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Sander

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Sander Brand Comparisons: Your Ultimate Guide to Making Informed Purchasing Decisions

When it comes to woodworking and DIY projects, the right tools can make all the difference. One such tool is the sander. With so many brands available in the market, choosing the right one can seem daunting. This blog aims to compare different sander brands, helping you make an informed decision.

1. Introduction

Sanders are essential in any workshop. They smooth surfaces by abrasion with sandpaper. Sanders have a means to attach the sandpaper and a mechanism to move it rapidly. They come in a housing that you can hand-hold or fix to a workbench.

2. RUPES Sanders

RUPES is a well-known brand in the power tools industry. Let’s look at some of their notable sanders:

  • LH232N RUPES 8″ Sander – Polisher (200mm): This sander-polisher stands out for its reversible dual speed configuration. It works as a sander at 3400 rpm and as a polisher at 1600 rpm. It’s perfect for polishing and sanding large surfaces like trucks, boats, and trains.
  • LC71T RUPES Orbital Sander 80mm x 200mm With Filter Cartridge: This mini orbital sander is light, compact, and comes with an integral dust extraction system. It’s ideal for sanding narrow surfaces like drawers and chairs.
  • SSCA VR RUPES Orbital Sander With Dust Extraction: This sander features an integral dust extraction system, a high torque motor with gear transmission, and a multihole rubber plate for optimal dust extraction. It’s powerful and perfect for leveling surfaces.
  • LD30 RUPES Pneumatic Orbital Sander 1.5mm Orbit 30mm Backing Pad: This mini sander excels in quickly removing paint defects such as dust inclusion and drips. It comes with a speed regulator, a light and easy-to-handle body, and a double silencer.
  • SSPF VR RUPES Orbital Sander With Dust Extraction: This sander comes with a 5mm orbit and a 210x115mm pad size. It’s perfect for smoothing and leveling surfaces, removing paint from wood, and preparing surfaces for filling operations.

3. Mirka Sanders

Mirka is another popular brand in the power tools industry. Let’s look at some of their notable sanders:

  • 8991150312 Mirka AROS-B 150NV Cordless Sander 32mm Pad 10.8V 2.5Ah 5.0mm Orbit – Bluetooth Connected: This spot repair random orbital sander is small, ergonomic, and energy efficient. It’s perfect for professionals who appreciate the freedom of movement and low maintenance of a cordless sander.
  • Mirka ROS 625CV 150mm Random Orbital Sander 2.5mm Orbit – Central Vacuum: This pneumatic random orbital sander is an excellent choice for fine sanding tasks. When connected to a dust extraction system, you can sand dust-free.

4. Conclusion

When choosing a sander, it’s important to consider the specific needs of your project. While all these brands offer high-quality sanders, the best one for you will depend on your budget, the size and scope of your project, and personal preference.

Remember, the key to a successful purchase is informed decision-making. We hope this comparison guide helps you in choosing the right sander for your needs.

Happy sanding!

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Power Tool Maintenance

Power Tool Sales Repairs & Servicing

Expert Guide to Power Tool Maintenance

Power tools are an essential part of any DIY enthusiast or professional’s toolkit. However, like any other equipment, they require regular maintenance to keep them in top working condition. This blog post will guide you through the basics of power tool maintenance and introduce you to our specialised tool repair and maintenance services.

The Importance of Power Tool Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your power tools not only ensures their optimal performance but also extends their lifespan, saving you from costly replacements. It also enhances safety as well-maintained tools are less likely to malfunction.

Basic Power Tool Maintenance Tips

Here are some basic maintenance tips that you can perform at work:

Clean Your Tools After Each Use: Dust and debris can accumulate and affect your tool’s performance. Use a soft brush or compressed air to clean your tools after each use.

Inspect for Damage Regularly: Regularly check your tools for any signs of damage. Look for frayed power cords, loose parts, or any unusual noises when operating the tool.

Lubricate Moving Parts: Keep the moving parts of your tool lubricated to reduce friction and prevent wear and tear.

Store Your Tools Properly: Store your tools in a dry, clean place. Proper storage prevents rust and other forms of damage.

Introducing Our Tool Repair and Maintenance Services

While regular cleaning and inspection can keep your tools in good shape, they may still require professional attention from time to time. That’s where our tool repair and maintenance services come in.

At Power Tool Sales, we offer comprehensive tool servicing and repairs. Our team of experts can handle everything from routine servicing to complex repairs, ensuring your tools are always ready for the job.

