Stripping paint and rust from a chassis is a fairly regular kitcar task and it can be a proper nightmare job.

Eastwood’s new Surface Conditioning Tool has a rotating drum and a high-torque, ball-bearing-driven motor with (it says here!) hardened spur gears.

Speed is controlled via a six-position rotary knob and trigger control while a drum guard enclosure and solidly mounted; D’ handle hopefully give protection against maiming yourself.

Priced at £364.70 inc VAT it is available now from or 0800 281 182 ENDS.