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Floorlayers work trousers

Floorlayers work trousers

Available this spring, Snickers’ new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System are designed to combine to deliver the ultimate solution for working safely and in comfort on your knees. These new and innovative trousers are said to take the best features, fabrics and functionality from Snickers’ new FLEXIWork range and combine them with the best of the …

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New range of cutting and sawing tools

cutting and sawing tools

Hultafors’ HBX and HBS saws are well known for their top quality precision cuts and, to complement those models, there’s a brand new range of cutting and sawing tools. The range includes – Bow Saws, general purpose Short Hand Saws, Hack Saws, a Jab Saw, a Concrete Saw plus a superb Japanese Ryoba Saw which is perfect when you need …

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Dewalt vs Hitachi framing nailer Head-2-Head

Dewalt vs Hitachi framing nailer

Roger visits his friend Malcolm to put the new Hitachi NR1890DBCL up against the established Dewalt DCN692 to see how much of a difference Hitachi’s new air spring drive technology makes to performance. Features of the new Hitachi NR1890DBCL/JP The Hitachi NR1890DBCL/JP is powered by a lightweight, rechargeable 5.0 Ah Li-Ion battery, so there’s no need to replace fuel cells. …

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Why did we make an impact driver test?

impact driver test

On Friday 9th February we released our showdown of eight of the big players in the impact driver arena to help you identify the best impact driver for your needs. Roger Bisby put drivers from Bosch, Dewalt, Hitachi, Hilti, Makita, Metabo, Milwaukee and Panasonic through their paces. Explaining the thinking behind the latest test, Roger comments: “We set this test …

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Adrenaline Boost Meets Comprehensive Safety

networked power tools

On a treasure hunt with the smallest submarine in the world – and networked power tools from Bosch. He wears his passion on his sleeve like a tattoo: Andi Peters, wreck diver and treasure-hunter, owns the smallest submarine in the world. It is 2.80 m long, 80 cm high and you squeeze into it as if it were a tailor-made …

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Bosch launches thermal camera

thermal camera

Bosch Professional has added a high-quality thermal camera to its measuring device range. Its development is said to draw on the manufacturer’s deep understanding of practical problems faced by electricians, plumbers, builders and other trade professionals. The Bosch GTC 400 C Professional Thermal Camera is designed to bring competitive advantage to their businesses at an affordable price. Multiple uses It …

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Bosch Impact Driver review: GDR & GDX 18v Impact Drivers

Bosch Impact Driver review

In the eighth and final test of our big Impact Driver round up we put the Bosch GDR 18 V-LI & GDR 18-LI Impact Drivers and Bosch GDX 18 V-EC impact wrench through their paces. These tests complete this series of cordless impact driver tests which has covered models from Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hilti, Metabo, Pansonic, DeWalt and Hitachi. Find …

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Panasonic Impact Driver review

Panasonic Impact Driver review

In Part 5 of our mega-roundup, Roger puts the Panasonic EY75A7 Dual Volt 18v/14.4v Impact Driver through its paces; see how he gets on. The Panasonic EY75A7 impact driver is a dual voltage model, which means it’s compatible with 18v and 14.4v Panasonic batteries. This particular version is the body only packaged without batteries or charger. Improvements over the previous …

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Stay warm on site with body mapping workwear

Body mapping workwear

A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. With this in mind, Snickers FLEXIWork, RUFFWork, LITEWork and ALLROUND Workwear is said to ensure you keep your cool when the heat is on or stay warm and comfortable when the temperature drops. Interweaving 37.5 Technology fabric into Snickers’ working clothes means that you’ve got …

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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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Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review – Roundup Part 1

Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review

Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver Review: In the first part of the Skill Builder super impact driver roundup, we look at the Dewalt DCF887 3-speed 2nd generation brushless 18v impact driver. Reviews of the Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hilti, Metabo, Panasonic, and Hitachi are still to come with the conclusion being published at the end of the year. Features DEWALT built brushless …

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Hilti DD-WMS 100 Water Management System

Hilti DD-WS-100

Maximiliano Moreira explains the Hilti DD-WMS 100 Water Management System, which cools, collects and filters water for diamond drilling systems.

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Hultafors Tools Range of Hammers -Whack, Bang, Pound, Smash

range of hammers

Whatever type of hammering jobs you have to do, the Hultafors Tools range of hammers is said to deliver all the power and precision you’ll need. The new generation range features Ball Hammers, Carpenters’ Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician’s Hammers, Sledge Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. The tools are designed to handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible …

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Track your tools & equipment with Hilti’s ON!Track

Track your tools

  Roger Bisby finds out more about Hilti’s ON!Track equipment management system which allows you to track your tools giving complete clarity into what equipment you have, where it is, who is using it, and when it needs maintenance. With this information at your fingertips Hilti says you can efficiently get your equipment where it needs to be — keeping …

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Introducing the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool & Hilti Connect App

Hilti DX 5

Roger Bisby gets an introduction to the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool which features Hilti Connect App. Direct fastening tools are among the quickest, easiest and safest for making serial fixing applications but it can be difficult to know when your tool is ready to be serviced. Or when it should be cleaned. And if it needs to go in for a repair, where should you …

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Layering is key to defying the weather

Layering

Dressing right and staying comfortable when it’s cold and wet on site requires more than your old windcheater, waterproofs and wellies according to Snickers.  Continuous, hard work produces body heat and sweat. But when your rate of work slows, the sweat cools and you’ll start to feel cold and damp. The solution, acording to the company, is Snickers’ very latest …

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DeWalt Mega Kit giveaway & Faithfull Screwdriver Set review

Faithfull Screwdriver Set review

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 and bring you news of a major competition; Real Deals for You is giving away 12 DeWalt Mega Kits worth £1899 each.  In the first installment of this series Roger Bisby provides details of how …

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Introducing the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool

Hilti BX 3

In the latest in our series introducing Hilti’s new range Roger finds out more about the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool which is said to be the first and only cordless direct fastening tool for concrete and steel applications. Don’t forget to like the video if you want to see a more indepth review of this product. Capable of …

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See the brand new Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits

Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits

Roger joins Stephen Parish, Hilti’s product manager for Inserts to find out more about the Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits said to be faster, lighter and better than other inserts. Hilti says the new Hilti TE-YX SDS-Max hammer drill bit is the most productive solution for reinforced concrete drilling, offering the longest lifetime with unmatched drilling speeds in concrete and …

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Introducing the Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer

Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer

Roger Bisby gets an introduction to the Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer which promises a cordless tool with the power of a corded one. If you like what you see don’t forget to like the video because the tool videos in the Hilti series with the most likes will be reviewed in depth.  Key technical data Voltage: 36 V Battery type: Li-ion …

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