package today - all in order. Lightning fast getting here, I often can't get packages from half way across the country in the time it took for this order.
Many thanks.
Karl Feret, Fall City, Washington, United States.

A quick note to say my order has arrived. I am impressed by your prompt and efficient service and hope to use your company again in the near future.
Andrew Duncan, Norwich, Norfolk.

Just to say thanks for the excellent service - ordered Tuesday, delivered today (Thursday) - order complete and very securely packaged - top marks!
Mike Ward, Welwyn Garden City, Herts.

Just a quick note to thank you on such prompt delivery and excellent service, this was my first time of ordering anything online!
Steve Jones, Wirral, Merseyside.

Thank you for the order received this morning (Saturday), which is fantastic service, as I only ordered on-line on Thursday evening.
Congratulations also on your current catalogue: it is comprehensive and well laid out.
Thanks also to the lady I spoke to on Tuesday morning regarding morse taper sleeves. She was knowledgeable, and very friendly.
Please pass my thanks to all your team.
Rod Bryenton, South Harrow, Middlesex.

I would just like to say thank you for your prompt attention for my 2 recent orders from yourselves. I am very impressed with your service and will be placing other orders in the near future.
I have told my woodworking friends about you web site, catalogue and first class service.
Robert Baber. Nottingham.

Wow, what service. Ordered Thursday arrived Friday thank you.
Alistair Jack. St Andrews, Fife.

Thanks again for another speedy package, brilliant.
Chris Ephgrave, Harlow, Essex.

I am just writing to thank you for your very prompt delivery of the above drill chuck and the help I received when I first contacted you.
The chuck works perfectly with my drill press, so after almost 3 months of searching I am finally a happy woodworker again.
Thank you again, I have placed your website in my favourites list and I will not hesitate to use your services again.
Trevor West. Zeals, Wiltshire.

Order arrived safely today. Many thanks for a fast, friendly and efficient service.
It's not often that I go out of my way to thank a supplier but in this case it's warranted. thanks again.
Bob Holland. Spelzini Books, Weley, Essex.

I placed a small order with you yesterday afternoon - picked and packed by Janet - delivered to me about 20 minutes ago!! Super service, greatly appreciated.
Keith Budden, Upchurch, Kent.

Ye are the best company that I have found to buy wood turning and wood working supplies.
Thanks.
Kian Buckley, County Cork, Ireland.

Thanks for speedy delivery , order placed 11 am approx yesterday , often this far North it takes days!
George Dickson, Inverness.

Thank you very much for the fast and prompt service, excellent postage fees and bargain prices on all products, will definitely be shopping with you in the future.
Tom Bullock. Hertfordshire.

What great service. I placed my order at 12.20 on Friday and the goods were on my doorstep on Saturday morning, well done one and all.
Kenneth Duff. Crookston, Glasgow.

Received my order the other day, top quality products great service, will be buying my pen making products from you in the future.
C. Eatough. Chorley, Surrey.

Ordered one day and received the next! What an excellent service you give. Many thanks.
Derek Cripps, Stanford Le Hope, Essex.

I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened the mailbox and found the tool I that I had ordered three days ago. Excellent service!
Lars Sinder. Uppsala, Sweden.

Hi from Inverness. Great service received order on Tues at 01.10pm. Can’t be bad.
Jim Carr.

How do you do it? Your service is A1+ as usual. R's tool arrived here the following day and he was very pleased with the tool and the service.
Thank you again.
Anne Holly, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Just to state excellent service. Ordered yesterday pm arrived this morning am. "Exactly as it said on the tin."
Roger Moore, Swindon, Wiltshire.

As a professional turner, I have purchased quite a few things from woodturning suppliers, and at one time worked for Alan Holtham in Nantwich, Cheshire.
A little while ago I bought some Hornbeam from Stiles & Bates and have to say its the most friendly helpful place you could shop at.

 
By the way, the hornbeam is great for turning, I think it must have been Dave that said you can't chase threads in Hornbeam, well that was after I had already made a box with lovely chased threads, but there is always someone who will prove you wrong.
If only all service in this country was this good.
Stuart Thomas, Mold, Flintshire.

