New Products

Latest Snickers Workwear on show in Autumn catalogue

latest snickers workwear

The latest clothing styles from Snickers Workwear promise to make working in cooler weather easier and more comfortable. Each style incorporates the  latest in market-leading designs and stretch fabric technology. There’s 37.5 high-tech undergarments, plus jackets, trousers and accessories added to the RUFFWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND clothing families for both professional craftsmen and women as well as the hi-vis garment collection for …

Read More »

Hultafors Group acquires Scandinavian PPE innovator, Hellberg Safety

Hellberg Safety

The Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear Safety Footwear and Hultafors Tools has acquired Hellberg Safety. Hellberg Safety is a specialised supplier of PPE Equipment which includes highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal protection. David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK says, “We are delighted with this acquisition given that …

Read More »

‘Climate control’ workwear

Climate control

Warmer weather brings with it a need for tradespeople to be cool and dry – to maintain well being and working efficiency. That’s why Snickers’ new working clothes for the summer uses 37.5 fabric technology which is really good at ‘wicking’ moisture away from the body and keeping you dry. In the Snickers Workwear FLEXIWork, LITEWork and RUFFWork product families, there’s NEW …

Read More »

Metabo MFE 40 Diamond Chaser review

MFE 40 Diamond Chaser review

Roger Bisby tries out the MFE 40 diamond chaser from Metabo, a machine designed to take the hard work and dust out of cutting chases. But does it do that? Having owned a diamond chaser and dust extractor for the past 15 years I am still slightly taken aback by how many trades still seem to do things the hard …

Read More »

Triton Planer review

Triton TPL180 Triple Blade

Roger and Robin review and demonstrate the Triton TPL180 Triple Blade 1500w Power Planer which they find to be big but easy to handle. Product features: Patented, 3-blade design and 10-position depth control knob for precise material removal. Adjustable front handle with soft grip for added comfort. Power indicator with live mains connection, ultra-wide 7″ planing width. Includes wrench, dust …

Read More »

Step towards universal battery system for cordless power tools: Roger comments

Universal battery system

At long last it looks like we might be moving towards a universal battery system for cordless power tools following an announcement this week that nine manufacturers have joined forces to create the Cordless Alliance System (CAS). Metabo, Rothenberger, Mafell, Eisenblätter, Collomix, Haaga, Starmix, Eibenstock and Steinel power tool and machine manufacturers held a joint press conference in the German …

Read More »

World’s first high visibility wellingtons launched at Safety & Health Expo

high visibility wellingtons

The simplest ideas can be the best. BrightBoot has launched a unique range of high-vis wellingtons at this year’s Safety & Health Expo 2018. Skill Builder Editor Georgina Bisby visited the event to find out more about the latest in safety footwear. Brightboot says it has delivered a world first by combining safety footwear protection with compliant high visibility performance …

Read More »

Features added to Makita DMR202 bluetooth speaker

Makita DMR202

The new and versatile Makita DMR202 Job Site Speaker with Bluetooth is said to deliver the ultimate sound system on site offering an extensive range of playback options.  Powered by the Lithium-Ion range of Makita 18v LXT and 10.8v to 12v CXT slide type batteries, as well as AC power supply, this compact and lightweight speaker delivers 10.0 watts of …

Read More »

Nuaire launches retrofit whole-house ventilation system with carbon filter

house ventilation system

Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire, based in Caerphilly, Wales, hopes to prevent thousands of deaths caused by air pollution with what they consider to be a revolutionary technology for existing homes. To coincide with national Clean Air Day on 21st June, the company is launching the Noxmaster whole-house ventilation system for the retrofit market.  The Noxmaster combines a powerful carbon filter with …

Read More »

Auto-start dust extraction added to Makita plunge saw

Makita plunge saw

In 2017 Makita launched the in-demand DSP600 Twin 18v Brushless Plunge Saw.  Now, the same model, but featuring a 36v motor and the Makita Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) has landed. AWS technology allows the new DSP601ZJU plunge saw to automatically connect to the compatible Makita dust extractor saving the effort of manually switching it on. A unique chip is supplied …

Read More »