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Dewalt extends XR 18v brushless drill and impact range

Research by DeWALT  has shown that modern tradesmen and building contractors undertaking repetitive drilling and fastening work, require tools that offer reliable and powerful performance, a compact design, and ease of control. DeWALT has therefore expanded its XR 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless portfolio with the introduction of the DCD791 Drill Driver, DCD796 Hammer Drill Driver and DCF887 Impact Driver. Improved power …

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Makita adds brushless metal saw and new drills to 18v cordless range

The latest tools to be added to Makita‘s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion powered product range include the new LXT 150mm Brushless metal saw with a cutting capacity of 57.5mm at 0° , as well as two improved versions of the 13mm combi drill and drill driver version. The new Makita DCS551ZJ metal saw promises to enhance productivity for cladding installers, metal workers …

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Makita CA5000XJ aluminium groove cutter

Makita CA5000XJ

Lightweight decorative materials such as aluminium sandwich panel systems are becoming ever more popular in interior décor, shop fitting and external aluminium cladding operations. But how do you work with them? How do you cut and bend them in the fast and accurate method designed to appeal to modern offices, hotels and schools and even domestic architecture? Makita has researched this …

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Product review: Snickers Core Range

Snickers promises a hard wearing garment that’s easy on the pocket with the new Snickers Core Range but does it live up to its billing? Skill Builder takes a closer look. If you are someone who has looked at Snickers trousers and decided that they are a bit beyond your budget you might just be stopped in your tracks by …

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Makita expands laser measuring range

Makita has added a laser distance measure and an additional cross line laser to its laser measuring range. There are now three laser distance measures in the range providing operational capacity for 30, 50 and 80 metres reach. The new cross line laser extends this sector. For indoor applications The new Makita LD030P laser distance measure is designed for indoor …

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Makita introduces sander with fine and coarse sanding modes

The new Makita BO6050J random orbit sander has two modes of operation. In the traditional random orbit mode for fine finish sanding and buffing the motion of the pad is orbital action plus random action or free-rotation. This stops when firm hand pressure is exerted on the tool. The alternative roto-orbit mode is ideal for stock removal, coarse sanding and …

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Makita slide battery for 10.8v range including Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita has launched a fresh ‘CXT’ range of 10.8V tools featuring a new slide battery as an addition to the current 10.8V tools featuring the cluster style batteries. The new 10.8V Lithium-Ion slide battery has multi-contact terminals to ensure stable contact even under extreme work vibration conditions. The slide battery is said to fit easily into the tools and new …

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Dewalt adds visibility and power to self-levelling laser line-up

Dewalt has combined its power tool battery and laser technology know-how and added a 10.8V red and green beam self-levelling cross-line and 360° line lasers to its portfolio. The DCE088D1G and DCE089D1G are the first models in the DEWALT range to feature a green diode. Industry trends have shown that green lasers are the future for applications in construction, specifically …

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Product review: Milwaukee staplers

Roger Bisby tries out two Milwaukee Staplers – The 48-22-1010 hand stapler and the  48-22-1020 Hammer Tacker. Earlier in the year Skill-Builder  was given a preview of the new range of Milwaukee hand tools. It makes sense for a company that has a loyal following among tradesemen/women across the world to build on that customer base and bring in a …

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Product review: Milwaukee 18v power tools

Roger Bisby looks at two 18 volt power tools from Milwaukee. Judging by the number of new power tools launched by Milwaukee this year they are on a mission to become the leading power tool manufacturer in the U.K and, as if that wasn’t enough, they are also introducing some high quality hand tools into their range. Inevitably, with so …

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