Just to let you know, all packages have arrived from both yourselves and Robert Sorby. The DVR is built and running, perfect. It truly is a fantastic lathe. As always, service, communication and products from Stiles and Bates remain in my humble opinion, the best there is.
Mark Ligget, BONNYBRIDGE, Stirlingshire.

Just wanted to say thanks for once again dispatching my order so quickly - I'm very pleased also with the quality of the wood. I'll be placing another order soon.
Harald Engl, Derby, Derbyshire.

A big thank-you to you and your team. Having taken up woodturning earlier this year I asked a colleague at work if he could recommend a woodturning supplier he promptly recommended Stiles and Bates.
 
Over the last few months I have purchased several items via your website. The website is easy to use from start to finish and everything I have ordered has arrived within 3 days of purchase and I have been really pleased with the bits that have arrived.
Thanks again for the great service I will gladly come back for more and hopefully one day I will get down to visit your premises. Best wishes to you and your team.
Robin Gudgin, Rugby, Warwickshire.

Thank you very much for your time and comments, you have been very helpful. I have received the blanks that I ordered from you and they look fantastic, and I’m still amazed at the low prices. I shall defiantly be placing many more orders in the future. Thanks again.
Matthew Thomas. Marshfield, Cardiff.

Fellas; I just received the ferrules (calligraphy inserts) that I had sent for from you folks, and guys-they are perfect!
I wish I had known about your store before, it would have saved me a huge amount of hassle. Thanks so much, and you'll be hearing from me again, soon.
Darrell Lynch, Arkansas, USA.

What a place you have!
Took the time out to travel 150 miles and see you - Friendly, welcoming, it goes on...including great tea. Oh! and not forgetting all the turning blanks and accessories you could want - being a beginner asking questions was made easy, meeting other more experienced turners shopping even they were friendly and helpful, all pointing in good directions.
For me the day was fantastic, as I felt I had come away with some more knowledge.
I did get round to turning the Mallee burr and had rave reviews for that, so thank you very much and I will look forward to seeing you at the show.
Kevin Campbell, Kirtlington, Oxford.

Just a quick email to say thank you, the wood arrived really quickly and all looks fab.
A special thanks for the yew, it has made a fantastic bowl that has a real variety in colour and grain and even has a knot in the centre!
Thanks again.
Miss Ellie Crisp, Skipton, Yorkshire.

Thanks for the info and prompt reply, great service, look forward to receiving items and buying from you again, many thanks.
Gary Pears, Chelmsford, Essex

I received the [Sorby] chisel set today thank you. I am very impressed with the quality of same, especially after struggling with the Chinese models I had up to now.
They are utterly useless but unfortunately were the only chisels I could find in my hometown. I am sure my skill level will now take a turn for the better. I also wish to thank you for the excellent service, you will hear from me again!
Francois Roux, East London, South Africa.

Being quite new in hand-woodturning, and from country in which woodturners are pretty rare, it is of high importance that I get quality information when purchasing lathe accessories, finishes, kits and similar. And I get all that at Stiles & Bates.
I usually follow Mr. Bates advices when buying, and they have always been O.K. You know what I like the most ? Quick answer. I often have many questions before making final decision, and never had to wait for detailed answer more than few hours.
Best regards from Slovenia, Grega Novak.

Just had to write to say thank you for your prompt delivery of goods delivered last week. The bandsaw I have is small and have never been able to buy replacement blades of any use.
However the blade supplied by yourselves has been really put through its paces this weekend and I’m glad to say looks like lasting many more sessions.
Thanks for your prompt action and dispatch, I will be back !
Michael Sheppard, Luton Bedfordshire.

Thank you, got my order this morning - that’s less than 24 hours from the time I ordered.
Stephen Sewell, Chelmsford, Essex.

I dealt with Stiles and Bates when I lived in Kent and found that I got very good and helpful service from them. Two years ago I moved to Lincolnshire, and have had to order my wood etc. via their website or by phone; their service is still as excellent with the orders turning up within 3 days and I have not had a bad piece of wood sent to me. I have also put other people in touch with them from Lincolnshire and they have said that they have found the same excellent service from their team in Kent.
Thank you all at S and B.
Clem Ansell, Spilsby, Lincolnshire.

