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  • Review: Draper brushless circular saw

    Carpenter Phil Edwards checks out the brushless circular saw from Draper for Professional Builder. I recently got my hands on the new brushless circular s ...

  • Review: Liberon’s woodcare range

    Roger Bisby tries out Liberon’s woodcare range. The newel posts and spindles on this staircase were originally coated in a heavy shellac varnish which was ...

  • Review: Plastikote range

    Roger Bisby tries out some of the Plastikote range Plastikote is a well-known brand among spray paints, but up until now I hadn't appreciated just how muc ...

  • Review: Toupret’s TX140

    Roger Bisby finds yet another use for Toupret's TX140. Replacing downlighters with new fire rated LEDs left some holes in the ceiling. Not enough of a job ...

  • New workwear catalogue from Dickies

    Dickies has released its 2019-20 catalogue, featuring 17 new products including a selection of summer workwear. The catalogue is over 300 pages long – the ...

  • Stretch shorts for summer on site

    The FlexiWork stretch shorts for men and women from Snickers Workwear are designed to deliver comfort and freedom of movement. These shorts are great for ...

  • Review: Snickers painters’ workwear

    Roger Bisby has a look at the Snickers Workwear kit for painters. If you want to be taken seriously as a painter and decorator you don't wear trackie bott ...

  • Review: Flexvolt XR plunge saw

    Roger Bisby tries out the cordless plunge saw from DeWalt. I have tried a number of cordless plunge saws (or tracksaws) over the past 12 months from every ...