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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Which Drill Bit Should you be Using?

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Selecting the correct drill bit for your task isn’t just a case of choosing the right size, it’s about ensuring that you’ve got the right bit for the material you’re drilling. You’ll find that there are three standard types of drill bits available – wood bits, metal bits and masonry bits. Although bits designed for… Read more »

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How to Clean your Work Boots

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Working on-site can be tough on any piece of PPE (personal protection equipment), but for our boots, which are in constant use, it’s a level of stress that’s hard to directly quantify. Think about it for a moment. From the very moment you put them on in the morning until the second you take them… Read more »

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What We Mean by Quality Tools and Equipment

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At MAD4TOOLS, we’ve always stood for the same three things; quality, affordability and customer service. They’re the three elements which have helped us grow into the major tool and equipment supplier we are today, and we’re extremely proud of them. However, when it comes to ‘quality’, we worry that customers don’t quite know what we… Read more »

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Brighten up Your Work Area

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From the early sunsets of Britain’s winter to night-jobs and subterranean work, there are plenty of reasons why you need to employ additional lighting in your working environment. The only real issue is which type of lighting is right for you? A torch will certainly do the job for some tasks, but they’re not ideal… Read more »

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