THE BEST.
I will never shop anywhere else again. Absolutely first class products and speedy delivery.
I should have shopped here years ago. This is how online shopping should be.
Thank you very much.
Jonathon Smith, Bishop Aukland, Durham.

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service with my multiple orders!
My husband would now like his own lathe, so please see new order online.
Many thanks again.
Mrs J. Hutchinson, Tenbury Wells, Worcs.

I just thought I would drop a quick line to say thanks for everything when my wife and I visited you from Amsterdam just about two weeks ago.
Not only did I manage to pick up some excellent bits and pieces the service was second to none and the tour excellent.
Thanks to both the "Mike's" for a thoroughly enjoyable visit.
Mick Dunham, Uithoorn, The Netherlands.

Everything arrived today, many thanks for prompt service and also for being so helpful over the phone.
Please say thanks to Mike C, who picked and packed, for some great choices. Be assured, we'll be ordering again.
Mrs Jane Adams, Leicester, Leicestershire.

My wood arrived before midday. I'm delighted, both with the wood (its perfect, thank you, I can't wait to start carving it!) and your service. When I was let down by my original supplier I contacted several suppliers by email.
You have been quick to reply to my emails, extremely pleasant and helpful, and delivery was fast and trouble free.
I will most definitely recommend you to other carvers. I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
Mrs Ruth Webb, St. Austell, Cornwall.

Just a bit of feedback for you, excellent site, friendly and so on.
Many thanks for your excellent service.
Paul Haynes, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Thank you very much. What you sent is perfect.
It's true it starts being difficult finding good quality lime, especially in a bit bigger sizes and especially around Southampton.
I am a passionate beginner carver and just joined the Hampshire Woodcarvers Association, that’s why I told them about my experience with your company.
Anne Majoe, East Leigh, Hants.

Just to say many thanks for the help received from both you and your staff.
Your help and honesty over what would be best rather than what was most expensive is a credit to you and your company.
I look forward along with my father to using you in the future.
Once again many thanks.
Chris Moore, Tenterden, Kent.

I do hope you do not mind but I have linked your web site to mine, after I received my first order from yourselves I was delighted with the wood it was first class.
It also turned excellent with no cracking or any shakes, so you can be sure that as I receive orders you will be the first to supply me.
Thanks again.
Pete Howells, Arundel, West Sussex.

Thanks so much for such a prompt response to my order which arrived first thing this morning.
Graham Savill, Brentwood, Essex.

I recently placed an order with you, of which you received on the Tuesday and dispatched to me on the same day.
I received the items two days later. I would like to thank you for your prompt service. Many thanks for your help.
Bryan Williamson, Launceston, Cornwall.

Thank you very much for the box which I received today.
It certainly has come just at the right time - when I was getting very desperate - and will help me out of a very difficult situation! I shall certainly keep your catalogue handy for future use.
Thank you once again for your prompt delivery.
Mrs Dee Palin, Blakeney, Glos.

Thanks for the prompt service every think arrived here yesterday in very good order.
Thank you very much.
David E, Lyons Portland, Oregon USA.

Having used your mail services a couple of times recently, I would like to congratulate you on your first class service.
It's seldom seen these days so slap yourself on the back… keep the good services going ,all the best to you all.
Mr R.V Tutte, Norwich, Norfolk.

I received a pack of spindle and bowl blanks from you last week.
Just a quick note to say what an excellent collection it is, and how much I've enjoyed turning my first bowls.
Many thanks.
Steve C, London N19.

Many thanks to you for your excellent service, I can confirm my order is now complete.
with such a good response, your company deserves recognition. . .
Mrs B Phillips, Great Yarmouth.

Just a quick note to say that the Ash arrived today.
I've had a quick look at it and can honestly say it's the best Ash I've had from anywhere. No doubt when I start working it I will see the benefit of choosing Stiles & Bates as my supplier.
Allan Ross, Ross custom Cabinets.

