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Toolstop To Visit Makita Power Tools

Hi, Neil here.

Just getting all my stuff ready for my trip to Milton Keynes tomorrow with Mark.

We’ll be visiting Ray Wilby, Makita training Manager for a couple of days to shoot as many videos as we can.  We’ve given Ray a list of about 50 assorted tools and over the coming weeks we’ll be editing them and uploading them to the Mr Toolstop Youtube site.  We’ll also be embedding them in the content of our product pages on the Toolstop Power Tools Website.

We’re great believers in showing off power tools in their full glory.  We can write a novel and take pictures from as many angles as you like but you just cannot do most power tools justice in words and images.  The feedback we’ve received so far is that our videos are allowing prospective power tool users to make an informed decision on a purchase.

So, the toothbrush is packed, the video camera is packed, the hard work is about to begin.

We’ll report back at the end of the week about the tools you’re likely to be seeing on film over the coming weeks.

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Trying out the DeWalt DC011 AC/DC Radio Charger

Neil’s already blogged about the lack of music in the Toolstop offices and how he unpacked the DeWalt DC011 AC/DC Radio Charger.

Well, we also shot a video highlight some of the feature of this piece of jobsite kit.

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What’s the Best Worksite Radio?

Last week, with Big John on holiday, there was a distinct lack of music around the Toolstop office. So, Neil went into the warehouse and grabbed the Dewalt DC011 Worksite Radio to find out how good quality the music was.

The radio is actually quite a heavy duty beast. The speakers are huge and it gives off a great sound from the FM channels. You can also connect a CD player and the sound from this was even more impressive. The CD player can even be stored in the detachable weather proof holder attached to the radio.

Anyway, it got us thinking about the multitude of worksite radios on the market and which one was the best. It really depends on what you’re looking for, some will work from power tool batteries, some will even charge the batteries. Some are more robust and weather proof than others. Some have CD players built in.

So, we want to hear your views. Whats the best radio and why? Here are a few options:

Bosch Radio
Makita Radio
Dewalt Radio
Hitachi Radio
Milwaukee Radio
Ryobi Radio

Add your comments below…..

First Look @ the DeWalt DW030P Laser Measurer

Full details of the product can be found here on the Toolstop website.

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First Look Photos – Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill

As it was another fantastic day weather-wise at the Toolstop office we were delighted to shoot a First Look video of the new Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill.

It’s a great looking piece of kit and it made short work drilling into our block of concrete.

We particularly liked the innovative auxiliary handle. This is a handle that actually locks in every 30 degrees and simply won’t move no matter how much muscle you’re putting into the drilling.

Bosch state that it drills up to 33% faster than the competitors when drilling into concrete. We certainly found it drilled like a dream into our block of concrete.

We sell the drill with charger, depth stop, carry case, auxiliary handle and auto lock keyless chuck.

Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drive
Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drive

Our YouTube video will be online soon, but in the meantime you can have a look at our photos of the Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill over on our Flickr Power Tool Geekery page*.

*you’re more than welcome to upload your own power tool snaps.

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First Look – Bosch GDS 14.4V-Li Professional Impact Wrench

Another brand new Bosch power tool landed – with a satisfying thunk – on my desk today, the Bosch GDS 14.4V-Li Professional Impact Wrench. As the weather was lovely we went straight outside to have a play around with it.

Fantastic machine, here’s the video we shot;

We also took some photos, more of which you can find on our Power Tool Geekery page (please join the group and upload your own power tool photos).
Bosch GDS 14.4V Li Professional Impact Wrench

First Look Video – Bosch GSC 10.8V Li Professional Metal Shear

As promised, here is our first look at the Bosch GSC 10.8V Li Professional Metal Shear.

We’ve also got exclusive photos over on our Flickr Power Tools Geekery group.

Exclusive First Look – Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear

It’s always exciting on a Friday when a crate of brand new Bosch power tools arrives in the Toolstop office.

We couldn’t wait to put them through their paces and let you know what we think of them, so starting with the Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear, here are some photos, which will be followed by a video of the product in use (cutting a pretty serious piece of metal) once we’ve finished editing it.
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear

We post exclusive photos of brand new power tools over on our Flickr page. And you can keep up to date with us on Twitter.
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What Tools Do You Always Carry?

We recently announced the launch of the Toolstop toolbag. This got us thinking in the Toolstop office about the absolutely essential tools to carry on in your toolbag at all times.

Here’s our list;

Obviously, if you’re a joiner, an electrician or a brickie, your list of tools will differ, so…

…now it’s your turn, what tools do you always carry?
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Toolstop Toolbags Hit The Mark

Toolstop have recently launched their new heavy duty toolbags.Toolstop Toolbag

After surveying existing Toolstop customers who had purchased power tools it was clear that there was not a bag on the market which was robust, functional or good value for money.  Toolstop offer their customers unique power tool packages which means that the tools often outgrow the bags and cases supplied.  The users wanted to store all their tools and accessories in one place rather than in multiple cases and bags.

So, the people at Toolstop got their heads together and designed 3 bags which had all the best features of other bags on the market.  They came up with a multi pocket, heavy duty, robust, durable, functional and versatile set of toolbags.

The Extra Large Model is 30″ in length, the Large one is 26″ and the medium bag is 20″.  The Extra large bag has wheels and a telescopic pull handle because of the weight you will be pulling.  All bags have carry handles as well as detachable shoulder straps.  They all have a detachable mobile phone pouch which has a handy belt loop.  Each bag has a long side pocket which is ideal for holding a saw.  They all have straps on top of the bag which are perfect for holding longer items such as levels or saws.  The multiple interior and exterior pockets will hold everything from bitsets to tape measures.  There are specifically designed compartments inside the bag for holding batteries and battery chargers for cordless tools.  There is even a document pouch inside the bag which is capable of holding A4 size notepads.

All in all, these bags are just what the trade has been waiting for.

Click on the link if you want to see more details of the Toolbags.

See the video below for a more in depth look at the new Toolstop Toolbags.