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Total Wipeout: Uniwipes review

Uniwipes review

Roger Bisby tries out Uniwipes Ultra Grime. Are they going to give the competition sleepless nights? I am a big fan of workwipes. Not only do they clean your hands up they also clean off surfaces so jobs such as siliconing around a shower have now been made a lot more manageable. For me the the drawback with wipes is …

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Delving deeper into the world of damp prevention & cure

damp prevention

Roger Bisby attends a one day damp-proofing course with Safeguard Europe where he learns about the different causes and types of damp in buildings and what can be done about them. I have been using DryRods from Safeguard Europe for a couple of years now. Before that I used the Dryzone cream. There is no doubt that the product works …

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Real Deals For You: Faithfull 20cm/8″ Diamond Sharpening Kit

Diamond Sharpening Kit

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign.  In the fifth instalment of this series Roger Bisby tries out the Faithfull 20cm/8″ Diamond Sharpening Kit. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand and power tool …

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Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review – Roundup Part 1

Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review

Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review: In the first part of the Skill Builder super impact driver roundup, we look at the Dewalt DCF887 3-speed 2nd generation brushless 18v impact driver. Reviews of the Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hilti, Metabo, Panasonic, and Hitachi are still to come with the conclusion being published at the end of the year. Features DEWALT built brushless …

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Makita adds two new SDS+ rotary hammer drills to expanding inventory of cordless tools

Makita DHR171

Makita has added two new SDS+ rotary hammer drills to its expanding inventory of cordless tools. The new 10.8v model will generate 4,900 impacts per minute whilst the 18v model will punch a 17mm hole into concrete. Makita HR140D rotary hammer drill The new Makita HR140D rotary hammer drill extends the popular 10.8v cordless range of tools.  This new 14mm …

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Challenging perceptions of fall protection: The V-SHOCK Self-Retracting Lifeline

V-SHOCK

It’s not uncommon to see construction workers working at height without fall protection, particularly on small sites, where workers worry complex, cumbersome equipment will slow them down. MSA Safety is challenging this perception of fall protection with its new V-SHOCK, a self-retracting lifeline for building contractors designed with simplicity and robustness in mind.  Karl Jones, Global Industrial Design Leader at MSA …

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Introducing the Hilti DD-WMS 100 Water Management System

DD-WS-100

Roger meets Maximiliano Moreira to find out more about Hilti’s DD-WS-100 Water Managment System, a single unit for the supply of cooling water as well as the collection and filtration of waste water from diamond drilling systems. The DD-WS-100 Water Managment System collects the slurry at the moment that you’re drilling, it recycles it and provides water so you can …

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Real Deals For You: Scan Xtremity Work Gloves

Work Gloves

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign.  In the fourth instalment of this series Roger Bisby takes a look at the Scan Xtremity Work Gloves. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand and power …

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Tap, strike, knock, whack, bang, pound, smash

range of hammers

Whatever type of hammering jobs you have to do, the Hultafors Tools range of hammers is said to deliver all the power and precision you’ll need. The new generation range features Ball Hammers, Carpenters’ Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician’s Hammers, Sledge Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. The tools are designed to handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible …

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Real Deals for You: Lighthouse Super Extender 2-in-1 Torch

Extender 2-in-1 Torch

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign.  In the third instalment of this series Roger Bisby takes a look at the Lighthouse Super Extender 2-in-1 Torch. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand and …

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