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Dewalt extends XR 18v brushless drill and impact range

Research by DeWALT  has shown that modern tradesmen and building contractors undertaking repetitive drilling and fastening work, require tools that offer reliable and powerful performance, a compact design, and ease of control. DeWALT has therefore expanded its XR 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless portfolio with the introduction of the DCD791 Drill Driver, DCD796 Hammer Drill Driver and DCF887 Impact Driver. Improved power …

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Makita adds brushless metal saw and new drills to 18v cordless range

The latest tools to be added to Makita‘s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion powered product range include the new LXT 150mm Brushless metal saw with a cutting capacity of 57.5mm at 0° , as well as two improved versions of the 13mm combi drill and drill driver version. The new Makita DCS551ZJ metal saw promises to enhance productivity for cladding installers, metal workers …

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Product review: GPR steps and Stair-scaffold

Skill Builder  takes a closer look at two products from Youngman; their GPR steps and the Stair-scaffold. Youngman is arguably the most famous name in ladders and their range seems to be growing particlularly as it includes Boss towers. The latest product we have been sent to evaluate is their GRP steps. If you see a pair of GRP steps …

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New Toyota Hilux debuts at Geneva motor show

New Toyota Hilux

Toyota has introduced its new Hilux at this year’s Geneva Motor show. Available in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles, the eighth generation Hilux offers a new and stronger ladder chassis, reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities and  an improved towing capacity. New 2.4-litre D-4D engine The introduction of a 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine featuring Stop/Start combines …

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Makita CA5000XJ aluminium groove cutter

Makita CA5000XJ

Lightweight decorative materials such as aluminium sandwich panel systems are becoming ever more popular in interior décor, shop fitting and external aluminium cladding operations. But how do you work with them? How do you cut and bend them in the fast and accurate method designed to appeal to modern offices, hotels and schools and even domestic architecture? Makita has researched this …

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Bosch announces new cordless sabre saw

Bosch has added an ultra-compact cordless sabre saw to its range of 18 volt power tools. The GSA 18 V-LI C Professional combines a low weight of 2.5 kilograms with high power and offers a stroke rate of up to 3050 strokes per minute. Applications include cutting and trimming metal tubes, sheet-metal covers, wood paneling and drywalls. Soft start and …

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Kee Safety launches ladder safety kit

Kee Safety, the fall protection equipment expert, has launched the KeeGuard Ladder Kit, a permanently fixed guardrail system that can be used in conjunction with safety ladders and self-closing gates. KeeGuard Ladder Kit has been designed to provide a working at height safety solution that complies with EN 14122-4. This standard recommends that ‘to prevent falling through the access opening …

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Marley extends 160mm solvent range

Marley Plumbing & Drainage has strengthened its commercial soil product offering by expanding its solvent soil range with new 160mm fittings and pipe. This latest offering strengthens Marley’s existing commercial portfolio which includes its kitemarked HDPE (high-density polyethylene system) and dBlue acoustic soil systems, which have been manufactured to withstand the high daily usage commercial properties entail and for easier …

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Compact laser distance measures

The Stabila range of tools from Hyde now includes two compact laser distance measures; the Stabila LD220 and LD250. Simple to use and offered at a competitive price point, the Stabila LD220 and LD250 feature the latest measuring technology in a compact format, taking up little more room in a pocket or tool bag than a standard tape measure. The laser …

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Floor levelling compound

Saint-Gobain Weber‘s fibre-modified floor levelling compound is designed to offer fast and efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications. weber.floor 4310 fibre flow is a pump-applied screed formulated from special cements, aggregates, binders and chemical admixtures that can be applied at depths between 5 – 50mm. It is supplied as a casein-free pre-blended …

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