Festool Plunge Saws - New in 2021

Plunge into your work accurately, safely and fast.

As the name suggests, these saws plunge into your work safely and fast. They have become an essential tool for many due to their accuracy, safety and time-saving benefits. Combined with a guide rail, you can make clean, precise, straight cuts. Multiple guide rails can be connected to form the length you require.

If your projects include:

  • Repeated cuts in small or large pieces
  • Cut-outs (like sinks)
  • Laminate materials
  • Bevel and mitre cuts
  • Bulky sheet goods
  • Cabinet making
  • Cutting doors
  • Roofing and insulation
  • Kitchen fitting (to name a few)...

Continue reading our blog and plunge into the world of plunge saws.


A brief history

Plunge saws are a relatively modern innovation. Festool introduced the first guide rail in 1962. Following this, in 1980, Festool patented and released the first plunge-cut saw, setting the standard for sharp and precise plunge cutting. Today, we all understand that the finish quality of the cut matters. Thus, there is now a whole variety of plunge saws boasting beneficial features to greatly advantage DIY-ers, tradesmen and hobbyists alike.


Why take the plunge saw?

A plunge saw, also called a track saw, is similar to a circular saw with a blade that spins and cuts, only with much more sophistication and accuracy. To learn about five fantastic features of this must-have tool,’ read our blog about All Things Plunge Saws.

Now you know a little bit more about plunge saws, here are four feature friendly favourites.


Finish it with Festool

We will start things off with the plunge saw pioneers, Festool. Absolute precision cuts, maximum power and extreme durability is everything you want in a plunge saw and The TS 55 sets the standard. It also saws at up to twice the speed as its predecessors.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full tilt range: -1° to 47°
  • Max Depth of Cut @ 90º 55mm and at 45º 43mm
  • Blade diameter 160 mm

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Build it with Bosch

This plunge saw, like the others, is all about fast and easy cutting with precision and accuracy. Its key features boast high-quality machine components, a precision saw blade, an efficient dust extraction system and effective noise reduction.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 47°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 57mm and at 45° 42mm
  • Blade diameter 165mm

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Mafell Miracles

The MT 55 cc excels as a plunge cutting circular saw, with its powerful CUprex-Compact motor and continuously variable speed allowing various blade options for cutting different thicknesses and materials. Not only this; if you like to save time while you work, blade changes on the MT 55 cc are fast and simple.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 48°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 57mm and at 45° 40.5mm
  • Blade diameter 162mm

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Makita Magic

The SP000J1 plunge saw is manufactured here in the UK, at the Makita factory in Telford. Thanks to the electronic speed control, you’ll enjoy constant speed. The rotating speed is kept constant even under load conditions meaning it’s possible to get a fine finish.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 48°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 55mm and at 45° 39mm
  • Blade diameter 165mm

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Go Cordless!

With advancements in lithium-ion battery technology, you can now go cordless! Cordless plunge saws mean you can carry the lighter-weight saws anywhere required and work continuously without depending on an on-site electrical supply. Cordless convenience.

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Discover more…

If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more which might be of interest to you. We recommend reading the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System write up, or why not check out our blog on Festool Plunge Saws?


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Plunge into your work accurately, safely and fast. As the name suggests, these saws plunge into your work safely and fast. They have become an essential tool for many due to their accuracy, safety and time-saving benefits. Combined with a guide rail, you can make clean, precise, straight cuts. Multiple guide rails can be connected to form the length you…

Make it happen with Makita

When looking for the best 18V products for your money, it’s essential to research a brand and what it has to offer. So why choose Makita? Read on to find out more.


History

Makita was founded in Nagoya City in Japan in 1915 under the name of ‘Makita Denski Seisakusho.’ Initially, it offered the sale and repair of lighting fixtures, motors and transformers. It wasn’t until 1958 that Makita's first power tool - a hand-operated electric planer was revealed! Later on, in 1978, Makita launched its first 7.2V battery drum.

Today Makita is a well recognised and celebrated brand with an estimated 17,000 employees worldwide and a presence in over 40 different countries.

Why choose Makita

What can you expect from Makita 18V?

A combination of:

  • Innovative design
  • High-quality performance
  • Higher output batteries
  • Countless solutions
  • Reassuring warranties

And it doesn’t stop there. Discover some of our functional, feature friendly favourites below.


Makita DPJ180Z Cordless Biscuit Jointer 18V (Body Only)

For compact, cordless convenience try the Makita DPJ180Z Cordless Biscuit Jointer. This super tool delivers great cut accuracy and the performance of a corded tool, without the cord.

  • Positive stops at 0°, 45° and 90° for angle work
  • Easy to set up with a choice of six preset cutting depths
  • Fitted with motor current limiter and anti-restart function
  • Available as a body-only machine
  • Compatible with all of Makita’s 18V Lithium-Ion Battery Packs
Makita DPJ180Z Cordless Biscuit Jointer 18V (Body Only)

Works like a charm

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Well made and silent

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Makita DHS680Z Brushless Circular Saw 18V (Body Only)

Cut clean and fast. The Makita DHS680Z continues the Makita legacy through build quality, balance and usability. Fitted with an advanced brushless motor, the circular saw offers high performance and improved technology. The saw features Makita’s Automatic Speed Control. Heavy cuts require lower speeds with higher torque, lighter cuts need higher speeds. The saw does this automatically changing the cutting speed according to the load.

  • Ease of use and operation
  • Advanced brushless motor, high performance and improved technology
  • Automatic Speed Control changes cutting speed according to the load
  • Strong magnesium alloy castings base, blade case and safety cover
  • Blade tilts up to 50°, maximum depth of cut 57mm at 90°
  • Twin LED job lights and a blower ensure a clear view of cutting line.
Makita DHS680Z Brushless Circular Saw 18V (Body Only)

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Makita DBS180Z Brushless Narrow Belt Sander 18V (Body Only)

With the Makita DBS180Z 18V cordless, variable speed industrial narrow Belt Sander you can sand, cut, sculpt and grind timber and metals. What’s more? At 9mm wide, the abrasive belt can reach places other power sanders can’t.

  • Brushless motor means longer run times, more efficiency and low maintenance 
  • Pivoting sanding arm for optimum working position
  • LED worklight useful when working in tight spots
  • Variable speed control
  • Connectable to dust extractor/vacuum with the correct attachment
Makita DBS180Z Brushless Narrow Belt Sander 18V (Body Only)

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Makita DRT50ZJ Trimmer In Makpac Case 18V (Body Only)

The Makita DRT50ZJ is the first cordless router trimmer in the Makita range. It features a brushless motor for low maintenance and longer runtime per battery. Designed without carbon brushes, these motors run cooler and far more efficiently resulting in a long trouble free working life.

  • Brushless motor for long battery runtimes
  • Constant speed control under load
  • Shaft lock for easy installation of cutters
  • LED job light for improved visibility
Makita DRT50ZJ Trimmer In Makpac Case 18V (Body Only)

Great little tool!

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Stunning piece of kit

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Makita DHP486Z Brushless Combi Drill 18V (Body Only)

Engineered for excellence, this high spec, high power brushless combi drill offers the highest specification Makita brushless combi drill to date. Like most Makita products, it is easy to use, well balanced and well built.

  • Well balanced, well built, delivers 130Nm of torque
    Brushless energy-efficient motor gives longer battery life
  • 2-speed gearbox with durable metal gears.
  • Extreme Protection Technology with overload, overheat protection and over discharge protection
Makita DHP486Z Brushless Combi Drill 18V (Body Only)

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Power up!

The products listed above are body only machines belonging to the Makita LXT 18V family. Power up your 18V Makita tools with Lithium-Ion technology batteries, fitting all Makita 18V Li-Ion tools

Makita BL1830 Li-Ion Battery (3.0AH)

  • 22 minute charge time
  • Long battery life, takes over 2,000 charges
  • Lightweight

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Makita BL1830 Li-Ion Battery (3.0AH)

Makita BL1850 Li-Ion Battery (5.0AH)

  • 45 minute charge time
  • Long runtime / battery life, takes over 2,000 charges
  • Plenty of power

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Makita BL1850 Li-Ion Battery (5.0AH)

Makita DC18RD Twin Port Charger

Charge your two Makita batteries simultaneously and save time with optimum rapid charging. With its advanced technology, the twin port charger queries each battery and then selects the voltage and current necessary for rapid charging. A fan forces cool air around the battery preventing overheating and minimising charge time.

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Makita DC18RD Twin Port Charger

Added reassurance

Did you know, Makita offer a 3 Year Warranty for registered buyers? Shop the selection to find out more.

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Want to read more about how Makita became the pioneering tool manufacturer to launch Lithium-Ion powered cordless tools? Read our blog here:


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Have you bought any Makita tools recently? We’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #Makitatools to @AxminsterTools.

Make it happen with Makita When looking for the best 18V products for your money, it’s essential to research a brand and what it has to offer. So why choose Makita? Read on to find out more. History Makita was founded in Nagoya City in Japan in 1915 under the name of ‘Makita Denski Seisakusho.’ Initially, it offered the sale…

Discover our top picks!

The 12V family is lightweight and reliable, ranging from combi drills and sabre saw to multi-tools and planers. The tools are compact and easy to carry around, so they are ideal for working in tighter areas. Easy on the arm and the budget!


We are the Bosch 12V Family

Bosch GSB 12V-15 Combi Drill 12V (2 X 2.0AH)

The professional Combi Drill that packs a punch. Compact and lightweight with plenty of power, it’s no wonder it’s the home and on-site choice. The GSB 12V-15 drills wood and metal, as well as masonry hammer drilling up to 10mm. It also features a two-speed gearbox with trigger controlled variable speed. Overall, a very effective combi drill.

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Bosch GSR 12V-15 FC FlexiClick Drill Driver Set 12V (2.0AH)

The FlexiClick Drill Driver Set is sure to have the solution for any trick! With its four interchangeable chuck options and easy one click change, you can efficiently perform complex tasks in awkward spots. The 12V drill driver comes with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, a charger and L-BOXX 136 carry case. It also includes a GFA 10mm capacity 3-jaw chuck, a GHX hex bit holder, a GEA off-centre hex bit holder and a GWA right angle adaptor. The Bosch FlexiClick Drill Driver adaptors are easy and quick to fix on the tool body. What’s more, you can rotate the adaptors to give the best possible working position. Tight spaces, close to solid edges, cupboard interiors? The answer is only one click away.

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Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw Li-Ion 10.8V/12V (Body Only) 

The Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw is compact and powerful, giving you the freedom to cut almost anywhere. It is perfect for cutting laminate flooring and similar. This firm circular saw gives an impressive cut in wood up to a maximum depth of 26.5mm at 90° and 17mm at 45. The thin kerf TCT blade draws less power and offers an adjustable depth of cut. The result? Quick progress and less material waste.

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Bosch GST 12V-70 Cordless Jigsaw 10.8V/12V (Body Only) 

A valued member of the Bosch 12V family, this extremely compact and lightweight (1.5kg) jigsaw is fit for various cutting and profiling tasks. Features include optimum handling, grip positioning close to the workpiece for precision and a powerful motor facilitating cutting depth of up to 70mm.  With variable speed for sawing different materials and pendulum action for total cut control, this versatile and robust jigsaw performs just how you need it to.

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The Bosch GST 12V-70 Cordless Jigsaw 10.8V/12V and Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw are part of the Bosch 10.8V/12V professional Li-Ion family of tools. These are supplied as a body only so that you can utilise batteries from the other tools in the family. Bosch Li-Ion battery technology is premium quality and provides the longest possible battery life and runtime. Not sure which Bosch battery is for you? Check out our blog below to learn more about choosing the right Bosch battery to suit your requirements.

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Bosch GBA 12V 2.0AH Li-Ion Battery

Plenty of power and long lasting. Everything you would expect from a battery, right? You’ll be pleasantly surprised how long this 12V battery lasts. The high performance battery packs from the Bosch Li-Ion technology range ensure the unique lifetime and runtime of each pack. In addition, Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) is built in to protect the battery against overload, overheating and total discharge for intelligent power management.

