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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Fein SuperCut 18v winner announced

FEIN SuperCut competition

Earlier this month Skill Builder teamed up with FEIN to give you the chance to win a SuperCut 18V with 2 x 5Ah batteries as tested by Roger Bisby. The winner has now been announced in the video above. Don’t forget to like us on facebook to keep up with all our competition news and winner announcements and follow us …

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Bosch angle grinder recall

bosch angle grinder recall

Bosch Power Tools is undertaking a voluntary safety measure for a limited number of angle grinders. The measure covers models of the GWS 20, GWS 22, GWS 24, PWS 20, PWS 1900 and PWS 2000 series which were manufactured between June and August 2016 as well as model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake from the production period February to …

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Bosch launches two new 18v rotary hammers

18v rotary hammers

The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of 18v rotary hammers with EC motors. Both generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules – 50 percent more than the current strongest 18 volt rotary hammer. This makes them comparable with corded tools such as the GBH 2-26 Professional. This is where …

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All wrapped up: Snickers winter workwear

Snickers winter workwear

Roger Bisby takes a look at some ideas from Snickers to make your winter working happier. Hi Tech fabrics have undeniable advantages and I am very happy to wear them but there is something reassuring about a natural wool sweater. It is probably the only fabric that stays warm even when it is wet which is very handy for all …

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