Warranty Repairs at Power Tool Sales

In addition to our tool repair and maintenance services, we also offer warranty repairs. If your power tool is under warranty and needs repair, our team of experts can provide the necessary services at no additional cost. This ensures that your investment in quality power tools is protected and continues to provide value over time.

To learn more about our warranty repairs or to schedule a service, give us a call on 02380 315316 or complete the tool repair form.

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REMS tool servicing repair and calibration
Milwaukee Drill – Motor Replaced

Conclusion

Power tool maintenance is crucial for their longevity and performance. By following these tips and utilizing our professional tool repair and maintenance services, you can ensure your tools last longer and work more efficiently.

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REMS Press Tool

578622 REMS Mini M10 Cropping Jaw

REMS Press Tool Servicing, Calibration & Repairs: Ensuring Optimal Performance

REMS press tools are a staple in the plumbing and pipe working industry, known for their precision and durability. However, to maintain their top-notch performance, these tools require regular servicing, calibration, and repair. At Power Tool Sales, we offer specialised services for your REMS press tools.

Why Choose REMS Press Tools?

REMS press tools are designed for professionals who demand high performance and reliability. These tools deliver excellent results in pressing operations, ensuring a secure and tight connection every time. However, to maintain this level of precision, regular servicing, calibration, and repair are crucial.

Our REMS Press Tool Servicing, Calibration & Repairs

At Power Tool Sales, our services are carried out by a team of highly experienced engineers who are fully qualified in REMS tool calibration, repairs, and servicing. We specialize in Akku-Press, Mini-Press, and Power-Press but can also service many other models of REMS tools. Their expertise ensures that your REMS press tools are handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

Whether it’s routine maintenance or complex repairs, our engineers have the skills and knowledge to ensure your REMS press tools are operating at their best. Trust in our team to provide top-quality service for your REMS press tools. Get in touch with one of our service team members.

Warranty Repairs

We also offer warranty repairs for REMS press tools. If your REMS press tool is under warranty and needs repair, we can provide the necessary services at no additional cost. This ensures your investment in REMS press tools is protected and continues to provide value over time.

Conclusion

REMS press tools are an investment in quality and performance. Protect this investment with our specialised REMS press tool servicing, calibration, and repair. Contact us today to schedule a service or learn more about our offerings.

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Polishing Hints & Tips

Rupes Polishers

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Polisher

When it comes to polishing, the tool you choose can make all the difference. Whether you’re working on a car, a boat, or a piece of furniture, the right polisher can help you achieve the perfect finish. In this guide, we’ll explore the pros and cons of three popular types of polishers: Rotary Polishers, Dual Action Polishers, and Geared Polishers.

Rotary Polishers

Rotary polishers are known for their speed and aggressive cutting power. They offer the flexibility to change pad sizes and the option to use different pad types, from foam to wool, including mop style. One of the key advantages of rotary polishers is that they don’t experience pad-stall.

However, they do have their drawbacks. Rotary polishers can easily add heat to the material surface, which carries the risk of warping clearcoat or GRP. Additionally, achieving a ‘perfect’ finish with a rotary polisher can be challenging due to the risk of ‘polishing trails’, sometimes referred to as holograms.

Faster to work with due to more aggressive cutting

Can change pad sizes

Option to use pad types from Foam and Wool (including mop style)

No pad-stall

Easier to add heat in to the material surface (risk with warping clearcoat or GRP)

Doesn’t give (harder to achieve) ‘perfect’ finish with risk of ‘polishing trails’ (sometimes called holograms)

Dual Action Polishers

Dual Action (DA) polishers are often seen as a more user-friendly option, especially for those with less experience. They allow you to choose your orbit (15mm or 21mm), with the 15mm often seen as a good all-round option and the 21mm better suited to larger areas such as car bonnets, roofs, or marine applications.

DA polishers are the best option for achieving a ‘perfect’ finish with no polishing trails and carry much less risk of heat build-up. However, they do have their limitations. DA polishers can’t change pad size, are slower for correction jobs, and carry the risk of pad-stall due to excessive pressure being applied.

