The Van Vault Range – Everything you Need to Know

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When it comes to security for your tools and valuables on the move, there’s one brand which represents the very last word: Van Vault. Launched in 1998 as the UK’s first purpose-built range of mobile security containers, the Van Vault has become a ubiquitous helper in the battle against opportunistic criminals. Today they help protect… Read more »

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Introducing the OX Tools Range

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At MAD4TOOLS, quality is never far from the front of our minds. It’s what drives us forward, helps our customers achieve their goals and keeps them coming back time after time. We put immense value in bringing only the best to our customers, even going as far as to scrutinise every brand and product before… Read more »

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Buckler Boots – Tough as Nails

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Buckler Boots were born out of frustration. Frustration that the work boots available in 1997 were sub-standard in almost every respect one could expect a pair of boots to be. Constructed from poor, low quality materials (a holdover from drab, cheap work boots of yesteryear), they were cold, uncomfortable steel toe capped beasts, replete with… Read more »

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The Benefits of Thermal Underwear

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It might not be breaking news to you, but there’s no doubting that around this time of year the weather takes a serious turn for the worse. Ice cold wind, driving rain, sleet and snow can put a serious dent in your mood, not to mention your ability to work on site. Yes, for those… Read more »

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Benefits of LED Lighting

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In many circles, LED lighting is seen as the future. It’s already replaced incandescent bulbs in homes, cars and factories, and it’s heading for near total ubiquity. That’s also true in the trade, where LED work lights and flashlights are amongst the fastest growing sectors around, with countless hobbyists and professionals discovering the advantages that… Read more »

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How to Recycle your Power Tools and Electrical Equipment

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When it comes to DIY or trade work, trying to get a job done without electric equipment is an exercise in extreme patience. From drills to saws and hammers to pumps, the modern worksite is made exceptionally efficient by the use of power tools. Don’t believe us? Try to spend a day using manual tools… Read more »

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Safety Boots: A Beginners Buying Guide

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Current UK regulation requires PPE (personal protection equipment) be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker. However, whilst that’s great news for employees, it can mean plenty of headaches for employers. Take safety boots, for example. With a dizzying variety of safety footwear on the market, deciding which footwear is right for… Read more »

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How to Stop your Tools Being Stolen

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Having your tools stolen is more than just an expensive inconvenience, it’s a violation of our lives, and enough to seriously rock any builder. Just ask anyone who’s had their belongings taken from them and they’ll tell you how uncomfortable it feels. For those of us working within the trade, our tools are the lifeblood… Read more »

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Your Guide to Lithium-Ion Powered Tool Terminology

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Whether we’re talking about your smartphone, laptop, electric toothbrush or even your car, we’re talking about the same battery technology keeping them working as they should be – lithium-ion (Li-Ion). This once expensive and rare battery technology is, today, the most commonly used rechargeable battery technology in the world. All of which means that, of… Read more »

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