February – April 2016

Brand Awareness

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STANLEY® Smart Measure Pro

Delivering professional estimates in minutes The new Smart Measure Pro from STANLEY® is an innovative, time- saving digital measuring device that can capture the height, width and area of targeted locations from pictures taken on a smart phone – generating quick and accurate estimates, ideal for builders and contractors, plasterers, painters and roofers. After connecting [...]

Brand Awareness

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Safety first with Metabo

Since 1924, Metabo has been a name synonymous with metal working machines—and safety first.  With safety becoming increasingly important on-site, it’s easy to see why cordless power tools have gained popularity. Milwaukee continue to deliver power tool products that not only revolutionise cordless expectations, but also integrate brand-new technology that deliver safer solutions for tool [...]

Brand Awareness

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Portable Power Pros

When you’re relying on serious power tools to get the job done, you want the ones that are going to do it as safely as possible.  With safety becoming increasingly important on-site, it’s easy to see why cordless power tools have gained popularity. Milwaukee continue to deliver power tool products that not only revolutionise cordless expectations, [...]

Community news

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Fat Chance Winners!

February – April 2016

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Crete off

Removing cement splatters and build-up from tools is a frustrating task, but a product discovered by accident is now promising to take the hard work out of the process.  As anyone working in construction or mining is only too aware, most labour-saving devices almost always come with a catch. Sometimes that cost is financial, other times [...]

Brand Awareness

Damage control – So you can Perform & Protect on the job

DEWALT® is constantly pushing the boundaries to create the most innovative tools for the construction professional. Power tools that carry the Perform & Protect shield have passed rigorous testing to ensure they exceed the highest demands of the toughest environments, while maintaining a fundamental emphasis on safety. All of these products have to meet strict criteria [...]

February – April 2016

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Thirsty work 

Getting thirsty on the job might seem like a problem with a simple solution— drink something! But it’s easier said than done, and now there’s recognition that dehydration can become a serious health risk if workplaces don’t manage it properly, Sue Nelson reports.  Dehydration can creep up on you, particularly if you’re putting in long hours [...]

February – April 2016

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Padman starts

When irrigation manufacturer Padman Stops struck a period of rapid growth, it was the company’s strong supplier relationships that helped see it through, writes Shane Conroy.  I’s been over 25 years since John Padman set out to revolutionise the flood irrigation industry from his back shed. Today, his company—Padman Stops—employs 50 people, and supplies a [...]

February – April 2016

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Knowledge is power 

Tools in the workplace can be your best mate—if you use the right tool for the job and handle it correctly—or they can become your worst enemy, causing you an injury or illness that can last a lifetime, says Paul Davy.  The ongoing development of tools and tool technology is a major focus for power tool [...]

Cover Story

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Against all odds

This Australian-owned family business stood up to endless challenges before becoming the iconic success that we know today, writes Chris Sheedy.  The early days of Tridon, originally a Canadian business (which, at one confused stage, sold soft toys into the Australian market) are a far cry from the well-managed and successful business we know today. [...]