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Birchwood Price Tools has unveiled Matt Hunt as its new Managing Director.

Matt, 42, has joined the Nottingham-based workwear, tools and site equipment business from Rexel, where he was MD for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.

His arrival will signal a new focus and direction for BPT’s market-leading brands Scruffs workwear, Defender lighting and power distribution, Van Vault security solutions and Rhino heating, cooling and drying.

TOOLBANK Spring Trade Shows 2017

If you are interested in having a stand at any of these shows, please contact TOOLBANK on the contact details above.

Reisser Screws – Look Sharp!

WhyBuy..? Premium quality screws; Comprehensive range; Anti-split design; Easy start/drive thread; Corrosion protected

Reisser Screws – Look Sharp!

I am very familiar with Reisser screws – having been tempted to buy a ‘Handy Pack’ of Cutter screws in common sizes to fit into my site workbox. In my experience the Reisser Cutter screws are high quality performance woodscrews with enough features to appeal to a wide audience. 

The MudGun from National Abrasives No Fuss Drywall Taping and Repairs

The basis of the MudGun is the gun itself. It is like a larger sealant gun. This is the basic “mud delivery system”. Both kits come with two nozzles - one for flat joints and the other for inside corners. There is also a 7 inch finishing head, a T-adaptor, an inside corner smoothing tool and a cleaning brush. 

CAMPINGAZ Garden Torches – Fiery Weed Control

I am the world’s worst gardener, and what I always look for is a quick and easy solution to weedkilling.Chemical weedkillers seem to offer what seems to me a thorough solution to regrowth, but they are sometimes not indicated when animals and children are around, so the CAMPINGAZ garden torch offered a different solution to my weeds. 

TIMco C2 Multi-Purpose Screws

TIMco (T I Midwood and Co Ltd) was established in 1970 and was in the business of importing and wholesaling screws, fastenings, fixings and power tool accessories. By 2016 it had a workforce of approximately 110 and a multimillion-pound turnover. The company also owns the Addax brand of specialist power tools and in 2010 acquired FirmaHold, a leading brand in collated nails and fuel cells. This shows that TIMco is a well-established supplier with deep connections in the fastenings and fixings business.


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