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  • Plunge Saw vs Traditional Circular Saw
    For many trade professionals we get through our doors, the plunge saw has become a staple power tool for use both in the workshop and on-site. However, we do still get asked “what is the difference between a plunge saw and a circular saw?” and “why does the plunge saw cost so much more?” I have written this blog to highlight the fundamental differences between a circular saw and a plunge saw and explain why the plunge saw is often a better option.
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  • Not all mastic guns are the same!
    When dispensing materials from traditional mastic cartridges, which applicator gun do you use? There are various options with differing ‘thrust ratios’! The ‘thrust ratio’ is the gearing for the amount of effort required to dispense the material out of the tube. The higher the ratio, the easier it is to dispense the product… but it’s not quite as straightforward to simply select the highest ratio gun available. Other factors also come into the equation when choosing the ideal gun for your specific application.
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  • The Hidden Costs of Buying Power Tools
    Following on from my blog earlier this year about ‘the trials and tribulations of extended power tool warranties’, it got me thinking about how the whole process could be made so much easier for both customers and the power tool dealer. This led us to launch our #BestValueNoMessin Power Tool Package on 1st July 2016, where all tools purchased from Protrade at the stated offer price, are supported by extraordinary service levels.
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  • The Pursuit of Profits over Moral and Social Responsibilities
    The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) 2006/66/EC restricts the use of cadmium in the manufacture of batteries. Cadmium, a highly toxic substance, can be found in NiCAD or Ni-Cd batteries. If nickel-cadmium batteries find their way into landfill sites, the repercussions for the environment can be devastating.
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  • Extended Power Tool Warranties
    Registering a power tool to receive an extended warranty seems fairly straightforward …. so why do less than half actually get registered?
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