Hultafors Tools’ new range of screwdrivers

PRECISION, quality and ergonomics are the hallmarks of these superb new products.

Hultafors Tools has launched a new range of Screwdrivers for professional craftsmen and women. With VDE Screwdrivers specially designed for electricians – including tested and certified SL/PZ and VOLTAGE TESTER models - theres over 80 other SLOTTED, PHILIPS, POZIDRIV, TORX® STUBBY Screwdrivers, plus Hex Drivers and Bit Holders that can be bought individually or in sets – or by size - to suit the jobs you have in hand.

Researched and developed with craftsmen and women for professional use, they all have a superb ergonomic design for optimal comfort. The long rubber-coated handles ensures grip for precision and maximal transmission of power. The handle is made from durable PPC plastic with a coating of age-resistant and easy-to-grip rubber.

The permanent marking of type and size on the top as well as the handle’s colour make it easy for the user to select the right screwdriver. Blades are manufactured from high-quality hardened steel for long life. The handles have a hole for hanging or securing with a design prevents the screwdriver from rolling on inclined surfaces.

Getting more information on the Hultafors Tools product range easy. You call the Helpline on 01484 854788 or check out www.hultafors.co.uk and download a digital catalogue.

EMMA Safety Footwear just got safer for you and the environment

 

NEXT Generation Safety that takes your wellbeing and the environment as seriously as you do!

Now part of the Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio, EMMA Safety Footwear is a fully EU accredited range of excellent values shoes and boots that satisfy a wide range of user needs and workplaces - including light and heavy industry sectors plus office and retail environments.

Complementing the Solid Gear and Toe Guard range, EMMA safety footwear includes all the Hultafors Group hallmarks of hi-tech designs that combine top quality materials for ultimate comfort, maximum safety and wellbeing at work.

What’s more, if sustainability is a priority for you and your company, every product in the EMMA range is made entirely from recycled or recyclable materials. It’s a 100% ‘circular’ manufacturing, usage and recycling process for every shoe and boot produced under the EMMA brand.

So, to make a positive footprint in your workplace, if your ordinary safety footwear just isn’t up to the job, you can be sure there’s an EMMA product that is.

You can view the EMMA catalogue HERE.

To get more information on EMMA Safety Footwear, visit the website at www.emmasafetyfootwear.com , call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788 or email [email protected]

 

Makita unveils new XGT products

MAKITA has expanded its XGT 40V Max range of cordless power tools with the launch of four new brushless angle grinders – engineered to deliver the power needed for high-demand applications, with the added flexibility and improved safety of cordless.

Also added to the range is the CF001GZ 40V Max ‘Swing Fan’, ideal for keeping cool and air circulating in all seasons.

Makita has added four new brushless angle grinders (GA022GZ, GA023GZ, GA028GZ and GA029Z) to its XGT 40V Max line up. Launched in June 2020, XGT 40V Max is the highest power cordless solution from Makita – offering the high output, durability and fast charge times needed for high-demand applications.

To maximise on-site productivity, the GA022GZ, GA023GZ, GA028GZ and GA029Z have been designed to withstand frequent heavy-duty cutting and grinding. Each model delivers a no load speed of 3,000-8,500rpm and features a variable speed dial, enabling operators to easily control and adjust the speed of the machine, depending on the application.

The machines are available with a slide switch (GA022GZ and GA023GZ) or paddle switch (GA028GZ and GA029Z) depending on preference and the GA022GZ and GA028GZ have a wheel diameter of 115mm and the GA023GZ and GA029Z both have a 125mm wheel diameter.

The GA022GZ, GA023GZ, GA028GZ and GA029Z also include Makita’s Auto-start Wireless System (AWS), which connects the machine to a compatible dust extractor via Bluetooth. This improves user safety and ensures that when the tool is in use, the extractor is automatically turned on – and when the tool is powered off, the extractor automatically stops.

With safety in mind, the machines feature Makita’s Active Feedback Sensing Technology (AFT), which shuts down the tool to protect the user if the rotation speed suddenly slows down and the Anti-Restart function prevents accidental start-up.

