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TWIST AND GO

Facom is expanding its hugely popular Protwist® range with the addition of nut drivers available in 14 different sizes.

Facom’s Protwist® range already boasts a wide assortment of screwdrivers catering for every mechanical requirement, from electrical work, engineering and maintenance to industries as demanding as aerospace and laboratory. With this latest addition, the brand aims to ensure that the range continues to meet the needs of professionals across a variety of sectors.

The durable soft polyurethane handle of the 74A range of nut spinners is abrasion and corrosion-resistant. It offers excellent grip and provides the technician with maximum torque and feel during use, while the polyamide core resists shock, greatly reducing user fatigue.

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USE YOUR ‘LED’

LED Autolamps, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle LED lighting solutions, introduces its latest addition to the range. This brand new licence plate lamp with black housing features a tough polycarbonate lens with an ABS base for extra durability, and four super bright SMD LEDs so that they can clearly be seen.

The lamps are 100 per cent waterproof, come as standard in 12-24 Vdc input voltage with 23 cm of hard-wired cable, and backed by a five-year warranty. These LEDs use exceptionally low power consumption and have a current draw of only 0.07 Amps @13.8 volts and 0.05 Amps @28 More >

IT’S GRIPPING

Staying true to its ethos of manufacturing good quality hand tools at an affordable price, Britool Expert has added two brand new sets of robust, yet cost-effective pliers to its range.

Available in three-piece (E080804B) and four-piece configurations (E080805B), both sets include 180mm combination pliers, 160mm engineers cutting pliers and 200mm long-nose pliers, with the four-piece set including the addition of 250mm twin slip-joint multigrip pliers.

All pliers feature soft-grip ergonomic handles to facilitate comfortable sustained use.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert, says: “We designed our new plier sets to complement the expanding range aimed at electricians and electronic engineers, More >

ROSE AND CROWN?

The crown wheel and pinion (CWP) ratio is one of the main variables controlling the overall gearing on a rear wheel drive car, which means that changing it has a significant effect on a vehicle’s performance.

It’s extremely important to select the optimal ratio suited to engine characteristics and vehicle speed requirements, whether it’s for a road-based trackday car or an outright competition machine that requires fine tuning of performance from circuit-to-circuit.

This is why leading high performance automotive drivetrain manufacturer Quaife Engineering is already experiencing strong demand for the Tran-X crown wheel and pinion (CWP) ratio sets, designed for the ‘English’, More >

WHEELY VERY NICE

Don’t get caught out this winter! Wolfrace has this year’s winter woes covered with an extended range of high quality winter alloy wheels and tyres at affordable prices.

More and more motorists are discovering the benefits of winter wheels and tyres and following the success of last year’s programme, Wolfrace – the leading alloy wheel brand, has extended their range of inclement weather products for 2012.

Wolfrace’s range of winter-specific alloy wheels includes designs such as Como, Davos, Campo and Salerno – all are made in Germany, have a five-year warranty and are complete with the much sought after TUV certification – More >

STICK SOME HONEY IN IT

The mantra of engine care guru STP, focused on maximising engine and fuel efficiency, takes on a new dimension with the launch of their latest generation Complete Fuel System Cleaner.

The most advanced fuel additive available is stronger, better and more efficient than its predecessor and is specially formulated to clean the entire fuel system, with the emphasis on all fuel delivery components and all combustion areas.

STP claim that by simply adding a 400ml bottle of STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner to a full tank of fuel every 4000 miles helps restore the vehicle’s fuel system to optimum operating condition by More >

LIGHTING UP TIME

During this period of austerity, councils up and down the country, in an attempt to save money, are taking the decision to switch street lights off; plunging many motorists into darkness.

Some councils first started to switch street lights off back in 2007. Since then the number of authorities taking such action has grown. Out of 27 councils, 21 have now switched off some street lights after midnight or turned some off altogether. Councils are favouring turning the lights off between the hours of midnight and 5am.

As a result drivers may struggle to see objects, hazards and other road users clearly.

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QUICK CHANGE ABILITY

Dremel recognises the need for users to be able to change accessories quickly and easily when working on a project. So, the company has set up a system to help you do just that!

Under the new ‘EZ system’ (pronounced “Eee Zee”), Dremel has developed features such as the EZ Twist Nose Cap, plus special Quick Change accessories under the name EZ SpeedClic.

The Dremel EZ SpeedClic system enables quick, easy and keyless accessory changes – no need anymore for a wrench to tighten and loosen the collet. At its heart the unique, patented, screw-less mandrel allows a keyless wheel change, with no need for More >

CRIMP TO FIT

A new insulated crimping tool is now available to compliment Britool Expert’s competitively-priced range of electrical tooling.

The E050301B crimping tool features three separate crimping dies with a range 0.4 to 6mm², catering for most common connector sizes. A double-crimp profile is integrated to allow both contact and insulation crimping in one step, and enables use with PVC, PC and polyamide insulated connectors.

Designed for prolonged use, the tool features a rugged design with ergonomically-shaped handles. To ensure long-term reliability, Britool Expert has tested the new crimping tool to 25,000 cycles.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert, said: “Our mission with More >

GRAVELLY TOOLCHESTS?

The World Rally Championship (WRC) comes to Great Britain for round 10 in September 2012. Eight-time champion, Sébastien Loeb, driving Citroën’s Facom-sponsored DS3 WRC rally car, will undoubtedly be looking to extend his lead at this famous stage, which has been held in Wales since the WRC was established in 1973.

As an official sponsor and tool supplier of the Citroën team, Facom celebrated this successful partnership by launching a limited-edition range of WRC-themed products earlier in the season, which the company is keen to publicise in advance of Wales Rally GB.

Limited edition WRC 7-Drawer Toolbox – List price £1347.05 inc More >