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Bosch GLI 12V-80 LED Torch 10.8V/12V (Body Only)

Don’t be fooled by the smaller voltage. This LED torch gives a powerful beam and has a noticeably long-lasting run time. A quality essential for use with all Bosch 10.8V or 12V Batteries.

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Bosch GAX18V-30 Dual Charging Bay 10.8-18V  1

Instead of a single station for your backup battery, how about two docking stations? This solution allows you to charge two batteries sequentially and fast. In addition, it features a USB port with which you can charge your phone, tablet or other devices at the same time. The GAX 18 V-30 is a multi-functional charger taking Bosch 10.8V, 12V and 18V batteries.

To recap, smaller voltage, plenty of advantages. 12V tools undoubtedly hold an advantage with their lighter weight. If you often find yourself in crawl spaces, attics, working overhead or with your arms extended, 12V tools have the advantage. Many seasoned and beginner woodworkers and DIYers choose 12V because:

  • Ideal for lighter tasks
  • Smaller capacity means shorter runtime
  • Rapid charging
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Cost-effective
  • Less power needed = smaller footprint 

*All Bosch Professional 12V tools are 100% compatible with all current (10.8V) Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers. All 10.8V and 12V tools can be used within the same voltage class system.

12V-10.8V Compatible Logo

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If you’ve enjoyed reading this buying guide, why not look at our other Power Tools Buying Guides? We think you’ll love our posts on Bosch Combi Drills, All Things Bosch and our top tips on Drill Types.


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If you’re already using one of the above Bosch 12V tools, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us about your purchase. Alternatively, shout out to us via our social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #Bosch12Vtools to @AxminsterTools.

Discover our top picks! The 12V family is lightweight and reliable, ranging from combi drills and sabre saw to multi-tools and planers. The tools are compact and easy to carry around, so they are ideal for working in tighter areas. Easy on the arm and the budget! We are the Bosch 12V FamilyBosch GSB 12V-15 Combi Drill 12V (2 X…

An innovative approach to creating cutting and workholding stations, our UJK Parf Mk II Guide System really is an invaluable tool, allowing you to produce your own cutting station in just 30 minutes! Based on Pythagoras' Theorem, this system is perfectly accurate and can help you to work more efficiently.

We love the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System, but we thought our customers would appreciate reviews from external professionals. Next in our Parf series is none other than Matthew Smith from Badger Workshop!


A bit about Matthew

Matthew founded Badger Workshop in 2016 and since then has developed huge popularity on social media. He now has over 41,000 followers on YouTube and this number seems to be continually growing. Matthew likes to work with reclaimed or recycled materials, meaning he produces unique works and aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

The review

"What impressed me about the UJK Parf System MK2, is how quick it is to use and how you can make any sized bench you want."

Badger Workshop

Matthew Smith

Check out Matthew's YouTube channel for more amazing videos!


Parf Accessories

Some of our Parf accessory highlights include dogs, rail clips, surface cam clamps, wedges and accessory kits - all designed to further enhance your cutting and work holding.


Discover more...

If you've enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more which might be of interest to you. We recommend reading the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System write up, or why not check out The Story of the Parf Super Dog? It takes a look at how our first dog came to life. Since 1981, Axminster Tools has proudly developed and manufactured a wide range of tools on site here in Devon.


Get in touch!

Have you bought the UJK Technology Parf Mk II Guide System? Why not leave your own review for us below? Comment or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase; what do you love about it, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet using #parfguidesystem to @AxminsterTools.

An innovative approach to creating cutting and workholding stations, our UJK Parf Mk II Guide System really is an invaluable tool, allowing you to produce your own cutting station in just 30 minutes! Based on Pythagoras’ Theorem, this system is perfectly accurate and can help you to work more efficiently. [axm_products title=”%20″ skus=”104779″ template=”list” /] We love the UJK Parf…

Shaper Tools Origin Handheld Precision CNC Router - achieve unparalleled accuracy and flexibility

Designed and engineered by Shaper and assembled by Festool in Germany, this machine puts all the benefits and advantages of CNC routing into any workshop.

Based in San Francisco with offices in Stuttgart, Germany, Shaper was founded in 2012 with a mission of developing a revolutionary line of computer-augmented power tools, beginning first with a handheld CNC router called Origin. Designed in San Francisco, every part of the process is perfect. With such high attention to detail, it may not surprise you to learn that their sister company is Festool. Shaper's SM-1 spindle was designed with Festool, according to Shaper specifications, and is manufactured in Germany.

The Shaper Origin takes an innovative approach to CNC routing. Easy to use, versatile and flawlessly accurate, Shaper Tools have managed to create a machine that will change the way you approach your workpiece. Featuring a very clear 5.5' high-resolution screen, you can enjoy an exceptional routing experience. Unlike a normal CNC machine, the Origin can be brought to your site or workshop and packed away in an easy, portable systainer case. Space is no issue with this machine!

Using 'ShaperTape' as its unique tracking system, the Origin scans the individual domino-like squares and knows where you are when making your cuts. This means you can lay your Shaper Tape on almost any surface, and away you go. You can create your own designs or or import designs from Shaper Labs - a forum available to all Shaper Tools customers. The clear screen displays the path of your design and guides you through the lines perfectly.

Possibly our favourite feature of the Origin is the automatic cut correction. If you stray too far from the design line, the Origin lifts the cutter and will not let you continue until you reposition. All Origin owners will have access to the Shaper Hub where you can access designs, for enhanced creativity in your projects.

This really is an incredible machine, but if you need more convincing, why not sign up to our webinar? LIVE from 6pm BST Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Shaper Pro - an extended warranty with a dedicated, prioritised phone line and Hot Swap tool replacement.

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Did you miss our recent webinar? No problem! You can watch below at your leisure and if you have any questions, feel free to contact our experts.


Discover more…

If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more which might be of interest to you. We recommend reading the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System write up, or why not check out our blog on Festool Plunge Saws?


Get in touch!

Have you bought the Shaper Origin, or have you got any feedback from our webinar? Why not leave your own review for us below? Comment or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase; what do you love about it, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet using #parfguidesystem to @AxminsterTools.

Shaper Tools Origin Handheld Precision CNC Router – achieve unparalleled accuracy and flexibility Designed and engineered by Shaper and assembled by Festool in Germany, this machine puts all the benefits and advantages of CNC routing into any workshop. Based in San Francisco with offices in Stuttgart, Germany, Shaper was founded in 2012 with a mission of developing a revolutionary line…

Developed and manufactured in Devon, UK, the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System is versatile. Here at Axminster Tools, we are extremely proud of the system and wanted to share with you some independent reviews from reputable woodworkers. Check out the video above from Ron Paulk, reviewing our Parf Mk II Guide System.


A bit about Ron

Founder of very successful woodworking business The Smart Woodshop, Ron Paulk has a huge YouTube following, both in the US and worldwide, interested in his woodworking knowledge. Widely renowned for the Paulk Workbench, Ron provides tips and reviews for aspiring woodworkers via his social media channels. With extensive knowledge and over 30 years of experience in carpentry, it's clear why Ron boasts over 140k subscribers on YouTube.

The Review

Genius! Easy to use and exact layout every time. Nothing else like it on the market.

Ron Paulk at The Smart Woodshop

More from Ron Paulk

Check out Ron's YouTube channel for more reviews plus tips and how to's!

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Parf Accessories

Some of our Parf accessory highlights include dogs, rail clips, surface cam clamps, wedges and accessory kits - all designed to further enhance your cutting and work holding.


Discover more...

If you've enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more which might be of interest to you. We recommend reading the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System write up, or why not check out The Story of the Parf Super Dog? It takes a look at how our first dog came to life. Since 1981, Axminster has proudly developed and manufactured a wide range of tools on site here in Devon.

Get in touch!

Have you bought the UJK Technology Parf Mk II Guide System? Why not leave your own review for us below? Comment or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase; what do you love about it, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet using #parfguidesystem to @AxminsterTools.

The UJK Parf Mk II Guide System is an innovative idea. Build your own portable workstation or cutting boards in under 30 minutes!

Festool has done it again! 2021 brought us the TSC 55 KEB and TS 55-FEQ plunge saws, both with new and innovative features which enhance the performance of the saws. In this blog, we take a closer look at the features and benefits of both saws.

TSC 55 KEB Plunge Saw - Cordless

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the TSC 55 KEB plunge saw is the brand new kickback stop. This innovative feature adds an extra element of safety to the plunge saw when plunging or sawing and protects not only yourself but your workpiece as well. If the kickback stop is triggered, the saw will be ready to use again straight away. It requires no replacement parts to continue with your work.

The new TSC 55 KEB plunge saw takes a 1.8mm thin kerf blade. This combined with the saw's exceptional torque and 18V battery power allows you to work at up to twice the speed a previous model would. Furthermore, the brushless EC-TEC motor in this plunge saw paired with a Festool lithium-ion battery ensures maximum power.

Other features and benefits:

  • Dust-free working is virtually guaranteed, thanks to the option of a dust bag, or extractor with Bluetooth® automatic switch on.
  • If you are working on an uneven surface without a guide rail, you can disable the kickback stop.
  • The cutting range from 90 to 47 degrees remains even with the plunge saw on an angle, ensuring precise cuts.
  • There is a dual cutting depth scale with large font and precision adjustment, making exact cuts easy.
  • Incorporating the FastFix blade changing system, it is easy to change to your desired plunge saw blade.
  • A transparent sliding view window allows you a good view of the saw blade.

There are lots of available accessories and, combined with Festool's accessories, this is a very efficient and clean plunge saw system.


TS 55-FEQ PLUS Plunge Saw - Corded

When someone comes up with a more efficient way of woking, we at Axminster Tools are all ears. The new TS 55-FEQ Plus plunge saw incorporates concentrated torque, increased speed and the new 1.8mm thin kerf blade to allow you to work up to twice as fast as with a previous model. The 1.8mm thin kerf blade removes less material, allowing it to move faster through your workpiece.

Other features and benefits:

  • There is a spring loaded guide wedge in front of the blade for extra safety and improved handling.
  • The cutting range from 90 to 47 degrees remains even with the saw on an angle, ensuring precise cuts.
  • A transparent sliding view window allows you a good view of the saw blade.
  • Accuracy is guaranteed with this plunge saw, thanks to the full range of angles available; -1 degree to 47 degrees including undercuts.
  • The FastFix blade changing system is a key feature of this saw, making it quick and easy to select the perfect blade for your project.
  • The depth scale ensures setting your cutting depth is simple.
  • The plunge saw housing is slimline, allowing you to cut 12mm from the wall.

This is an extremely versatile, powerful plunge saw which would be the perfect assistant either on site or in your workshop.


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If you've enjoyed reading this buying guide, why not take a look at our other Power Tools Buying Guides? We think you'll love Sanding Favourites, Choose your next power tool extractor and Drill Types.

Get in touch!

If you’ve bought one of the new Festool Plunge Saws, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase. What do you love about it, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or Instagram.

Festool Plunge Saws – New in 2021 Festool has done it again! 2021 brought us the TSC 55 KEB and TS 55-FEQ plunge saws, both with new and innovative features which enhance the performance of the saws. In this blog, we take a closer look at the features and benefits of both saws. TSC 55 KEB Plunge Saw – Cordless…

Sanding Favourites: A Guide to Power Tool Sanders

Deciding which sander to choose for your project can be difficult. There are so many variations to choose from and they all have slightly different capabilities, so ensuring you have made the right choice can be daunting. In this blog, we discuss the most popular types of power tool sanders we stock here at Axminster Tools and the applications that suit them best.


Random Orbit Sanders

Effectively a disc sander and an orbital sander combined, a random orbit sander can be efficient at both removing material and producing a smooth finish. A random orbit sander will leave less of a pattern on your workpiece, as it moves randomly in both circular and back and forth motions.

Random Orbit Sanders

Bosch GEX 40-150 Random Orbit Sander in L-BOXX - 230V

The thing that sets this sander apart from the rest is the multi-hole sanding pad, which allows you to utilise any 150mmm sanding disc and therefore almost any brand of abrasive. This feature also increases dust extraction efficiency. The Bosch GEX 40-150 features vibration control, so chance of fatigue is lowered and variable speed, so you can adjust according to your workpiece.

I would say the best sander I have used...

