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Reviews at a glance

Buckler Boots – KEZ and EAZY Hit the Road

Why Buy?

  • New sole design gives good grip
  • VERY comfortable
  • Meets all safety specs
  • Lightweight and fashionable

Safety Footwear is a No-Brainer

Nowadays, there really isn’t a good reason not to invest in a pair of safety shoes - there is a huge range of very good ones available at very good prices, in all sizes and many styles to suit just about anyone.

I was pleased to welcome the KEZ trainer and EAZY boot from Buckler Boots to my boot rack.  They have been launched only this summer, and are designed for the lighter use end of the market – light trades, driving, indoor maintenance and factory floor wear. This end of the market has different needs from the real heavy duty applications – the shoes and boots need to be lighter, and more in line with fashion trends.

The KEZ

The first shoes I tried on for review were the KEZ . First impressions were great – they came fully laced and simply by loosening the laces a bit they could be slid onto my feet. The padded inside “soccerball” linings of the KEZ makes for instant comfort, and even my wide feet had enough room despite the fact that the shoes looked a lot like ordinary trainers.

They also feel quite light – not at all ”clompy” – you can actually walk quietly and lightly around indoors and they feel like trainers.

I went the whole day and the rest of the week wearing the KEZ without really noticing I had them on my feet – the sign of true comfort I think.

The upper is black KPU with a composite toecap and the Buckstop anti-static, anti-penetration, non-metallic midsole. It is heat (300 degree C) and oil resistant and is 100% non-metallic with a certified rubber slip resistant, non-marking sole and anti- scuff toecap. The all-important EN S1HRO SRC certification has been met in full, so users can take comfort that they are indeed ‘proper’ safety shoes despite the fashionable looks of them.

 

The EAZY BK

The EAZY boot style has the same design origins as the KEZ, in the sense that it is designed to look a bit less work boot and a lot more ‘fashionable’. The uppers are largely made of leather, and I am quite a sucker for the use of leather in footwear because I tend to find it more comfortable and ‘breathable’ than completely man made materials.  (I must admit the EAZY is changing my mind on this – a longer term wearing of both EAZY and KEZ might give me more info)

EAZY is also aimed at a similar audience – basically lighter trades that often work indoors where the non-marking sole is quite important.

The soles of both EAZY and KEZ are works of art in themselves because they have several areas designed to do different things. For example, the front and back sections of the sole have angular sipes that give extra grip on toes and heels for those occasions when the shoes are being worn outdoors. And it also has a large section in the middle, with deep ribs that provide easy grip on flat surfaces with a slightly raised heel for comfort.

Of course, the sole is also heat, oil, water and slip resistant, anti-static and meets the EN S3 HRO SRC certified requirements.

With a steel toecap there is a bit more of an obvious swell on the toe area of the boot, but I found that the cushion comfort insole made my feet feel safe and secure.

Buckler Boots are new to me, but my experience of them tells me that they are comfortable and well specified – they do the job well.  The list of testimonials from other users is a long one too, so Buckler Boots are definitely worth a look.

CAT Portable Generator – Electric Results

Why Buy?

  • Powerful with big power outputs, 18.5hr run time
  • 115 or 230v
  • AC and DC
  • Portable using wheelbarrow style handle

 

After experiencing the CAT RP 4400 Low Power Generator Set, I now have a more flexible interpretation of portable. Once the wheels are added, the CAT does indeed become portable. One person, even me with a slightly bad back, can easily wheel it about and get it up a few steps and through a standard doorway. Clearly this is enough portability for its intended use on worksites, and where back-up power is needed. The wide treaded never-flat wheels are big enough to allow it to be manoeuvred over even softer surfaces like grass and unmade paths.

The RP4400 is the most powerful genset in a small series of three machines that are intended to cover a range of demands from small users for serious power in workplaces, on smallholdings and back-up power for the home.

With its maximum output of 4400W the CAT will power anything from TVs to power tools, so it is really flexible.

Powered by a modern and reliable 300cc four stroke engine that will produce the required power at a pretty unstrained noise and 3000 RPM rev level, it is also quiet enough that it won’t deafen you even when you are quite close to it.

The genset produces AC voltage of 115 or 230v at 50Hz frequency, and it has AVR or Automatic Voltage Regulation that is needed for the safe use of modern electrical equipment.

