Posts Tagged ‘industrial power tools’
7th July 2011
Industrial power tools are at the cutting edge of engineering technology today. While architects and civil engineers get to showcase the amazing constructions built by the trade, the humble cordless drill, without which that building could never have been erected, sees hard use day in and day out.
Likewise the speed and power of engines and vehicles captures the press attention, ignoring the amazing robustness of the power tools within the automotive trade, without which no car on the road would ever turn a wheel.
Quality industrial power tools like cordless drill drivers and cordless impact drivers are designed to tolerate an amazing amount of use and abuse without fail, while offering ever more power, more efficient working and greater levels of operator safety each year. Even now with power tools such an established feature of the construction and automotive industries development is continuing, with the latest crop of Lithium Ion battery powered tools offering the longest ever per-charge running reduced memory effect and smaller lighter tools.
The most modern industrial power tools, from Power Tools Pro, are marvels of engineering and ergonomic design that can make a real difference to the efficiency of your workforce. Replacing an inventory of older, corded tools with up to date cordless power tools can dramatically improve working conditions, site and workshop safety as well as reducing maintenance and repair costs of tools.
11th April 2011
Ladders are among the most useful of tools both in the workplace and in the home. Despite their usefulness few homes and even fewer businesses have a pair, likely because most ladders are difficult to store due of their length, even when folded. Xtend & Climb ladders are unlike any you have seen before. Rather than folding out like a conventional ladder Xtend & Climb ladders fold down like an aerial. This means that a ladder that can extend to 3.8metres can fold down to a mere 0.81metre!
This compact folded height means that the Xtend & Climb can be easily stored in any cupboard, under a desk or in the boot of your car. This makes them ideal for home, office and for tradesmen like Surveyors who do not wish to be forced to drive a van or large vehicle simply to be able to carry a set of ladders in addition to their normal tools. The Xtend & Climb retracts rung by rung, so it is even more suitable for surveying use as you can extend the ladder rung by rung only as far as you need it. The portable ladder features an innovative system that not only locks each rung firmly in place, it has a green red indicator that ensures you never try and climb a ladder that has not been ‘locked’ to height.
Check out our entire range of aluminium ladders, or contact one of our industrial power tool experts.
11th April 2011
Of all the jobs when constructing a building, roofing is one of the most hazardous. Typical site dangers include the misuse of industrial power tools, failure of load bearing objects or machinery and contact with hazardous materials. Roofing contains all of these dangers and has the added difficulty of being undertaken high up and often on a surface designed to allow material and objects to easily roll down and off the roof.
A good set of roofing ladders and a selection of lightweight tools minimises the risk as much as possible, giving you mobility to work without sacrificing your grip and your safety.
The Summit 1305-002 Roofing ladders are designed to provide you with a solid working base while working on even steeply angled surfaces. The 5.5m ladder is topped by a secure ridge hook that ensures the ladders cannot move once placed in position. Placement is made simple by light weight aluminium construction and mounted wheels on the back of the ladder.
Keeping your hands free while working on a roof is essential: moving around on ladders while holding anything in one hand increases the chance of an accident by more than 25%. Properly designed workwear, like Scruffs Pro Trousers, has loops and pockets designed to hold all the tools you will need. With everything you need to complete the job stowed away your hands will be free to provide grip, stability and safety while you move around the roof.
One of the mainstays of the roofing trade is a hand held nailer. The Hitachi NR90GR2 Nailer is a gas charged roofing nailer capable of driving nails from 51mm-90mm through joists and framing. The gas fuel cell lasts for around 1200 firings and a magazine holds 32 Nails. The NR90GR2 is ideally suited to roofing tasks as it features a handy fold away joist hook, meaning that you can hook it out of the way when you need both hands to move safely.
17th March 2011
Founded in 1924, Milwaukee Power Tools first product was a lightweight electric drill with a ¼” drill capacity that was designed for single handed operation. Milwaukee has had a long standing reputation for innovative development of industrial power tools, with right angled drills added to their product line up in the late 40’s and the first self contained portable electric hacksaw developed soon after.
