Hitachi Power Tools is donating a selection of its power tools to South London Makerspace, a not-for-profit social, community workshop, dedicated to promoting and encouraging creative, technical and scientific skills.
South London Makerspace provides and maintains a shared community workspace as well as tools and equipment in a converted railway arch it is refurbishing in Herne Hill. For a small fee, anybody in the community will be able to use the space and its tools in an environment designed to encourage creativity and support.
Recognising the difference South London Makerspace will make to people who may otherwise not have access to workspaces and tools, Hitachi Power Tools has supplied the workshop with its 18V cordless combi drills, as well as corded circular saws and jigsaws. Hitachi has also committed to more tool demonstrations for the organisation and the users of the workspace.
Simon Miller, brand manager for Hitachi Power Tools, said: “We are really impressed with what South London Makerspace will achieve in its local community and by donating these tools we can give this workspace the quality of equipment it really deserves.”
Tom Lynch, trustee of South London Makerspace, said: “Hitachi’s donation of its power tools really makes a difference to the users of our workspace. The combi drills are performing and the advice we have received on tool care and maintenance from Hitachi will help us look after the equipment for the many projects our workspace will help to bring to completion.”