Axminster customer

Dewalt DCW210N XR Random Orbital Sander 18V (Body Only)

The DCW210N XR is a versatile, cordless sander. It features a variable speed option, meaning it is efficient for both coarse sanding and fine finishing. The counterbalance assists with low vibration, allowing you to use the tool for longer periods with little fatigue and there is a rubber grip for added comfort.

A high quality unit with good performance...

Axminster customer

Palm Sanders

As the name implies, palm sanders generally fit into the palm of your hand. Best utilised for small to medium sized jobs such as resurfacing furniture, a palm sander will remove the surface of your project and leave a smooth finish. Unlike the random orbit sander, a palm sander moves only in circular motions. Putting too much pressure on the sander when working will wear out your abrasive quickly, light application is best.

Palm Sanders

Makita B04555 Palm Sander - 230V

Ideal for finishing applications and weighing just over 1kg, the BO4555 is comfortable, efficient and affordable. Changing the abrasive is easy, the sander can accommodate sheets with or without hook and loop backing. There is built in dust extraction with a detachable bag, alternatively you can remove the bag and attach an extractor hose.

Every workshop should have one!!

Axminster customer

Bosch GSS 18V-10 Multi-base Palm Sander in L-BOXX (Body Only)

Bosch's first cordless orbital palm sander, the GSS 18V-10 is effectively three tools in one, featuring an interchangeable base with three options of square, rectangular and delta. It is a very lightweight tool, so can be easily used at height, one handed and for longer lengths of time. The Bosch micro filter box ensures efficient extraction, alternatively you have the option to attach to an extraction hose.

Should have bought this a long time ago...

Axminster customer

Belt Sanders

A belt sander is a fairly robust tool and is best suited to removing large amounts of material quickly. Powerful and with the belt abrasive running at a high speed, this will be the sander to use if you need to remove a large amount of waste from a big surface area, such as a floor.Belt Sanders

Makita 9404 Belt Sander

Fitted with a 100mm wide belt and high torque motor, the Makita 9404 will make short work of sanding a table or similar large flat surface. There is a variable speed feature, allowing you to control the rate you remove the material from your workpiece, and is supplied with a dust bag to efficiently catch the waste.

Axminster customer

Makita DBS180Z Brushless Narrow Belt Sander 18v (Body Only)

As it is a narrow belt sander, the DBS180Z is a little different. The main feature of this sander is the thin, pivoting 9mm wide belt, which allows you to reach places most others will not and, therefore, is an invaluable tool for finishing your projects. There is an LED light to assist in areas of low light and an extraction port where you can connect a suitable extractor. The sanding arm folds back to ensure compact storage.


Delta Sanders

A delta sander is traditionally a triangular shape sander, used best for those tricky areas such as corners. Despite being specifically designed for precise work, delta sanders are robust machines and can be used for home or site work.

Delta Sanders

Festool DTS 400 REQ-PLUS Delta Sander

Lightweight and compact at only 1.2kg, the DTS 400 REQ-PLUS can easily be used at height for long periods of time without risk of fatigue. With 250 watts behind it, this is a powerful sander and the speed control ensures up top 25% more material can be removed than previous models, by transferring all the power to the work surface. When connected to a mains dust extractor, virtually no debris is left behind, alternatively you can use the long-life collection bag which is supplied with the machine.

Makes finishing sanding so much quicker

Axminster customer

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Behind every great sander, is a quality abrasive

We have a wide range of power tool abrasives for every eventuality, click here to view the range.Abrasives


Need help?

If you still can’t decide on which sander to choose, why not get in touch with one of our Axminster Experts? Either pop into your local Axminster store and chat with our experienced sales advisors, call our dedicated Customer Services team for advice or talk to us through our Online Chat function on our website. As always, you can get in touch and ask questions via any of our social media platforms. We are here to help you!


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If you’ve enjoyed reading this Buying Guide, why not take a look at our other Power Tools Buying Guides? From How to Choose Your Next Power Tool Dust Extractor to overviews on Drill Types, MultitoolsRouters and Plunge Saws, we’ve got something for everyone.

Sanding Favourites: A Guide to Power Tool Sanders Deciding which sander to choose for your project can be difficult. There are so many variations to choose from and they all have slightly different capabilities, so ensuring you have made the right choice can be daunting. In this blog, we discuss the most popular types of power tool sanders we stock…

Best of Bosch 2021 at Axminster Tools

Whether you prefer 18V or corded tools, Bosch have plenty of options for you. In this blog we, at Axminster Tools, explore some of the best new Bosch tools from 2021 so far.

Bosch GCM18V-305 Mitre Saw 305mm 18V (Body Only)

This is an extremely powerful saw thanks to the BITURBO Brushless Motor and, especially when paired with Bosch Procore batteries (turn to eco mode and run time increases by 30%!), it is just as strong as the Bosch corded mitre saws. The GCM18V-305 also incorporates the 'Axial-Glide'™ system which ensures smooth and accurate cuts, every time. Featuring a sliding function for large workpieces and a double bevel allowing angled cuts up to 47 degrees, this saw is versatile and easily transportable making it perfect for home workshop or professional use. Supplied as a body only tool, batteries and charger not included.


Bosch GSB12V-15/GDR 12V Combi & Impact Kit

Don't let the 12V fool you with these two tools. Despite the lower voltage, both perform at a professional grade level, offering power coupled with compact and lightweight feel. The GSB 12V-15 Combi Drill features a two speed gearbox and 10 torque settings and can be used for drilling wood, metal and masonry. There is also a handy LED light to help with visibility. The GDR 12V-105 can deliver up to 105Nm of torque and also features a LED work light. Together these 12V tools are the perfect combination.

Excellence from Bosch

Axminster customer 5 star review


Bosch GBH18V-21 Brushless SDS+ Drill in L-Boxx (Body Only)

Featuring yet another Bosch maintenance free, brushless motor giving your tool improved battery run time, the GBH18V-21 provides 2.0 joules of impact energy for professional performance. There are three functions for maximum versatility; rotary drilling in wood or metal, hammer drilling in masonry or hammer only for chiseling. A variable speed ensures control, whilst the Rotation Control Clutch ensures safety. It is supplied as a body only tool and is compatible with all Bosch Li-ion batteries.


Bosch GEX 40-150 Random Orbit Sander in L-BOXX - 230V

A corded random orbit sander, this is a professional, high performance tool with low vibration thanks to the integrated vibration dampening. The main feature setting this sander apart from the rest is the 150mm sanding pad, which has a multi hole design, allowing you to use any brand of abrasive, as well as significantly increasing the extraction efficiency. These two combined ensure a great surface finish and extend the life of your abrasive. The GEX 40-150 can be used for sanding, polishing, finishing and lacquer removal.

Powerful sander with great dust extraction

Axminster customer 5 star review


Bosch GAS 35 H AFC Wet & Dry Extractor H Class 230V

Bosch's first H class extractor, the GAS 35 H AFC traps 99.995% of hazardous waste, including carcinogenic and pathogenic dust, and this refers to the whole machine, not just the filters. Air flow is regulated by the control monitoring through the suction cup and there is an acoustic warning signal which sounds if the air flow gets too low. The extractor is automatically engaged when your power tool turns on due to the auto switch socket. Compatible with all Bosch Click & Clean power tools, the GAS 35 H AFC ensures dramatically increased user protection, which is just what everyone is looking for.


Bosch GSB12V-35 Brushless Combi 12V (Body Only)

This combi drill offers the highest impact rate in the 12V series and, with a top speed of 1,750rpm, you will not be left wanting for power or performance. The GSB12V-35 is compact and lightweight, allowing you to use it anywhere and features a convenient LED light and belt clip. The Bosch Electronic Cell Protection ensures your battery will not overload or overheat and it can be utilised for drilling, impact drilling and screwdriving. A great combi drill all round! Supplied as a body only tool without batteries or charger.


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If you’ve bought any of the above Bosch tools, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #boschtools to @AxminsterTools.

Best of Bosch 2021 at Axminster Tools Whether you prefer 18V or corded tools, Bosch have plenty of options for you. In this blog we, at Axminster Tools, explore some of the best new Bosch tools from 2021 so far. Bosch GCM18V-305 Mitre Saw 305mm 18V (Body Only) This is an extremely powerful saw thanks to the BITURBO Brushless Motor…

Mafell
In this blog we introduce you to Mafell and explore some of their products, now stocked at Axminster Tools.

German origin brand, Mafell, was established in 1899 and has since become a renowned name when it comes to power tools. Specialists in professional quality, big performance tools for the woodworking community, you will not be disappointed with Mafell.


Mafell

Mafell KSS40 Cross Cut Kit with 1.4M Flexi Rail 18V

A highly versatile, cordless saw, thanks to the two guide rails supplied with the KSS40. Everything is supplied in a handy Mafell T-Max case, including the flexible, roll up guide rail and short cross-cut rail. Powered  by an 18V battery, this saw is easily portable and features a quick-release button to separate the saw from the rails easily. For woodworking tasks involving crosscuts and plunge cuts, this is the ideal saw.


Mafell

Mafell DDF40 Duo Dowell Jointer 230V

Drilling accurate dowel holes has never been easier than it is with the DDF40. The handheld unit with ergonomic handle allows you to drill pairs of holes effortlessly, at 32mm centres every time. This machine can also can also produce corner, mitre and edge joints with ease thanks to the fully adjustable fences and regularly used angles can be preset using the turret. Trade quality joints from a hand-held tool have never looked so good!


Mafell

Mafell A10M Drill Driver 10.8V

Don't be fooled by the compact size of this drill, it packs a real punch! Mafell's high end technology monitors and controls battery heat with innovative air ducting as well as including a battery charge indicator. The tool free quick-release system ensures efficiency in virtually any drilling or screwdriving eventuality.


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If you enjoyed this blog and want to read more, why not check out our Top Tools of 2020 blog or our Woodworking Wisdom feature, which includes three live sessions every week! Tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm.


Get in touch!

Let us know if you've bought a Mafell tool recently or if you are a regular Mafell user! Comment below or get in touch on social media via our Facebook or Instagram using #Mafell @AxminsterTools

In this blog we introduce you to Mafell and explore some of their products, now stocked at Axminster Tools. German origin brand, Mafell, was established in 1899 and has since become a renowned name when it comes to power tools. Specialists in professional quality, big performance tools for the woodworking community, you will not be disappointed with Mafell. Mafell KSS40…

Features and Benefits of Fuji Spray Systems

Noise Reduction Technology

It is not unusual for many woodworking set ups to use noise-cancelling headsets to block out the sound of spray system turbines. However, with Fuji Spray turbines, there's a noise reduction component incorporate into the spray system turbine to help with the noise levels. Designed with computer-designed airflow configurations, these systems eliminate any direct sound path that would traditionally cause a high noise output during use. With this feature, you'll have happy neighbours and work colleagues all round!

Spraying a garage door

Significantly, the noise reduction technology built into the Fuji Spray systems help to reduce noise by approximately 50%. It does this without air restriction and without the system overheating. What's more, you'll enjoy a quieter, more effective turbine which produces excellent results, each and every time.

Fuji's Q-Platinum Series turbines are very popular and it's clear to see why. The range is highly efficient and there's a significant noise reduction too which is always a bonus. Interested to know more about these quiet spray systems from Fuji Spray? Take a look at some of our favourite Q-Platinum Series sprayers.

Fuji Spray Q5 Platinum Range

Fuji Spray Q4 Platinum Range

Fuji Spray Q3 Platinum Range

Heat Dissipation Chamber™

Next, the patented Fuji Spray Mini-Mite Platinum and Q-Platinum turbines expel excess heat. This means they maintain cooler operating temperatures which ensures that the turbine does not overheat. What's more, this allows for greater motor longevity, as hot air is routed through the rear of the turbine. It then passes through 60 optimally designed vents before it is dissipated. In summary, a cooler running turbine results in the increased life-cycle of your motor.

Side-Mounted Pattern Control™

Finally, the systems feature a patented side-mounted control fan, located on the left side of the spray gun. The easy to adjust control fan allows you to change the size of the fan and the pattern created by the spray. Unlike traditional HVLP turbine spray guns, these systems allow for incremental fan size. This makes Fuji Spray systems fantastic for a wide variety of applications where you want to achieve a professional finish.


