Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Stanley Rotator Ratchet Socket Set

You have a nut or bolt to tighten/loosen and it is in the most awkward of places. You can barely get a ratchet and socket on to it but there is no room to swing the ratchet arm. The Stanley Rotator ratchet is the perfect tool for the job.

Instead of swinging the arm left and right to tighten or loosen the nut/bolt, with the Stanley Rotator, you simply twist the handle clockwise then anti-clockwise and this action translates to the socket on a 4-1 ratio (4 turns of the handle = 1 turn of the socket).

Not only is this easier to use in confined spaces, it also allows greater control of the tightness of the nut/bolt. The Stanley Rotator still works perfectly fine as a standard 1/4" ratchet and socket but the added twist makes it so much simpler to use.

The sockets snap on to the Rotator the same as usual but to remove them, there is a push button on the back of the head, press - pull - release.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

BSB18CLi 18V Combi Hammer Drill - AEG Powertools

When it comes to power tools, more is more, more power, more torque, more amps. AEG Powertools have addressed this and released their 18V BSB18CLi cordless combi hammer drill. It is powered by an 18V Lithium Ion battery with an impressive 3.0Ah meaning it can run for longer on one charge (only 30 mins). To back this up, it has a 2 speed gear box with 24 stage torque setting with a maximum of 64Nm of torque.

Weighing in at only 2.6kg, the BSB18CLi has all the power you need for the day to day tasks. It comes with a Fixtec 13mm keyless chuck and is capable of drilling wood 32mm, metal 13mm and masonry 16mm.

As standard, the BSB18CLi comes with 2 x 18V 3.0Ah Lithium Ion batteries, a 30 minute mains charger, side handle and kitbox. A 1 year warranty is included but if you register online, this is upgrade, free of charge to 3 years.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Wallrock Thermal Lining Paper - It IS Rocket Science

Erfurt Mav Wallrock Thermal Liner has been designed using technology originally developed for aerospace and using this 'know how', have combined it with the established Wallrock Fibreliner to give one of the best thermal lining papers available.

Not only does the Wallrock Thermal Lining Paper give up to 36% energy savings, it can reduce room warm up times by as much as 65%. This means that your room will be warmer in far less time allowing you to reduce the heat and make savings on that all important energy bill.

So how does it all work? When a room has been lined with Wallrock Thermal Liner, it reflects warm air back in to the room from all the wall surfaces, therefore keeping the heat in and warming the room quicker. When used with a thermostatically controlled heating system, it reduces the energy required to heat the room. If a thermal liner is not used, a great majority of the energy is used to heat the walls before the room starts to heat up.

Along with the energy saving potential, the Wallrock Thermal Liner can also stop mould from forming by increasing the surface temperature of the wall therefore preventing condensation which is how mould can form.

The Wallrock Thermal Liner also has a high degree of noise and sound absorption and this corresponds to the acoustic performance of a 5mm thick velour carpet.

With all these properties, it is a very good liner but to top it all off, it also covers up cracked and damaged walls with ease. Due to the elasticity in the flexible fibres, the 3.5mm thickness of the liner itself and combines with the Wallrock adhesive, it is able to cover damaged walls very well.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

AEG Powertools - Get FREE Power Up Experiences

AEG Powertools have release their latest range of corded and cordless power tools in a hard to miss orange colour. Not only are they well priced but until December 2009, they are giving away, FREE Power Up Experiences.

So, what is a Power Up Experience? When you register your newly purchased tool from AEG Powertools, you will have the option to go white water rafting, karting, quad biking, power boating, off roat karting, pro-rally driving, ride a segway, hovercraft ride or even a helicopter ride. All this from just purchasing and registering an AEG powertool.

The new range of cordlless AEG powertools include the powerful BSB18Li heavy duty combi drill which has mighty 64Nm torque and 24 stage settings. All this from a 18V 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. To compliment the range, there is also a cordless circular saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, drill driver and a cordless planer, all running from the same 18V battery system.