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita said: “The XGT 40V Max range of tools is the most powerful cordless solution from Makita to date, providing users with the power needed for high-demand applications across a variety of sectors. For improved efficiency, XGT machines all benefit from Makita’s brushless motor and optimised charging process – keeping operators working for longer, disruption free.”

To make working on site more comfortable, Maita has also added is the cordless, portable CF001GZ 40V Max Swing Fan to its XGT range. The ultra-quiet fan has three wind speed settings (high, medium and low) and delivers a maximum air speed of 120m/min - 190m/min, depending on the setting chosen. The fan can run for up to 730 minutes when using a 2.5Ah battery without oscillation, or 655minutes using a 2.5Ah batteries with oscillation.

The CF001GZ weighs just 3.0kg and has been designed with a large carrying handle for easy handling. The front cover of the fan can be easily removed, allowing for quick and convenient cleaning.


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Master Lock launches Portable Bluetooth Select Access Smart Key Lock Box

MASTER Lock, the American security super brand, has launched an outdoor use Portable Bluetooth Select Access Smart Key Lock Box allowing for safe, shareable, and convenient access to your keys via a smart phone.

As the ideal solution to managing multi-user access to your keys whilst moving the device from location to location; there is no need to hide your keys under a doormat or flowerpot!

The Portable Bluetooth Select Access® Smart Key Lock Box is a key and card storage device which ensures flexible security. The portable design offers removable installations since it can be fixed to fences, gates, or any type of anchors points. This removes the need to drill holes for a permanent fixing and makes it perfect for renters.

Users can open and manage the Portable Select Access Smart via their smartphone with the free Master Lock Vault Home App. Temporary or permanent codes can be shared with 15 guests in one batch, and the overall number of contacts is unlimited. Since sharing is immediate, users can grant access to their keys remotely and in real time; as well as set up for future access. Users can also fully monitor who visits, when and for how long with live notifications as well as a comprehensive history of accesses to the key safe. A warning will also be shared should there be any unauthorised attempt to gain access making the user fully in control.

The Bluetooth data transmitted between the smartphone and Select Access Smart are both wrapped in a high-level military encryption for maximum security against hacking. Only authorised persons can get access to your keys, and only you can control it.

The key safe features a zinc outer shell for excellent resistance to attacks, as well as a durable solid body with a coated surface to protect the hardware and door finish. The integrated shackle allows for portable installation, and it has a large capacity to hold key cards or traditional keys.

The key safe is not only water resistant, but it can also withstand a range of temperatures from -40°C up to +50°C, making it a sure bet to stand against the elements.

In addition, a double-locking mechanism has been designed for greater resistance to prying attacks. An electronic keypad is backlit for easier use in the dark and includes 10 digits so users can create a secure code, as well as an unlimited number of ‘guest’ combinations. A backup combination can also be stored on the Master Lock Vault Site.

The easy to replace CR123A battery has a two-year life expectancy with low battery warnings sent straight to your smartphone. Master Lock has designed the key safe with a discreet compartment to jump start using a nine-vault battery should the energy completely run out.

The Master Lock 5440EURD Portable Bluetooth Select Access Smart is available from a variety of retailers including Amazon.co.uk.

www.masterlock.eu

Dickies turns down the heat

DICKIES Workwear is launching a new range of t-shirts featuring fabric technology that helps keep the wearer from overheating in warm temperatures.

The Temp-iQ collection is made with fabric that traps cool air inside the yarn while wicking away sweat. In this way, the wearer stays comfortable as the cool air is kept next to their skin while they’re working in warmer temperatures.

To help protect skin from the sun’s rays, the t-shirt offers UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 40+. UPF is similar to the sun protection factor used for sunscreens.

“Our Temp-iQ t-shirt is an ideal option to keep tradespeople feeling cool and comfortable while working hard this summer by using fabric technology that reacts to their body temperature and sweat,” said James Whitaker, Marketing Director.

“We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to innovate and expand our range to meet the demands of tradespeople and are looking forward to launching further items in the Temp-iQ collection to help the wearer stay comfortable regardless of their working environment.”

The Temp-iQ range includes a two-tone style t-shirt available in 10 colour-ways, plus two hi-vis tops – a polo and t-shirt version, both available in orange and yellow.

