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How to set up your Festool TS55R

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You’ve bought a TS55R, well done on a great purchase! Obviously I would recommend reading the user manual, but I know many of you are never even going to open it. Remember this is a precision engineered machine, and as

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Site Lighting – A Jobsite Buying Guide

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As winter draws in, it’s super important that you’re not kept in the dark which is where a good selection of site lighting comes in. Question is, what’s the difference between all the different types? We explain… There’s a whole

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Newsletter 16/08/2015 | What Dewalt Cordless Drill is Right for You?

This week, we decided to throw a focus onto our range of Dewalt cordless drills… Hopefully our newsletter gave you just a sneaky peak of what each model has on offer to help you decide which is the right drill

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ITS Survey 2015 – Competition Winner!

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Last month we ran our annual ITS Survey to see what our customers thought about ITS, the brands we stock and life on site in general… Needless to say, our awesome customers (that’s you by the way) certainly rose to

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It’s the ITS Festool Frenzy!

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Frenzy!? Damned straight! We love the Festool brand here at ITS and we felt it was time to highlight Festool’s incredible range of premium tools and accessories – all reduced for a limited time only! In our latest issue, we

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Newsletter 21/07/15 | Feel Hot? Look Cool with Summer Workwear

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Can you BELIEVE that we’ve actually seen the sun for more than a week so far this year? And it’s not even August! So it’s still super important to make sure that you have the right workwear for when you’re onsite, in

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New Bessey Clamps are alive and gripping!

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ITS have recently taken stock of a great selection of Bessey Clamps, just what you want when you need to apply more pressure to your woodworking projects… They say that you can never have too many clamps, but we’d like

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Newsletter 12/07/2015 | Best Value 2 Piece Drill Kits

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With the coming of a brand-spanking-new catalogue at the start of the month, we felt it only right to highlight our best value 2 piece drill kit and let me tell you, there’s plenty of savings too be had! We’ve

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MAKITA FACEBOOK COMPETITION WINNERS!

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Firstly, we’d like to say a big THANKS to everyone who got involved in our Facebook competition last week to win some Makita goodies – we’re blown away by the response! Many many people answered correctly that Makita was founded in

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He’s no David Blaine but what this guy did was magic!

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This might well be the epitome of the phrase ‘too much time on your hands‘ but to be honest, if you gonna do something pointless, it might as well be cool. And this guy, Ben Cusick of the NightHawkInLight YouTube channel with his

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Buying Guide – Laser Levels

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Knowing which laser level you need for which job is absolutely key as there are a vast array of products that are designed to do very different things. Some laser levels are designed with specific jobs in mind such as

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Newsletter | 20/05/2015 Check out the latest Trend…

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We’ve got a great selection of Trend products here at ITS… so much so that we decided to feature them in our latest newsletter! Although they’re known for their routing products, there’s many more to check out as you can

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Newsletter | 17/05/2015 – How about you add some Makita 18v Li-ion Tool bodies to your kit?

Everyone loves to add to an already badass tool kit so we’ve made it easy for all you Makita-heads out there with this selection of Makita bodies and bodies +1 battery options… As you can see, there’s something for everyone

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What this guy can do with a tape measure is unbelievable!

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Our 10% off all Stanley products promotion got me to thinking – what is Stanley most famous for? Well, utility knives are a good shout (after all, how many many people call them Stanley Knives), but I would say that

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Newsletter | 06/05/2015 “NEW Hitachi Power Tool Products – Ready For You!”

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Everyone loves new stuff don’t they? Thankfully, the power tool manufacturers of the world just love giving us new toys to play with on the jobsite and Hitachi Power Tools are no different! For our latest Newsletter, we showcase the

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Newsletter | 29/04/2015 Ultex Gazebos

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As we all know, the weather in this country can be – erm – unpredictable so when you out on a job and you need shelter from the elements it’s great to have a professional reliable solution… Step in Ultex

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Newsletter | 26/04/2015 Power Tools for £99.99

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Everyone loves saving a few bob now and then, don’t they? And when you’re putting together your tool collection, it can turn into an expensive situation meaning it’s well worth investigating the best deals… WELL, look no further as we’ve

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Newsletter | 22/04/2015 – Makita Cordless Drills

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Here at ITS, we work hard to make it as easy as possible for you, our wonderful customers, to choice just the right tool for the job. So for our latest catalogue we decided to categorise our selection of Makita

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Man Demolishes Wall – You Wouldn’t Believe How He Does It

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So we’ve all demolished walls before, right? And it’s obvious that safety equipment is needed to get the job done. Afterall, bricks can be hard, heavy and – lo and behold – this can cause some right old damage. Who

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Makita – 100 years and still powering on!