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Bacho 306-10 10mm Copper and Plastic Pipe Cutter

Bahco have just released their latest automatic copper pipe cutter and it is also capable of cutting plastic pipe as well. Styled in the usual orange and black zinc body, the Bahco 306-10 pipe slice is a welcome addition to the existing range.

These types of pipe cutters allow the user to work in tight or confined spaces and still allow a professional cut every time.

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Saturday, 5 September 2009

Window Packers Now Available in 32mm Widths

Quick update to our previous blog on the window packers. We now have the 32mm width window packers available.

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Lining Paper with Warmth - Polystyrene Insulation

Mav Wallcoverings now have the ultimate in lining papers, the Polystyrene Insulated Lining Paper, a laminated polystyrene on one side and a 1200 grade lining paper on the other.

Until recently, when it came to decorating, polystyrene insulation has to be applied to the wall and then a lining paper had to be hung before painting could commence. Now there is an all-in-one solution that is ready to hang in one go. As it is twice the thickness of most regular polystyrene rolls, it offers very good insulation and warmth.

It is suitable for covering damaged walls and surfaces without the need to fill or patch up first and is also resistant to damp and mould formation. It is CFC free and also fire retardant making it perfectly safe for use in the home. The rolls are 56cm wide and are 10 metres long giving a wall coverage of 5 square metres.

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DeWalt DW030PXJ Laser Distance Measurer

Long gone are the days of measuring rooms and buildings with a tape measure, everything has gone digital. Nowadays, we pull a laser measure out, couple of button presses later, we have the room/building size. The new DeWalt DW030PXJ Laser Distance Measurer fit the bill perfectly with its 30 metre range and back lit screen, get the job done quickly and accurately.

The DW030PXJ has a ruggedised rubber casing around the device making it easier to hold in wet and dust conditions. Internally, the mechanism has been made to withstand a fall of 2 metres. The buttons are raised and oversized making it easier to use in working condition.

The DeWalt DW030PXJ is capable of measuring distances up to 30 metres and is accurate to 3mm at 30m.

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Friday, 4 September 2009

DeWalt DW718XPS Compound Sliding Mitre Saw

The latest in the line of DeWalt mitres saw is the DW718XPS with shadow line cut indicator. This unique technology not only provides illumination for the working area but the shadow of the blade shows exactly where the cut will be.

The DeWalt DW718XPS has a cam action mitre lock function allowing for quicker and easier changing of cutting angles between 60 left and 50 right. The large dual sliding fence gives maximum support for larger material cuts at any angle or combination of angles. The new quick release bevel setting allow for quickly changing bevels up to 48 left and right.

This lightweight and compact, well designed mitre saw is more than powerful enough for every day work and is easy to transport around the work site. Another improvement is the electronic speed control which is designed for adjusting cutting speeds when cutting materials other than wood.

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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Power Tools Security - Sentri Boxes

Unfortunately in this day and age, theft is prevalent and securing your power tools is more important than ever before. Yes they can be locked in the van or tool shed but they are easily broken into.

What is required is a theft proof storage box that is too heavy to run off with, yet is still portable and secure. This is where Sentri van boxes and site vaults fit the bill. Due to a clever 4 way XLock system and anti-jemmy bars all round, these van are very secure and provide your power tools with that all important protection.

They are available in two different styles, the vehicle boxes and the site vaults. The vehicle box is designed to be placed in or on the back of a vehicle and are fitted with twin hydraulic arms to support the lid, 5 lever double throw deadlocks and heavy duty piano style hinges. The site vault is a larger version of the vehicle box, with all the same security specs, but these have fork truck skids and can also be fitted with heavy duty wheels to improve mobility. The site vault also comes in a flammable version for storage or transportation of flammable materials.

All Sentri boxes come with four keys and are serial numbered for an overnight key replacement service.

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