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Makita launches new multi-purpose drill bit range

Makita has launched its new OmniBohrer multi-purpose drill bit range. The new range of multi-material, multi-purpose drill bits feature tungsten carbide tips and save time and convenience, while providing fast, efficient and accurate drilling in any material. Bits in this collection are suitable for use with a diverse range of materials including concrete, tile, brick, […]

INTERVIEW: YouTubing college tutor Gary Hayers

Since launching his YouTube channel in January 2017, college tutor Gary Hayers has gained almost 7,500 subscribers and an astonishing 850,000 views through uploading electrical demonstrations of testing and installation best practices.

FEIN UK launches new affordable range

FEIN UK has launched its new Best of E-Cut pack – offering its premium quality Starlock range at affordable prices. The company says it has listened to requests from their customers for assortments of accessories and is delighted to launch five value packs which are now available. The Best of E-Cut pack is FEIN UK’s […]

Rexel launches new products in latest catalogue

Electrical wholesaler Rexel has launched its latest Newlec product catalogue – featuring a new look and a whole host of new products for electrical professionals. The Fire & Security product range has been extended, including smoke detectors for homes and a bi-wire smoke detection system, which is compatible with other Newlec systems. Security is a […]

Top tips to protect your home from burglars

ESP is advising installers how to help customers improve home security and deter burglars. Two ex-burglars shared their top tips for homeowners to protect their homes from intruders in a recent national newspaper article. Among the recommendations were using recordings of a dog barking and installing motion-activated lights. They said: “These lights will come on […]

Scruffs new Trade Active Polo helps professionals stay cool

Scruffs’ new Trade Active Polo is designed to help trade professionals stay cool in the hot weather. The polo is designed to be lightweight and quick-drying, and comes in black or graphite. Scruffs is committed to kitting out trade professionals in workwear that works as hard as they do. As the thermometer rises over the […]

INTERVIEW: Dans the Engineer

Dan Jackson is a YouTuber electrician who has vlogged his way through the past year, discussing a wide range of topics affecting his trade.

INTERVIEW: Super Rod Managing Director Malcolm Duncan

Malcolm Duncan has been the managing director of Super Rod since 2007.

Makita launches new 12V-max cordless impact wrench

Makita’s new lightweight and compact impact wrench is designed to allow easy access in tight spaces – without losing performance. The Makita TW140D 12V CXT impact wrench achieves 140Nm of fastening torque and 270Nm of nut busting torque. Despite weighing only 1.2kg, including a Li-Ion CXT battery, and measuring just 161mm in overall body length, […]

Wiha unveils new mobile torque testing device

Wiha’s new mobile torque testing device allows users to quickly check the functionality of their torque tools. Applying the wrong torque can lead to serious consequences during delicate screw fastening tasks. The result is often damage to materials, a great deal of rectification work or warranty claims. The Torque QuickCheck enables a quick and easy […]