Discover more…

If want to read more helpful articles about Fuji Spray, look no further.  Firstly, why not learn about why you should buy HVLP systems for your spray finishing needs?


Get in touch!

If you’ve bought any Fuji Spray products, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase. What do you love about your system or spray gun, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using #fujispray to @AxminsterTools.

When it comes to choosing the perfect spray gun and system to use, there’s plenty to choose from! However, there’s one brand which stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s Fuji Spray! In this helpful article, we will cover what makes Fuji Spray stand out from the rest, explaining some of the key benefits to the range.

Festool Speaker 01

Festool TOPROCK Bluetooth® Speaker

Ideal for the construction site, home workshop or just your free time, the new Festool TOPROCK is the perfect choice for streaming your favourite songs via Bluetooth®. The Bluetooth® speaker in the Systainer³ lid combines all the advantages of the Festool Systainer system in perfect harmony. Four high performance speakers, combined with the cleverly designed resonance chamber, provide a super clear sound. Plus, for those who want more, simply connect two TOPROCK speakers to your smartphone. The result? A voluminous stereo sound which fills the room with your favourite tunes!

Features and Benefits

  • The TOPROCK Bluetooth® speaker offers the best of both worlds - carry your tools underneath and your music on top. For convenience, Festool tools and accessories can be stored inside the TOPROCK and are easy to transport.
  • The four neodymium speakers and two bass reflex systems deliver excellent sound quality. Wherever you are, you can rock out to an impressive total power of 20 watts.
  • The power bank function allows you to charge external devices such as smartphones while on the go or onsite. Simply connect via the USB port on the Systainer
  • With illuminated buttons you can use the system, day or night and in all seasons. The illuminated buttons are discreetly integrated in the Systainer lid and are intuitive to operate: On and off, volume up and down, connect to Bluetooth®.
  • Operate using the integrated battery or power cable; the choice is yours. For complete flexibility, the integrated battery allows for an operating time of up to ten hours at a medium volume. It is also easy to charge the Bluetooth® speaker with the supplied power cable.
  • Bluetooth® 5 with TWS (True Wireless Stereo) function enables users to produce a stereo sound which fills the room by connecting two TOPROCK speakers. When two TOPROCK speakers are connected, these act as the right-hand and the left-hand speaker.
  • For complete flexibility, the TOPROCK Bluetooth® speaker is fully compatible with all Systainer generations, mobile dust extractors and many other system accessories.
  • Take advantage of customised vehicle integration; thanks to the special holder, TOPROCK can be directly integrated into Bott Vario3 vehicle equipment.

Next, if you've not already seen the information about the new Festool Systainer³, take a look at the update below!


About the NEW Systainer³

The new Systainer³ generation enables you to be more mobile than ever before. Festool, TANOS and Bott have worked together to develop a mobility system which brings the workshop and the construction site closer together. Thanks to perfect integration in the Bott Vario3 vehicle equipment, you can now take the familiar arrangement and the simple handling that you used to from the Systainer system, into your vehicle as well.

Festool T-LOC Systainer3 137 Storage Case (SYS3M)     Festool T-LOC Systainer3 237 Storage Case
  • Third generation of Festool Systainer
  • There is the possibility to lock the box with a padlock
  • The new Systainer³ is compatible with its predecessor, the Systainer T-LOC
  • It is also possible to place and connect the Systainer³ on top of a classic Systainer
  • As Systainers get higher, you reach a point where the lid handle is ergonomically superior to the front handle. This is because you no longer can carry the weight nearer to your body as it is the case with lower heights. Therefore, a front handle in included only in the lower three heights (112, 137, 187) whereas the bigger ones (237, 337, 437) get the pull handle for the Bott system.

Discover more…

If want to read more helpful articles about Festool products, look no further. Firstly, if you regularly undertake furniture manufacture, edge finishing work or need to sand down sawn or planed wood edges, the Festool ES-ETS 125 REQ Edge Sander, now in the new Systainer³ is just the ticket. Read our Insights guide to find out more.

Next, with the arrival of Festool’s TKS 80 bench-mounted circular saw, serious injuries while sawing will become a thing of the past. The SawStop technology works to protect your most valuable tool – your fingers – from harm and injury which means sawing has never been safer!

Finally, Festool’s CTM MIDI CLEANTEC dust extractor is ideal for the construction site. Read our informative Insights guide to find out more about this low weight M class dust extractor. Alternatively, for all Festool articles, see here.


Get in touch!

If you’ve bought the Festool TOPROCK Bluetooth Speaker, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase. What do you love about the TOPROCK and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using #toprock to @AxminsterTools.

Introducing the Festool TOPROCK Bluetooth Speaker; the latest member of the Festool sound family. Enjoy the many advantages of the ever growing Festool Systainer system alongside four high performance speakers for an ultra clear and voluminous sound.


Festool Edge Sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus, now in the new Systainer³

Want to enjoy simple sanding on every edge? The Festool Edge Sander ES-ETS125 REQ-Plus allows you to quickly and easily sand all kinds of edges from the very first application.

Main Applications

  • Furniture manufacture
  • Edge finishing work
  • Sanding sawn or planed wood edges
  • Sanding filled or painted edges in fixed angular positions without any tipping
Festool Edge Sander

Features and Benefits

  • Reliable and simple; the edge sander is positioned on the full surface of the edge and ensures perfect sanding. From first application, there's no tipping over or sanding through.

  • Cost effective and quick; save up to 50% of your valuable time compared to working with a sanding block. Simply open the Systainer³, take out the edge sander and in no time at all the edge will be faultlessly sanded.
  • Great for all types of edges; whether straight or curved, coarse or painted, perpendicular or at an angle, this sander is fantastic. No matter where you are working, even large and bulky workpieces can be sanded perfectly in no time at all. What's more, there's no laborious manual sanding.
  • Workpiece protection; it's easy and quick to replace the slideway lining on the cross-headed guide to match the surface. For ease of use, use velour linings for delicate surfaces and plastic lining for all other surfaces.
  • Abrasive changing position; it is easy to change the abrasive thanks to the sliding cross-headed guide.

  • Adjustable sanding mode; choose from the various settings available. In soft mode, the setting for intermediate sanding, the edge sander adapts precisely to the surface to be sanded. The greatest benefit of this is that neither filler nor paint is sanded through. In the hard mode, the setting for pre-sanding, the edge is sanded according to the set angle.

  • Angle adjustment; for complete flexibility there's no need for any tools! Plus, the angle adjustment can be used to copy and lock free angles. Finally, when setting angles manually, the integrated angle display guarantees precision.

Festool Edge Sander


Performance Features

  • Antistatic function; mobile dust extractors and tools with the antistatic function to prevent static charge from accumulating when working.
  • CLEANTEC; integrated bayonet fitting as the connecting element between the extractor and the tool.
  • Electronic; speed control for adjusting to all types of materials.
  • Jetstream principle; the 9-hole principle for reduced dust accumulation, less heat and less clogging. Up to a 30 % longer service life.
  • Protector; this protects the sanding pad and material when working close to edges.
  • MPE sanding pad; sanding pads and sanding discs made from extremely durable materials for long service life.
  • Vibration stop; patented VS balancing so that tools run smoothly during sanding, which makes working less hazardous.
  • Plug it; removable, replaceable mains cable with safety lock for quick conversion.
  • Turbo dust extraction; turbo dust extraction ensures clean, dust-free air and a clear view of the workpiece.
  • StickFix STF; quick, economical fastening system for abrasives – no adhesives, no clamping.
Festool Edge Sander

About the NEW Systainer³

The new Systainer³ generation enables you to be more mobile than ever before. Festool, TANOS and bott have worked together to develop a mobility system which brings the workshop and the construction site closer together. Thanks to perfect integration in the bott vario3 vehicle equipment, you can now take the familiar arrangement and the simple handling that you used to from the Systainer system, into your vehicle as well.

  • Third generation of Festool Systainer
  • There is the possibility to lock the box with a padlock
  • The new Systainer³ is compatible with its predecessor, the Systainer T-LOC
  • It is also possible to place and connect the Systainer³ on top of a classic Systainer
  • As Systainers get higher, you reach a point where the lid handle is ergonomically superior to the front handle. This is because you no longer can carry the weight nearer to your body as it is the case with lower heights. Therefore, a front handle in included only in the lower three heights (112, 137, 187) whereas the bigger ones (237, 337, 437) get the pull handle for the Bott system.


Recommended Accessories


Discover more…

If want to read more helpful articles about Festool products, look no further. Firstly, with the arrival of Festool’s TKS 80 bench-mounted circular saw, serious injuries while sawing will become a thing of the past. The SawStop technology works to protect your most valuable tool – your fingers – from harm and injury which means sawing has never been safer!

Next, Festool's CTM MIDI CLEANTEC dust extractor is ideal for the construction site. Read our informative Insights guide to find out more about this low weight M class dust extractor. Finally, for all Festool articles, see here.


Get in touch!

If you’ve bought the ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus Edge Sander, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase. What do you love about the Festool Edge Sander and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram using #festoolsander to @AxminsterTools.

If you regularly undertake furniture manufacture, edge finishing work or need to sand down sawn or planed wood edges, the Festool ES-ETS 125 REQ Edge Sander, now in the new Systainer³ is just the ticket. Read our Insights guide to find out more.

X-LOCK

Firstly, the Bosch X-LOCK system will save you precious time, effort, and money through more efficient working. As one of Bosch's most innovative product lines, enjoy a new generation of Bosch corded and cordless angle grinders as well as multiple discs, available in both 115mm and 125mm versions.

There's a whole host of features and benefits to this new system but in short, it's incredibly convenient and easy to use. X-LOCK accessories lock grinder accessories down tight and there's no negative effect on your grinding experience. Learn about the features and benefits of the Bosch X-LOCK system.


Carbide

Next in our list of Bosch campaigns is all things carbide. Due to the fact carbide boasts excellent heat resistant properties, all Bosch carbide accessories are extremely hard wearing and durable, even in the toughest of conditions.

Sabre Saw Blades

Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades succeed in materials where Bi-Metal blades quickly fail. Bosch offers a full range of carbide reciprocating saw blades which enable you to cut toughest materials, each and every time. Effortlessly cut through hard materials such as high-alloy, hardened and stainless steel, cast iron pipes or window frames with hardened screws. Plus, with the Bosch Endurance series you'll enjoy much more mileage from there before you need to replace them.

Bosch Sabre Saw Blades


Brushless Rules

Let the challenge begin with the durable and highly efficient Bosch Professional Brushless drills. With Bosch's newly updated range of 18V brushless combi drills you can select the performance level you require, without losing brushless efficiency. Unlike traditional DC tool motors, brushless motors do not contain brushes. This makes them maintenance free. They are also significantly more efficient and powerful, resulting in a tool that has up to 100 % longer lifetime and 30% longer runtime per battery charge.

Want to find out more? Read our short article about Bosch's range of 3 tier performance range of brushless 18V combi drills.

Bosch Brushless 18V Combi Drills

18V Professional Tools

Next, Bosch 18V tools meet the highest standards in speed and precision to provide exceptional results, onsite or at home. From combi drills, angle grinders, mitre saws and much more, Bosch 18V tools combine power and fast charging technology to take your work to the next level. Read our helpful guide on 18V professional tools from Bosch and browse a selection of our favourites!

Bosch 18V Professional Tools

Twin 18V Kits

When two is better than one! In terms of Bosch Twin 18V kits, we offer this fantastic kit, available for purchase.


Bosch ProDeals

Finally, for a limited time only, buy a selected Bosch Professional 18V tool and get a second product from a defined range free of charge! Valid 1st September to 31st December 2020. See how to claim.


Other noteworthy Bosch campaigns!

Connectivity

Next, simply connect your tools and measuring devices to the Bosch Toolbox App on phone or tablet via Bluetooth - for sending, receiving and storage of information. A small Bosch connectivity module can be bought with the tool. Alternatively, you can purchase one separately and simply slot in later. The main benefit is that connected tools and their users communicate via the free downloadable Bosch Toolbox app, which accesses a growing range of time and effort-saving aids.