T-shirts from the Dickies Pro range have also been enhanced with Temp-iQ technology, with four colour-ways including Green/Black and Royal/Black.

The Temp-iQ tops are easy to coordinate with other items from Dickies’ range of clothing and can be customised for tradespeople looking to include them as part of a uniform.

www.dickiesworkwear.com

Makita adds to new XGT 40V range with new drills and drivers

MAKITA UK has introduced its new XGT range of cordless high-performance 40V Max tools, with the addition of two models of rotary hammer, a new combi-drill and an impact driver – ideal for heavy duty applications where cordless may not have previously coped.

All four new products benefit from Makita’s advanced brushless motor technology.

The HR003G and HR004G 40V Max Brushless Rotary Hammers offer outstanding performance with speeds up to 980 revolutions per minute (rpm) and up to 5,000 blows per minute (bpm) of hammer action. They feature a variable speed trigger and three function options - rotary hammer, rotary only and hammer only – making them versatile and easy to adjust to each task. The HR004G is also equipped with a Quick Change Chuck to make switching between drill bits fast and simple.

Both machines include Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) for improved operator comfort and safety. When hammer drilling into concrete the HR003G and HR004G have vibration levels of just 7.0m/s2 and 6.5m/s2 respectively for increased safe trigger times. To protect users from dust inhalation during operation, the rotary hammers are compatible with the DX12 (HR003G) and DX14 (HR004G) dust boxes.

The highly versatile HP001G Combi Drill is compact and easy to handle. It has a variable speed trigger and two mechanical gears with a broad range of clutch settings – 41 in gear one and 21 in gear two. This makes it easy to finely adjust the output for the task at hand. The HP001G has a capacity of 20mm in steel and masonry and 76mm in wood. In high gear it has a speed of 2,600 rpm and delivers up to 39,000 blows per minute when in impact drilling mode. To ensure the safety of the user the machine features Makita’s Active Feedback Sensing Technology (AFT) that turns off the motor if the rotation speed suddenly slows. This protects the user from injury if the drill bit jams in the material.

Also added to the Makita range, is the powerful TD001G Brushless Impact Driver. It delivers up to 220 newton-metres (Nm) of torque with the choice of four power modes (Max, Hi, Mid and Lo), selected using a simple one touch control, in addition to six assist modes. In the highest power mode, it has a maximum speed of 3,700 rpm and delivers up to 4,400 impacts per minute.

Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager at Makita UK commented: “Our XGT platform offers solutions for high demand applications where corded electric tools have traditionally been required and the new rotary hammers, combi drill and impact driver all provide the highest levels of performance, ease of use and operator comfort and safety.”

www.makitauk.com

Snickers' new stretch work shorts - comfortable and lightweight

FABRIC, functionality and fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear; it’s the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new Stretch Shorts for men and women that really set these new garments apart.

These new AllroundWork and FLEXIWork shorts are great for working in the warmer months. Delivering superior flexibility and comfort, these lightweight work shorts come in a body-mapping design and a range of new colours including Hi-vis options.

Made from a self-ventilating stretch fabric with Cordura reinforcements for all-round mobility and durability, they’re packed with comfort and functionality and specially designed for the fast-paced professional who’s always on the go for delivering top class work on site.

For professional tradesmen and women who rely on their gear in demanding environments, Snickers Workwear Work Shorts are a must for everyone who wants the ultimate in cool comfort this summer.

To get more information on what’s right for you in the Snickers Workwear range, visit the website at www.snickersworkwear.co.uk alternatively, email [email protected] or call the Hultafors Group Helpline on 01484 854788.

Best foot forward with Solid Gear safety shoe technology

INCORPORATING some of the most advanced technical features in safety shoe design.

With all the Hallmarks you find in Snickers Workwear – quality, comfort, durability and street-smart style, Solid Gear safety shoes and boots are fast becoming one of the most popular brands chosen by discerning tradesmen and women.

With a wide range to choose from that integrate the type of modern technical designs you’ll find in outdoor and athletic footwear, Solid Gear safety footwear combines best in class materials for comfort, protection and durability.