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We check out the history of Makita and celebrate their 100th birthday Makita are 100 years old and far from being an old-biddy waiting for a letter from the Queen, Makita are pushing ever further forward into the future. The

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A Guide to Plunge Saws

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A plunge saw (or track saw) is a power tool, very similar to a ‘circular saw’ designed to make straight cuts and more often than not used in conjunction with a ‘track’ or ‘guide’. Why Buy a Plunge Saw? We

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ITS TOOL SHOW 2014 – Show and Tell at the After Show Party!

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We hosted our very first ITS Tool Show between 31st October and 2nd November – it was great fun! On the Halloween weekend we welcomed the trade to our Loughton HQ for the ITS Tool Show 2014 – the first

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Makita DHS680 Brushless Circular Saw 165mm

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The DHS680 circular saw; Makita, the ever powerful juggernaut of 18v cordless power tools in the UK have certainly been busy and continue to develop new and innovative tools for us to faun over a add to our collections! You can

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Graft Sealants & Adhesives – The best construction adhesive brand?

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When looking for the best construction adhesive, sealant or filler, you have to be sure you’re buying the right one for the job and with Graft, we think we’ve got a brand that really sticks… Graft are the next big

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Don’t be green with envy… Try the Leica Lino L2G+ green laser level!

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Leica have released their first green laser level – the Lino L2G+… Are you green with envy? Green has many connotations. Money, envy, the environment… but what about light? Yes yes yes, there’s green in that spectrum somewhere, flitting about

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Makita 5ah kits, DTW281 and more coming soon to ITS – Part 2

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Continuing our rundown of new Makita models coming in Autumn 2014, we introduce you to the DTW281 Cordless Impact Wrench, The DLX2040MJ and DLX2040TJ 2 piece kits and the DLX6017 6 piece cordless kit. Makita DLX2050MJ and DLX2040TJ 2 Piece

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Makita DHP481, 5Ah and more coming soon to ITS – Part 1

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It’s that time of year again, as retailers start lining their shop fronts with seasonal treats, big brands like Makita start releasing their latest power tools for us to drool over! And it’s a pretty exciting new line up from

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New Milwaukee M18 RC-0 Radio Charger & M18 SMS216-0 Cordless Mitre Saw

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This Autumn Milwaukee are releasing some great new products – the M18 RC-0 Radio Charger and M18 SMS216-0 Cordless Mitre Saw As sure as Christmas cards are available from July and summer turns into winter (cos let’s face it, autumn

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ITS TOOL SHOW 2014 – No Business Like Show Business!

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THE FIRST ITS TOOL SHOW 31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2014… PRE-REGISTER FOR EXCLUSIVE OFFERS This Autumn, ITS are hosting the very first ITS Tool Show at our Loughton HQ between the Friday 31st October and Sunday 2nd November and

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New Dewalt 5.0Ah tools and kits

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Recently we brought you the news that Dewalt are releasing the DCB184 5.0Ah Li-ion battery, enabling them to increase their already impressive cordless runtime. A battery release wouldn’t be the same without a few products to go with it, so

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Dewalt DCB184 5.0Ah XR Li-ion Battery

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Launch of the Dewalt DCB184 5.0Ah Battery Its nearly here, the new Dewalt DCB184 5ah XR Li-ion Battery is on the brink of arrival to the UK and we thought we’d take a minute to run through what Dewalt are offering

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Power Tools Battle of the Brands, they think it’s all over… it is now!

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The heat was on for the top brands in our power tool Battle of the Brands… The staff here at ITS aren’t immune to the excitement of the World Cup starting in Brazil this week and we thought it’d be

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The NEW Makita 2712 Site Saw; A Hummer of a Saw for Your Site

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The Makita 2712 Site Saw – a heavy duty tool that Arnie would want to use The new Makita 2712 Site Saw offers heavy duty power and is portable, which kinda got me thinking… When driving, I bet there are

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Makita BL1850 : Makita 5.0Ah Lithium-ion Battery; is it on its way?