Oil and wax ordered yesterday, arrived today. Great service.
Thank you.
AJ Carter, Bulls Green, Herts.

I received the pulleys and chisel today. I have fitted the pulleys already ! and all works fine.
I would like to thank you for an excellent and friendly service and will not hesitate to buy from you in the future...(In preference to my local supplier) Although I have been a Cabinet Maker for the last 20 years, I am new to turning and will surely need many more tools and advice.
Thanks again.
Bill Kelsey, Brill, Bucks.

Chuck received, excellent, many thanks for speedy service (and good price).And later… Brilliant - unsurpassed service.
Roger Dixon, Northampton.

I refer to my visit to your shop this morning when, among other things, I purchased a SuperNova chuck. . . Whilst writing, can I take this opportunity to thank you for the quality of service received this morning.
It could not have been easy moving and sawing the Ash whilst you still had a shop to run . . . however, not only did you make the time for me, but you were extremely helpful. The same applied to the advice that I heard you giving the gentleman before me who also bought a pen kit.
You have a great selection of timber, as well as tools and craft parts, so I don't think it will be the last that you see of me - despite the distance.
Many thanks.
Richard Hatton WotKnots, Knebworth, Herts https://www.wotknots.co.uk.

The order and the natter, help, your endless patience, hardwork and good service appreciated believe me. Like Arnold..... " I'll be back!"
Thanks and all the best.
Dane Lavery, Kobe, Japan.

What stunning service! I received the two watch inserts today less than 48 hours after sending my order.
Thank you.
D. Tothill, Plymouth.

I just wanted to thank you for your prompt service. I received my goods within a couple of days of ordering and was completely satisfied.
I was so impressed by your courteous service that I have submitted a further order today. Many thanks.
Mrs Ann Eaton, Liverpool, Lancs.

I confirm safe receiving of my chuck. Many thanks for quick processing of my order.
Regards.
Tomas Tomsej, Czech Republic.

My father is a keen wood turner and having trawled many sites looking for his Chrimbo present I was becoming increasingly frustrated with difficult to navigate sites, poor search engines and minimal descriptions of the goods I was looking for.
A colleague gave me your address which I found excellent to navigate, informative and for a non 'turning' person, very interesting! In addition, the service was excellent with my order arriving less than 48 hours later! I will of course pass your web address to my father and his 'turning' buddies!
Mrs Helen Spiers, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

I received my gouge this morning, and I can tell you that I was AMAZED at the efficiency of your operation, I have dealt with a lot of different companies over the years and yours DEFINITELY is the best one I have came across for customer service !!!!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Mark Ligget, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU for the help you gave a friend of mine who lives in Hawkinge (Folkstone) when I asked him to collect some goods for me just before he visited us. I live on Shoreham nr Worthing West Sussex and can only get to you occasionally.
I asked him to pick up two Beech blanks and other bits and pieces. He was worried he would not know what to look for so I told him to ask Janet or Dave which he did and thanks Janet for your help, the blanks were just right. Keep up with the excellent service and I will be there in April if not before.
Pete Brown, Worthing, West Sussex.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you for the very high standard of service and the quality of your web site which is one of the best I have used on the Web for any purpose.
David Sherwood.

Best supplies selection, most knowledgeable service, the friendliest staff and funniest proprietor (his comments, not looks - although you be the judge)!
Thanks, S&B.
Chris Goodhand, Ontario, Canada.

Missed the delivery of the Record belt & disc sander yesterday, but collected it from the carrier first-thing this morning. Saw-dust production has increased dramatically already.
Most bits of wood in the garage now have a nice finish and the dog is keeping out of the way, just in case. Many thanks for the quick and pleasant service.
Peter Monk, Canvey Island, Essex.

I came into your shop intending to by a Record collet chuck. You kindly spent half an hour showing me the 3500 chuck and explaining why it was so much better.
You were spot on and my wife now has a beautiful little box turned using the chuck and dovetail scraper. Thank you for your time and excellent advice. See you soon.
Ian Sheppard, Whitfield, Kent.

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