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DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT demonstration

DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT

Roger visits the Professional Builder Live show at Alexandra Palace and finds out more about the new DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT battery technology with Mark Bippus. XR FLEXVOLT is a range of 54V power tools that offer runtime and performance which has never been seen before – for the first time, professional tradesmen can reliably undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the …

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Makita refines Cosmos Diamond range and adds vacuum brazed wheels

Cosmos Diamond range

Makita’s diamond blade accessory range has been refined by reducing the number of options available in the Cosmos range but expanding the cutting performance of the diamond wheels to handle a greater range of materials. The Makita Cosmos series now features the Quasar, Comet and Nebula diamond wheels, in total providing 56 alternative cutting wheels. Top of the range Quasar …

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Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw demonstration

Festool KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

In February Skill Builder was invited to Festoool’s UK HQ for an exclusive demonstration of the new Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw. In this video Philip Beckley, Festool’s training officer, provides a comprehensive demonstration of the new machine and talks through some of its key features and benefits. www.festool.co.uk

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New version of Makita Dab Jobsite radio

Makita Dab Jobsite radio

The latest version of Makita’s jobsite radio features the DAB digital broadcast system and with twin large 76mm diameter speakers will generates 3.5watts from each speaker when powered by a Makita 18v Lithium-Ion battery. This radio can be mains powered with the AC adaptor jack built in, but most practically for site use, will operate on most of the Makita …

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The wearable technology revolution in working clothes

wearable technology revolution

Snickers Workwear has always been well-known for its modern designs, innovative functionality and market-leading fabric technology. Now its WorkTrousers are getting even ‘smarter’ with the integration of technology to improve performance and wellbeing at work. Wearable Technology is already woven into our daily lives through smartphones, fitness devices, sports clothing and accessories – to help monitor and improve performance. A …

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Makita extends 10.8v CXT power tool range

Makita TD111D

Makita says its 10.8v CXT tool range is growing in popularity, thanks to its compact size and low weight combined with performance and durability. For example, the new Makita TD111D impact driver with Brushless motor delivers 135Nm of tightening torque yet weighs just 1.1kgs with an overall length of only 135mm from chuck to back of body.  More new products …

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Fein releases latest review: FEIN Cordless MultiMaster

FEIN Cordless MultiMaster review

Powertool manufacturer Fein has released its latest “Feeling FEIN’ video tool review, the FEIN Cordless MultiMaster review. The ‘Feeling FEIN’ reviews focus on getting FEIN’s products into the hands of professional tradespeople. Each tradesperson has been using a specific FEIN power tool and has given their honest feedback on camera. In this review Nicola Butcher, a carpenter and owner of …

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Makita expands brushless 18v power tool range

Makita DHP484 combi drill

Makita has added a number of models to its 18v Lithium-Ion powered power tool range, including: Makita DTW285 LXT impact wrench The new Makita DTW285 LXT impact wrench includes a reverse rotation auto stop mode.  If you need to undo a substantial fixing, such as a scaffold clamp or steel structure fastening several floors above street level, switching the DTW285 …

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Time for some new underwear?

snickers underwear

‘First Layer’ underwear from Snickers Workwear is designed to keep workers dry and comfortable throughout the working day. The range includes long and short sleeve T-shirts, Long Johns, Stretch Shorts, Micro Fleece Pullovers and Socks. All the garments work with highly effective fabrics that transport moisture and sweat away from the body to keep you warm and dry all day …

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Makita marks 45 years in the UK with market leadership

makita market leader

2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the UK sales, training and distribution centre for global power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation.  An unbroken record of annual sales growth confirms that today the Makita brand is one of the market leaders in the UK’s competitive professional power tool league.  Just two years ago Makita worldwide celebrated a century …

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