Key capabilities of the Bosch connectivity system include asset management and tool location, quick tool registration and personalised settings, fault alerts, condition and usage reports, and remote control. Importantly, the system was designed to integrate new functionalities as they evolve. This puts users ahead of their competitors and future-proofs their businesses by equipping tools to benefit from continuing advances.


Starlock Accessories

Furthermore, Starlock (a joint venture between Bosch and Fein), is a patented blade mounting system that provides a very fast ‘snap in’ blade fitting. In recent years, the Starlock system has set the new standard for multi-tools and accessories. The old OIS interface was limited in blade length and oscillation angle and the OIS pins were prone to breakages.

With the 3D interface (star) and Bosch’s three different categories (Starlock, StarlockPlus and StarlockMax), Starlock’s simple click lock system is able to transfer more force and can combine longer blades with higher oscillating angles. For convenience, the Starlock system doesn’t require tools and the blades are backwards compatible with other star fit oscillating tools. Read our helpful guide to find out more about the Starlock range from Bosch.


ProCORE18V Batteries

The new generation of Bosch batteries

A new dimension of power for all Bosch Professional 18V power tools. The ProCORE18V batteries 4.0Ah, 8.0Ah and 12.0Ah are Bosch’s most powerful batteries ever. This is thanks to the latest cell technology and superior heat management.

Compact 4.0Ah Batteries

Enjoy all the power of a conventional battery but without the weight. This type of Bosch battery is ideal for all drilling and screwdriving applications where a lower weight comes in handy. Up to 39% more compact and noticeably lighter than comparable batteries of its class, the latest cell technology of the ProCORE18V 4.0Ah delivers just as much power as a standard 4.0Ah battery.

Bosch CamoaignsHigh power batteries now available

Performance 8.0Ah Batteries

Next, these batteries have the perfect balance between weight and power. As a high performance battery, whenever you need high power over a long period, this is the perfect battery to use. The ProCORE18V 8.0Ah delivers fantastic performance despite its compact size. It is 30% smaller than comparable high performance batteries which means it offers the highest energy density in its class.

In terms of power, it is comparable to corded tools of up to 1600W. The ProCORE18V 8.0 Ah offers approximately 90% more power than the previous 18 volt 6.0 Ah battery. This significant power increase is thanks to an improved cell design and measures taken to minimise internal resistances. Overall, this improves efficiency.

Next, Bosch has optimised its proven CoolPack technology even further. This means that this high-performance battery can handle higher power demand over a longer period. It also helps to substantially prolong the battery’s lifetime compared to a conventional battery. Heat dissipation from the inside out is maximised in this technology by the synergy between several components. The housing and the heat sinks in the interior are manufactured from high-density polyethylene. Both the material and the special design facilitate better heat dissipation. This aims to maximise the surface area.

Lastly, the battery is designed without any internal spacing. This ensures the heat it produces is not caught in the interior. Improved cell connectors made from copper provides lower resistances and more power as a result. The battery pack has special openings for heat dissipation during the charging process as well. This cooling feature means that the battery can be charged very quickly. The five-level LED display allows tradespeople to keep the charge level of the under control at all times.


Endurance 12.0Ah Batteries

Finally, enjoy maximum performance and run-time with this beast of a battery! This type of Bosch battery allows you to work with maximum power for an exceptionally long time. It is ideal for extreme applications as it delivers every ounce of power out of your tools. Thanks to the triple-layered cell structure of the ProCORE18V 12.0Ah, the Endurance 12.0Ah battery delivers performance as powerful as that of corded tools.

For more about the different types of Bosch batteries available, read our helpful blog.


Bosch 3 Year Warranty

Register your tools with PRO360; your free, convenient and efficient access portal for numerous services from Bosch Professional. Register once and then benefit continuously from all current and future services, e.g. the free extension of your tool guarantee from 1 year to 3 years.

Bosch 3 Year Guarantee

Discover more…

Did you enjoy this article about some of our favourite Bosch campaigns? Why not learn all about the Bosch GCM 18V-216 BITURBO Mitre Saw? Ideal for a wide variety of applications, this super strong mitre saw is a fantastic choice wherever you are working. With comparable power of an 1600 watt corded machine, the BITURBO tool has been specifically designed and optimised to work with the Bosch ProCORE18V battery platform.


Get in touch!

If you love the Bosch brand, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your recent Bosch purchases or favourite Bosch tool. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #boschcampaigns to @AxminsterTools.

Over the years Bosch have unveiled some great campaigns for power tool lovers around the world. Read on to find out more about some of the Top Bosch Campaigns, plus a select few that are still worth shouting about!

Drilling Accessories from FISCH

Based in Austria, FISCH have been producing quality cutting tools and drilling accessories for all of the leading power tool brands since 1946. CNC machined to provide sharp edges and perfect alignment for greater accuracy, highest grade steel is ground in one piece for maximum strength. One of the biggest benefits of FISCH drilling accessories is that you will enjoy drilling repeatedly clean, precisely aligned holes, each and every time.

Below we explore a selection of different drilling accessories from FISCH, notably their wave Forstner bits and sawtooth bits.


FISCH Wave Forstner Bits

Cut quickly, reduce heat build-up and improve chip ejection.
With its unique 'wave' cutter design, these bits boast many benefits when compared to a more traditional Forstner bit. The serrated 'wave' edge generates considerably less heat. It also allows cutting speeds to be increased with less effort needed to achieve each hole. For the best results, FISCH Wave Forstner Bits are best used in a pillar drill.

Available in a range of metric and imperial sizes. Metric sizes have 8mm shanks up to 30mm diameter and 10mm shanks thereafter.

FISCH Wave 5 Piece Forstner Bit Set
This five piece metric set comprises 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35mm Forstner bits in a handy wooden box.

Featured Set


FISCH Forstner Bit Extensions

Drill deeper with your Forstner bit.
Two 330mm extensions for FISCH wave cutter Forstner bits; one fitting 8mm shanked bits and one fitting 10mm shanks.

Choose from these options


FISCH Multi-Function Wave Cutter Forstner Sets

Delivers precise drilling at extreme angles.
With an exchangeable centring tip, choose from either a stand centre point or a 4mm pilot hole. The shank has three flats for secure chucking in a 3-jaw chuck, and easy installation of extensions. Choose from two sets, both shown below.

Multi-Function Wave Cutter Set - 5 Piece
This boxed set comprises 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35mm bits, a 93mm extension, 2 centring tips, 2 x 4mm pilot drill bits and a dismantling tool.

5 Piece Set


Multi-Function Wave Cutter Set - 17 Piece
This boxed set comprises 15, 20, 22, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50mm bits, 150mm and 250mm extensions, 2 centring tips, 2 x 4mm pilot drill bits, an adaptor and a dismantling tool.

17 Piece Set


FISCH Wave Forstner and Premium Plug Cutter Sets

Accurately produce a hole and plug with an interference fit.
Choose from a range of super handy sets below. Available in 15, 20, 25 and 30mm diameter sets, with 13mm shank plug cutter and a 8mm shank Forstner. Available in metric diameters only.

15mm to 30mm Diameter Sets

There is also a 35mm diameter set available. Comes complete with a 16mm shank plug cutter and a diameter set with a 16mm shank plug cutter and a 10mm shank Forstner.

35mm Diameter Set


FISCH Sawtooth bits

Drill angled holes, overlapping holes and holes at close centres.
The range of Multi-Spur Sawtooth Bits by FISCH produce excellent results when boring holes at an angle or at close centres on all types of timber. Overlapping holes are also easily produced.

The sawtooth bits are suitable for all applications, including both across and along the grain. The dual purpose functionality of these bits helps with faster end grain cutting (with grain) which is always difficult to drill.

What's more, another benefit is the bits are easily sharpened. Finally, they will not choke which means you can use them for longer periods of time. Available in a range of both metric and imperial sizes.


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If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we’ve got others you may enjoy. Firstly, why not take a look at our Drill Types piece which covers the most popular drill types available. Alternatively, find the best drill bit for the job with our Drill Bit Sets article or delve into the world of UJK with the new and improved UJK Drill Guide with 10mm chuck. Designed to be an accurate, portable pillar drill, read our informative guide to discover the key features that will help you drill the perfect hole.


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Whether you’ve recently purchased a drill, or have your trusty favourite in your power tool arsenal, our range of drilling accessories must be seen. From drill bits, hole saws and screwdriver bits and more, our range add-ons suit a wide range of drilling power tools.

Looking for kitchen fitter router bits and other useful tools? In this article, we look at the must-have tools that you need in your arsenal if you are going to fit a kitchen. We also include some links to the various selections that we have to choose from, for your reference.


Axcaliber Kitchen Fitter's Cutter Set

Professional kitchen fitter or avid DIY-er? Try four of the most commonly used kitchen cutters available.

This kitchen fitter router bit set compromises 2 x 60mm long x 12.7 mm diameter, 2 flute 1/2"(12.7mm) shank straight cutters for cutting worktop joints using a Postform jig, 1 x 50mm long x 12.7mm diameter, 2 flute 1/2"(12.7mm) shank straight cutter with bottom cut for plunge cutting through laminated and melamine faced board for sink and hob cut-outs etc. It also includes 1 x 25mm long x 12.7mm diameter, 2 flute 1/2"(12.7mm) shank flush bearing trimming cutter for trimming laminates, lippings and for template following applications. 1/2"(12.7mm) shank only.


UJK Worktop Radius Jig

A perfect companion to the UJK Worktop Jig.
Offering many more options for routing various radii both internal and external in worktops, this jig is equally useful in a cabinet or furniture workshop where there is frequent need to rout a particular radius. CNC machined from 12mm thick solid compact phenolic resin, this professional jig is very accurate, durable and stable.

To set up, simply place the locating pins in the appropriate holes and locate them on the edges of the workpiece. It features six radii; 40mm, 60mm, 80mm, 100mm, 150mm and 250mm; both internal and external. It has a slot for straight cuts up to 820mm, and 26mm and 35mm cabinet hinge recess cutouts. The corners of the jig offer 50mm, 100mm and 150mm radii and a 45mm option. Supplied with full and comprehensive instructions and a pack of four aligning pins. You'll require a couple of clamps to hold the jig in place and a 30mm guide bush to fit your router.


UJK Variable Angle Worktop Jig

The recipe for the finest kitchen.
This professional patented kitchen worktop jig is capable of 45° and 90° left or right hand joints in worktops with widths of 250, 300, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 616, 620-IKEA, 650 and 700mm. It enables you to make peninsular joints, corner radii of 40mm and 100mm, 90° square end cuts plus 45° and 22.5° angle cuts. There are also facilities for cutting 35mm cabinet door hinge recesses (18mm carcass), a hole for tap fixings 35mm (3/4" BSP) and three slots for 65mm and 150mm joining bolts.

The jig is CNC cut from 12mm thick solid compact phenolic resin which is very stable and doesn't warp. Permanently engraved into the top are instructions, diagrams and pin-hole locations. It also solves problems regarding out of square joints. With the addition of the optional accessory, the Angle Adjustment Plate (sold separately), the jig will cut accurate left and right hand joints between 85° and 95°. Supplied with full and comprehensive instructions and a pack of four aligning pins.


UJK Compact Lock Jig

Four interchangeable templates for the most popular door sash, mortice and deadlock sizes.
Made of 12mm thick High Pressure Laminate, this adjustable Lock Jig is dimensionally stable. With a lifetime guarantee never to warp, it's fully adjustable for lock faceplates up to 175mm in length. The jig includes interchangeable templates to cut mortice and faceplate recesses for the most popular door sash, mortice and deadlock sizes. Templates have keyhole slots for quick and easy template changing.

Setup is easy and the mortice will be square to the door making it easier to fit the handles. It is suitable for doors up to 58mm (2.1/4") thick. You will require a 1/2" router with a 12.7mm (1/2") straight cutter (long reach if possible) and a 16mm guide bush. In addition, two clamps to hold the jig in place and a screwdriver will adjust the settings.


