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The tool that draws square holes set to debut at Toolfair 2017

tool that draws square holes

QUADSAW, the tool that drills square holes, will be demonstrated in public for the first time, at the Toolfair tradeshow in Harrogate, UK on 24-25 May. Almost every construction project requires square holes for electrical sockets and other boxes but for years electricians have struggled to create them with rulers, pencils and handsaws. QUADSAW solves this problem thanks to its …

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Manufacturer urges people to choose face masks with built-in face fit checking

built-in face fit checking

Just like voters in the forthcoming General Election, you have a choice, says PPE manufacturer JSP. You can choose mask such as the JSP Force8 half mask fitted which includes PressToCheck P3 Filters –  which enables wearers to check their face-fit –  or you can choose a mask without this option. Winner of the 2014 BSIF Product Innovation of the …

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The bathroom system that could change the way plumbers work

bathroom system

In this video, Ian Pattison the owner of Abacus Manufacturing Group and one time plumber’s merchant explains the benefits of the Abacus complete bathroom system which has been designed to be quick and easy to fit. Created with the installer in mind, Ian believes the simplicity of the Abacus system has the potential to change the way that plumbers work. …

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Final farewell for landmark Potterton boiler

Potterton boiler

The last ever Potterton boiler to come off the production line in parent company Baxi’s factory in Warwick has been put into retirement, 17 years after first being installed in the cellar of a Scotland home. The Potterton Profile boiler was discovered by engineers from Gas Call Services when homeowner Alistair decided it was time to install a modern replacement. …

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Sealing and bonding made easy ‘squeezie’

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Bond It says it is making it easier for trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts to tackle quick, small or sometimes unexpected sealing and bonding tasks with the launch of its Squeezies range. The Squeezies range sees four of Bond It’s most popular products packaged in new, handy sized plastic tubes. As the name suggests, these tubes are squeezable enabling the …

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Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Roger tries out the all-rounder that’s said to be ready for anything; the SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver. What’s new about the SF 6H-A22? With the new SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver, Hilti says you can finish your applications fast, in comfort and with complete confidence. The newest addition to Hilti’s 22 V battery platform combines a powerful …

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All set: Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

Roger Bisby knows the tune and is singing the praises of Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar. Sing along to this if you know the tune; I certainly do. You are all ready to lay the floor or apply the self smoothing compound and you find a bit of loose that, upon further investigation gives way altogether. Why did you have …

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Trade Tested: Scott Safety AVIVA Half Mask

AVIVA Half Mask

In Skill Builder’s Trade Tested* videos we put manufacturers’ claims about their products to the test. In this video we try out the brand new Aviva Half Mask from PPE manufacturer Scott Safety. The half mask, which is silicone-free but designed with silicone-like comfort, incorporates a reflex seal which allows the wearer added movement and flexibility, and a positive fit …

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Mitsubishi reveals L200 “Dessert Warrior” built in conjunction with Top Gear

mitsubishi dessert warrior

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is showcasing a one-off Mitsubishi L200 that has been built in conjunction with Top Gear magazine at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham from April 25 – 27. Developed in secret and codenamed ‘Project Swarm’, the unique Mitsubishi L200 is built in the style of a ‘Pre-Runner’ off-road vehicle – specially …

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Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor features increased suction

Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor

Makita has introduced a new cordless 36-v L-Class dust extractor and 18v vacuum which feature increased suction power over the combi model.   The new Makita twin 18v DVC863 LXT L-Class Dust Extractor is exclusively cordless whereas the DVC861 model can be run on mains or similar twin 18v batteries. The Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor has maximum sealed suction power …

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