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Could Makita be about to send a shudder down the spines of their competitors with an earlier than thought release of the BL1850, otherwise known as the Makita 5.0Ah battery? It seems like only yesterday we at ITS were busy

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Makita DJV182Z & DJV181Z Cordless Brushless Jigsaws: Floats Like A Butterfly…

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Makita continue to develop their range with new DJV181Z & DJV182Z cordless brushless jigsaws… Here at ITS we love a good chinwag about what new and exciting products could be about to hit the market. New badass mitre saw? Sure!

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Makita LS0815FL 216mm Mitre Saw – the Mitre Saw Makita have always lacked?

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Will Makita release the LS0815FL 216mm Mitre Saw in the UK? Keeping our ear to the ground is part of what we do and as such, we’ve discovered faint rumblings that Makita may be releasing a new 216mm slide compound

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What Dewalt Drill should I buy?

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How do you know which Dewalt Drill is best for you? A few months back I wrote an article that explained the full range of current Makita 18v lithium-ion LXT combi drills based on spec, which allowed readers to understand

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Festool Tour at ITS Walthamstow – Sod The Stones, THIS is rock n roll and we like it!

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FESTOOL TOUR AT ITS WALTHAMSTOW – GREAT OFFERS, EXPERT DEMOS & PRIZES TO BE WON! SATURDAY 10TH MAY All great bands have to take their rock n roll to the people, hell – The Rolling Stones show that even if

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Festool TSC55 Cordless Plunge Saw; A Cut Above the Rest

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ITS are very happy to introduce the Festool TSC55 cordless plunge saw! Yes you read correctly… CORDLESS – Festool’s flagship power tool has just got better! Back in 2003 Festool created something special; a rail based circular saw that promised

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Big Wipes 4×4 Range – Perfect 4×4 the trade!

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When working with grime, muck and dirt, all you want at the end of the day is to wipe your hands clean of a project. Not just in the sense of getting home, throwing your tracky bottoms on, getting a

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Milwaukee Truck Tour 2014 – Rolling into ITS Loughton, 11 April 2014

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EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, NEW TOOL RELEASES, DEMOS, PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS! Celebrating a 90th birthday doesn’t have to be bland cake, glasses of sherry and endless stories about the war. Bucking this trend, Milwaukee have decided to hit the road Jack for

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New Milwaukee M18 Fuel CAG115X Grinder & CCS55 Circular Saw – Fuel Love It!

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Milwaukee have always been famed for their high quality and innovative products, as ‘All American’ and reliable as Hulk Hogan – and just as tough (handlebar ‘tache optional). So it comes as no surprise that from the shores of Lake

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Dewalt DCN692 Nail Gun Preview

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Last year we introduced you to something new and pretty exciting; it was the world’s first Gasless second fix framing nailer. It was the Dewalt DCN690 and you can read our review here. Since the release of the 690 DeWALT

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Dewalt XR Compact Radios: DCR019 & DCR020

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ITS introduce the latest jobsite radios from Dewalt; the DCR019 and the DCR020. At ITS we’re happy to bring you this brief preview of what we can expect from these additions to the supreme XR range of power tools. Small

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Makita DHR263ZJ and DHS710ZJ – Danger Danger High Voltage!

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Introducing the Makita DHS710ZJ 36v Circular Saw & DHR263ZJ 36v SDS+ Rotary Hammer Drill With the forthcoming release of two new power tools, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the tech guys down at Makita have been watching too much top gear

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ITS Walthamstow – New Trade Counter Opening Event!

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OPENING EVENT / 3 DAYS ONLY / EVERYTHING REDUCED! / THURS 30th JAN – SAT 1ST FEB 2014 is only a month old but here at ITS, we’ve been steaming into the year like a runaway train – and not

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Wera Joker Combination Ratchet Wrench – Viva La Revolution!

