Tuesday, 2 August 2011

DEWALT Launches Industry’s First Diamond Edge™ Chop Saw Blade that Allows Diamond to be used to cut Metal

DEWALT announces the launch of the industry’s first Diamond Edge Chop Saw Blade (DW8500). By utilizing technology that allows diamond to be used to cut metal without sacrificing cutting performance, the Diamond Edge blade reduces product costs for the end user and lasts 100 times longer compared to conventional DEWALT abrasive blades, DW8001 and DW8003.

“At DEWALT, we are pioneers in developing power tools and accessories that deliver industry-first innovation and technology that leads to increased productivity and performance,” explained Brad Nohr, product manager, DEWALT. “Our new Diamond Edge Chop Saw blades are just one example of how we are leading the industry with product development that addresses end user concerns and raises the bar to exceed contractors’ expectations.”

Ideal for tradesmen tasked with cutting pipe, steel studs, angle iron, rebar and threaded rod using a chop saw, the Diamond Edge blade makes use of advanced brazing technology and premium diamond grit for increased speed and longer life compared to standard DEWALT blades. While the brazing technology is what enables the blades to cut metal with the speed of a conventional abrasive wheel, the premium diamond grit lasts more than 100 times the life of standard DEWALT abrasive blades in metal.

A steel blade core provides the constant cutting depth, capacity and stability of a solid core, and the exposed diamond matrix allows the blades to cut concrete, plastic, fiberglass, rubber, non-ferrous metals, stainless and ferrous metals without loading for flexibility on the jobsite.

The Diamond Edge blade will be sold at independent distributors. The Diamond Chop Saw Blade will be available in December 2010. Expected to retail for approximately $249, the product will come with a 90-day money-back guarantee.

DEWALT Tools and many more can be found at The Power Station!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Innovative Angle Grinder from Metabo Is Light, Simple to Use

Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer and distributor of professional grade cordless electric power tools and abrasives for construction, industrial and welding applications, has introduced the W680 4 ½" angle grinder. This brand new angle grinder is ideal for grinding, deburring and cutting metal.

With a tough 6.2 A motor producing 680 watts of power, 14 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 11,000 rpm, the W680 has a traditional Metabo design, and delivers great performance.

Weighing in at only 4.4 lbs, the W680 is perfect for jobs that require overhead work or reaching. Its ergonomic side handle and slimline motor housing design ensure the grinder is comfortable to use for extended periods.

The W680 includes a burst-proof wheel guard, auto-stop carbon brushes, a side locking switch and spindle lock.

The new grinder comes standard with inner flange, face spanner and outer nut. Type 1 cut-off wheel guard, carrying case and a variety of abrasives for the grinder are sold separately.

More Metabo products and other brands can be found now at The Power Station!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Makita Expands R&D

Power tool producer Makita Corp. (Anjo City, Japan) will open a new outdoor power equipment R&D Center at its office in Nisshin City, Japan, which will become the company's primary R&D facility, replacing the current center in Anjo City.

Currently Makita Group has four outdoor power equipment product development centers. The center at its headquarters in Anjo City has about 70 staff members engaged in product design, testing, and evaluation. Makita intends to shift the staff from the headquarters center to the Nisshin City center, where it will serve as the core of the company's product development efforts and will coordinate with the other centers. Staff is expected to increase to 200-300 in the next three years.

The new R&D facility will have testing capabilities and will increase the company's technical staff for developing engines. Makita intends to focus efforts on developing the technology to reduce emissions from outdoor products using small-sized 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines. The center will also help expand the line-up of engine-powered outdoor power equipment as well as electric power tools, including rechargeable tools.

Makita also operates the Tokyo Technical Center; the Makita Numazu Corp. center at Makita's subsidiary in Numazu City, Japan; and a center at Makita subsidiary Dolmar GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.

Makita tools and many more can all be found at The Power Station today!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Keep Warm in Winter! Scruffs Thermal Sets

Keep Warm in Winter!

As the clocks go back and the days get colder, tradesmen need to stay warm when they're working!

Scruffs Workwear have got just the thing, a two piece thermal set that is the perfect base layer for work on a cold day.

You can find it at The Power Station along with everything else you need for site!

Friday, 1 October 2010

World's tiniest power drill?

Check out the video of this tiny power drill - It actually works! Could it be the smallest in the world?

Unfortunately we don't have any drills quite as miniscule at The Power Station but the Bosch GSR10.8V-Li-2 comes close!

Compact and powerful, the Bosch GSR10.8V-Li-2 is ideal for precise work in tight spaces.

Friday, 17 September 2010

New Makita Paddle Switch Angle Grinder combines power, ergonomics

Weighing 4.2 lb, GA4534 is 4 ½ in. paddle switch angle grinder with non-protruding brush holders and motor that lend to reduce barrel diameter of 2 3/16 in. Side handle is positioned at increased 20° angle for comfort and control, and 6 A motor delivers 11,000 rpm. Engineered with machined bevel gears, grinder also features labyrinth construction that seals and protects motor and bearings from dust and debris. All-ball bearing design and metal gear housing promote durability.

"The new GA4534 has the smallest barrel grip on the market, and is the most compact and lightweight paddle switch angle grinder in its class," said Wayne Hart, Makita communications manager. "Makita has shown once again how to take an industry leading tool and refine it to make it even better."

The new GA4534 is engineered with non-protruding brush holders and an innovative motor housing that reduce the barrel diameter to only 2-3/16". In addition, the GA4534 has an ergonomic grip for added comfort, and weighs only 4.2 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue. The side handle is positioned at an increased 20-degree angle for added comfort and control, and the paddle switch has a no lock-on for added user preference.

Makita's 4-1/2" Paddle Switch Angle Grinder (GA4534) is engineered with machined bevel gears (top-left) for longer tool life, and features non-protruding brush holders and an innovative motor housing that reduce the barrel diameter to only 2-3/16".

The Power Station are pleased to offer this new angle grinder at a great price - Take a look here!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

78% of women ‘handy at DIY’

Men may need to start taking DIY advice from their female partners after a new study revealed 78 per cent of women are happy to do home improvement tasks.

Research by Bosch Power Tools showed 72 per cent of people in Britain believe women are good at DIY because they are more patient than their opposite sex.

Chris Tidy, home improvement expert with the organisation, said the survey shows the gender gap in DIY is beginning to shorten.

"Men are traditionally driven by a desire to fix things to display their authority," he explained. "It's interesting to see that women are using DIY instead as a way to express creativity."

According to the statistics, more than two-thirds of women cited financial reasons as their primary motive for picking up the power tools.

This is despite Halifax Home Insurance claiming last month that around 50 per cent of under-35s are unable to do basic DIY tasks such as wiring a plug.