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First sketches of Volkswagen Crafter revealed

Volkswagen crafter

The first sketches of the new Volkswagen Crafter from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles which is due to be launched this autumn, have been revealed today. Conceived as the ‘big brother’ of the T-series, Volkswagen says the new Crafter promises innovation alongside a high level of functionality and quality. Experts at Volkswagen Commercial vehicles say they have worked closely with current customers, frequently …

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Hang Doors Easy Peasy with the Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig

Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig

In this video, Skill Builder takes a look at the Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig, a portable template set designed for recessing hinges in wooden doors & frames. Key features of the product include: – It is easy to use with minimal setting-up time, completing the job both accurately & quickly. – Used on-site & in joinery shops to increase productivity …

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St Helens Plasterer wins Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials

Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials

St Helens plasterer, River Humphreys, 25, has beaten off stiff competition from across the UK to win the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials – a search to find a tradesman who has the talent to make it as a professional footballer in the English Football League. River, a plasterer for Rob Ewan construction, was one of 20 tradesman footballers who took …

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A whole new level: Hultafors spirit level review

hultafors spirit level review

Roger Bisby sets out on a quest to find a better level and discovers a few things he didn’t know about spirit levels. Earlier this year I had a run of spirit level trouble which cost me half a day putting right a structure. I always check my level by turning it through 180 degs. but I didn’t check both …

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Bosch announces new generation of cordless screwdrivers

cordless screwdrivers

Bosch has launched a new generation of 18 V cordless screwdrivers; the new ‘dynamicseries’ and a ‘robustseries’ which are now available from specialist retailers from £236 to £405. All four models have new functions which Bosch says offer a higher level of comfort for professionals such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers and heating installers. The compact ‘dynamicseries’ range of tools combines …

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JSP gets Gold award from Supply Chain Sustainability School

Supply Chain Sustainability School

PPE Manufacturer, JSP, has been given a Gold Award from the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence. The concept of the School was initially developed by Skanska and was launched in partnership with Willmott Dixon, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Lend Lease, Morgan Sindall and …

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DeWalt XR Flexvolt available from August

DeWalt XR Flexvolt

DeWalt has confirmed that the DeWalt XR Flexvolt battery, a 54 v battery which can power even heavy duty construction power tools which the company unveiled earlier this week, will be available from August. Completely backwards compatible with existing DEWALT XR 18V products, the DeWalt XR Flexvolt battery is said to offer market-leading runtime in 18V products, with the option …

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New practical hardtops for Volkswagen Amarok

Truckman Amarok hardtops

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched two new Truckman hardtops for its Amarok pick-up. Available in a wide range of colours, the RS and Utility hardtops are said to offer customers a practical yet stylish storage area. Volkswagen says they differ from the current ‘luxury’ GLS and Grand hardtops as they have been designed for more commercial use. Features of the …

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Dewalt unveils 54V battery which provides power of corded with freedom of cordless

54V power tools

DEWALT is claiming to have “changed the game” in the power tool market as it unveils a range of 54V power tools that offer new levels of runtime and performance. With the new XR Flexvolt range Dewalt promises tradespeople they will be able to undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the need for mains power. This innovation means that you can …

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Young entrepreneur designs kneepad to reduce osteoarthritis

Recoil Kneepads

A young entrepreneur from Glasgow has redesigned the traditional kneepad to launch a product aimed at tradespeople which reduces pressure on the knee by 76%. Vicky Hamilton, 25, a product design engineering graduate from the University of Strathclyde, originally developed Recoil Kneepads as part of her final year project. She was inspired to help her dad, Gordon Hamilton, 48 who …

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