According to the specs, a full tank of fuel should last up to 18.5 hours – enough to get you through a full dark night in Scotland in midwinter. Filling the tank is easy since the fuel cap and tank are located on the top of the machine. Removing the metal cap reveals a fuel filter – an absolute necessity when filling from fuel containers that can be more easily contaminated with sediment etc. The fuel gauge, also on top of the tank, gives an adequate reading of the fuel available.

Handily, all the controls and power outlets are located on one end of the generator.

The controls are simple and self-explanatory, and a handy quick guide is mounted on the fuel tank for easy reference and is also supplied with the comprehensive instruction booklet. I guess it would be a good idea to keep it in its plastic bag and keep it near the generator at all times. (All manuals are also available as PDF download from www.cat.com/homeandoutdoor)

On the other side of the machine is a foldable, two-position tubular steel handle. This can be locked into its positions with a pin. The handle and the wheels are the keys in making the RP4400 portable. Acting like wheelbarrow handles, the weight of the machine is largely over the wheels, so it is easier to move.

Examining the frame revealed that it is a simple, but very strong space frame, made from steel tubing welded together. It provides a solid base on which to attach the motor and generator, as well as providing good protection for the vital bits when it encounters the inevitable bumps and bangs of the work site.

I guess you could still use this generator as a portable power source at a craft fair – but it would be at home powering several stalls and even more lights. And in winter maybe even powering a heater or two for stallholders.

 

Mirka DEROS and Abranet Ace Abrasives - Perfect Partners?

DEROS – Direct Electric Random Orbital Sander

The Mirka DEROS 5650CV 125/150 Orbit 5.0 Case UK – its full title – is a well specified and thoroughly modern sander – and its price reflects this. But it is also very well made, versatile enough to fit into a large number of work scenarios, both on site and in the workshop, and it reflects most of the current developments in sanding technology. So once again it is a case that you get what you pay for.

A Brief Run Down of Specs

  • Integrated vibration sensor
  • 5mm oscillation
  • Powerful brushless motor
  • Constant speed electronics
  • Built-in motor brake
  • Soft start
  • Motor speed control lever
  • Improved dust collection backing
  • Left or right handed use – or two handed use
  • Lightest machine on the market
  • General or specialised sanding
  • 125 or 150mm sanding pad options
  • Performance comparable to a standard 500w electric ROS

It has an integrated vibration sensor that can be connected via Bluetooth and the myMirka app (downloadable via Google Play and the Apple app store) that monitors exposure to vibration. Sanding machines rely on a vibratory movement in order to work, so it is clear that users will be subject to some hand/arm vibration. 

And it is actually so compact and light that it is simply easier to handle and manipulate when sanding. The on/off switch is inset into the body and the operator simply pushes down the lever on top of the body to start sanding. This lever invites left or right handed use, and when it is released the sander stops very quickly due to the motor brake.

The Abrasives?

Mirka is well known for its development of net-based abrasives. The hook and loop backing is efficient enough to give a good grip on the sanding pad as well as allowing dust to be vacuumed clear.

I was given three types of abrasives to compare – Abranet, Abranet Ace and Abranet Ace HD – but users have an excellent choice depending on what they are sanding. I have used simple Abranet discs a lot, even on my other random orbital sanders and I have always managed to get an excellent and, more to the point, quick finish on my work. An easy task it would seem, since I mostly sand wood and manmade boards. If I have a small criticism of the discs it would be that I mess up the rims of the discs because I sand too close to edges.

Abranet Ace abrasives were developed for more demanding sanding applications. I tried it on beech, elm and oak and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I could get a decent result. If I could put a figure on it, I reckoned I could get a comparable result about 20 to 25% quicker than using my ‘standard’ abrasive discs on my ‘standard’ ROS. 

The Abranet Ace HD discs I was sent even looked slightly different from the above mentioned ones. The ceramic grains seemed to be a bit more prominent and attached to the disc so that the abrasive surface was more noticeable. On the back the net also looked woollier and deeper with very pronounced gaps in the net structure that would clearly allow the sanding dust to be quickly cleared through it. I tried some 40 and 60 grit discs to sand down a large area of wall that had to be prepared for painting. I have to say that the results were very impressive – to the point where I actually went up a few grades so that the sanding wouldn’t be too aggressive and destroy the plaster surface. I tried something similar on painted wood and the job literally took a few minutes to clear the frame of a door back to the wood through several layers of old paint. Impressive – and time saving.

