Daltons Wadkin manufactures Wadkin classical woodworking machinery in the UK and is the sole distributor for the range. In addition to new machine manufacture our dedicated workshops service and rebuild equipment updating to the latest tooling and safety regulations.
Our sales and service team can help configure your machine to your specific requirements and answer any questions you may have about new and used Wadkin woodworking equipment. Why not give us a call or visit our showroom
Founded by John Wadkin and his brother in law Mr W Jarvis in 1897, the company pioneered high production machines that offered a superior finished product. Following the departure of John Wadkin, Mr Jarvis acquired the help of Wallis Goddard with the intention to expand the business.
Mr Jarvis became acquainted with a Greek gentleman by the name of Lonades who had invented an advanced carburettor. General Motors in the US confirmed that they were interested and invited Mr Jarvis for a meeting to discuss, which led to him booking a place on the Titanic as a means of travel and the disastrous result that he went down with the ill-fated liner.
Wallis Goddard now had a company but no one to run it. Fortunately his son took charge and this continued until 1927 when Mr J Wallace passed away.
The 1914-1918 war saw the Government ask Wadkin for help to develop a machine that could produce wooden propellers for the R.A.F. at a high-rate. After the war the demand for woodworking machinery saw a tremendous upsurge.
Throughout the 1930’s Wadkin extended the range and began making larger woodworking machines such as moulders and tenoners. The first Wadkin numerically controlled machine was produced in 1956, the forerunner to todays CNC equipment The machine proved to be successful generating much interest from the industry.
In 2010 following the liquidation of Wadkin Limited, the intellectual property rights were purchased by Nottingham based woodworking machinery distributors and manufacturers A L Dalton Ltd. This move brought together two long established woodworking machinery suppliers who have traded with each other for over 50 years and accumulated over 200 years experience in the industry between them.
Today, the classical range of Wadkin woodworking equipment is manufactured in Nottingham to the same exacting standards and available exclusively from Daltons Wadkin.
Wadkin Ltd is now owned by A L Dalton Ltd with products manufactured in the UK. Wadkin woodworking machines form part of our comprehensive range of solid wood processing equipment including Kuper planer moulders, Salvador automatic crosscut saws and CML multi-rip saws. Our own engineers, sales and service team are on hand to answer any questions you may have with choosing or using your Wadkin machine.
We are a PIABC quality assured centre providing certificated woodworking machinery training courses for operators and supervisors covering all types of woodworking machinery, hand held power tools and abrasive wheels.
Established for over 120 years
Servicing, support & spares
New, serviced and rebuilt machines
Certificated operator training