Busy Bee Tools had opened it's doors in 1976 in Burnaby B.C. but is now headquartered in Concord, Ontario. They claim to be the largest Canada tools online retailer of Woodworking and Metalworking tools.
The website is a delightfully simple and easy to navigate.
Products are well presented with graphics and and descriptions. The inventory is huge and very comprehensive with almost any tool a professional or DIY enthusiast could want.
Woodworking: Abrasives - Air Cleaners - Bans Saws - Dust Collectors - Jointers - Layout and Marking Tools - Planers - Router Tables - Router Bits and Shaper Cutters - Sanders - Saws - Shapers - Table Saws - Vises - Wood Lathes.
Metalworking: Arbors - Arbor Presses - Boring Bars - Clamping Kits - Collets - Drill Presses - Grinders - Knurling Tools - Metal Lathes - Milling - Rotary Tables - Sheet Metal Machines - Welding -
Power Tools: Dewalt Power Tools - Makita Power Tools - Bosch Power Tools - Porter cable - Cordless Drills - Miter Saws - Circular Saws - Routers - Biscuit Joiner - Scroll Saws.
Dust Collection: Dust Collectors - Cyclones - Air Cleaners - Dust Collection Kits - Canisters - Hoses and Clamps - Bags and Straps - Blast Gates - Accessories - Easy On Bags.
Hand Tools: Buffing - Chisels - Chucks - Digital Tools - Finshes and Polishers - Hammers and Mallets - Hand Wheels - Hardware - Jigs - Measuring Tools - Punches - Sharpening and Filing - Tapes.
Cutting Tools: Drill Bits - End Mills - Fly Cutters - Forstener Bits - Router Bits Blue Tornado - Shaper Cutters.
Air Tools: Air Compressors and Tools - Nailers and Staplers - Fuji Paint Sprayers - Earlex Paint Sprayers.
Clamps: Bar Clamps - Pipe Clamps - Straight Rdge Clamps - Clamp Stand - C-Clamps - Pro Grip Clamps - Toggle Clamps - F- Clamps - Spring Clamps - Misc. Clamps.
Shop Essentials: Brushes - Lubricants - Safety Gear - Switches - Blades - Castors - Glue - Mobile Bases Shop Essentials- Electrical Components - Lamps - Stands.
This Busy Bee Tools review updated on February 18, 2013
Gift Cards / Certificates: Yes. Available in $50.00 increments.
Gift Registry available: No.
Locations: Yes. Stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Currencies: Canadian dollars.
Payment Methods: Visa – MasterCard - PayPal.
Via Canada Post Expedited parcel Post Service for shipments under 30kg. Over 30kg: You will be contacted by order desk department with best way to shipp before your order is processed.
Returns: Full refund or store credit available up to 30 days. 30-60 days in store credit only. For online purchases it is not clear as to how a return is dealt with.
Duty and customs charges: No.
Site available in French: No.
and Security: Statement on FAQ page states the following:
Shop on line with the utmost of confidence. Our website is secured and we do not sell or share any information about our customers with anyone! Your credit card is not charged until your order has been shipped.
This not the comprehensive statement I normally expect to find but is, nonetheless, when combined with other site elements acceptable as a very minimum requirement.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resources: email@example.com
Busy Bee Tools Head Office,
130, Great Gulf Drive,