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Makita Expands CXT Range with 12v WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench

Makita WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench 12v

Makita’s new cordless ratchet wrench is a versatile, compact and lightweight tool suitable for use across a wide range of applications and ideal for accessing tight spaces. With a number of innovative features included, the WR100DZ has been designed to ensure optimum efficiency and operator productivity. The WR100DZ ratchet wrench utilises Makita’s CXT Compact eXtreme Technology (CXT), making this an …

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Plane Sailing – Makita DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer

Makita DKP181 Planer

Makita has launched an exciting new range of products, including the DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer (82mm). Combining the speed and capacity of a corded planer with the convenience of cordless, the tool is part of Makita’s expanding 18V series, the world’s largest cordless product line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion battery. With a 12,000rpm brushless motor providing power equal to …

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Fischer is now partner of the battery pack system CAS

fischer joins CAS

The mounting specialist fischer further expands its competence in the area of power tools. The new fischer cordless impact drivers FSS 18V make the safe mounting of the fischer concrete screws ULTRACUT FBS II faster and easier. With these powerful devices, fischer also becomes the currently 13th member of the Cordless Alliance Systems (CAS). This makes the new impact drivers …

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Get the Best From Your Recip Saw With HiKOKI

Roger takes us through the best practices of using a recip saw with the Hikoki CR36DA 36V Reciprocating Saw. MORE FROM HIKOKI ______________________ Reciprocating saw with a brushless motor. Powered by multi-volt batteries for output similar to mains powered tools. Orbital cutting mechanism. 4-stage plus variable speed control. Toolless blade fitting and shoe adjustment. LED work light. Folding rafter hook. …

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Plunge Saw Showdown – Review of Top 10 Best Saws

Plunge Saw Showdown

So this is it, our best plunge cut track saw comparison test of the big players. Robin & Roger take the top plunge cut saws from Bosch, Dewalt, Erbauer, Festool, Mafell, Makita and Triton to see which one has the power and features of a champion. Thanks to our sponsor Corefix – https://www.corefixed.com See Corefix work https://youtu.be/QxjYe747iRw The full reviews …

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Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver Review

Hilti impact driver review

Hilti impact driver review: In Part 6 of our mega Impact Driver roundup, Roger puts the Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver to the test. The new SID 4-A22 Cordless impact driver is designed for high torque applications because, Hilti says, sometimes a standard drill driver simply won’t cut it – you need more impact to get the job done. With …

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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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The rise of the well connected builder

construction industry predictions

Roger Bisby charts the emergence of Bluetooth Connectivity in power tools and wonders how we find the line between work and play. There are now whole generations of tradespeople coming along behind me who have grown up with the mobile phone and will find the ability to control their power tools via Bluetooth as instinctive as breathing. For me it …

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Makita saw review: Tungsten Carbide Tipped Holesaw

Makita saw

In this Makita saw video Skill Builder reviews the Makita D-51297 9 Piece TCT Universal Holesaw Kit. The Makita saw kit can be used to cut a wide variety of materials including, vitrified ceramic, bricks, plaster board, plastics, melamine, hard woods, chipboard and MDF. It is robust and durable with strong TCT teeth which produce excellent results. Features include: The …

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

roger bisby

Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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