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  1. Plasterboard Sanders: 5 MUST'S to get that perfect finish, biggest productivity benefits and maximum return!

     

    It is important to know that although many Power Sanders can be used for sanding Plasterboard, it is critical to use one designed specifically for that purpose, built to deal with fine Plasterboard dust. Plasterboard sanding generates dust so fine that it can slowly deteriorate the entire operation and functionality of an unsuited or inferior quality Sander

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  2. The Evolution of Working with Drywall

     

    Introducing the Drywall Power Sander has proven to greatly increase productivity, provide a solution for consistent quality results, and enhance safety for many trades.

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  3. Power Tools: Why Proper Mixing Matters!

     

    No matter the construction site you may be on, it is more than likely you will see someone using the incorrect power tool to mix materials. More often than not, battery or corded hand drills fitted with mixing rods are used. While this may be adequate for DIY requirements or smaller quantities, typical building materials of higher viscosity and or larger mixing levels should only be mixed with a speciality power mixer.

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  4. Work-lights: Why should I buy an LED?


    Lighting is a crucial component in the construction industry as it allows work to be completed on sites that do not have lighting already installed. If you are thinking of purchasing a new work light or replacing the current ones you use, we have compiled some reasons why you should choose LED over the traditional standard bulb lights.

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  5. Dust Classes: What's the difference between L, M & H-CLASS?

     

    With the current world climate focusing on wearing masks and everyone being concerned about certain particles floating in the air. The construction industry is still moving forward at full pace. With that, power tools are still used daily, and dust is collecting on the ground or window sills. Should dust be piling up, though? No, dust, especially around the construction space, isn’t just dust. 

    There are three different classes of dust. Each one requires a specific requirement to be safely removed from the workplace but, more importantly, from our lungs.

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  6. Dust Extractors: How to Get the Longest Life Out of Them?


    Dust, sawdust, silica dust and everything in-between. There isn’t anywhere you can’t find dust when working on a job site or in your own warehouse/workshop. Thankfully dust extractors can deal with the dust from the onset before it even gets a chance to disperse into the air, over your tools, bench-top, floor and every nook and crevasse it can find.

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  7. P2 Masks vs N95 Masks: What's the difference?


    Dust masks for dust, yes, but dust masks for desks! Whoever would have thought we'd be wearing face masks in everyday life! Leaving the house in 2020 is like; Phone? Yes. Wallet? Yes. Car keys? Yes. Face mask? Yes!

    However, there is confusion around the differences between the types of dust masks, particularly between the P2 dust masks and the N95 dust masks. Not all dust masks are created equal, and you need to be sure you have the right one for your application. 

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  8. What's the fastest way to back-block plasterboard joints?


    There are various ways to back-block plasterboard joints, and most are time consuming and awkward. However, there is a faster, stronger, and cheaper way with Buttx®

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  9. Sorry, I Can't Hear You...


    We've got new Sound Rated Access Panels now! 
    Complementing the existing range of Slimline Access Panels and Frames, Intex has now incorporated a full series of Sound Rated Access Panels. 

    The sound rated design is rapidly becoming a demanded requirement in building projects as the desire for precautionary safety, and sound building practices are becoming paramount.

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  10. Buy a coffee and help save lives


    Now, if you enjoy a good quality coffee as I do, you can understand the difference it made to the weary, hardworking healthcare staff and how they genuinely appreciated this gift. Especially during the long night shifts!

    One person with a simple idea has made a positive difference in thousands of peoples lives. Through buying coffee for these hardworking dads and mums, sons and daughters, who are giving their very best to save lives, she made a real difference!

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