METAL CHOP SAW
A new Bluetooth charger, a metal chop saw and its brand-new service app, my.FEIN, are amongst the new releases from FEIN. The MKAS 355 metal chop saw features an 1800 watt motor, with soft start technology and ergonomic handle. The cold cutting process means the material isn’t as heated, resulting in no metal dust extract.
MID-LAYER WORKING CLOTHES
Continuous work in cold weather produces body heat and sweat, but when your rate of work slows, the sweat cools and you’ll start to feel cold and damp. The solution is Snickers Workwear’s body-mapping Mid-layer working clothes that deliver advanced ventilation to control and regulate the heat from your body. Made to last from sustainable fabrics these garments insulate and keep heat around your body by effectively creating an air pocket inside your clothes.
The Marshalltown Ezyscreed Combo Screed is made from lightweight aluminium with a heavy-duty gripped handle that includes a built-in spirit level to check concrete levels while you work. It features a dual-edge design with a sharp edge for cutting and a round edge for floating concrete and the handle can be removed and reattached to the bottom side of the screed to improve product life. It is available in five sizes from 900mm (3ft) to 3,000mm (10ft).
A high-performance blend of ergonomic design, athletic comfort and S3 protection is what the manufacturer is promising for the Solid Gear GTX safety shoe. The waterproof GORE-TEX upper delivers dryness while the locking drawstring ensures the shoe fits like a glove. Foot and knee fatigue is also reduced with a E-TPU midsole and ‘bounce back’ technology.
There’s a further extension to the Makita XGT 40VMax range of machinery with the launch of the DA001G Brushless Angle Drill and DG001G Brushless Earth Auger. The former delivers a no-load speed of up to 1,500rpm and a maximum torque of 136Nm. Comparable to a 36cc engine product, the DG001G XGT 40VMax Brushless Earth Auger has a no-load speed of up to 1,500rpm and a maximum drilling capacity of 200mm.
DIAGONAL CUTTERS GUIDE
Pliers’ specialists Knipex has launched a web guide to the World of Diagonal Cutters. The guide – which includes videos and instructional images – will help professionals understand the differences between diagonal cutters, front cutters, oblique cutters, centre cutters, high leverage and special diagonal cutters – and many others. The information is also designed to help tradespeople select the right cutting tool for the job in hand.
A new tool protection solution for tradespeople, includes an inventory management app, smart iOT sensors and smart insurance. The ARMD app provides a record of tools that the tradesperson owns which includes verifiable proof of ownership. The ARMD Guard is a smart van alarm which uses motion sensors to provide immediate phone notifications to tradespeople when their van is attacked and includes a GPS tracking facility to track down vehicle location.
CORDLESS EDGE TRIMMER
It’s the combination of the 18V battery technology and a brushless motor on the HiKOKI Power Tools’ M1808DA 18V Cordless Edge Trimmer that delivers a cutting speed that is faster than similar corded trimmers. Furthermore, it guarantees a high level of efficiency – with a fully charged BSL1850C battery M1808DA trimming approximately 120 metres of MDF with a 6mm straight collet.
DIAMOND CUTTING TOOLS
CorePlus is a new comprehensive range of Diamond Cutting Blades, Dry Diamond Core Drill Bits, Diamond Tile Drill Bits and Diamond Hole Saws. The range has specially designed packaging that makes it easy to match the right diamond blade to the job in hand and therefore making it easier to choose at the trade counter.
RADIO CHARGER DAB
Charge up, hang up, and turn up the sound with the full range speaker, a tweeter, and multiple hanging options available with the Milwaukee M12 Radio Charger DAB+. The unit includes a 12V DC port for quick, convenient charging of all M12 batteries. Additionally, a 2.1 USB port delivers fast charging for electronic devices like mobile phones and tablets.
By dividing the complete product range into the Bosch Expert (Blue), Bosch Pro (Gray/ Blue) and Bosch (White) lines it’s now easier to choose from the manufacturer’s accessories. Professional users can read on the packaging the advantages and the key technologies in the Expert accessories portfolio. New products available include the new “Expert HEX-9 HardCeramic” tile drill bits.