Wolf Tools were the best of the best during the early 1960s. It was a European brand that competed with the likes of Desouttter and Skil that also manufactured lots of DIY hand tools. However, the brand disappeared for a while during the 90s and re-emerged with a revamped yellow-black finish. So, what happened to them? Are the current Wolf Power Tools any good? Check out our review
History of Wolf Tools
According to a British History Archive, Wolf Electric Tools was founded in 1900 and based its operations in Hanger Lane, District W1. During its initial phase run, most of its tools were sprayed with a green Hammerite finish. Years later, it made its first DIY drill in the year 1949. They later rebranded their tools with a silver-gray and red finish during the late 60s and again switched to aqua blue in the ’70s.
In 1980, the company went under receivership and Kango Tools Ltd bought them. A few years later, Atlas-Copco AB bought Kango Ltd and for a time, the Wolf brand disappeared. As we speak, an Indian factory obtained a manufacturing license and now produces the tools in yellow black and green finish.
Individual Tool Analysis.
Whether you’re just starting out in DIY or want to add on to your collection of tools, then this Wolf Power Tools Combo pack should suffice to all your needs. It comes with a 20V 1 Hr fast charger and a Wolf Professional Accessory carry bag for easy portability.
Wolf Pro 20V Combi Drill
This impressive power drill comes with 16 different torque settings easily accessible through a gearbox selector switch. It also comes with a 35NM and 2 Speed range for your drilling, driving and impacting needs. Moreover, it also has keyless stainless steel 13mm locking grip chuck and a typical rotational selector for screw driving and unscrewing.
This drill handles heavy work like a champ with a 3 Amp/Hr 20V Lithium-Ion battery. If that’s not enough, then you can quickly juice it up with its included 1-hour fast charger. The Combi drill also comes with a belt clip for portability.
This cordless 150mm Circular Saw splices through timber with clear accurate cuts. It is compact, comfortable and highly portable due to its balanced weight. Should you get it, the Circular saw comes fitted with a parallel guide and a base plate that can handle up to 45 degrees of tuning.
Moreover, the saw also comes with a built-in laser and a dust outlet connection to a vacuum cleaner. Other features include the typical electronic brake, spindle lock, trigger switch, lock-off switch, safety guide, and a Lithium-Ion battery.
This sleek professional grinder comes with a metal adjustable guard and a quality motor that doesn’t succumb to gyroscopic interference. Holding it feels natural on both hands with its 2-position side handles both on the left and right.
Working with the drill feels compact as it comes with a spindle lock, and a pin-spanner to easily change the blade. Other features are typical in most angle grinders that it also has included a trigger switch, electronic brake, lock-off switch, a metallic gearbox and a fan-cooled motor.
Why not illuminate your working area with the Wolf Cordless 10W Work light? It light, charges via Micro USB with its 3.7V 4400mAh Li-Ion Battery. The work light also comes a 5-function toggle for Bright, Ultra Bright, SOS, Strobe and 5V Charging Facility modes. Only one of these is enough to give you a 120-degree beam angle and can last you from 3-6 hours depending on which mode you choose from.
Wolf Tools Pros
- Their tools are of high quality
- Wolf tools are cheaper than most brands offering the same workforce
- Performance is better than most brands
- Spares are difficult to come by especially after their new acquisitions
- No support or website for inquiries
- Battery life is about average.
Despite their hiatus from the market, Wolf Tools and the company, in general, left a long-lasting impression on its users based on its performance. With a few marketing strategies, the Indian factory currently overseeing their manufacturing could receive a boost in sales should they play their cards right. You can get great discounts off their merchandise on sites like Amazon and eBay. Or check out some of our other reviews here.