Issue 6

APR-MAY 2017(ISSUE)

ED´s Notes

It’s easy to forget. We were left shaking our heads over the efficiency of brushless motors for this issue, but when we sat down and started to do some research, it turns out the idea isn’t so new. Brushless electric motors have been around since the 1960s..

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Amp vs Voltage

Professional power tools have been rapidly evolving for the last decade, just take a look at your local tool shop for all the evidence you need. The corded bays have begun shrinking and the cordless range is constantly expanding. The speed at which battery powered tools…

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Jobsite of the future: Smart Measure Pro

There’s a fine line between making sure you have enough information to ensure a profitable quote and spending too much time estimating. Imagine if there was a little gadget that could do all your estimating for you?That technology is probably a few years away…

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Sidchrome Project Cobra

Sidchrome’s latest project is complete, the winner has been drawn and the immaculate, custom-built Cobra – in Sidchrome red – is on its way to its new owner, Jarrod Pryor of NSW. Last issue we showed how Python Vehicles …

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Jobsite of the future: Why brushless?

‘Brushless’ is the big buzzword in power-tool land at the moment but is it a marketing strategy? Or are there real benefits a tradie should be looking to consider? Brushless motors are not new to power tools, in fact they’ve been around for decades…

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Queensland Surf Lifesaving’s Westpac helicopter rescue service

It takes a lot of logistical support to keep Surf Lifesaving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter operating. Sidchrome saw the chance to help out. Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service is one of the oldest…

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Lenox diamond abrasives

LENOX is a US-based manufacturer of power-tool accessories, hand tools, band-saw blades and accessories, and it’s recently released a new alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels for increased durability and smooth, clean and even cuts…

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Engineered tough: Stanley generators

Portable generators are the Swiss army knife of worksite equipment. They’re pretty damn handy on weekends, too. The recent advances in cordless equipment mean hand and power tools are relying less on mains power, but what would jobsites…

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