Perfect Partners?

The answer is of course, a definite yes. Having a lightweight and very efficient sander combined with some hard working and effective sanding discs is a winning combination. In truth, I am going to miss the DEROS a great deal when it goes back because I can genuinely say that it has saved me time and effort on the jobs I did with it. Hopefully I can hang onto it a few weeks longer……

 

 

Why Buy?

  • Lightweight
  • Modern
  • Controllable
  • Monitorable
  • Very efficient
  • Combine with discs for excellent results
  • Easy to use
  • Symmetrical design for L and R users

 

Wera 2go Helps us to Get Organised

Why Buy..?

  • Stylish and practical
  • Well designed for easy carrying of a range of tools
  • System built for versatility
  • Strong nylon manufacture for long service life.

Regular users of Wera tools will know that the brand is well known for its systemisation. The tools are designed to work together to help users to maintain some semblance of organisation. Wera does this with careful tool presentation in wallets etc, and by making tool identification as easy as possible.

But wouldn’t it be good to have a quick method of carrying the tools – perhaps gathered from the workshop as well as the van – in a way that keeps them all organised, together and in an easy-to-carry (including up a ladder!) format? As ever, Wera designers are ahead of us, with the launch of the new 2go System.

I will start with what I think is the basic piece, the 2go 1 - a semi-rigid piece of strong black nylon fabric folded in the middle with four faces. Inside and out it is covered with big patches of hook and loop material. Over the fold there is a loop handle sewn in, and to this can be attached an adjustable shoulder strap. In this form the 2go 1 is a blank canvas onto which many other things can be easily attached. Users who already have other Wera tools, like the rigid-walleted Zyklop and socket sets, will be able to attach these to the 2go 1 on both sides, since they have the necessary hook and loop strips on them.

The most distinctive part of the 2go set in my view is the 2go 2. It consists of three pieces – the shoulder strap, the tool caddy pouch and the big, rigid box. This case is 35cm wide, 34cm tall and 11cm deep. The front, back and sides have hook and loop material attached. The front panel can also be folded down for easy access, and the folded panel also has hook and loop attached. This increases the user’s ability to attach the wallets needed, as well as being able to work from the open case.

A similar arrangement on the lid, which can be folded right back flat, means that wallets can be attached here too.

The fact that the case has a big, flat base to enable it to stand upright on an even surface is also really helpful.

It wouldn’t be out of place to carry a small cordless drill driver and spare battery in the spacious main body of the case, but the third part of the 2go 2 comes into its own here. This is a tool caddy with adjustable compartments and its own nylon handle that is perfect for carrying the myriad different screwdrivers we need to have with us these days. And since the screwdrivers can be arranged handle-up, we can take advantage of the fact that Wera drivers can be easily identified by the engraved marks on the tops of the handles, and their new Tool Finder colour code system, thus saving time and hassle.

The padded, adjustable shoulder strap has strong nylon lock-on clips that attach to the tool case so that it can be carried easily, or even taken up a ladder.

The last piece of the set is the 2go 3. This is simply a large, rigid wallet, about 32cm long, 14cm high and 8cm deep with its own small carry handle sewn in. It is a great ‘hold all’ for spanners, pliers, cutters and even a small hammer. A wide strip of hook and loop on the back of the case means that it is equally at home attached to the 2go 2 or the 2go 1, or attached to a space in the van or workshop.

Fein-Dustex-35-MX-AC-Extractor

Portable M Class Extraction for Improved Dust Safety

WhyBuy..?

  • Portable M class dust extraction
  • Highly mobile
  • Powerful suction
  • Will clean up your site as well as extract from machines
  • Good set of tools as part of the package

Cleaning up on many worksites and workshops still consists of a sweep round with a broom, thus actually raising the dust levels considerably. More recently, trades have been adopting vacuum extraction for power tools and then for the final clear up of the client’s floor. What we need are M or H class vacuum extractors if we really want to do a good job of cleaning up dust from source.

What impressed me with the Fein Dustex 35MX AC was the power of its suction. It really is an efficient machine with lots of airflow to keep the work area clean – whether it is from a circular saw or a static machine like a router table. It is also remarkably well behaved and easy to use because it has been well designed and thought out in the first place. It is the sort of machine that will be used because it is not a hassle to get it connected, or change from one function to another.

