New Products

Cuts almost anything

Husqvarna has introduced the  VARI-CUTTM blade, a cost efficient premium diamond blade designed to cut almost anything a general contractor comes across on a workday including pipe, steel rebar, bricks, blocks and concrete slabs. No need to switch blades The versatile, fast and durable diamond blade is launched as a universal blade, combining a wide application window with fast cutting speed …

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Tile clip that’s fixed in a click

New from Redland is the Innofix Clip which is said to be the only tile clip available that doesn’t need a hammer making it extremely fast and easy to fix. Redland claims it’s up to 40% quicker than using traditional nailed clips. They come ready to use in a magazine style holder ensuring they are tangle-free and can be easily …

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Dunlop releases rapid-drying filler

Dunlop has launched a brand new rapid-drying filler as an addition to its Pro Décor range. Now available at builders and decorators merchants across the country, Rapid Rescue Repair Filler, with Hydroloc is suitable for quick fix or emergency repairs. Available in 1kg bags, the rapid-drying filler helps decorators sort out the multitude of problems often faced before applying paint or …

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Quickslide launches 70mm casement window system

Quickslide has been celebrating the kick off of 2016 by introducing a new 70mm casement window system. To coincide with the launch of the new system, we’ve also introduced a range of new wood-grain finishes as standard across both the casement and vertical slider range. www.quickslide.co.uk/

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Yale partners with O2 and AT&T to create new smart home offering

Yale has announced a partnership with O2 and AT&T to bring a new smart home platform to the UK this summer. The platform will be introduced in selected areas north of London, before having a wider roll out later in the year. Speaking at the AT&T Developer Conference in Las Vegas, O2 said it will be the first to offer …

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Makita introduces sander with fine and coarse sanding modes

The new Makita BO6050J random orbit sander has two modes of operation. In the traditional random orbit mode for fine finish sanding and buffing the motion of the pad is orbital action plus random action or free-rotation. This stops when firm hand pressure is exerted on the tool. The alternative roto-orbit mode is ideal for stock removal, coarse sanding and …

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Makita slide battery for 10.8v range including Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita has launched a fresh ‘CXT’ range of 10.8V tools featuring a new slide battery as an addition to the current 10.8V tools featuring the cluster style batteries. The new 10.8V Lithium-Ion slide battery has multi-contact terminals to ensure stable contact even under extreme work vibration conditions. The slide battery is said to fit easily into the tools and new …

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Dewalt adds visibility and power to self-levelling laser line-up

Dewalt has combined its power tool battery and laser technology know-how and added a 10.8V red and green beam self-levelling cross-line and 360° line lasers to its portfolio. The DCE088D1G and DCE089D1G are the first models in the DEWALT range to feature a green diode. Industry trends have shown that green lasers are the future for applications in construction, specifically …

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Makita expands dust extractor range

Makita has added two  M-Class dust extraction vacuum units to its range along with a dual power extractor that can be powered by mains or battery. M class extractors The  VC2201MXI/VC2211MX1 M class dust extractors are powered by a 1,050 watt motor, available in either 110v or 240v. This  is said to deliver a quiet 22.0 kPa maximum suction with …

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Gledhill horizontal solar cylinder

Roger Bisby visits Gledhill in Blackpool and finds products that are British through and through. Earlier in the year when I fitted an unvented Gledhill horizontal solar cylinder into an eaves cupboard I really had no idea how much design and work went into making that item. In the building industry we fit a lot of products and like it …

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