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Makita Impact Driver Review

Makita Impact Driver Review

Makita Impact Driver Review: In the fourth part of the Skill Builder super impact driver roundup, we look at the Makita DLX2211TJ 18v 2 Piece Combo Kit LXT containing the Makita DTD170 & DTS141 Impact Drivers. Makita DTD170 New impact mode (A-mode): helps to eliminate “screw cam-out” and “cross threading“ by driving at low speed until the start of tightening …

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Bright idea: ProVan LED light review

ProVan LED light

Roger Bisby lets a lot more light into the black hole that was the back of his van. There are few things more frustrating than rummaging around in the back of your van trying to find something and not having enough light to see. As winter draws in I find myself in this situation once again, I know it is …

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Hitachi WH18DBDL2 Impact Driver Review – Roundup Part 2

Hitachi WH18DBDL2

In the second part of the Skill Builder super impact driver roundup, we look at the Hitachi (rebranded to HiKOKI as of October 2017) WH18DBDL2 brushless 18v impact driver. Hitachi WH18DBDL2/JX 18v 2×6.0ah Li-ion Brushless Impact Driver The WH18DBDL2/JX 18v Brushless Impact Driver features a high power brushless motor with a selection for 4 speed modes: Soft Mode for delicate …

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Total Wipeout: Uniwipes review

Uniwipes review

Roger Bisby tries out Uniwipes Ultra Grime. Are they going to give the competition sleepless nights? I am a big fan of workwipes. Not only do they clean your hands up they also clean off surfaces so jobs such as siliconing around a shower have now been made a lot more manageable. For me the the drawback with wipes is …

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Alden Wrench review

Alden Wrench review

Roger Bisby tries out two innovative tools from Chicago Brand including the Alden Wrench. The Alden Wrench set is designed to make it easy to remove nuts and bolts where you have a limited arc. A typical example would be steel cabinets housing electrical equipment but it could also be steel framing, carrier trays or locking nuts for studs on …

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Real Deals for You: Jack Classic 50cm/20″ Handsaw Twin Pack review

Jack Classic 50cm

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign.  In the second installment of this series Roger Bisby takes a look at the Jack Classic 50cm/20″ Handsaw Twin Pack. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand …

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Oh so quiet: Milwaukee Surge review

Milwaukee Surge review

Roger Bisby takes a closer look at Milwaukee’s Surge Power Impact driver which has been designed to reduce the noise at source rather than relying on PPE. The impact driver has become most tradesman’s go to tool for fixings. Not only is it small and light it punches well above its weight. Unlike a drill driver there is also no …

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Pilot Marker Pens review

Pilot Marker Pens

Roger Bisby considers the benefits of investing in a decent set of Pilot Marker Pens. There are so many occasions in my daily work when I have need of a permanent marker that I always have a set on the van. One common application is underfloor heating where it pays to identify each circuit as you bring it up to …

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Keylite Polar PVC roof window review

Keylite Polar

Keylite Polar is a brand new white PVC roof window which is said to establish a new standard in maintenance free, energy efficient roof windows. Roger Bisby takes a closer look. It surprised me to learn that the number of white roof windows now being sold in the UK is almost half of the total and if the trend continues …

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Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Roger Bisby revs up with the Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander. Ah! life can get very confusing. No sooner do we all get used to a random orbit and then Triton comes out with ‘eccentric’ orbit. When does an orbit cease being random and become eccentric or is it the other way round? Is there a difference? No sooner do …

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