UJK Hinge Jig with Clamp Plate

Easy to use with minimal setup time.
This single aperture, lightweight hinge jig is suitable for all doors and gives quick and accurate results. Easy to use with minimal setup time, once set for the size of the hinge, cutting the recess on the door frame requires no further adjustment. Made of 12mm thick High Pressure Laminate (additional parts are aluminium), dimensionally stable and with a lifetime guarantee never to warp, the body has engraved markings for easy measurement and setting. The end datum stop controls the 3mm gap between the top of the door and frame.

Suitable for hinges from 50mm (2") to 127mm (5") long and with leaf widths between 6.5mm (1/4") and 35mm (1.38"). The jig comes with the clamping plate accessory and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Additional equipment required: 1/2 router, 12mm straight cutter, 16mm guide bush, screwdriver, two bradawls or two clamps. The optional UJK Corner Chisel quickly and accurately removes rounded corners.



Souber DBB Mortice Lock Fitting Jig 

Designed specifically to guide the drilling bit to cut mortices for door locks and their faceplates. This very precise drilling jig is quick and simple to set up, self centring and locks onto the door edge securely. It really is a simple process: mark the lock length on to the door, select the width of mortice cutter that suits your lock, set the depth collar, pass the drill shaft through the jig’s guide bush, lock the jig to the door and using power from your drill, drive the carbide tipped mortice cutter into the door moving up and down; repeat this process for the faceplate. This produces a very clean smooth cut and is one of the fastest most accurate ways to cut a mortice. You can also use it to cut hinges. Power drill with a 13mm chuck running at speeds 2,000 - 3,000 rpm is recommended.

Supplied with three special carbide tipped cutters: 19, 22 and 25mm covering the most popular lock widths, a shaft for lock up to 100mm in depth and carry case. Other optional accessories are available including offset housing kit, longer drill shafts and long drill kit to drill through the end of a door to fit electric locks accurately.


UJK Air Wedges - Mixed Shapes (Pkt 3)

Whether you're fitting, fixing or levelling, these handy air wedges make the job far easier!
Made from highly durable, non-marring material and with triple welded seams, UJK air wedges are virtually indestructible. Ideal for a host of applications including holding window frames in place prior to fixing, aligning hinges when fitting a door and for levelling kitchen cabinets or appliances. Available in three versions; slim, square and wide as well as a mixed pack for your convenience.

Choose from these options


Blum Hinge Drilling Template

Made from nylon and steel, this template transfers the measurements for hinge and mounting plate fixing positions. It transfers measurements from door to cabinet and from cabinet to door. It can be used with assembled or un-assembled cabinets and has an adjustable stop for various front overlays. The calibration makes this template easy to set.


Blum Ecodrill

Made from die-cast aluminium, this simple handheld tool is ideal if you need to drill accurate hole patterns for Blum hinges. Driven by a hand drill, it neatly clamps to the workpiece. Variable drilling distance from 2-8mm.


Our most popular Blum products

For our full range of Blum products and online videos, visit our website.


Zipbolt Worktop Connectors

If you're looking for fast, strong and secure worktop connectors, these are just the ticket.
For worktops of 25mm and above, the standard 170mm Zipbolt connector is the perfect choice. With a mechanism 20mm deep requiring a 35mm housing bore, they are compatible with the majority of worktop jigs. A 5mm hex bit is required for tensioning the connectors. If the worktop jig is adjacent to a hob or sink, the shorter 85mm connector would be the best option.

Best selling Zipbolt products

For our full range of Zipbolt connectors and online videos, visit our website.


Unika Heavy Duty Double Sided Tape

This heavy duty double sided tape is quick and easy to apply with strong adhesion, creating a permanent bond to materials like wood, metal, varnish and any low energy surfaces. Ideal for attaching kitchen worktop edging and trims, it has a good resistance to extreme temperatures, chemicals and solvents, humidity and UV radiation with a high shear resistance. These qualities make it ideal for kitchen fitters. Because of high adhesive mass, it is also appropriate for rough or structured surfaces. Consisting of a hard PVC film carrier, layered on both sides with a modified acrylate adhesive. The adhesive is lined with a double-sided silicone paper. Temperature resistant -40° to +70°C. Supplied in a 5 metre length X 40mm width.


Unika Mitre Bond Adhesive & Pen

Mitre Bond is a super fast adhesive for fixing close fitting surfaces and will bond wood, metal, glass and other materials. The kit contains 3 x 50g packs of Mitre Bond adhesive and an activator pen that will set super glue in 15 seconds. The activator pen is quick and allows you to be very precise and will not give any overspray or staining. Ideal for anyone installing a new kitchen!


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If you've enjoyed reading this article, we've got others you may enjoy. Firstly, why not take a look at 11 Top Cabinetmaking Tools where we look at a small selection of hand selected tools that every cabinet maker should consider owning. Alternatively, learn about Titebond Glue- Which Glue for you? or delve into the world of professional cabinet makers Rhiannon And Jamie Of J Smith Woodwork.

Plus, don't forget our Skill Centre Tutor, Craig Steele brings you live videos as part of our ongoing Skill Centre at Home Series every Wednesday. Check out the videos via our Facebook page for all things routing!


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Whether you are a full time kitchen fitter, a general tradesperson who focuses on home renovations and kitchen installations, or an avid DIYer, having the right tools makes fitting a kitchen much easier. Read our helpful article focusing on a range of useful tools including kitchen fitter router bits, perfect for the task in hand.

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When it comes to Bosch 18V tools, we've got it covered. From combi drills, angle grinders, mitre saws and much more, browse some of our favourites and power your toolkit with Bosch 18V tools and accessories!


Bosch 18V tools

Bosch GSB 18V-55 Combi Drill 18V

A tool for all trades, this cordless combi drill ticks all the boxes. Ideal for use in the home or at work, it is suitable for masonry drilling and much more! Compact and lightweight for perfect handling, it features a 2-speed gearbox for powerful screwdriving and drilling as well as a professional quality, full metal 13mm keyless chuck for easy bit changes. A practical belt clip keeps the tool within reach at all times and a LED work light illuminates the working area.  View product


BOSCH GSB18V-110C BRUSHLESS COMBI DRILL 18V

Next up is another great combi drill from Bosch’s 18V range. The GSB 18V-110 C is a top of the range, tough, no-nonsense combi drill. It is capable of drilling a 16mm hole in masonry and driving large construction screws. This powerful industrial rated tool has a maximum torque of 110Nm. To help handle this much power the GSB 18V-110 C has KickBack Control and an auxiliary handle. 5.0Ah Coolpack batteries, combined with its super efficient brushless motor ensure long runtimes, more holes drilled and more screws driven per battery charge. Maximum life span, with minimum fuss. View product


Bosch GSS 18V-10 Multi-Base Palm Sander in L-BOXX (Body Only)

Enjoy three sanders in one with this lightweight and compact palm sander. With three interchangeable bases and no cables, you can take advantage of cordless flexibility and there's no cables to scratch just finished surfaces. The baseplates accept hook and loop backed abrasive or you can use traditional clamping if you prefer.

Ideal for single-handed use, the multi-base palm sander features an ergonomic soft-grip top for comfortable working. What's more, the microfilter system ensures efficient dust extraction at all times. Supplied in a Bosch L-BOXX 136 storage case. View product


Bosch GCM 18V-216 BITURBO Cordless Mitre Saw 18V (Body Only)

With its high performance Bosch BITURBO brushless motor, this cordless mitre saw produces power equivalent of an 1,600W mains unit! Part of the Bosch 18V family, it uses Bosch ProCORE18V high performance batteries (8Ah+) which provides long runtimes. It is lightweight, maintenance free and the 216mm blade offers 70mm depth of cut. The maximum width of cut is 270mm. It features a depth stop for trenching, a laser line and LED light for accurate alignment and an ergonomic carry handle. Supplied as a body only tool, the mitre angle range is 47° left and right. View product


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Bosch GST 18 V-LI B Bow Grip Jigsaw 18V In L-BOXX (Body Only)

Cordless, powerful, compact and well balanced, this bow grip jigsaw is brilliant for a wide range of tasks. Featuring 4-stage pendulum action and variable speed trigger, the bow handle with comfort grip panels reduces fatigue and vibration. What's more, the SDS quick-change blade system means you can change the blade with only one hand. There's also a LED work light and cut line blower for increased visibility. Purchase this tool and utilise batteries from other tools in the 18V family to grow your collection. Supplied in a Bosch L-BOXX 136 storage case. View product


Bosch GSA 18 V-LI C Compact Sabre 18V in L-BOXX

Ideal for electrical or plumbing installation and remodelling, this compact sabre saw is a versatile tool. Perfectly balanced and lightweight, it is simple to use one-handed and is great for overhead working where access is limited. With its variable cutting speed, the sabre saw is suitable for use on a wide range of materials. It features an LED light for increased visibility during sawing. The SoftGrip handle and low vibration levels help to minimise fatigue. Finally, thanks to the SDS tool-free collar, you'll enjoy simple blade changes. Supplied with L-BOXX. View product


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Bosch GWX 18V-8 Angle Grinder 125mm & L-Boxx 18V (Body Only)

Next, this lightweight, compact 125mm cordless angle grinder is a great addition to your tool arsenal. With a durable 4-pole high performance motor, it delivers excellent power, potential and manoeuvrability. The angle grinder features Bosch's X-LOCK, tool-free accessory changing system. The one click accessory mounting system offers fast, safe and secure blade changes. Lastly, this model will also take the standard 125mm angle cutting and grinding discs for added convenience. View product


Bosch 18V accessories

Before we take a look at some of our Bosch accessory top picks, why not read our article about how to choose the perfect Bosch battery to suit your needs?

Bosch GBA18V ProCORE Li-Ion High Performance Battery 18V (4.0Ah)

A new dimension of power for all Bosch 18V power tools, Bosch ProCORE18V batteries (4.0Ah, 8.0Ah and 12.0Ah) are their most powerful batteries ever. This is thanks to the latest cell technology and superior heat management. You'll not only enjoy 87% more power with the latest generation high capacity cells but also 135% longer life thanks to CoolPack 2.0 technology.

100% compatible with Bosch Professional 18V power tools and chargers, the power output of this 4.0Ah battery is similar to an 800W mains powered device. Other benefits include the fact the battery is compact and lighter in weight compared to most standard 4.0Ah batteries and there's a battery level indicator which is similar to having a fuel gauge on your car. When other batteries cannot handle the heat and switch off, ProCORE 18V batteries power through! View product


Bosch CoolPack Li-Ion Battery 18V (5.0Ah)

Forming part of the Bosch 18V family of accessories, this Bosch battery offers exceptional lifetime and performance from Bosch technology. This 5.0Ah Li-Ion CoolPack has a superb runtime, intelligent power management, battery level indicator and built in electronic cell protection (ECP), you'll enjoy protection against overload, overheating and total discharge. The best part? The CoolPack battery manages heat which means you can work as fast as you need to. View product


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Did you enjoy this article? Take a look at the 3 tier performance range of brushless 18V combi drills from Bosch; it's definitely worth a read!

Bosch 3 Year GuaranteeNext, learn more about the Bosch GCM 18V-216 BITURBO Mitre Saw. Ideal for a wide variety of applications, the mitre saw is a fantastic choice wherever you are working. With comparable power of an 1600 watt corded machine, the BITURBO tool has been specifically designed and optimised to work with the Bosch ProCORE18V battery platform.

Finally, why not find out more about Starlock by Bosch with another of our helpful guides. Starlock, a joint venture between Bosch and FEIN, is a patented blade mounting system that provides a very fast ‘snap in’ blade fitting. In recent years, the Starlock system has set the new standard for multi-tools and accessories.


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If you’ve bought the any of the above Bosch 18V tools, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #bosch18vtools to @AxminsterTools.

Bosch 18V tools meet the highest standards in speed and precision to provide exceptional results, onsite or at home. Combined with powerful batteries and fast charging technology, take your pick from our ever growing selection of 18V tools and accessories to grow your collection.


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Explore a selection of nine ¼" router cutters to expand your woodworking collection.

Dovetail Cutter

Noted for their high tensile strength and alluring aesthetics, dovetail joints are also one of the earliest forms of joinery. Examples were discovered on furniture found within the tombs of the kings of ancient Egypt. So if it's good enough for royalty, it's good to be able to make these joints! What's more, routing makes it considerably easier than cutting by hand.

