All Handheld Tools/Workshop Tools Articles

Power to hand - the latest demolition hand tools
There may be a continuing effort in the industry to make ever-greater use of machine-mounted attachments, but there will always be some situations where only hand carried tools will do the job. D&Ri reports on some of the latest power tools to come onto the market
Power tool round-up
Manufacturers are deploying advanced electronics and innovative mechanicals to make powered hand tools more effective and safer.
Dewalt's mega-launch
DeWalt is extending its use of Lithium-Ion battery technology in its power tools and is also entering the plunge saw market for the first time. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s recent product launch in the UK.
Belle launches low vibration breakers
Belle Group has introduced a new range of low vibration breakers. Ray Neilson, Belle’s managing director, told IRN than the BHB2025X breaker has a hand-arm vibration (HAV) of just over 7.0 m/s2, and that the new models had twice the break-out force and double the compression of the older versions.
Husqvarna buys floor saws
Husqvarna has announced the acquisition of US concrete saw producer Meco (Masterpiece Engineering Company) based in Phoenix, Arizona. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, should be finalised by the end of this month.
DeWalt launches wide range of new power tools
Power tool manufacturer DeWalt unveiled a wide range of new products at its annual UK dealer event in Birmingham in early January.
Ramirent trials Bosch attachments link-up
Ramirent's Karlskrona depot in Sweden is trialing a new arrangement for selling power tool consumables. The company is working with a single supplier – Robert Bosch – to consolidate virtually all its power tool drill bits, saw blades and other tool consumables.
Quiet generators
Italian manufacturer Mase has enlarged its welder/generator range with its 5 kVA MW 180 DS model. Launched in May, a 3000 rpm Yanmar L100 AE engine drives the sound-proofed model, rated at 72 dB(A) at 7 m.
DeWalt launches power tools
Power tool manufacturer DeWalt unveiled a wide range of new products at its annual UK dealer event in Birmingham in early January.
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