Power Tools

Makita chainsaws used in Star Wars commission

Makita 79cc

Darth Vader is a core character in George Lucas’ Star Wars films franchise appearing in all the key films in recent years and has been portrayed by numerous actors.  In the most recent Rogue One film this villainous part starred Welsh sporting hero, turned-actor, Spencer Wilding.  In taking this role Spencer had to maintain a contractual silence, even being unable …

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DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT demonstration

DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT

Roger visits the Professional Builder Live show at Alexandra Palace and finds out more about the new DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT battery technology with Mark Bippus. XR FLEXVOLT is a range of 54V power tools that offer runtime and performance which has never been seen before – for the first time, professional tradesmen can reliably undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the …

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Makita marks 45 years in the UK with market leadership

makita market leader

2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the UK sales, training and distribution centre for global power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation.  An unbroken record of annual sales growth confirms that today the Makita brand is one of the market leaders in the UK’s competitive professional power tool league.  Just two years ago Makita worldwide celebrated a century …

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Bosch angle grinder recall

bosch angle grinder recall

Bosch Power Tools is undertaking a voluntary safety measure for a limited number of angle grinders. The measure covers models of the GWS 20, GWS 22, GWS 24, PWS 20, PWS 1900 and PWS 2000 series which were manufactured between June and August 2016 as well as model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake from the production period February to …

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Bosch launches two new 18v rotary hammers

18v rotary hammers

The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of 18v rotary hammers with EC motors. Both generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules – 50 percent more than the current strongest 18 volt rotary hammer. This makes them comparable with corded tools such as the GBH 2-26 Professional. This is where …

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Bosch Drill Competition – Winner announcement

Skill Builder recently teamed up with Bosch to give you the chance to win a Bosch 18V-EC Kit and the winner has now been drawn. Keep an eye on the Skill Builder website and YouTube channel for more power tool giveaways coming soon.

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Win a Bosch brushless combi drill

Win a Bosch GSB 18V-EC Kit

Skill Builder has teamed up with Bosch to give you the chance to win a Bosch 18V-EC Kit. To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following two questions (clue: the answers can be found in the video). ___________________________________________________________________   Terms and conditions By entering a competition on the Skill Builder web site you are agreeing to us …

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Makita introduces ‘unique’ drywall cutter

Makita DSD180 LXT Drywall Cutter

The new Makita DSD180 LXT Drywall Cutter is a cordless drywall cutter that uses the orbiting blade principal from a jigsaw while achieving a far superior straight line accuracy for cutting plasterboard or wood panels, either as loose stock or when installed to create access apertures for electrical switches or water system connections. Makita says it is unaware of any …

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Makita introduces new 18v Brushless motor LXT drills

Makita DDF483 13mm drill driver

Makita has launched two new 18v Brushless motor LXT drills: the Makita DDF483 13mm drill driver and the Makita DHP483 combi drill.  Both new products are notable for their compact size: the drill driver has an overall body length of 162mm and the combi drill has a  176mm overall length. Both are ideally suited for tight space installation work, such …

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Klauke and Bosch tools get same battery

Klauke and Bosch tools

Bosch is joining forces with Klauke to deliver high-performance 18 V batteries for all of Klauke’s Next Generation battery-operated hydraulic pressing and cutting tools. These batteries will have a running time of 2.0 or 5.0 Ah depending on the model. They are part of the Bosch Flexible Power System and are compatible with all of Bosch’s professional cordless tools and …

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