Dovetail Cutter


Keyhole Cutter

If you need to hang anything on the wall then the keyhole cutter is a simple and secure way to attach objects flush to a wall. The larger sideways head makes a plunge cut and the blade below the head allows you to make a sideways cut to form the keyhole slot. Remember before making the cut, find the centre of the piece you’re about to hang. This will ensure it’s well balanced, so that the object hangs straight after the cut has been made.

Keyhole Cutter


Ovolo / Roundover Cutter

The ovolo moulding is widely used in many joinery and furniture applications and these are among our most popular moulding cutters. The roundover cutter is used in many furniture applications to soften and smooth the look of a sharp edge. Use it for smoothing table tops, chair arms, decorative mouldings or skirting boards. These bits are supplied with two bearings to switch between ovolo and roundover use.

When routing the end of a plank, the end grain is prone to splintering. A tip to prevent this is to rout the end first which will compact the fibres and then continue along the length of the board.

Ovolo / Roundover Cutter


Chamfer Cutter

On exposed edges the chamfer cutter creates a great looking symmetrical sloping edge. This helps to change the look of chair seats, picture frames, shelves and countertops.

Chamfer Cutter


Panel Mould Cutter

Add some life into plain cabinet doors or drawers with a decorative relief on the surface. As the cutting edge extends to the tip you can make plunge cuts directly into the surface without necessarily having to start from the edge.

Panel Mould Cutter


Milling Cutter

If you're looking to add personalised touches to your work, a milling cutter is the ideal choice. With exceptional performance, surface finish and high accuracy, it's the perfect bit for sign making or any kind of recessed work.

Milling Cutter


Round Nose Cutter

Round nose router bits are used for routing grooves that have round bottoms or sides, depending on the depth of cut. Fluting dates back many centuries and can be seen in Georgian architecture where posts and columns were given decorative flutes- simple but very elegant. Ideal for veining, engraving, decorative flutes, fluted millwork and sign making, this cutter could be used for coves on picture frames, wooden draining boards or defining panelled areas on sheet materials.

Nothing makes a house a home more than your own personalised touches. Imagine walking up to your home each day to see your own bespoke house sign. These cutters are great for making your own signs and if you need some tips follow our guide on How To Make a House Sign. You could customise your sign further by using a panel mould cutter for added decoration.


Straight Flute Cutter

Straight flute cutters are some of the most common cutters and arguably the ones that will get the most use. They’re so popular due to the simple design that can be used for a variety of tasks in the workshop. Producing grooves with a flat base, template work, joint making or any material that has been roughly cut to size, a straight cutter will neatly trim the edge. Single flutes are best used for jobs in softer material where a smaller size is needed such as routing inlays. Opt for a twin flute for harder material and for creating rabbets and dadoes.

Straight Cutters


Router Bit Set

If you’re ready to embrace routing, router bit sets are an easy way to get a collection of bits at a great price. This set of 12 1/4" router cutter bits contains a selection of the bits mentioned above plus a few more. This means that as your skills and expertise grow, there are new router cutters to try.


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If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, why not take a look at some of our other articles. If you want to get the most from your router cutters, regular router bit care and maintenance is essential. In our router bit care article, we explore some of the processes you should undertake to help ensure your router cutters always perform at their best. Alternatively, why not check out our article Nine 1/2" router cutters to add to your collection; ideal if you own a 1/2" router.


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Routers offer so much versatility due to the wide selection of router cutters available. Explore 10 router cutters for better woodworking! Read our article to find out more…


Brushless Technology

Traditional DC tool motors contain brushes that are continuously worn down when in use. These need to be regularly replaced in order for the tool to perform at peak efficiently. Furthermore, when these brushes wear it causes resistance and heat. As brushless motors do not contain brushes, they are maintenance free. They are also significantly more efficient and powerful, resulting in a tool that has up to 100 % longer lifetime and 30% longer runtime per battery charge.

Bosch Combi Drills - 3 Tier Performance Range

The GSB range of Bosch combi drills are intended for driving in and loosening screws. They are also great for drilling in wood, plastic, metal and ceramic. Furthermore, they're ideal if you need to carry out impact drilling in bricks, brickwork and masonry. For convenience, the combi drills are fitted with a light to illuminate the area you are working. With the Bluetooth Low Energy Module GCY 30-4 inserted, settings and data of the drill can be transferred between the power tool and a mobile terminal device via Bluetooth wireless technology.


Entry Level

The Bosch GSB 18V-55 is a fantastic entry level Brushless 18V Professional combi drill. When you want brushless performance and efficiency without needing the Connectivity function, this combi ticks all the boxes. It'll do 90% of what the average tradesperson would need in their day to day work. Buy your Bosch GSB18V-55 Combi Drill 18V (3 x 3.0Ah) today.


Mid Range

Next, the Bosch GSB 18V-60C is a mid range option and features Connectivity as well as KickBack Control. If you're a tradesperson who uses a combi drill each and every day, this is a fantastic option. Trust in Bosch professional tools; buy your Bosch GSB 18V-60 C Brushless Combi Drill in L-Boxx (Body Only) now direct from our website.


Heavy Duty

Finally, the Bosch GSB 18V-110 C is a heavy duty, flag ship brushless combi drill. The GSB 18V-110 C is one of Bosch’s connectivity tools, with the capability to control various options and features within the tool through your smartphone.  It also features excellent KickBack Control. It'll pack a punch in a variety of applications and will save you time, money and effort as you work. If you use a combi drill day in, day out, this is the perfect choice! Purchase the Bosch GSB18V-110C Brushless Combi Drill 18V (2 x 5.0AH) via our website. Any questions? Speak to us for more details.


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Did you enjoy this article? Why not read some of our latest articles including how to choose the perfect Bosch battery to suit your needs. This includes the latest ProCORE18V range of high performance batteries. Alternatively, why not find out more about Starlock by Bosch with another of our helpful guides. Starlock, a joint venture between Bosch and FEIN, is a patented blade mounting system that provides a very fast ‘snap in’ blade fitting. In recent years, the Starlock system has set the new standard for multi-tools and accessories.

Next, learn about the Bosch GCM 18V-216 BITURBO Mitre Saw. Ideal for a wide variety of applications, the mitre saw is a fantastic choice wherever you are working. With comparable power of an 1600 watt corded machine, the BITURBO tool has been specifically designed and optimised to work with the Bosch ProCORE18V battery platform.

Want to see the tools before you buy? If so, pop into any of our Axminster stores to see our power tool selection from Bosch as well as other leading power tool suppliers.


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If you’ve bought the any of the above Bosch combi drills, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #boschcombidrills to @AxminsterTools.

When it comes to Bosch combi drills, brushless rules! With a newly updated range of 18V brushless combi drills, Bosch offer a three tier performance range of tools for every user. Simply select the performance level you require and start working more flexibly, all without losing brushless efficiency.

With the arrival of Festool's new TKS 80 bench-mounted circular saw, serious injuries while sawing will become a thing of the past. The SawStop technology works to protect your most valuable tool - your fingers - from harm and injury which means sawing has never been safer!


According to Festool, the statistics from the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Accidents at Work 2017 states approximately 4,000 injuries are caused by circular saws annually. This equates to 16 injuries per working day which causes a massive impact on productivity, potential earnings and personal ability to work, especially if self employed. The TKS 80 bench-mounted circular saw with SawStop technology is a game changer when it comes to protecting what matters the most. Read our helpful guide to find out more!
Sawstop

Key Features & Benefits of the Festool TKS 80

Integrated SawStop Technology

Firstly, enjoy increased safety while you saw with the first Festool saw with innovative SawStop technology. This guarantees safe sawing in non-conductive materials.


Intelligent Cartridge

A cartridge releases a pretensioned spring and pushes an aluminium block into the saw blade. After being triggered, the cartridge is replaced in just a few steps.


Flexible Working

Thanks to the angle stop you can take advantage of several features. These include a work surface that can be extended in both its width and length, improved flexibility and the chance to enjoy variable work, even with large workpieces (up to a cutting height of 80mm).


Responsive Sensor

The saw stops within 5 milliseconds upon contact with the user's skin and disappears into the work surface.


Bypass Option

If necessary, the SawStop technology can be deactivated. In such instances, you can machine conductive materials such as copper and aluminium.


Maximum Precision

If you carry out mitre rip cuts, you'll notice fewer splinters on the upper surface of the material when you swivel the saw blade to the left. Plus, if you use the splinter guard, enjoy clean precise results, even on the underside of the material. With a fine adjuster and various locking positions, the saw can also be used for both rip and cross cuts.


Comprehensive System Accessories

For convenience, your work surface can be extended in both its length and width. The sliding table allows for cross-cuts up to 920mm.


Space Saving Solutions

A tool garage attached on the side provides optimal storage space for saw blades, cartridges and push sticks.

Choose Your Options

Festool TKS 80 EBS- Set

Purchase the complete set which includes:

  • HW universal saw blade W40
  • 3x splinter guard
  • Angle stop
  • Dust extraction set
  • Workpiece holder
  • Operation tool
  • Extension table
  • VB TKS 80
  • Guide extension VL TKS 80
  • LA TKS 80 stopper
  • Sliding table ST TKS 80

Alternatively, purchase the TKS 80 EBS and buy the accessories you need, as and when you require!


Festool TKS 80 EBS

This includes:

  • HW universal saw blade W40
  • 3x splinter guard
  • Angle stop
  • Dust extraction set
  • Workpiece holder
  • Operation tool

KT- TKS 80 Replacement Cartridge

The replacement cartridge contains the central element of the TKS 80: SawStop technology. After being triggered, the cartridge must be replaced which is simple to do.


VL TKS 80 Guide Extension

Purchase the guide extension to extend the support area by 580mm. Easy and quick to assemble and dismantle, the extension allows you to safely and precisely saw to length. Comes complete with adjustable dimension scale.


LA TKS 80 Stopper

The moveable stop profile with fine adjuster allows for precise rip cuts. It features a front operating lever as well as a clamp for secure mounting on the bench-mounted circular saw.


ST TKS 80 Sliding Table

For large work areas, the sliding table can be installed in two positions. Ideal for cross-cutting with a cutting width up to 920mm, it comes complete with four plastic rollers to ensure that the sliding table moves smoothly.


VB TKS 80 Extension Table

With an adjustable dimension scale, the extension table is simple to assemble and dismantle. It provides safe and precise width sawing and extends the support area by 411mm. Use to achieve a maximum cutting width with 680mm rip cut.


Circular Saw Blades

Made from high-quality steel with saw teeth made from fine-grade carbide, Festool circular saw blades are designed for the toughest conditions. Colour coding makes it easier to select the correct saw blade for the application.

Sawstop

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If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, why not take a look at other Festool articles? Firstly, the Festool CTM MIDI M class dust extractors are perfect for when you’re on the go. Ideal for extracting M dusts on the construction site with minimal impact on health, the extractor is low weight and features compact dimensions and a host of innovative details. Read our informative Insights guide to find out more.

Next, our helpful guide on the Festool KAPEX KS 120 mitre saw details its fantastic features. Designed for more efficient working and more accurate results, the KAPEX KS 120 makes perfect cuts again and again and can tackle the most demanding applications on site or in the workshop.

Not found what you're looking for? See all Festool articles here.


Get in touch!

If you’ve invested in the Festool TKS80 Circular Saw with SawStop Technology, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram and use #sawstop to @AxminsterTools.

With the arrival of Festool’s new TKS 80 bench-mounted circular saw, serious injuries will become a thing of the past. The SawStop technology works to protect your most valuable tool- your fingers- from harm and injury which means sawing has never been safer!

If you work in dusty environments or handle materials that generate large quantities of dust, it is important that you protect your lung health.  Depending on the size of the particles, as well as the quantity and time the material remain inside your lungs, will influence how harmful the dust is to your health.
Dust Extractors

Overview of Dust Extractor Classes

There are three main classes of dust extraction on the UK market currently; L, M and H Class. These indicate the extractor's suitability for any given dust and the specified maximum allowable concentrations (MAC). They also clearly define the corresponding filter system's required degree of filtration. In every case, it is important to choose the dust class of your mobile dust extractor according to the material you work with. In terms of the various dust extractor classes available, the differences are as follows:


L Class

The occupational exposure limit for L Class dust is >1 mg/m3, which means you need a dust extractor that catches 99% of the dust.

