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Product News Archive December 2012

Dremel DSM20 cuts through anything 20 December 2012
The DSM20 is the latest in Dremel's line of Versatile Tool Systems. It features a 710 watt motor and makes cuts up to 20mm deep in all materials from wood to plastic, metal and tile.

BlueSpot's automotive range hits the spot 20 December 2012
BlueSpot Tools has improved its automotive range with new packaging and even higher quality products.

Dulux is on trend with 'Collective Passion' for spring 20 December 2012
Dulux has introduced a new on-trend palette for spring/ summer 2013 to its in-store paint mixing services, offering 1,200 colours.

Smart Solar's Bright Eyes the sales highlight of 2012 20 December 2012
The success of Smart Solar's solar-powered Bright Eyes creatures has greatly contributed to the company's increased sales to garden centres this year.

Striking bulbs from Bulk Hardware 20 December 2012
Bulk Hardware has launched a new light bulb range this year, in response to customers requesting a substantial range of light bulbs in striking, up to date high quality packaging and presentation.

ChapelWood goes premium with suet balls 20 December 2012
The ChapelWood Finest Suet Balls 50 Tub is a premium version of ChapelWood's popular suet balls. The finest suet balls contain 'superior' ingredients including mealworms and peanuts, and are presented in a reusable storage container.

Scott Brothers' Vacuum Tote strikes Gold 20 December 2012
Scott Brothers' 'Storeasy from Packmate' range has been heralded the UK's number one provider of storage solutions, aptly demonstrated by its Garden Vacuum Storage Tote winning a Gold DIY Week Award.

Cable for every purpose from Bulk Hardware 20 December 2012
2012 saw the launch of Bulk Hardware's latest cable range, after customers requested pre-cut cable in various lengths.

The Solar Centre's Astron 64 outshines competitors 20 December 2012
The Solar Centre recently struck Gold with its Astron 64 winning the Security Product of the Year in the DIY Week Awards.

CornerTape takes sealant to the extreme with SiliconeXP 20 December 2012
CornerTape has launched SiliconeXP, the extreme performance anti-mould sealant and super strong adhesive; durable, flexible, waterproof and paintable with the power to bond an array of building and maintenance materials including brick, concrete and steel.

Stanley adds to award-winning FatMax range 20 December 2012
Stanley Tools has added a selection of new innovations to its premium FatMax range of professional hand tools.

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