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Conservation Heated Spatulas - Which Set is Right for You?


Willard Heated Spatula

Are you looking for a heated spatula to invest in but unsure as to which one? When you buy a Willard heated spatula, you’ll be investing in a tool that will be with you throughout your career. So its important to make sure you’re buying the right set to fit your needs. Let us talk you through our 4 most popular sets available.


Willard hand tools for conservation are world-famous and used in museums, galleries and studios around the globe thanks to their unrivalled reputation for quality and long-lasting craftsmanship. The pioneering Willard heated spatula system has been trusted by conservators around the world for more than 50 years. Which ever model you chose, we’re confident you’ll be impressed with its precision and build quality. If what’s below doesn’t quite fit what you’re looking for, please take a look at our full range here or get in touch with us. We often collaborate with conservators to design and build custom tools to suit your requirements, we’d love to hear from you.

Heated Spatulas are developed for the following uses:

  • Softening natural and synthetic resins and paints (colours)

  • Setting resin based repairs

  • Applying repair materials

  • Bonding

  • Lining and edge lining

  • Drying adhesives

  • Tear mending

  • Flattening


Heated Spatula Set Type A

Willard Heated Spatula Set Type A for Conservation

This 1E or 1EC (compact) Heated Spatula set is one of the most adaptable models we have available and is the first model to form part of our core range of conservation hand tools. The set A comprises of a Standard Control Unit with a 1E (or 1EC) and a set of 7 standard tips making this is an ideal hand tool kit with many uses and represents excellent value.


This set comprises of:

  • 1 x Popular and versatile 1EC Compact. Like 1E, but with a shorter stem

  • 7 x Standard Tips

  • 1 x Standard Control Unit

And features:

  • Electronic temperature control

  • Temperature sensors placed close to the tip or sole plate

  • Individually calibrated and standardised

  • A large range of fixed and interchangeable tips

  • Superb quality

  • Hand turned hardwood handles

  • Robust and durable

  • Re-calibration and repair service

Find out more and buy online here.


Heated Spatula Set Type B

Willard Heated Spatula Set Type B. Art Conservation Tools

The Willard Heated Spatula Set Type B has been put together based on the most popular items purchased by our customers and the feedback we receive and offers excellent value. This is an ideal hand tool starter kit at a fantastic reduced package price.


This set comprises of:

  • 1 x 1E (or 1EC) Heated Spatula

  • 7 x Standard Tips

  • 1 x 4E (A thin, curved plate sole) Heated Spatula.

  • 1 x Standard Control Unit

And features:

  • Electronic temperature control

  • Temperature sensors placed close to the tip or sole plate

  • Individually calibrated and standardised

  • A large range of fixed and interchangeable tips

  • Superb quality

  • Hand turned hardwood handles

  • Robust and durable

  • Re-calibration and repair service

Find out more and buy online here.



NEW!! Hand Tool Set Type C

Conservation Hand Tool Set by Willard. Heated Spatula, control unit & lining iron

Introducing the brand new to 2021, Willard Hand Tool Set Type C. For the first time combining a spatula and control unit with a Willard Lining Iron, this special set will save you over £200 compared to buying the tools separately.


The Hand Tool Set Type C comprises of:

  • 1 x Special Control Unit

  • 1 x 1E (or 1EC) Heated Spatula with 7