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TOOLS


A brush cut above the rest


STIGA is well known not only for producing walk-behind mowers, front cut ride-on machines and lawn tractors, but also for the wide range of innovative garden tools it designs too. STIGA grass trimmers and brushcutters are a great choice for edging and cutting lawns. These ergonomic, well-balanced tools offer maximum comfort and efficiency and allow the user to choose a working position based on their needs and the task in hand. There are two new brushcutters for


Snickers stretch work shorts are comfortable and lightweight


These new work shorts from SNICKERS Workwear have been designed to deliver superior comfort and freedom of movement for flexible working environments. Fabric, functionality and fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, it’s the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new stretch shorts for men and women that really set these new garments apart. These new AllroundWork and FLEXIWork shorts are great for working in the warmer months. Delivering superior flexibility and comfort, these lightweight work shorts come in a body-mapping design and a range of new colours including hi-vis options. Made from a self-ventilating stretch fabric with Cordura reinforcements for all-round mobility and durability, they’re packed with comfort and functionality and specially designed for the fast-paced professional who’s always on the go for delivering top class work on site. For professional tradesmen and women who rely on their gear in demanding environments, Snickers Workwear Work Shorts are a must for anyone who wants the ultimate in cool comfort this summer. n www.snickersworkwear.co.uk n sales@hultaforsgroup.co.uk n 01484 854788


2020, the SBC 636 and the SBC 636 D, both are new premium models, meaning that they are compact, robust, reliable and clean running. The fuel consumption is reduced by a substantial 20 per cent. Pictured is another new STIGA brushcutter, the SBC 656 DX. All STIGA petrol brushcutters are designed to meet the needs of both hardworking professional landscapers and domestic gardeners. They feature new two-stroke engines with 60 per cent fewer emissions and a 20 per cent increase in fuel efficiency, soft- grip handles for enhanced user-comfort and a new digital display that provides useful user information (only on bike handle models).


Retailers interested in stocking STIGA products should send in a request via email to: ukmarketingdept@stiga.com


Mirka celebrates 20 years of dust-free sanding


The innovator in dust-free sanding is celebrating 20 years of the Abranet net abrasive.


For two decades, MIRKA has been at the forefront of dust-free sanding, thanks to an invention that revolutionised workplaces all around the world. By developing an abrasive that features a net structure instead of a conventional paper backing, Mirka was able to introduce extremely efficient on-tool dust removal that improves both the work quality and working environment. Mirka simply called the new abrasive Abranet. Manufactured with Mirka’s patented technology, the net structure of the Abranet abrasive ensures a sanding particle is never more than 0.5 millimetres from a dust extraction hole. This means that sanding grains are able to retain their cutting power and the resulting dust is safely removed. Abranet is highly resistant to dust pills and


iF Design Award for Hultafors Tools


Another prestigious design award has been bestowed upon the HULTAFORS Group’s workwear and tools brands. Added to the Red Dot Design Award for workwear, the Hultafors Group has won the iF Design Award for the Hultafors Snap-Off Knife (SRP18A) and the HDM Dry Marker. With over 7,200 entries from 56 countries, competition was intense. After much deliberation, the 78-member jury, made up of independent experts from around the world, chose Hultafors’ innovative Knife and Marker products as winners in the Tools category for their innovative, ergonomic designs and user-friendly features. Considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious product accolades and renowned as a symbol of innovation and quality for nearly 70 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised globally as a hallmark of quality for exceptional product design for nearly 70 years. n www.hultaforstools.co.uk n sales@hultaforsgroup.co.uk n 01484 854788


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and ability to think outside the box. What started out as a laboratory


clogging, and is easily cleared to ensure optimal use out of every abrasive. With every coarseness grade providing excellent results, the original Abranet and its many versions are best combined with Mirka’s efficient and ergonomic power tools and dust extractors. New versions of the Abranet continue to be developed and patented. “The Mirka Abranet net abrasive is a product of true Finnish ingenuity


experiment quickly proved its worth, and it’s a perfect example of the Mirka way of doing things,” says Hans Hede, development engineer and one of the ‘fathers’ of Abranet. Today, 20 years later, dust-free sanding is widely accepted as an industry standard, with many competitors having seen the advantages of the Abranet approach. Original Mirka Abranet abrasives and their patented technology come from the Mirka factory in Jeppo, Finland, where it all started. Mirka is looking forward to many


more decades of dust-free and safe working environments, made better every day by the products and solutions it continues to develop and manufacture. n www.mirka.com/uk


For more information about the various STIGA ranges please visit the company’s website at: n www.stiga.com/uk


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