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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New Dewalt tools for Autumn 2015

We love new products here at ITS in the coming months we’ve got NEW Dewalt tools and accessories that are set to be ground breaking and we’re certain you’re gonna love ’em! Although Autumn can seem like an end (depending

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Makita – 100 years and still powering on!

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

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

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

Makita 5.9Ah Battery-BL1850

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 4.0 Ah Battery Official Info

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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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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New – 4Ah 18V Dewalt XR Range

Dewalt has now officially launched their Brand New Lithium-ion Dewalt XR range with 4.0Ah batteries.  So what’s exactly changing? The original XR series featured 3.0Ah batteries and this is what is changing. Dewalt have managed to make the cell walls

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