L Class (low risk) dust extractors are designed for processes involving mica, china clay, gypsum as well as simple household dust and materials such as soil and lime. The L-class dust extractor is designed for general work. If you are routing/sanding MDF, manmade boards or all solid woods (oak, beech etc), you should use an M-class extractor.


M Class

The occupational exposure limit for M Class dust is >0.1 mg/m3, which means you need a dust extractor that catches 99.9% of the dust.

M Class (medium risk) dust extractors are suitable for processes involving mica, china clay, gypsum, wood dust (softwood and hardwood) and silica dust. Other materials include dust from repair compound, filler and clear coats, dust from cement, concrete and tile cement, quartziferous materials such as sand and pebbles. These extractors are also suitable for oil paints and latex.

A true M Class dust extractor includes an audible alarm to advise you when the suction rate has dropped. This could be caused by a full dust bag or a blocked hose. You'll discover that when working on site, the health and safety manager will insist on using M Class dust extraction. Furthermore, M Class is also the minimal legal requirement, set by the HSE. With this in mind, these factors alone may dictate whether you step up from L Class to M Class, when making your next purchase.


H Class

The occupational exposure limit for H Class dust is ≤ 0.1 mg/m3, which means you need a dust extractor that catches 99.995% of the dust.

H Class (high risk) dust extractors are ideal for dust containing carcinogenic or pathogenic particles as well as mould spores, asbestos, mineral fibres, bitumen and artificial mineral fibres such as glass wool.  They are also suitable for formaldehyde, mould, germs, lead, carbon, tar, nickel, cobalt, copper and cadmium.

If you work in environments where carcinogenic or pathogenic materials exist, you'll definitely need to opt for an H class dust extractor. They include all the features of M class dust extractors, but also offer greater filtration and suction.
Dust Extractors

Dust Extractors from Leading Brands

Festool

Compact yet effective. Lightweight yet powerful. Whether on the construction site or in the workshop, Festool mobile dust extractors are prepared for every challenge. See the ever-growing range here.


Bosch

Clean, efficient work requires a clean jobsite. The Bosch Professional wet and dry dust extractors are ideal for every workplace. Easy to handle, convenient to operate and powerful to use, why not explore the Bosch range today?


FEIN

FEIN offer a handful of compact, powerful wet and dry dust extractors. Take a look and see what's available.


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If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more for you to take a look at. Why not learn more about the Festool CT Pre-Separator with cyclone technology? Compatible with Festool CT mobile dust extractors, it allows you to work efficiently with constant suction power. This handy piece of kit collect up to 95% of the coarse and fine dust before it reaches the mobile dust extractor. Next, perfect for when you’re on the go, the Festool CTM MIDI M class dust extractor impresses in all areas. Read our informative Insights guide to find out more.

Furthermore, whether you’re an employer or employee, you will have undoubtedly heard of LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) and its implications. In the workplace you have to comply to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations, but if you’re a home user, you may not have heard of it. Learn more by reading our useful guide on LEV.


Get in touch!

Whatever the application, tell us which dust extractor you use. Comment below or send us a photograph; we'd love to hear from you. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #dustextractors to @AxminsterTools.

If you work with power tools, you’ll need an extractor. With many dust extractors available, finding the right one to protect your lung health should be at the top of your priorities. Read our helpful dust extraction article and learn more about the different extraction classes to help you find dust extractor for you.

X-LOCK Spotlight

Launching their most innovative angle grinder product line, the new Bosch X-LOCK system will save you precious time, effort, and money through more efficient working. As well as multiple accessories, enjoy a new generation of Bosch corded and cordless angle grinders.

X-LOCK Features and Benefits

  • Fast and easy to use; up to 5 times faster than conventional angle grinder.
  • Simply change over accessories at the press of a button. There's now no need to unscrew and re-fasten components.
  • For convenience, almost every X-LOCK accessory fits on standard angle grinders.
  • The X-LOCK assortment is constantly growing; there are over 130 accessories to choose from.
  • X-LOCK interface is unobtrusive and extremely shallow. This means it is fantastic for when you need to get closer to the work surface without the nut getting in the way.
  • For peace of mind, there's no way of mounting the accessories incorrectly. The simple mechanism locks securely in place with a click so you know it is safely mounted to your angle grinder.
  • Increased speed and convenience means there's no need to have a huge range of grinders at your disposal.
  • The changing system does not rely on any tools or components.
  • The new design stops any frustration of changing angle grinder accessories. No longer will you potentially lose a nut, spanner or flange.
  • The red X-LOCK switch is used to unlock angle grinder accessories for easy, hassle-free detachment.
  • X-LOCK accessories have X shaped bores while still keeping standard flange touchpoints (22.23mm bore).
  • There's no nut to disturb you when working with angle grinders.
  • You can now enjoy flat grinding, and surfaces will never get scratched.

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If you've enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more for you to take a look at. Firstly, the powerful and compact, BITURBO mitre saw from Bosch is part of the new Bosch BITURBO range. Ideal for a wide variety of applications, the BITURBO tool has been specifically designed and optimised to work with the new Bosch ProCORE 18V battery platform.

Next, our helpful Bosch Battery Guide is great if you need advice on choosing the type of battery to suit your cordless Bosch Professional power tools. Finally, Starlock, a joint venture between Bosch and Fein, is a patented blade mounting system that provides a very fast ‘snap in’ blade fitting. The Starlock system has set the new standard for multi-tools and accessories. Learn more by reading our informative Bosch Starlock guide.


Get in touch!

If you’ve invested in the new Bosch X-LOCK angle grinders and accessories, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your purchase. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #boschxlock to @AxminsterTools.

X-LOCK Spotlight Launching their most innovative angle grinder product line, the new Bosch X-LOCK system will save you precious time, effort, and money through more efficient working. As well as multiple accessories, enjoy a new generation of Bosch corded and cordless angle grinders. X-LOCK Features and Benefits Fast and easy to use; up to 5 times faster than conventional angle grinder. Simply change…


Experience power carving like never before!

The new variable speed motor is ideal for caving, planing and sanding and comes supplied with innovative accessories, to ensure you get the most out of all your Arbortech attachments.
Arbortech Power Carving Unit

Getting the most out of your Power Carving Unit

Do you want to... Combine
Create extremely flat, levelled surfaces with minimal wood chip? Power Unit + Levelling Guide + TURBO Plane (not included) + Chip Tube
Free form sculpt your piece of timber with minimal wood chips? Power Unit + Chip Catcher + TURBO Plane (not included) + Chip Tube
Finish off and sand your project with minimal dust and chips? Power Unit + Chip Catcher + Connected to a vacuum + Sanding Pad fitted with your choice of Sanding Discs
Use the Industrial Woodcarver Blade or a non Arbortech grinding disc? Power Unit + Metal Guard + Industrial Woodcarver Blade or a standard grinding disc (not included)
Or how about sanding off the high points of a wooden surface with minimal wood dust? Power Unit + Levelling Guide + Sanding Pad + Chip Tube

What's in the kit?

Power Unit

Robust, variable speed motor that will suit all Arbortech attachments for optimal power carving performance. Use with a combination of included accessories specifically designed for the TURBO Plane (not included) for added features such as dust removal and unique planing and smoothing functionality.


Sanding Pad

Designed for initial sanding stages, this high performance, slightly flexible Sanding Pad is ideal for sanding medium to large projects and is capable of moulding to slight contours due to the flexible lip. Use the Sanding Pad in combination with the Chip Catcher and attach a vacuum to control wood dust.


Levelling Guide

When used with the TURBO Plane, this attachment allows for an extremely flat levelled surface. Use with the Sanding Pad to achieve a very even smooth finish.
Top tip: Connect the Chip Tube to the Levelling Guide to funnel wood chips.
Arbortech Power Carving Unit


Chip Catcher

Designed to collect dust and chips during free form carving and sanding stages.

Sanding stage: fit the Sanding Pad into the Chip Catcher and attach to a vacuum to extract wood dust during sanding.
Carving stage: fit the Chip Tube or a vacuum to reduce wood chips during free form carving stages with the TURBO Plane.


Chip Tube

Without a vacuum, the Chip Tube is an easy option to funnel wood chips into a bucket to reduce mess.
Top tip: Once connected to the Chip Catcher or Levelling Guide, the Chip Tube will funnel wood chips straight onto the floor or into a bucket.
Arbortech Power Carving Unit


Fan

Use the fan in conjunction with the Chip Tube and the TURBO Plane to get rid of most of the wood chips and dust without a vacuum. As well as the above, the package also includes Assorted Sanding Discs (3 x 60, 120, 180, 240 grit) and a metal guard.
Arbortech Power Carving Unit


The Arbortech family...

Fast, safe and easy ways to shape wood - get ready to take on a variety of power carving projects with the Arbortech attachments!

Mini TURBO
Carve convex and concave shapes freehand and enjoy a smooth finish that requires minimal sanding.
Arbortech Mini TURBO

Ball Gouge

Create smooth concave shapes and add chiselled features to your projects.
Arbortech Ball Gouge
Contour Sander
Achieve exceptionally smooth sanded surfaces.
Arbortech Contour Sander
TURBO Plane Blade
Rapidly shape, sculpt and plane a variety of flat and curved parts.
Arbortech TURBO Plane Blade
Industrial Woodcarver
Shape, sculpt, cut and trench a wide variety of wooden objects.
Arbortech Industrial Woodcarver Blade
TURBO Shaft
Perfect for detailed freehand sculpting, this attachment enables unprecedented opportunities for shaping and fine reworking.
Arbortech TURBO Shaft


Want to see more?

We hope you've enjoyed learning about Arbortech's latest addition! If you want to discover more from Arbortech, why not take a look at another innovative tool that'll revolutionise your woodcarving. Or if it's some project inspiration you're looking for then we have a sound idea, learn how to power carve your own speaker!

Get in touch!

If you’ve bought the Arbortech Power Carving Unit, we’d love to hear from you. Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your new purchase. What do you love about the Arbortech power carver, and why?

Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook, send us a tweet or tag us on Instagram using

#arbortechpowercarving to @AxminsterTools.

Experience power carving like never before! The Power Carving Unit is the ideal power source for all Arbortech attachments, guaranteeing optimum performance


WoodSpur Decking Screws

What is a decking screw?

Decking screws are screws designed specifically for decking. A wooden deck is an outdoor structure that has to bear shifting loads, day after day, so it is important to use screws that will stand the test of time. What this means is that your deck needs to be able to hold itself together.

To achieve an attractive, solid and sturdy deck that you can enjoy safely, it’s always best to opt for purpose-built decking screws such as WoodSpur decking screws. Made from A2 stainless steel, WoodSpur decking screws are highly corrosion-resistant and non-rusting. What’s more, the double thread design pulls boards tight and locks them in place. This makes them ideal for decking use.

Advantages of decking screws

  • For quick and reliable assembly, WoodSpur deck screws feature a Torx T25 drive. With this type of drive there’s minimal risk of cam-out and greater transmission of torque. This makes them excellent for pressure treated, tanalised timber.
  • What's more, the sharp, penetrating tip eliminates the need for pilot holes, saving you time and effort!
  • WoodSpur decking screws are corrosion resistant to prevent rusting and weakness of the structure over the years.
  • Deck screws are far superior to nails as the are more secure. They also allow boards to be easily lifted to gain access below the deck for maintenance or repair.


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Enjoyed reading this article? Pop into any of our Axminster stores to see the whole WoodSpur range. We also have several other woodworking projects for you to explore. Try something new with our selection of indoor and outdoor projects. Why not get creative and learn how to make a birdhouse or get top tips on laying a wooden deck?

Get involved!

Have you completed building your own deck at home? Or maybe you lay decking for a job? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch and tell us your thoughts about our WoodSpur decking screws. Better still, show us your creations! Either comment below, or get in touch via one of our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook, send us a tweet or connect with us on Instagram using #woodspur to @AxminsterTools.

Regardless of whether you want to build a deck or simply rebuild it, there’s one thing you cannot do without (other than timber), and that’s quality decking screws.

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