There’s a host of first-to-market features like GORE-Tex Surround Technology for unrivalled and all-round breathability. Plus ETPU sports footwear performance that delivers unrivalled footbed energy return that really puts a spring in your step.

Added to the Vibram outsoles and Cordura Rip-Stop fabric in other styles, you’ll get rugged protection all day long. What’s more, the GORE-Tex Fabric Technology also makes the footwear water repellent and waterproof to keep your feet dry. Added to which, the unique BOA Closure System on certain styles, distributes the pressure evenly across your feet to ensure a glove-like fit.

Overall, this combination of market-leading materials, fabrics, linings and high-tech features provides the kind of insulation and protection that will keep your feet warm and comfortable all day long.

To get more information on Solid Gear and Toe Guard - the Next Generation of Safety Footwear, visit the website at www.solidgearfootwear.com alternatively, call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

New GRABO vacuum tool lets you get a handle on heavy lifting

RARELY do you get a completely new power tool come to the market – one that goes where power tools have never gone and yet serves a huge scope of different trades. However, the patented and revolutionary GRABO Vacuum Lifter has done just that.

The GRABO is a hand-held battery powered vacuum lifter that enables the handling of multiple materials from tiles and paving to sheet materials and glass. Its twin seal design works on uneven surfaces such as riven paving or tiles, stippled glass and even on surfaces that are dusty or wet. Even more uniquely, it works on porous materials such as plasterboard, plywood and many types of porous stone, because its vacuum motor can run constantly to compensate air loss through the material. 

With a lifting capacity of up to 170kg, the GRABO offers the user much better lifting positions for materials, helping to reduce manual handling injuries that occur when lifting materials by their edges. It enables you to carry materials with hands close to the waist - the safest and most effective carrying position. Furthermore, by keeping fingers away from the edges it helps you position materials more precisely, preventing fingers being trapped between materials and keeping them away from any applied adhesive.  

If you have a trade counter and customers that are involved in paving, tiling, drylining, façade installation, glazing, stonemasonry, furniture moving, SFS, modular homes or manufacturing, then the GRABO offers a profitable distributor opportunity for you and a welcome relief for your customers.  

For dealer enquiries please contact Exordia Global at: 

www.thegrabo.co.uk/dealer-application

Hands together for PAL Hire’s sanitiser stations

LEADING UK-wide hire supplier PAL HIRE, has secured a deal provide hand sanitiser stations with a guaranteed gel supply for businesses looking to secure the hygiene of their workers and customers.

With an easing of lockdown restrictions rumoured to begin within the next few weeks, the Manchester-based company stands poised to assist businesses and construction sites to protect their workers, as both HSE and CLC guidelines insist workplaces provide additional hand washing facilities, with adequate supplies of soap, water and hand sanitiser.

The dispensers, which come in a variety of sturdy indoor and outdoor, free standing and wall-mounted units, are set to become a key feature of PAL’s Back To Work package deals, providing essential kit and services for companies and the coronavirus crisis recedes.

“We are hugely excited when we are able to secure the deal,” confirmed PAL Hire director Dan Daintry. “It has been extraordinarily difficult for suppliers and distributors up and down the country to secure hand sanitiser gel, but we can now guarantee our customers a reliable stream of it, produced right here in the UK.”

Unusually for the hire company, the units are being offered for sale, as well as for hire. “The cost of hiring these stations will amount to the cost of a sale within a few weeks,” Dan continued. “But increased hygiene standards are not a short-term, knee-jerk reaction to the coronavirus situation.

“This is a huge sea change for the whole UK – and beyond. We will certainly see a huge increase in public hygiene as a permanent fixture of public life. I can well see sanitiser stations becoming perfectly normal – required, even – at events, building sites, venues… anywhere people gather.

“The gel itself is made to a very high standard. I’m sure we’ve all had very dry hands from washing them all day recently, but this gel contains emollients which mean it doesn’t dry out the skin. In addition to that, it’s ecologically friendly and protects your hands for up to two hours.

“Best of all, the fact that it is British-made allows us to guarantee our customers a steady supply, even as the lockdown lifts.”

The hand sanitiser stations are available to hire or buy now.

www.palhire.co.uk

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