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IT’S YOUR MAGNETISM!

Magnetic tool and parts holding pads are certainly very versatile and useful – keeping the tools or components in place as you work.

However, Laser Tools reckon you should try this Laser Tools Racing-branded version (part number 8275)! Eighteen super-strong magnets embedded inside the 300 x 210mm nylon pad ensure that even heavy tools or parts are held securely. The pad holds up to 15kg, therefore Laser Tools claim that it will hold a brake disc vertically or upside-down (please don’t try that – ed!)

This magnetic pad ensures that when a ferrous tool or part is placed on it, even when More >

THIS IS ANOTHER CRACKER

Created to capture every detail, the MiVue™ 798 Pro dashcam provides 2.8K QHD 1600p footage with 145° wide-angle viewing and F1.8 aperture. Day or night, the high-quality camera captures everything, including registration plates* and tail-lights.

Designed with Sony’s high-quality STARVIS CMOS, the MiVue™ 798 Pro produces footage with superb contrast, clear and rich colours, even in low-light conditions. High video quality is quintessential, whether you want the footage to record memories to stay with you forever or to share with your insurance company for a claim.

MiVue™ 798 Pro provides Full HD 1080P footage at 60 fps. When compared with 30fps, this More >

FLOOR TO CEILING

Sealey’s four-shelf Extra-Wide Galvanised Steel Floor Cabinet is ideal for factory, workshop or even home garage use.

The GSC110385 is floor standing, has lockable double doors, comes supplied with four keys and is fitted with four adjustable shelves and base storage giving you space for all tools and devices. 

This cabinet features two rear wiring grommets that allow power-tool batteries and other devices to be charged while in storage.

View the full range and browse Sealey’s latest promotions at www.sealey.co.uk ENDS.

AIN’T GONNA WORK ON MAGGIE’S FARM NO MORE …

The products of the Japanese car care brand, Coating Farm are now available from Slim’s Detailing and I’ve been putting their Alpha Guard Ceramic Coating through its paces.

The product can be used as a standalone coating that is easy to use, gives outrageous gloss and also 9H scratch resistance. Unlike some products of this type you don’t need to use a special applicator block to apply it as all you do is spray it on (a little goes a long, long way, remember) and buff it off with a clean microfibre cloth.

It smells like a mix between petrol and paint More >

ON THE SHELF AT MACHINE MART AND NO BOLTS IN SIGHT!

With over forty models available, in a variety of sizes and colours, the range of Clarke boltless shelving combines tough steel construction with quick and easy set up for any garage, office, home or more.

Only a hammer is required to assemble these boltless shelving units, allowing for quick and easy assembly. These units feature adjustable shelf heights and can be assembled as a bench or corner unit too making them suitable for any room size.

When assembled, depending on the shelving model’s weight capacity, shelves will hold between 100kg and 1000kg per shelf.

The units come in a choice of colours and More >

ADD A BIT OF FINESSE TO YOUR WASH

Containing a highly effective blend of deep cleaning agents and progressive surfactants, Wash N Gloss is an extremely advanced car shampoo capable of safely breaking down, lifting and safely removing soiling, while leaving behind a durable layer of ceramic protection.

Infused with SiO2 rinse agents – designed to boost beading and extreme water behaviour – using this powerful cleaning formula is the easy way to clean, shine and add an ultra-hydrophobic ceramic coating, all at the wash stage.

Wash N Gloss is priced at £20 (1 Litre) and is available via www.autofinesse.com or one of their appointed stockists including www.slimsdetailing.co.uk ENDS.

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CLEAN FUEL EVERY TIME

Keeping fuel clean without unduly restricting flow and pressure is a tough trick, but one that FUELAB seems to have mastered.

Take its line of inline fuel filters as an example. All are machined from billet aluminium with machined internal radii for minimal pressure drop. The filters are available with a choice of filter elements.

The six-micron glassfibre element is compatible with all petrol, diesel and race fuels except nitro-methane and is recommended for carb and fuel injected engines running E85 or methanol. It’s recommended for filters located after the fuel pump.

The 10-micron paper element is perfect for carb and fuel injected engines running pump fuel, More >

THESE GUYS DO GOOD WORK

A company keeping a low profile but doing a great job is Basingstoke-based Classic Coachworks. Ian Castle’s operation (ably assisted by his son Ben and partner Belle Wednesday) act as agents for Tribute Automotive but put their own slant on things.

Among their kit packages, all body conversions based on BMW Z3 is the GT Hardtop, which to these eyes looks absolutely stunning. The quality of build is exemplary. Kits start at £5994 although they’ll build you one from £9500 INCLUDING a donor car.

The other models in their range are the GT Soft Top, Kobra, Cabrio Isabella and Le Mans Coupe. More >

DISH OUT A STRAIGHTENER

This is a handy little device to keep in your toolbox – the new brake pipe bender and straightening tool from Laser Tools (part number 8253). Small, but very capable and precise – it’s a specialist automotive pipe bender that features a triple-roller design and T-bar handle for controlled pipe forming without the risk of crushing.

The compact design and easy-to-use T-bar makes it ideal for on-vehicle use. Quickly produce smooth and accurate curves in small diameter pipes up to 6.35mm across a range of materials including copper and cupro-nickel. Can also be mounted in a vice.

Keep it in the top More >

CATALOGUE SHOPPING

The big new Machine Mart catalogue is out now and it is packed full of all the tools and equipment you need! Whether you’re a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional, you’re bound to find something for you!

Featuring over 400 price cuts and new products, the new 492-page spring/summer catalogue is a ‘must have’ for anyone seeking a huge choice of tools and equipment at unbeatable value.

With over 6000 items of tools and machinery in the new catalogue and a further 15,000 extra products online, you’ll be sure to find all the tools and machinery you need!

The NEW Machine Mart Spring-Summer More >