It has 5 metres of a ‘proper’ tough 35mm diameter corrugated hose and about 7 metres of heavy-duty rubberised electric cable, making the ‘working circle’ about 12 metres – enough for much site work. These also make it easy to position the vac out of the way for avoiding trip hazards.

Controls on the 35 MX are easy to understand and operate. There is a dial for adjusting the hose diameter if needed - up to 50mm diameter down to 15mm for use on small hoses needed for smaller power tools. The suction rate can be adjusted too – some things don’t need full power to extract properly. There is also a switch for auto cleaning.

Movement of the machine is pretty easy on its four wheels (front wheels are braked) and the back wheels are big enough to run over rough stuff and be easier when going upstairs.

Another little touch is that the top of the filter housing is shaped flat to hold a typical Fein toolcase so that tools and extraction can travel together.

Accessories are generous and suitable for workshop or site use. The two-part tubular pole can have a floor cleaner, nozzle or brush fitting on it and all the press fits are safe and secure, and dust free. The base can be lined with a plastic bag or paper dust bag for safer emptying and disposal of waste, and of course you can collect water with it straight into the base.

I used it both on site and in my workshop. In the workshop it kept the router table surface clean and dust free despite having to be connected via an adaptor. The noise levels are not bad and cleaning floors at the end of the day was a doddle. On site the client asked to have a go with it because her domestic cleaner was making no impression on the dust left by the decorators and their rather pathetic vacuum cleaner. Even the decorators asked about it once they noticed how efficient the clean-up was and it gave me an opportunity to tell them a bit more about adequate dust protection. A paper mask won’t always cut it!

There are lots of things to like about this machine and in my view it should definitely be on a shortlist of M class vacuums now that we should all be doing something about workplace dust.

Bosch Builds-in Connectivity

The Future for Tools Too?

Why Buy..?

  • Modern ergo design
  • New cool battery technology
  • Bosch Connected Range of tools
  • Bosch ToolBox App enabled

It seems as though we need ‘Smart’ everything nowadays, and in this regard, Bosch has taken the lead by introducing a small range of six connected tools for what they amusingly call the ‘Millennitool Generation.’

The basis of the tool connectivity is the well-established Bluetooth model for sending or receiving data. While Bluetooth doesn’t have a long range (about 30m with no obstacles in the way) it is nevertheless a very handy way of connecting.

Loading the Bosch Toolbox App is simple and I found it commendably simple to use. By pressing the drill’s trigger, thereby activating the Bluetooth signal, I was very soon informed of the exact model of drill on my screen and that the battery needed charging! By clicking on the image of the drill a whole lot of information, from run times to kickback activations is available on the menu so that you can get a really detailed picture of how the drill has been used. The perfect way to check up on the people who borrow your tools or indeed, valuable info for a service department.

Since the connectivity module is an option, users can choose to buy into it or not. However, I offer this observation: having had the opportunity to observe the performance and capability of the drill after a couple of weeks, I became fascinated with the ability to change and control it, look at usage patterns and generally keep an eye on it.

It is clear that Bosch has put some thought into choosing the other tools that are part of the ‘connected’ range. The new range of GCL 2-50 C and CG Professional Line lasers, available since the beginning of April, have a few features that would make my life easier. For example, with the laser in locked position and fixed to a firm base, it would be possible to move the laser beam by using a smartphone as a control – even if you are perched on a ladder on the other side of the room tracking the laser beam’s position.

Some of the other ‘connected tools’ are the GSB 18V-85 Professional Combi drill and drill drivers, and the GWS 18V-125 Professional angle grinder. These have state-of-the-art EC brushless motors and electronic control systems to prevent kickback and overheating.

Bosch clearly wants its users to embrace the ‘Millennitools’ and their connectivity and avoid being stuck in ‘Neandertool’ times. I like innovation, not always for its own sake, and I can see that Bosch’s connectivity system, because it is so flexible and future-proofed, will be widely adopted.

ZIPP Mini Air Sander from Master Abrasives

Dinky Sanding With Fine Control

Why Buy..?

  • Air power is efficient and economical
  • Flexible easily mounted discs
  • Good variety of discs for different jobs
  • Handy carry case

Master Abrasives, based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, aims to cover the specialist needs in UK industries for abrasives, machinery and grinding. Working to ISO standard 9001, the company has set a benchmark for others in the UK to follow.