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The Egyptian Pyramids. Rain in Scotland. Jeremy Clarkson’s beer belly. Some things never change. Sometimes this is exactly how it should be – let’s face it, who’d want to nip down to the chippy and get celery sticks instead of

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Festool Guide Rail Accessories

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The Best Festool Guide Rail Accessories Why should you get some guide rail accessories? Well we we all know that the Festool Plunge Saw and Guide Rail system is currently the best that you can buy, but are you making

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New DeWALT power tools join the XR range

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So our buying team has been down at DeWALT HQ today for the launch of a number of new products that are joining their prestigious 18v Li-ion XR range. Its a pretty exciting launch so we thought we’d bring you

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What Makita Drill to Buy

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How do you know what Makita Drill to Buy? In this blog I hope to give you a bit of a breakdown of the various models of cordless drills that Makita make so you’ll know the market well enough to

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What is 110v & do we need it?

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What is 110v? A question we often get from some of our customers is what is 110v and do we really need it? or at least why is it universally used across larger building sites? Well if you want to

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Makita DCJ200 & DCJ100D Heated Jackets and BCG180 Caulking Gun

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New from Makita the DCJ200 & DCJ100D Heated Jackets and the BCG180 Caulking Gun Makita have been busy recently launching their new 4Ah battery and related cordless drills and drivers and this has been the focus of most customers and

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Makita DHP480 & DDF480 Drills the DLX2002M & DLX2005M Cordless Kits and the DHP456RMWX

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Makita 4.0Ah: DHP480 & DDF480 Drills the DLX2002M & DLX2005M Cordless Kits and the DHP456RMWX Makita have just launched out some exciting new tools to add to the huge range of 18v Lithium-ion cordless tools, in the shape of the DHP480

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Makita 4.0 Ah Battery Official Info

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Makita 4.0 Ah Battery…. its here! The big news this month is the release of the Makita 4.0 Ah battery (BL1840) Here at ITS we have worked hard to bring you the all the infomation that you need on this

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New Festool Products for 2013

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Festool; the Rolls Royce of the power tool world are adding to their UK range by bringing out a number of entirely new products in September of this year. Here at ITS we have tried very hard to get you

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ITS get hands on with Paslode Lithium ion Nailers

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Paslode lithium ion nailers Paslode popped into ITS headquarters to give us a closer look at the new Paslode lithium ion nailers and we certainly weren’t disappointed. This new lithium ion battery will not only offer up to 7500 shots per

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Mirka Orbital Sander – Expert Review

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I first tested the Mirka Orbital Sander a few years ago and there have been some improvements to it since then so here’s my up to date review for 2013. I find you can use the Ceros for a multitude of sanding jobs and

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How to stop your tools from being stolen

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In this blog we try to outline some hints and tips on how to stop your tools from being stolen. It wasn’t long ago that we used to get 1 call a week from someone who had had their tools

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What is an SDS Drill?

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At ITS we often get asked what exactly is an SDS Drill and whether or not its worth having in the tool box. In this article we hope to give you as much information as possible so you can make

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Mirka Handy Sander – An Expert Review

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This is undoubtedly the best sanding block I have ever used and comes with all the benefits of the ABRANET SYSTEM. I have found the ABRANET ergonomic sanding block incredibly useful from door frames to skirting to window sills, doors, staircases. I did think

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Introducing The Panasonic EY7549 4in1

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Building on inovation The Panasonic EY7549… They say that it can’t be done, to improve on great design. But when the Panasonic engineers in Japan were faced with upgrading the EY6535GQKW Multi-Impact Driver from NiMh to a new Li-ion version,

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Redbacks Knee Pads, Suspension For Your Knees!

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A newcomer to ITS; Redbacks Knee Pads may look a little odd, but believe me when I tell you, they are the future! The Redbacks are knee pads, something that I’m sure you’ve all come across and whilst you know

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Introducing Leica Laser Measures

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ITS introduce Leica Laser Measures. We are excited to unveil yet another new brand to hit our stocks; one that will bring quality, innovation and value. That Brand is Leica. Also known for their cameras Leica has been an established

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ITS take a closer look at the Dewalt DCN690 Cordless Framing Nailer

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Here at ITS (along with everyone else it seems) are very excited about the new Dewalt nailer – The DCN690, so we sent a member of our sales team (Steve) over to Dewalt to spend the day getting to know

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ITS Introduce the Makita BMR103B

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The latest addition to the Makita jobsite radio range is the BMR103B. This Jobsite Radio builds upon the success of the BMR100 and BMR102 but now boasts an integrated iPhone/iPod dock connection. This allows you to hook up your iPod/iPhone

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