Buying Guides

What Makita Drill? 2018 Edition

We’re reviving our yearly What Makita Drill series for 2018! Our past two editions have proven to be extremely popular so we figured it’s time we updated this yet again for 2018. Catch up on 2014’s version here and 2017

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What Makita Drill 2017

  We’ve updated the famous ITS “What Makita Drill” blog for 2017! Don’t worry though – the old one is still here.   Check out the new 2018 Post here What Makita Drill is Best? In this article, we breakdown

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Power Tool Batteries – A User Guide

When buying your cordless power tools, choosing the type of battery that the tool uses is almost as important as the choice of tool itself. Li-ion, NiMH, 3Ah, NiCD, 18V, 10.8V, 1.3Ah… all these terms can become confusing which is

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Site Lighting – A Jobsite Buying Guide

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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New Bessey Clamps are alive and gripping!

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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Buying Guide – Laser Levels

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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A Guide to Plunge Saws

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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Jobsite Radios A Buying Guide

Buying a jobsite radio can be a troublesome task. Much like their cordless power tool cousins there are dozens of site radios around, all made by a wide variety of brands and coming with a massive array of features, benefits

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Graft Sealants & Adhesives – The best construction adhesive brand?

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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What Dewalt Drill should I buy?

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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What is a brushless motor?

If you’re in the trade and you’ve never heard of a brushless motor then you’re really not trying hard enough! They’ve been the talk of the town for a couple of years now and most of the big power tool

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Do I need an Impact Driver?

Ever asked yourself…do I really need an impact driver? Pretty simple one this… Yes! Stop Reading, go get one! Okay, for those of you that want a bit more information so you can justify it to the missus I’ll break it

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Portable Routers Buying Guide

A simple guide to buying a Portable Router There two main types of router, the plunge router and a fixed base router. The plunge router allows mortise slots to be routed quickly and easily as the motor head can plunge in relation to the

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Festool Guide Rail Accessories

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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What Makita Drill to Buy

What Makita Drill To Buy

We’ve updated the famous ITS “What Makita Drill” blog for 2017! The new “What Makita Drill” blog is here! How do you know what Makita Drill to Buy? In this blog I hope to give you a bit of a

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What is 110v & do we need it?

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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What is an SDS Drill?

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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What Is The Difference Between 1.3Ah & 3.0Ah Makita 18v Batteries?

We have had a lot of customers ask us just exactly what the difference is between the Ah rating on batteries for cordless tools and in particular the 18V Makita batteries.  A common question is: “Do all Ah ratings power all cordless power tools?”

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