Versatile ratchet screwdriver plus bit and socket set from Laser Tools

Versatile ratchet screwdriver plus bit and socket set from Laser Tools

This is a very useful new set from Laser Tools (part number 6992) — a versatile ratchet screwdriver is supplied with 20 screwdriver bits plus 9 1/4" drive sockets.
With a super-smooth but very robust 36-tooth ratchet this screwdriver is comfortable and well-balanced and has additional storage for six bits in the handle. The standard (removable) shaft is 125mm long and incorporates a magnetic bit holder and is knurled for speedy rotation. But add the 75mm shaft extension and it becomes a long-reach screwdriver with 190mm shaft. Or use the 75mm shaft on its own, offering effectively three sizes of screwdriver in one.

Why tool providers and tradesmen must be trustworthy, reputable and reliable


The payment protection insurance (PPI) scheme was established to cover loan repayments in unforeseen circumstances. However, banks made considerable profits through this scheme, which encouraged some to lie to customers, telling them PPI was a compulsory addition to their loan. Clearly these banks could not be trusted. While a contractor isn’t handling your money, Donald Miller, general sales manager of power tool accessories and hand tool specialist, Starrett, explains the importance of choosing tool providers and tradesmen that can be relied on. 


Limited edition multifunction kits from Martindale include free essential tools


Now available from Martindale Electric is its latest promotional range of multifunction kits, which include all the essential equipment to securely verify the safety of electrical installations.

The special edition kits, which are available with either ET4000 or ET4500 rechargeable multifunction testers,include a free Martindale VT25 Voltage and Continuity Tester and a Martindale LOKKITBASE.  Offering considerable time and cost savings, the kits fit conveniently in the Test and Go carry case, which has been designed to allow testing without having to unpack and repack the instrument.

TR Fastenings enters world of 3D modelling with interactive product animations

TR Fastenings

Global fastener firm TR Fastenings is upgrading its online product catalogue with the introduction of exclusive new 3D models and animations to its website. 

The models and animations, which allow users to move the product images around and see how they are installed and used with other materials or components, are hosted on, a VC-backed platform which acts as an online library for 3D models and virtual reality (VR) content. 

To be in with a chance of winning an LED Moonlight Bulkhead

LED Moonlight Bulkhead

Keep saving energy after energy savings ends with Fern-Howard’s LED Moonlight bulkhead. Fitted with a built-in photocell, the Moonlight delivers light where it is most needed most, saving an incredible 38% on energy bills.

In their latest online competition, Fern-Howard are giving away five of these energy efficient LED Moonlight bulkheads. Every new follower on Twitter will be in with a chance of winning one of these incredibly robust and reliable bulkheads. By following on Twitter, not only will you get your name draw into the Moonlight competition, you will also get the most up-to-date information from Fern-Howard on new products and events.

New from Draper Tools: Essential Tools for Electricians

Draper Tools

Draper Tools has introduced two high-quality new VDE tools to its range, both designed with the professional electrician in mind.
The 9 Piece Ergo Plus® VDE Approved Fully Insulated Plier & Screwdriver Set is the first of the new additions. Manufactured to DIN Standard and individually certified to EN 60900, this set is part of the Draper Expert range of tools, so it’s made to withstand frequent trade use.  
Each plier in the set is manufactured from special tool steel with the cutting edges additionally induction hardened for longevity. The screwdrivers are manufactured from hardened and tempered CRV steel with a chemically blacked finish. For maximum comfort fully insulated ergonomic soft grip handles are fitted to both the pliers and screwdrivers.

Epson to showcase extensive label range at the ED&I Expo 2017

Label works

NEC, Birmingham, September 6 – 7 2017, Stand 7

Epson will be demonstrating its complete LabelWorks range of printers at the inaugural ED&I Expo which takes place next month at Birmingham’s NEC.  


Epson’s LabelWorks handheld label printers are ideal for electrical and IT engineers, maintenance contractors, builders and plumbers.  Together with the Epson Label editor application on your mobile phone you can quickly and easily produce high visibility safety signage, magnetic labels and heat shrink wrap for tagging electrical equipment including, network comms cables, audio visual cables, pipes and machinery.


Dewalt XR flexvolt 54v range sets a new standard for cordless power tool performance

• New DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT power tool range offers the flexibility of cordless technology and mains equivalent power from a 54V battery

• Sustained all day operation for onsite heavy duty construction application, without cable inconvenience

• Wide range of 54V power tools to suit any job

• Cross-compatible with 18V tools, providing the complete cordless power tool system


DEWALT is launching the industry’s most powerful range of cordless power tools to guarantee sustained, all-day onsite performance without the need for mains power supply. 

CMD limited debuts new line-up of office products

Chip products

Offers Designers, Managers and Contractors Quick-Install Solutions to Integrate Power, Technology with Furniture

CMD Limited, the leading maker of custom commercial electrical power solutions since 1984, announced today the launch of its newest office product portfolio full of solutions for designers, managers and contractors to quickly, easily and attractively run power and technology with office furniture. CMD was acquired in January by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. of Sycamore, Illinois, United States. IDEAL® is a world leader in electrical power control and management. Its core business, wire connectors, are found in virtually any light switch or junction box in North America and around the world.

Olympia Tools unveils new website

Olympia Tools new website

Olympia Tools, the UK-based distributor and exporter of hand tools and workwear, has revamped its online presence.

The company's new website - - makes it easier to understand the sheer breadth of products available from the business.

These products include the Roughneck® brand of premium quality, professional tools.

Olympia Tools also offers products under a number of other brands such as Gorilla Bars®, the Wood Grenade® and the MUTT® (Multi Use Tough Tool).

Weatherproof accessories from a name you can trust!

Weatherproof accessories from a name you can trust!

Electrical safety specialists, GreenBrook, have developed a brand new range of weatherproof accessories, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range, to provide unparalleled levels of safety and practicality in both commercial and domestic applications.


Easy to install, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range has been designed to offer the highest levels of protection against the ingress of water and solid matter (IP66) to provide safe and efficient electrical connections in even the most arduous conditions.  Ideal for use in industrial environments, such as wash down areas, as well as in a whole host of commercial areas, and around the home.  The range includes single, twin and PowerBreaker RCD sockets, single and twin switches, timers and fused spurs.

#builtwithBosch to expand in 2017 Free tools for professionals selected as testers

Bosch testers

•   Success in 2016 sees Bosch extend its #builtwithBosch campaign throughout 2017

•  Testers trial the latest Bosch tools, tell the world – and then keep them, free of charge

•   All applicants are also entered into prize draws

Following the successful campaign in 2016, Bosch Professional announces it will run #builtwithBosch throughout 2017.


Making the best, slimmer

CK tools

Leading provider of quality hand tools, Carl Kammerling International, has extended its popular range of screwdrivers with the introduction of C.K dextroVDE Slim Screwdrivers, designed to provide quick and easy access to recessed screws and fixings. 

Already named the number one screwdriver brand chosen by electricians, the new C.K dextroVDE Slim Screwdrivers feature a slim shaft, while retaining all the features electricians value from the dextroVDE range.