Pick your orbit (15mm or 21mm) – 15mm is often seen as a good all-round option, 21mm is better suited to larger areas such as car bonnet, roof or marine applications

Easier to operate (especially for those with less experience)

Best option for achieving ‘perfect’ finish (no polishing trails)

Much less risk of heat build-up

 Can’t change pad size

 Slower for correction jobs (body shops and detailers often have both rotary and DA to compliment speed and finish)

 Risk of pad-stall (when the rotary function of the pad stops) due to excessive pressure being applied

Geared Polishers

Geared polishers sit between rotary and DA polishers in terms of operation, using a 5mm orbit. They can use two different pad sizes and can correct more aggressively than a DA. Like rotary polishers, geared polishers don’t experience pad-stall and are more popular for larger applications when only one polisher is used, making them very popular in marine applications.

However, geared polishers do require greater control and user experience, which may make them less suitable for beginners.

Can use two different pad sizes

Sits between rotary and DA in terms of operation (uses a 5mm orbit)

Can correct more aggressively than a DA

No pad-stall

More popular for larger applications when only one polisher used (very popular in marine)

Require greater control and user experience


In conclusion, the choice of polisher will depend on your specific needs, experience level, and the type of job at hand. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each type of polisher, you can make an informed decision and achieve the best possible finish.

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Christmas Shipping

Our last day for shipping stock orders will be Thursday, December 21st, for orders placed before 2pm.

Our office will close at 12pm on Friday, December 22nd, and we will return at 8am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Our website Elves will of course be accepting orders during this time but items won’t be shipping whilst our office is closed.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at Power Tool Sales Ltd.
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Holiday Hours

We will be taking a well-deserved break over the Christmas period, and we might even treat ourselves to a cheeky mince pie. Our office will close at 12pm on Friday, December 22nd, and we will return at 8am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

If you have any enquiries during this time, please contact us, and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

Our last day for shipping stock orders will be Thursday, December 21st, for orders placed before 2pm.

On behalf of all the team here at Power Tool Sales, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Keeping Your Tools in Tip-Top Shape!

590021 REMS Python Manual Pipe Bender

At Power Tools Sales Servicing, we’re your trusted partners in power tool maintenance, calibration, and repairs. When your tools need some TLC, we’ve got you covered!

https://www.powertoolsalesuk.com/rems-authorised-calibration-engineers/

💡 Why choose us?

🔧Expert Technicians: Our skilled technicians are masters of their craft, ensuring your tools are in the best hands.
📏 Precise Calibration: We guarantee accurate tool performance with precision calibration services.
🛠️ Quick Repairs: Count on us for speedy and reliable tool repairs to minimize downtime.
🔒 Quality Assurance: Rest easy knowing your tools are backed by our quality assurance.

Don’t let a malfunctioning tool slow you down. Contact Power Tool Sales Servicing today, and let’s keep your tools performing at their best! 💪

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RUPES BIGFOOT HLR75 MINI IBRID POLISHER

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  • 9HB180LT RUPES iBrid Battery
    9HB180LT RUPES iBrid Battery
    £57.51 Ex VAT
  • HLR75/STB RUPES Mini Polisher
    HLR75 RUPES Mini Polisher iBrid
    £199.54£475.00 Ex VAT

The new BigFoot Mini iBrid HLR75 Polisher represents the future in the evolution of RUPES tools with iBrid Technology.

The 12mm orbit and the Ø 75mm backing plate make it the best solution for difficult shapes and for spot repair operations; a must for any detailer wishing to obtain perfect results, even in the most difficult areas.

The new iBrid Technology concept, already featured on the BigFoot iBrid Nano Polishers and the Q-MAG iBrid Nano Sander, increases process efficiency and optimizes the user experience, providing more versatility for the operator, thanks to the functionality as both battery-powered and cord powered tool.

The HLR75 also features optimized ergonomics, which make it comfortable and easy to use, while the innovative design provides incredible manoeuvrability and balance to guarantee precise and efficient polishing results.

iBRID TECHNOLOGY
The innovative iBrid Technology, already featured on the iBrid Nano polisher and the Q-MAG iBrid Nano sander, allows the RUPES iBrid tools to be configured to run on either battery or corded power, providing the user with even more versatility during any operation.

DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS
Modern lines and exceptional technical quality combined with a number of details are the results of in-depth studies and research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort.

MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
Thanks to the backing pad with a small diameter, the HLR75 is perfect for polishing applications on small and intricate areas. The small tool body dimensions and the 12mm orbit allow a comfortable handling and accuracy in detail polishing.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE
The speed controller is both practical and easy to use. It allows adjusting the speed of the polisher without interrupting the work and provides high visibility of the selected setting, even during operation.

