How to choose the right silicone sealant

Silicone sealant is actually quite a broad term that is used a lot especially when it comes to DIY jobs, the first thought for most people is to go to their local DIY store and grab the cheapest one in the right colour.

The reality is though, there is no one single type of silicone sealant that should be used for everything. In fact there are many, all different types that all have different flexibility, durability and resistance. So how do you know you are using the right one for the job?

[Infographic] Your simple 2 minute guide to safety gloves

When it comes to safety, the gloves you choose is an important decision. Glove technology has moved on quickly over recent years and there is more choice than ever. Which level of cut resistance do I need? what is cut resistance? That is why we have created our 2 minute guide to safety gloves. It is a simple infographic that shows the different properties for work gloves.

Nitrile, Latex or Vinyl Gloves: What's the difference?

When looking for disposable gloves there are few different choices of materials, nitrile, latex and vinyl. It can be hard to know which one to choose, let's take a look at the differences.

Mirka's AOS-B cordless sander hits the spot

Since 1943 Mirka has been producing high quality sanding tools and abrasives. Based in Finland they are renowned within the automotive and carpentry world for their dust free sanding solutions that help to produce a clean and safe working enviroment. 

Mirka is expanding its power tools range with the addition of the first small, brushless, battery-driven, spot repair, cordless sander that have both orbital and random orbital movements. The new AOS-B 130NV sander is suitable for multiple sanding operations including finessing, Corian® sanding and E-coat and primer sanding applications, producing a high quality, consistently smooth finish, maximising productivity.

Lithium Grease: What does it all mean?

Lithium EP2 Grease

So you’re looking for a grease, you’ve seen many references to ‘Lithium EP2’ but you’re not sure what it means or whether it is relevant to your needs? Let’s try and cut through the jargon!

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