I was sent the ZIPP Mini Air Sander. It comes in a self-contained custom case with all the discs and pads needed to prepare a panel for finishing and painting, for example. This is what you get in the case:

  • 3" Mini Sander (ZP386A) 1pc
  • Medium Density Holder Pad 1pc
  • 60 Grit MASTER Zirconium Quick Change Sanding Disc 10 pcs
  • 80 Grit MASTER Zirconium Quick Change Sanding Disc 10 pcs
  • 120 Grit MASTER Zirconium Quick Change Sanding Disc 10 pcs
  • Coarse Surface Conditioning Quick Change Disc 1pc
  • Medium Surface Conditioning Quick Change Disc 1pc
  • Fine Surface Conditioning Quick Change Disc 1pc

It was of course the little ZIPP Mini Sander that really caught my eye – it is indeed mini – just big enough to fit into one hand. It feels heavy and robust, with a good quality rubberised grip, a black trigger just big enough for one finger, and a speed control button on the back above the handle. Exhaust air is ejected downwards from the bottom of the handle, above the inlet adaptor, where it shouldn’t cause any problems with the dust caused by the sanding.

In operation there is no vibration and very little noise apart from the air escaping. I also found that it was easy to control and move to reach patches where you needed to work. The choice of speeds also adds to the controllability, because at high speeds the amount of material that can be removed is considerable, considering that the discs are only 75mm in diameter.

Attaching the various discs is very easy. On the back of each disc is a metal nipple with a simple single thread on it. The nipple is fitted to the recess on the Mini sander rubber platen and turned clockwise to lock it into place. Because the rubber platen is slightly flexible it is possible to shape it into curves and bumps on the workpiece, within reason, without the edges of the abrasive cutting in.

I largely used the ZIPP Mini sander to help me clean up some light steel shelves and components before repainting them and putting them back into use. With my trusty 8 bar compressor I found that I had easily enough air pressure for continuous work, even at the higher speed.

The kit comes in a small case which is easy to store and carry. The simple addition of a small compressor makes it ready to use.

Multi-Purpose Rectangular Sanding Plates from National Abrasives

Take Your Pick for a Job Well Done

Why Buy..?

  • Rigid pads for easy sanding
  • With clips or hook and loop attachment of abrasive sheets
  • Can be used with a pole

This month we have rectangular sanders to look at. I was sent four samples and a variety of sanding sheets so that I could explore just how versatile the extra components added to the system are. 

As I have come to expect, the quality of the sanding plates is very high. Made from yellow nylon plastic they are rigid and will not distort even under the pressure of pole sanding. As is common with the round and corner sanders we looked at earlier, the handles are interchangeable. It takes just a few seconds to swap from the nicely grippy D handle to a universal joint into which the professional, (and excellently rigid) glass fibre pole can be screwed.

There is also currently a choice between methods of holding the abrasive to the plates – hook-and-loop or clips.

On the clip versions of the sanding plates there is a thin sheet of padded hard foam rubber on the base of the plate, to provide a bit of ‘give’ where the sanded surface is a bit more sensitive. The clips are also a much better design than the tedious spring clips I am used to on some sanders. The plate has a series of six small spikes that pierce the sanding sheet as it is pulled over – and then, before your fingers get spiked, the clip is brought down until it engages. My experience was that these clips didn’t fail and the sanding sheet stayed firmly in place however hard you pressed them to the sanding surface.

The other option on the sole plate was a simple sheet of hook-and-loop straight onto the rigid base of the sander. Again, the handle/universal joints were interchangeable in seconds.

Having used some of the other accessories on the round wall sander, I am pleased to see that the washable sponge and cloths have been catered for with these rectangular sanding plates. I am converted to the use of the hook-and-loop-backed sponge for wiping down after initial sanding, and the microfibre cloth is a must for every serious decorator and builder. The sponge is also used for tiling and grout removal, making this a great multi-purpose tool.

These rectangular plates all add up to valuable additions to the Multi-Purpose Sander System. The good thing is it won’t cost a fortune to add these to a set – and all the bits are compatible!

Dustcontrol Tromb 400

Feel the Power of Dustcontrol

Why Buy..?