THROTTLE LEVER
Ergonomic and rubberised variable speed lever for a more precise tool control and full operator comfort

BATTERY AND BATTERY CHARGE

  • Li-ION Battery (18V 2.5 Ah) with a led indicator showing the charge level. Between 35 and 45 minutes of battery life while operating
  • The Battery Charger is custom-designed to fit the iBrid Mini’s unique battery pack system. The charging station indicates charge status using integrated LED lights and provides 100% charge from approximately 35 minutes.
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RUPES News

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RUPES announces new compound & polish sample pack!

  • 9.TSKITA RUPES Compound/Polish Sample Pack
    9.TSKITA RUPES Compound/Polish Sample Pack
    £15.00 Ex VAT

Whether you are new to detailing or an accomplished DIY enthusiast, this new RUPES sample pack is a great way to try the RUPES products that professionals know and trust.

This kit contains four 125ml bottles of RUPES’ most popular polishing compounds from the D-A System and UNO ranges. The Compound & Polish Sample Pack is designed to introduce their polishing compounds to those who may not have experienced the amazing results of the latest high-performance formulas.

D-A COARSE (1 bottle-125ml)
D-A FINE (1 bottle-125ml)
UNO PURE (1bottle–125ml)
UNO PROTECT (1 bottle–125ml)

If you are just starting out or you are a DIY detailer wanting to progress, we have the knowledge, products and after-sales service to help give you the best results.

We know how much you enjoy detailing your car. How it can be therapeutic, relaxing and fun but it is also a great way to protect your investment in your car.

One of our customers, Alex, recently posted about these benefits. He says regular detailing will…

…maximise the value of your vehicle, stop road contamination build up and other nasties sticking to the paint work. Over time iron builds up on the paint work which causes rust spots and this can later lead on to cause bigger areas to rust, salt build up over time causes rust and corrosion, your vehicle is your 2nd biggest investment after a house so why would you allow your vehicle to devalue and lose its look? That’s just a couple things… I could go on for ever. Summer is coming what are you waiting for?

Alex Elliott – A9 Valeting (Please check out his fundraiser for mind)
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What pads & accessories are compatible with the RUPES iBrid Nano?

The iBrid Nano is the new(ish) highly versatile polishing/light sanding machine from RUPES & comes with some incredible features, but that’s not what we’re here for. We want to keep it simple and answer some common questions about the Nano and what backing pads, polishing pads & accessories it’s compatible with.

What backing pads are compatible with the RUPES iBrid Nano?


Depending on the size and application there are three different backing pads available:

995.001/C – 1.25″/30mm velcro polishing backing pad – Buy online here
996.001/C – 2″/50mm velcro polishing backing pad – Buy online here
997.001/C – 1.25″/30mm adhesive sanding backing pad – Buy online here

What polishing pads are compatible with the RUPES iBrid Nano?


There are 4 types of polishing pad for the Nano, ranging from ultra fine detailing to coarse cutting in two sizes:

9.BF40H – 30mm-1.25″ (Top Of Pad) – 40mm-1.5″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Coarse – Buy online here
9.BF40J- 30mm-1.25″ (Top Of Pad) – 40mm-1.5″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Medium – Buy online here
9.BF40M- 30mm-1.25″ (Top Of Pad) – 40mm-1.5″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Fine – Buy online here
9.BF40S- 30mm-1.25″ (Top Of Pad) – 40mm-1.5″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Ultra Fine – Buy online here

9.BF70H – 50mm-2″ (Top Of Pad) – 70mm-3″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Coarse – Buy online here
9.BF70J – 50mm-2″ (Top Of Pad) – 70mm-3″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Medium – Buy online here
9.BF70M – 50mm-2″ (Top Of Pad) – 70mm-3″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Fine – Buy online here
9.BF70S – 50mm-2″ (Top Of Pad) – 70mm-3″ (Polishing Surface) Foam Pad – Ultra Fine – Buy online here




The foam pads are key elements in the polishing process. Many variables in the technical specifications have to be taken into account to increase the performance. Dealing with different paints, compounds, and tools require different foams to make the job safe and efficient.

What are the compatible accessories for the RUPES iBrid Nano?


If you’re looking to get into those complex hard to reach areas such as door handles, around mirror housings, spoilers, air intakes, wheels, and much more, then we can’t recommend the iBrid Nano Extension Shaft enough!
Buy it here.

If you have any other questions please contact us & we’ll be more than happy to help.