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Flex DD 2G 10.8-LD Drill Driver – Big in its Own Way

Size Isn’t… Most, if not all, trades have already worked out that 18 or 24volt drill/drivers are not always needed on every job. When it comes…

ByByPeter BrettMonday, 15th January 2018

Review: TRACER Pens -Making their mark

WHEN it comes to everyday marking, I confess I most often make do with a carpenter’s pencil, and yes, it is sometimes stored behind my ear…

ByByDavid KitchenhamTuesday, 1st September 2020

Triton Sanders Mobile and Stationary Options for a Good Job Easily Done

Sanding has never been my favourite task but became tolerable with the invention of longer-lasting abrasives and much better sanding machines. The picture has now been…

ByByPeter BrettTuesday, 16th February 2021

Stahlwille Quality Torque Wrenches

The Background Bit… I confess that I only knew of Stahlwille products peripherally because I rarely go into the world of spanners. More recently however, spanners…

ByByPeter BrettSaturday, 19th May 2018

Draper Expert T- Handle Hex Breaker – Breaking up is so easy to do

NOWADAYS, small building companies seem to need the kind of equipment that was out of their league only 20 years ago. Around, me it is not…

ByByRichard HollisThursday, 1st July 2021

Bosch Builds in Connectivity

The Future for Tools – or the Now? It seems as though we need ‘Smart’ everything nowadays. Smartphones, Smartmeters and Smart apps are needed to control…

ByByPeter BrettSunday, 21st May 2017

National Abrasives Introduce Sianet

It may come as a surprise to end-users that there are relatively few manufacturers of abrasives in the world. What they generally produce for mass consumer…

ByByPeter BrettSunday, 21st May 2017

Flex IW 18.0 EC – Making an Impact – Impact Wrench Review

Impacts are Everywhere Just about every trade I speak to has some use for an impact wrench and they are very frequently used – just listen…

ByByPeter BrettSunday, 18th February 2018

Reviews: (K)New from Knipex – Gripping and cutting sophistication

I NEVER cease to be amazed at the ways in which what seem like ‘standard’ tools in ‘standard’ forms can be re-imagined and reshaped in ways…

ByByDavid KitchenhamTuesday, 1st September 2020
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