  • H Class dust control built in
  • Powerful and versatile
  • Mobile
  • Heavy duty work rate

The intended end users for this machine are definitely in the top and more dangerous silica dust based end of the market – think floor grinders and concrete grinders – where near perfect dust extraction is not only desirable but necessary. The Tromb 400 will cope with the dust from a floor grinder with a working width of 500mm or a large electric cut-off saw. One person can move it and control it easily and the braked front wheels allow it to be held stationary when needed. Even moving up and down stairs, the Tromb 400 is easily a one-person job, and it will fit comfortably through a standard sized doorframe.

To cope with dangerous dusts the machine has to be enormously powerful with suction enough to whip away the dust particles as well as having the ancillary features to protect the users from leakage etc.

Ease of use is a big factor in making effective use of dust extraction. It is no use collecting all the dust and then raising even more dust as you attempt to empty the machine. The Tromb 400 has a simple and effective system of emptying the dust bag. Debris and dust is collected into what looks like a clear plastic shopping bag with handles. To remove the bag a tight strap around the base of the machine needs to be loosened and the bag released and tied off for safety. The new bag can be eased on and the handles hung over the small hooks on each side of the base. The strap is then pulled tight against a rubber sealing ring on the body to ensure a dust free seal.

For collecting wood dust and shavings and concrete dust Dustcontrol recommends a pre-separator that not only allows much larger amounts of dust and chippings to be collected, but also protects the filters from clogging with fine dust, thus extending their service life.

Accessing the filters is easy - simply unclip the top of the main body and the round hepa filter can be removed, revealing the conical main filter underneath. One of the factors in maintaining a dust extractor is how often the expensive filters need to be replaced, and it is a fact that Dustcontrol can save you money – for example the average life of one of its hepa filters is around 12 months. Filter cleaning is also helped by the semi-automatic cleaning system provided – simple to use and very quick – and it means that there is no messy and potentially unsafe filter cleaning required onsite.

The thing that most first time users will notice is that the DC Tromb 400 has amazing suction power. I am willing to bet that if you attached the heavy-duty floor cleaning attachment and ran it down the average garden path you would collect a lot more than you bargained for – even down to pebbles and stones upwards of 25mm in size. I managed to create a dust free concrete floor in my workshop with a couple of passes of the rugged cast alloy head cleaning tool, and it would be the same when cleaning up the floor on a building site. The cyclone based suction and filtration provided by its class H extraction rating puts it into the top range of safe dust collection and end users should consider this when purchasing – better to go to the top than to end up having to repurchase as needs change. The cyclone system also means that suction power remains consistent for longer. All portable Dustcontrol UK machines are H class rated – it might make choice easier?

 

 

 

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.

Easy starting when driving screws is a big deal for me. The sooner the sharp end bites and the thread does its job the happier my fingers are. The Cutter screw has a sharp needle point that is easy to push into the timber for easy starting and the two patented cutting slots cut the way through the timber as the screw is driven. For most timbers this means that no pilot hole is needed and driving is pretty effortless.

A closer examination of the wide and deep thread on the Cutter screw also helps to explain why this screw is easy and quick to drive. By keeping the shank as slim as possible and with a deep thread, the Cutter screw can do what it says on the tin – it cuts rather than forces its way into the timber. As a result, the Cutter screw will tend create fewer splits, even near to edges of planks.

The screws also have a yellow tropicalized finish which is generally regarded as being superior to a simple zinc plated finish because it acts as a lubricant when driving as well as a rust resistant coating in situ. I used some of these Reisser screws several years ago for making a log store and shed and they have not rusted, nor have the slots become clogged.

With torque and power now available on impact and drill drivers at the press of a trigger, it is not unheard of for the heads of screw to snap off when the going gets tough. The Cutter screw has a reinforced collar that amounts to a slight thickening of the shank as it gently turns into the screwhead. This head also has a combination of ribs and tucks in it that create a countersink. The power of modern drivers is such that users I have seen can be tempted to drive screwheads below the surface.

The all-important driver slot on the Cutter screw is deep and well defined. It also helps that Reisser includes a generous pack of 20 high quality torsion driver bits in the Cutter Trade Pack that fit the slots very well – could be made for them in fact! 

 

WhyBuy..? 

  • Premium quality screws
  • Comprehensive range
  • Anti-split design
  • Easy start/drive thread
  • Corrosion protected

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