Monday, 24 August 2009

Window Packers

When fitting windows or doors, 95 percent of the time, the door or window is just not quite plumb and needs levelling out or the hole is just that bit too big. Window packers are the answer.

So what are window packers? - Simply put, they are small pieces of moulded plastic ranging in thickness from 1mm up to 6mm. They are colour coordinated so that choosing the correct size is easily done just through the colour. 1mm - Green, 2mm - black, 3mm - white, 4mm - grey, 5mm - blue and 6mm - red.

Used in conjunction with each other, different size gaps can easily be packed and with this combination, gaps of larger than 6mm in size can be filled or levelled.

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Friday, 14 August 2009

Power Tools and Warranties

All power tools come with a warranty of some kind but it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Most trade power tools are designed to be used on site for hours at a time, 5 days a week and are designed and warranted for this type of operation whereas DIY power tools are only designed to be used for shorter periods of time.

When you calculate the overall usage of both types of power tools, the trade versions run for an average of 960 hours per year (4 hours per day x 5 days x 48 weeks) whereas the DIY tools only run for 144 hours per year (1 hour per x 3 days x 48 weeks). These figures are based on averages and it is appreciated that some DIY tools are used much more but then the daily use of trade power tools can often be much greater.

If you equate these numbers to the warranties, trade power tools often come with just 1 year warranty but this is valid for 960 hours of use while a DIY warranty can often be up to 3 years giving 432 hours of warranty. As you can see from these figures, a 1 year trade tool warranty is better than a DIY tool 3 year warranty.

In summary, when buying power tools, having a longer warranty is only part of the decision, price and quality also factor in and these have to be considered when making the purchase.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Flitz Paste Polish for Metal Plastic and Fiberglass

Flitz have been manufacturing polishing and buffing products for over 30 years now and world leaders when it comes to premium polishing products.

Flitz paste is a concentrated cream and is unsurpassed in its ability to clean, polish, deoxidize and protect. It offers tough, durable protection with a non-abrasive formula. It is non-toxic, non-flammableand and USDA authorized. The Flitz formula protects up to 6 months in fresh water and up to 3 months in salt water.

The Flitz paste easily removes tarnish, rust, water stains, chalking, lime deposits, heat discoloration and marks or substances like lead and powder residue, oxidation, bugs, tar, oil, fingerprints, tree sap, bird droppings, graffiti, dyes, black streaks and scuff marks.

The Flitz paste is not suitable for any product that has an Electroplated finish.

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Garden Power Tools - Battery vs Petrol

Keeping your garden trimmed, tidy and well kept is easier today than ever before not that there is such a variety of garden power tools.

What are garden power tools and what is the difference between petrol and battery powered tools?

The biggest difference between the two are down to raw power, the petrol powered garden tools are generally more powerful but as they have an engine generating the power, they are far noisier. On the other hand, the battery garden tools are quieter but as a battery only has so many watts of power, they are generally not quite as powerful.

One factor that would weigh in favour of the petrol garden power tools is the fact that it only takes 2 minutes to refill the petrol tank and the tools is back in operation, whereas the battery will have to be recharged and this could take anything from 15 to 60 minutes depending on voltage and amps.

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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Monument Gasex 424R Gas Cannister

Monument Gasex is a replacement gas canister for use with plumbing tools such as gas torches. The Gasex is a liquefied petroleum gas, is 30% faster than propane gas and does not contain any Butadiene.

The canisters are manufactured from aluminium and are recyclable, this makes them environmentally friendly. When full, the The Monument Casex canisters contains 450g of gas and weighs only 0.6kg.

The Monument Gasex canisters are both TUV approved and also meet both UN2037 and EN417 standards. Due to their construction and the standards they meet, they can also be legally transported in limited quantities.

These Gasex canisters are designed to fit the Monument 403F professional quality soldering and brazing torch. This torch has wrap around turbine flame, piezo ignition, anti flare, flame adjuster and on / off trigger.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Buy Power Tools Online Securely

We have been selling power tools online for several years and and one thing customers have always been worried about is that credit card or personal details were not secure or the website in question was not who they claim to be. We have always used SSL for our online transactions but as the address bar only changed to blue and not green, some customers did not feel totally secure.

To give our customers the best feeling of security, we have updated our SSL certificate to a VeriSign Pro EV Certificate ensuring the address bar goes green. VeriSign are one of the leading companies who specialise in SSL (secure socket layer) certificates, this ensures that online date is encrypted to protect customer data whether it be personal address details or credit card details.

SSL is an encryption algorithmic protocol which takes the data from a website, encrypts it, sends the data to the recipient and then decrypts it. This means that should someone intercept the date on route, it would not be legible.

Most online retail websites use SSL and usually the minimum of 40 bit encryption (The higher the bit rate, the more encrypted the data). Good retailers insist on 128 bit encryption giving a more secure site and more confidence for the customer.

When a website enters a secure area, a padlock appears and the address bar changes colour to indicate the security of that website. Red is NOT secure and could possibly be a fraudulent website, Blue is secure and usually entails at least 40 bit encryption or a self certified SSL certificate, Green is the highest, this means that the company and the website have both been vetted and the certificate that is issued indicates this.

Here at Transtools, we have a VeriSign Pro EV Certificate and when entering our personal details or credit card details, you are in a secure area and the address bar will go Green to indicate this.

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