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Fein releases latest review: Cordless SuperCut AFSC 18 QSL

feeling FEIN video

Powertool manufacturer Fein has released its latest “Feeling FEIN’ video tool review. The ‘Feeling FEIN’ reviews focus on getting FEIN’s products into the hands of professional tradesmen. Each tradesman has been using a specific FEIN power tool and has given their honest feedback on camera. In this review Si Flory, a carpenter and owner of Flory Works, has been testing …

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Snickers Workwear: RuffWork, LiteWork, FlexiWork & AllRoundWork

Next Generation Trousers

In this latest video from Skill Builder, Roger Bisby takes a closer look at the Next Generation Trousers from Snickers. When you look at the huge range of styles and sizes that Snickers currently offers you might reasonably ask why they need to produce a whole new Next Generation Trouser range. Fashion undoubtedly plays a part, even for a builder …

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Solid Gear Safety Boots Review

Polar GTX Safety Boots

Roger Bisby takes a pair of  Solid Gear 80005 Polar GTX Safety Boots out on site. If you have ever suffered from cold wet feet out on site in the winter and doubted the wisdom of your career choice then this pair of winter boots will interest you. They say there is no such thing as bad weather just bad …

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Snickers Next Generation Workwear Review

Snickers Autumn Winter

We all know about breather membranes in buildings but Roger Bisby discovers something even more effective is now being used in Snickers Next Generation workwear. 37.5 centigrade is the ideal body temperature and the same part of your brain that (hopefully) keeps your heart ticking also regulates your body temperature. Too hot and you start perspiring to help you cool …

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What to wear on site this winter

Snickers Autumn Winter

In Snickers’ latest 48 page FREE magazine there’s lots of ideas for what to wear on site this winter. There’s advice on choosing the right Work Trousers and Jackets to suit your trade – RUFFWork, LITEWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND workwear. Whatever trade you’re in, Snickers says there’s something precisely for you in its range –Trousers, Jackets, Tool Vests, Shirts, Underwear, …

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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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Wanted – Bosch tool testers

bosch tool testers

Would you like an opportunity to test the latest Bosch tools – and then keep them, free of charge? Bosch is looking for professional tradespeople to take part in its #builtwithBosch campaign. Each successful applicant will be given two new power tools to test over a 5 week period. In return, Bosch will ask them to post short film clips …

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Makita launches LXT 18V & 14.4V 10mm staplers

Makita DST112

Makita has introduced two new 10mm battery powered staplers, which replace existing models, offering a host of new technical features. The new Makita DST112 is powered by the Makita 18v Lithium-Ion battery while the DST111 model is a 14.4v version which will deliver 5,000 shots from the 3.0Ah battery whereas the 18v 3.0Ah version generates 6000 shots. Both new staplers …

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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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New Makita dust extractor removes 99.9% of dust

Makita Dust Extractor

The new Makita Dust Extractor, the VC3012M M-Class Dust Extractor removes 99.9% of dust with Limit Value for occupational exposure >0.1mg/m³.  This means that the Makita dust extractor achieves performance levels better than the minimum legal limit for dust extraction when working with hazardous materials including silica sand in brick, masonry, concrete, gypsum and wood dusts and plastic composites. The …

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Slow start mode on new Makita DTD170 impact driver

new Makita DTD170

Makita has introduced a new operating mode with the launch of its latest 18v Brushless motor impact driver. The new Makita DTD170 impact driver is technically a 6-function impact driver, with four speeds and matched impact power. T-Mode is used for tightening self-drilling Tek screws and when in the new A-Mode (Assist mode) rotation is started slowly allowing maximum control …

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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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Could a jacket make you more productive?

Allround Insulated Work Jacket

Snickers thinks so which is why performance and comfort are integral features of the company’s new water-resistant, padded jacket Top athletes have long enjoyed the benefits of performance wear – so Snickers thinks its about time tradespeople can too. Snickers Workwear is one of the first manufacturers of working clothes to introduce 37.5® Technology into their clothing. As any athlete …

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Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw REVIEW

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review

In the first part of this Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review Roger Bisby talks through some of the features and benefits of this porduct. Viewers are invited to ask questions about the saw which will be answered in the second part of the review when Roger takes the product out on site. Festool describes the Festool TS 55 …

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Bosch introduces first cordless 18v orbital sander

cordless 18v orbital sander

Bosch has launched a range of compact orbital sanders which includes what is said to be the world’s first cordless 18 V orbital sander. Intended for small preparatory sanding work, the range comprises the GSS 18 V-10 Professional and three corded tools: The GSS 140-1 A Professional, the GSS 160-1 A Professional and the GSS 160 Multi Professional. These orbital …

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Starlock accessory range review

Starlock range

Roger Bisby tries out the new Starlock range. It is fairly unusual to see rival power-tool companies collaborating in research and development but Bosch and Fein linked up to develop the Starlock system for their oscillating tools. It is an attempt to do what the SDS drill bit did for hammer drills, in other words a simple click lock system …

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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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