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92 T O O L S & E Q U I PME N T Making life easier on site Simon Miller, marketing director for Hitachi, explains how power tools can reduce time for Saving time on site is vitally important and means more cost savings for plumbing and heating engineers. So when advanced battery and brushless motor technology is developed to help achieve longer run times and greater efficiency, this can only be good news for tradespeople. Brushless motors, for example, ensure users get a more powerful, efficient, and longer lasting power tool. A brushless motor can increase working time by up to 40% when used on those longer high-volume drilling jobs. Due to the more compact design of brushless motors, there is also benefit in the reduction in the size and weight of tools for easier handling. Brushless motors also improve dust proofing, which is important for installers as it gives the power tools a longer service life, saving time and money, not just in respect of cleaning the power tools, but replacing them too. The Hitachi electronic circuit board, for instance, is silicone-coated to protect it from dust. Once powerful Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is combined with the benefits of brushless motors in cordless power tool ranges, heating and plumbing engineers get more flexibility and performance out of their tools than ever before. For instance, the tougher, faster, and more advanced CR18DBL 18V cordless reciprocal saw uses a brushless motor, which gives engineers the opportunity to increase efficiency and get much more work done. When chopping out old pipework or cutting new pipe, for example, a reciprocal saw can make life a lot easier. This is because of the CR18DBL’s quick cutting speed, which is 1.6 times faster than the previous Hitachi model when cutting through steel pipe and 2.1 times faster through wood. With a new enquiry number 156 NWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINW YOUR CHANCE TO WIN Hitachi Power Tools has design that is even easier to grip, the CR18DBL 18V reciprocating saw features a brushless motor which allows for speed adjustment for different materials, such as wood, plastics, plasterboard, steel, and so on. The CR18DBL also features tool-less blade change and shoe adjustment, meaning there are no fiddly tools to carry around and even more time is saved to get work completed – users simply push a lever. A bright LED light helps you to see the job at hand, and it features a convenient folding rafter hook. A curved blade comes as standard, and the CR18DBL is available with two 5.0Ah Li-Ion batteries or as an economical body only version. The saw is backed up with added peace of mind thanks to a three year warranty, subject to it being registered online within four weeks of purchase. plumbing and heating engineers on site www.hpmmag.com September 2017 teamed up with HPM to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a powerful DV18DGL/JC Combi drill. This power tool is versatile and powerful, with 22 different torque settings and a two speed variable motor. The drill comes with two 1.5Ah Li-ion batteries, which have a charge time of 40 minutes and the built-in light allows for work in dimly lit spaces. The Hitachi DV18DGL/JC is light and compact, weighing in at under 2kg. For your chance to win answer the following question: The CR18DBL Reciprocal Saw is how many times faster when cutting through wood than the previous Hitachi model? a) One times faster b) 1.6 times faster c) 2.1 times faster To enter, simply note the enquiry number below on the enquiry card at the back of the magazine and FREEPOST back to us. All entries must be sent in by September 30, 2017. * For more details on Hitachi Power Tools visit: www.hitachipowertools. co.uk Answer A 157 Answer B 158 Answer C 159 Win a DV18DGL/JC Combi drill, courtesy of Hitachi Power Tools... The CR18DBL 18V reciprocal saw


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