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The new Amtech inspection camera

The new Amtech 2.4-inch LCD Inspection Camera (stock code S2310) is a highly-versatile tool, which allows the user to conveniently view inaccessible areas, such as pipes and drains, as well as, ventilation shafts, engines, cavity walls and under ... 
29 March 2019

New cordless impact wrench from DK Tools

The new Amtech 18V 3Ah Li-ion cordless half-inch impact wrench (stock code V6525) is a powerful tool and is supplied with four impact grade half inch drive metric sockets. It’s ideal for automotive, engineering and construction use, as well as, ... 
29 March 2019

Sunflex introduces Swish cordless roller blinds

Creative innovation and use of technology combine to offer a completely child and pet safe solution by removing the need for any cords or additional safety devices and for that extra peace of mind, conforming to the internationally recognised ... 
11 March 2019

Forever autumn collection from Sunflex

The aesthetic from the Swish forever autumn from Sunflex is reminiscent of gentle autumn days and cosy evenings at the fireside. The subtle toned wood grains in solid ash are named to evoke the thoughts and feelings of the season, available in 35mm ... 
11 March 2019

The Swish Soho from Sunflex

The Swish Soho from Sunflex has a mixed media aesthetic in 28mm curtain poles with a very authentic and appealing textured woodgrain effect in various shades across light, medium and dark tones. The combination of the softer pole paired with high ... 
11 March 2019

Drill through metal with ease with TTP Hard Drills

Since 2014, TTP Hard Drills says customers from Manchester to Melbourne have been using TTP HARD drills and CUT-IT metal cutting paste for drilling through hard met-als, such as stainless steel, with ease, and are often encouraged from watching the ... 
11 March 2019

New Fusion trade promo from Carl Kammerling International

Carl Kammerling International is set to launch its exciting new Fusion trade promotion, which runs from 1 February to 21 June 2019, offering retailers fantastic savings on over 160 products from all CKI brands including: C.K, C.K Magma, C.K Classic, ... 
11 March 2019

Makita introduces new cross line lasers

Makita has introduced four new Cross Line lasers to the popular CXT range of power tools which are packed with invaluable functions for accurate interior measuring and alignment. Both of the new self-levelling Makita 12vMax Cross Line CXT models, ... 
11 March 2019

New slim-fit stretch trousers from Snickers

These new slim-fit stretch trousers deliver extreme working comfort, says Snickers. Hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs in the NEW FlexiWork SoftShell Trousers from Snickers Workwear ensure maximum working mobility wherever you are. The brand ... 
11 March 2019

DK Tools stand wows at Spring Fair 2019

If there was an award for the best stand design at this year’s Spring Fair, then DK Tools Ltd say it would have won it hands down. The concept was a great advertisement for the Amtech brand and product range, the company says. On show was an array ... 
11 March 2019

Charles Bentley partners with the Marine Conservation Society

2019 saw the launch of the new Charles Bentley plastic free range in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society. The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading marine charity, working tirelessly to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution ... 
11 March 2019

Mould & Mildew Cleaner from Barrettine

The Knockout Mould & Mildew Cleaner from Barrettine is a ready-to-use surface biocide for the control of organic growths with a cleaning action to remove light surface dirt. Can be used externally and internally to eliminate mould, mildew, algae ... 
11 March 2019

Paint and varnish stripper from Barrettine

Paint & varnish stripper, Paint Panther from Barrettine, promises to remove many types of coatings quickly and effortlessly including metalised paint. It has a gel consistency which is ideal for vertical and other less accessible areas that ... 
11 March 2019

Peelaway 1 & 7 from Barrettine

Barrettine introduces the Peelaway 1 & 7 "The original" Poultice paint removing system. Peelaway 1 was developed and formulated over 30 years ago to remove multiple layers of old toxic lead paint from ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, bricks,... 
11 March 2019

Prep surfaces with Sugar Soap Spray from Barrettine

BARRETTINE’s handy trigger spray sugar soap is ideal for the removal of grime, dirt and grease from surfaces prior to painting. Its water based, ready to use formula is also useful as a general house cleaner, says the company. Comes in size 500ml.... 
11 March 2019
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