New to the Laser Tools range is this multi-purpose blade sharpener (part number 8408), suitable for use on a wide range of blades found in the office, workshop, home, or garden.

Four sharpening tools are included to cover a range of different blade types — suitable for use on knives, scissors, shears, cutters, pruners, loppers and secateurs.

The sharpener features a TRP synthetic rubber non-slip handle with an integral hand guard to protect fingers. The end of the handle unscrews to reveal a container of anti-corrosion oil and a handy application sponge to apply oil to maintain the sharpener blades and protect More >


Gtechniq, the company behind products such as Crystal Serum and Exo Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating, has released the third iteration of the ever-popular Smart Fabric for sale online and through all good independent stockists.

The all-new Smart Fabric still delivers the same superb hydrophobic properties of its predecessor but now has the added enhancement of anti-mould and anti-mildew technology.

Preventing mould and mildew growth is crucial as once these microbes take hold of a fabric surface, they can be difficult to remove and can even start to degrade the fabric. Laboratory tests confirm that version 3 of the Smart Fabric repels water More >


Two popular Clarke frame-mounted petrol generators are now back in stock, bolstering Machine Mart’s already extensive generator range.

The Clarke PG3800A EURO5 3kVA 230V Petrol Generator is a versatile unit, with two x 230V sockets that make it ideal for domestic and leisure use. This can include catering, stalls and school events, with the four-stroke, 5.6hp engine providing a reliable source of power where needed. This unit also comes with Automatic Voltage Regulation that enables the use of sensitive electrical equipment such as TVs and laptops.

The PG3800A has a large 15-litre tank that provides 8.2 hours running at ¾ load and More >


Lots of companies sell performance brake components for kitcar use. One of the best I find is Chorley-based PBS (Performance Brake Solutions).

They supply upgraded brake pads for a variety of cars including myriad Ford fitments and Mazda MX-5. Three ranges are available: Pro Race, Pro Track and Pro Comp.

PBS also has performance pads to fit other aftermarket brake suppliers’ products such as those of Alcon, AP, CompBrake, HiSpec and Wilwood.

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Summit Racing™ Ultra Light Fuel Pump Pushrod for Chevy Made from billet aluminium and weighing just 60gm, the Summit Racing™ Ultra Light Fuel Pump Pushrod is 88gm lighter than a factory mechanical fuel pump pushrod. This helps eliminate fuel cavitation and starvation at high RPM.

The pushrod has bronze tips on each end to reduce wear and works with flat tappets and roller camshafts. It fits Gen I small block and big block Chevy and is recommended for racing use only.

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Now have a look at this nifty new wheel nut socket from Laser Tools – one socket that actually fits four wheel-nut sizes! It’s a 1/2in drive, double-ended wheel-nut socket (part number 8458), that features a spring-loaded insert at each end that enables it to accommodate four different-sized wheel nuts in total: 17, 19, 21 and 22mm.

This innovative space-saving design cuts down on the number of tools needed to be carried and is ideal where storage space is limited.

Each end includes an internal sliding socket insert that moves out of the way when the larger size is required, provided two More >


Thinking of going solar for your security lights?

The highly effective Defender Max II Solar Security Light is a simple-to-use, outdoor solar-powered floodlight with a motion sensor function, denying potential intruders the benefit of operating in the shadows. It produces an extremely bright 850-lumens of light from 80 super bright white LEDs. It requires zero mains power, has zero running costs and does not require installation by an electrician.

This exceptionally durable light is made with robust casting aluminium and is fully IP44 waterproof rated, ensuring it’s resilient and reliable through any weather.

The Defender Max II Solar Security Light includes a solar More >


Whether you’re driving an air-cooled VW kitcar, a trike or a full-bodied classic sometimes the suspension needs an extra helping hand to keep the wheels and tyres turning freely, away from the arch enemy.

One way to add some extra stiffness, or subtly adjust the ride height is to install a decent coil over shock absorber, aiding the aged OE torsion bar set up in its job of supporting the vehicle’s weight.

These black and chrome ‘double eyelet’ coil-overs come from custom parts manufacturer SSP and are suitable for fitment on a number of air-cooled VW vehicles, including Beetle and Bus, depending More >


The PAAA launches ‘SMART’ Campaign -for Safe Modification And Responsible Tuning

The Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association, the professional body and trade federation that represents the interests and values of the performance tuning industry unveiled its ‘SMART’ initiative at the Autosport International Show, 2023. The SMART campaign, which stands for Safe Modification and Responsible Tuning looks to set a quality standard for aftermarket components and their suppliers that can be easily recognised by consumers, legislators, insurers and law-enforcement alike.

In response to the changing market and pressures applied on the industry by motor manufacturers and government legislation, the SMART campaign has been introduced to provide More >


Redhorse Performance builds a lot of quality into its AN hose, fittings, and other performance plumbing components. The company does its design work in-house and CNC-machines every part to very tight tolerances. Redhorse is so sure its stuff is so good, it backs all fittings and adapters with a limited lifetime warranty.

Swivel-Seal AN Hose Ends Redhorse Performance swivel-seal AN hose ends have a double-swivel design for easy clocking and double Viton O-ring seals for leak-free performance with a wide range of fuel and fluids. The 6061 T6 aluminium hose ends are cut on CNC machine turning centres for superior thread strength and More >