This tradition for innovation continues today and Milwaukee Power Tools include one of the widest range of lightweight, compact Lithium battery power tools, including the Milwaukee C12DD Cordless Drill Driver, with a small size and light weight that harks back to the one handed use of the original “Hole Shooter” Drill.
Other power tools that reflect Milwaukee’s dedication to producing innovative power tools making the lives of your workforce easier, safer (and more efficient) is the Milwaukee C12HZ Hackzaw. This diminutive lithium battery powered reciprocating saw measures only 280mm and weighs in at just over a kilo, ideal for quick and effortless cuts. As with many of Milwaukee’s industrial power tools, this Hackzaw has a handy battery level meter that lets your workers see when it is time to go get a freshly charged battery, meaning less down time and more efficient working.
10th March 2011
Makita have a long history of making quality cordless power tools that stand up very well to real job site and workshop conditions. While Cordless Drills, jigsaws and impact drivers may be the mainstay of their power tool range, Makita make a number of highly specialised tools that are invaluable for any contractors.
The Makita 2414B Cut-Off Saw is an ideal fixture on any site or in any workshop that needs to make fast accurate and repeated cuts in steel or metal. This Makita chop saw focuses on fast efficient cutting and the heavy duty design makes it an ideal chop saw for rougher construction work.
The Makita 3612 Router makes fast work of rebating panel edges and accurate depth laps in timber. It has a fully adjustable guide to ensure all routing is perfectly aligned to timber edges and an advanced electronic speed control on this Makita router automatically adjusts the motor speed to maintain a constant cutting speed even if density varies.
The Makita 4191DWB Tile Cutter is the fastest and safest option for glass and ceramic cutting, with its diamond blade and water cooling system. For fast and efficient work on bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms, it allows your team to work quickly and is the ideal Makita power tools for fully bespoke designs.
The Makita 6843 Auto-Feed Screwdriver is perfectly suited to speeding up assembly of framing and panelling. The nose of the tool is designed to prevent screw sway and allows the operator to focus on placement of the screws to keep their work neat and strong.
Power Tools Pro stock a wide range of Industrial power tools from major manufacturers, Bosch, Makita and DeWALT power tools. We specialise in cordless power tools, mitre saws, metal cutting saws as well as heavy industrial power tools.
10th March 2011
Music in the workplace sets a pace for hard work and keeps minds active on those jobs which can be repetitive. Building sites and workshops are not generally friendly environments for electronic gear and constantly replacing underpriced household radios can become more expensive than buying a unit designed to cope with the dust, mud, vibration and impacts of heavy industry. Job site radios are designed to stand up to the rigours of an industrial environment while still providing sound clarity and enough power to be heard in most working conditions.
The Hitachi UR18DSL Radio is a good solid job site radio that gives crystal clear sound from a pair of 76mm cones that offer direct sound as well as a pair of bass ports giving depth of sound that belies the small size of the radio. As well as sharp radio reception this Hitachi Radio has input connections for mobile phones and MP3 players as well as a recharging port for mobile devices. The UR18DSL Hitachi radio uses 14.4v or 18v batteries for power as well as a standard corded source of power, this site radio does not charge power tool batteries.
The Bosch GML50 Radio Charger is a real tough professional piece of kit. Drop tests have proves that this Bosch radio can survive falls up to 9mtr and still be fully functional afterwards, now that that you call tough. The robust construction is not at the cost of other features: the GML50 radio acts as a charger for Bosch lithium batteries from 14.4v to 18v, as well as having sockets for multimedia additions including AUX-in, USB and CD/MMC card slot. Sound quality is great with full 50w power delivered by 4 speakers and is the first jobsite radio with a powerful integrated subwoofer.
Power Tools Pro stock a wide range of Industrial power tools from major market leading manufacturers Bosch Power Tools, Makita and ever popular DeWALT. We specialise in cordless power tools, including cordless drills and cordless circular saws plus heavy industrial power tools and power tool accessories including the full range of jobsite radios