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Bosch introduces first cordless 18v orbital sander

cordless 18v orbital sander

Bosch has launched a range of compact orbital sanders which includes what is said to be the world’s first cordless 18 V orbital sander. Intended for small preparatory sanding work, the range comprises the GSS 18 V-10 Professional and three corded tools: The GSS 140-1 A Professional, the GSS 160-1 A Professional and the GSS 160 Multi Professional. These orbital …

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Starlock accessory range review

Starlock range

Roger Bisby tries out the new Starlock range. It is fairly unusual to see rival power-tool companies collaborating in research and development but Bosch and Fein linked up to develop the Starlock system for their oscillating tools. It is an attempt to do what the SDS drill bit did for hammer drills, in other words a simple click lock system …

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Revamp for Makita reciprocating saw range

Makita reciprocating saw

Makita has redesigned the drive mechanism of its cordless reciprocating saws by aligning the drive crank and con-rod with the motor shaft and blade holder. The new layout is designed to deliver greater stroke performance and reduce vibration in operation. The range has also expanded with the launch of the new Makita DJR360Z 36v reciprocating saw powered by two standard …

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Tiling Tips: Making a hole for your soil pipe

Tiling Tips

In this latest video, Roger Bisby shows how to make a hole for a soil pipe using a DEWALT cordless angle grinder.

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Makita adds trolley to MAKPAC range

Makita trolley

Makita has introduced a two-wheeled folding trolley to compliment its MAKPAC tool storage system. The TR000000001 Makita trolley will carry a variety of MAKPAC cases, with their contents, to a maximum load of 125kg. It is recommended that this is limited to 60kg if stairs are to be negotiated. The handle pushes down into the frame and the forward carry …

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Makita DVC260Z backpack vacuum cleaner launched

Makita DVC260Z backpack vacuum cleaner

Power tool manufacturer Makita has added two new vacuum cleaning machines to its range of mains and cordless dust extraction units, cordless vacuum cleaners and air blowers suitable for a wide range of industries from construction to grounds care and property maintenance. Makita says its extensive knowledge of air flow and vacuum science, coupled with its proven Lithium-Ion battery platform, …

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Bosch announces new generation of cordless screwdrivers

cordless screwdrivers

Bosch has launched a new generation of 18 V cordless screwdrivers; the new ‘dynamicseries’ and a ‘robustseries’ which are now available from specialist retailers from £236 to £405. All four models have new functions which Bosch says offer a higher level of comfort for professionals such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers and heating installers. The compact ‘dynamicseries’ range of tools combines …

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DeWalt XR Flexvolt available from August

DeWalt XR Flexvolt

DeWalt has confirmed that the DeWalt XR Flexvolt battery, a 54 v battery which can power even heavy duty construction power tools which the company unveiled earlier this week, will be available from August. Completely backwards compatible with existing DEWALT XR 18V products, the DeWalt XR Flexvolt battery is said to offer market-leading runtime in 18V products, with the option …

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Dewalt unveils 54V battery which provides power of corded with freedom of cordless

54V power tools

DEWALT is claiming to have “changed the game” in the power tool market as it unveils a range of 54V power tools that offer new levels of runtime and performance. With the new XR Flexvolt range Dewalt promises tradespeople they will be able to undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the need for mains power. This innovation means that you can …

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Greater battery choice and bluetooth speaker for Bluetooth’ Makita DMR108 radios

Bluetooth’ Makita DMR108

With the release of two new models, Makita’s Job Site radios can now be powered by the full range of Lithium-Ion batteries found in the Makita power tool range. This capability includes the 7.2v and 10.8v stick type batteries; the new 10.8v CXT slide type batteries and the 14.4v and 18v CXT slide type Li-Ion batteries. The new Makita DMR200 …

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