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About Christensen Tools

Welcome to Christensen Tools
Christensen Tools was first started in 1965, That makes us 58 years old! A well-established Specialist Tool company in South Africa (as the name might suggest). The company was started by the late Mr. John Christensen.  In the mid-1960's, electronics was just starting to take shape in South Africa.  There was little known about electronics, let alone tool suppliers to manufacture, repair or install these electronics.  John Christensen visited overseas trade shows (much in the same way we do so now) and obtained agencies for some of the products still sold today. In those days, Christensen Tools (was at the time called JA Christensen investments) was run out of a garage in Emmarentia, and was ostensibly a one-man company. 53 years later, and with 3 generations of Christensen's being involved, the business has thrived into a national operation, with offices in Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town. 

Steve Christensen has spear-headed the company to the heights we see today, with great patience and passion, and always led from the front. He is actively involved on a day to day running of the company. Times might have changed but the core business which started the business still is present today.

Specialist Electonic handtools, test equipment, toolkits and a myriad of other products directly relating to the production, maintenance and repair of electronic goods, from the old style CRT tv's to the highly spec'd cellphone towers. This family business still has Christensen's involved in the day to day running of the business, which has enabled us to keep the focus on our core business. In today's ever-changing and volatile electronics environment, where we have seen IT stock soar and crash in a heartbeat, Christensen Tools has remained the market leader.   Christensen Tools has kept both feet firmly placed on the ground. We have done this through servicing the fast-paced, changing needs of our valuable and extensive client base. It is in being flexible to these changes that we have met industry challenges favourably.

Extensive Range
Through continual sourcing of new products and better suppliers, locally and throughout the world, Christensen Tools maintains an extensive, top quality range of the latest products. These range from simple toolkits to highly specialised test equipment. Between these two items, you are guaranteed to find a complete solution for your needs, whether you are a trainee technician or a leading IT Service Provider.

Here are some of our top, well-known industry brands:

  • Christensen Tool Kits and cases
  • CK Tools
  • Draper Tools
  • Weller Soldering and Desoldering 
  • Oryx / Portasol Irons
  • Bernstein
  • Multi Contact
  • Wolfgang Warmbier Esd products
  • Kester Solder
  • Kasp Security pad locks
  • Panavice
  • Xuron
  • Magnum soldering products
  • Leatherman


At Christensen Tools, we are committed to providing technicians with the highest quality tools and equipment available. With over 58 years of experience in the industry, we have a deep understanding of the needs of technicians and the types of tools they require to do their job effectively.

Our mission is to provide technicians with the tools and equipment they need to get the job done, in one convenient and comprehensive package. Our tools are designed to be both durable and comprehensive, so that technicians can have all of the tools they need in one place, without having to worry about searching for the right tool when they need it. 

We believe that quality and value are the key ingredients to a successful business, which is why we only use the highest quality materials in the production of our tools. Our tools are built to last and come with a guarantee of quality that is unmatched by other tool manufacturers.

In addition to our comprehensive toolkits, we also offer a wide range of individual tools, so that technicians can build the toolkit that is right for them. Whether you need pliers, screwdrivers, or a hammer, you'll find it in our extensive selection of individual tools.

At Christensen Tools, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible experience. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, we are here to help you find the tools you need to get the job done.

Thank you for considering Christensen Tools for your tooling needs. We look forward to serving you and helping you to become a more effective and efficient technician.