Makita adds Cordless Screwdriver to LXT range

Makita UK has introduced the DFR551 18V LXT Brushless Auto Feed Screwdriver to its LXT platform. Powered by Makita’s 18V LXT battery platform, the DFR551 delivers on both output and ease of use, helping to maximise on site efficiency. With extreme speed and precision, the DFR551 is ideal for repetitive fixing tasks and rapid screw […]

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Makita UK launches new new cordless tower lights

Makita UK has launched two new cordless tower lights, the DML813 and DML814, to help provide the illumination needed for safe working this winter. Having fewer daylight hours to work with is one of the biggest challenges that tradespeople face during the winter months as, without proper light, the same level of productivity simply cannot […]

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How to choose the right sealant for the job

With a wide range of sealant and adhesive products available, it can be difficult, even for experienced tradespeople, to navigate their way through the options. Andy Cummins, Senior Product Manager at Geocel takes a look at the choices on offer and highlights the benefits of using products that are specifically formulated for the job at […]

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Cutting tools – What installers need to know

Think you know your cutting tools? David Barnes from KNIPEX looks at the different types and when to use them. At KNIPEX there is no such thing as ‘just a cutter’. In fact, we differentiate between diagonal cutters, front cutters, oblique cutters, centre cutters, high leverage and special diagonal cutters and many others – there […]

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Tools and work materials are the most commonly stolen items in garage and shed burglaries

A new study from has revealed that one in four garages (27%) have been broken into, along with 16% of UK sheds. Tools, garden furniture, miscellaneous items and bicycle/bicycle parts are the items most commonly stolen from these ‘non-connected buildings’. Almost 20% of thefts from non-connected buildings involve over £1,000 worth of items being […]

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