Edward Longhorn – Paslode Service & Repair – Leeds

August 24th, 2015

Thanks for everything, very happy with what you have done. Will have no trouble recommending your company to anybody!

Thank you again,


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Get a Demo of the Bosch GRL 500 HV Rotation Laser Level

August 17th, 2015

Bosch GRL 500 Rotation Laser

We are offering full product demos of the
Bosch Professional GRL 500 HV Rotation Laser
Either in-store at Kelvin Power Tools or on site anywhere in the UK!

We can arrange for a Bosch representative to give you an in-depth look at what the GRL 500 can do
and how it can make your levelling jobs a whole lot easier.

GRL 500 HV Laser with remote

The remote for the Bosch GRL 500 doubles as the receiver

What is the Bosch GRL 500?

The Bosch Professional GRL 500 is a Line Laser Level designed for construction site use. It has a working range of 500m (in diameter) which is ideal for all outdoor levelling jobs. This is the first All-in-One solution with rotation laser, remote control and receiver as one integrated piece of kit.

This impressive integration helped it win the Red Dot award 2015 which recognises excellence in product design.

Key Features of the Bosch GRL 500 Laser

Theft protection – with visual and audio alarm at both the laser and receiver. Plus the rotation laser only functions via the remote so theft is pointless.

Slope function – Enter slope values directly and precisely in increments of 0.1%. Easy to use with the remote’s keypad and visual display. Plus there’s an automatic slope detection.

Robust design – The laser has a metal protective cage, ‘IP56’ dust and splash protection, and it’s built to withstand drops from 1m

GRL 500 HV Laser Theft Protection system

The Bosch GRL 500 Laser has a Theft Protection system

Calibration Reminder – The GRL 500 has time, temperature and shock detectors. So it knows when you may need to re-calibrate the laser level, e.g. when the tool has been switched off for prolonged periods, stored in the wrong temperature, or after a drop or fall.

Simultaneous and fast charging for both laser and remote – The remote is charged with the laser like so (see image). 20 minutes for 4 hours use, 1 hour for 60% charged and 3 hours for 100% charged.

Use VerticallyThe GRL-500-HV version can be used for vertical levelling as well as horizontal.

Arrange a Demo now and try the GRL500H/HV for yourself

Bosch GRL500 charges simultaneously

The whole GRL500 kit charges simultaneously

We can provide a full product demonstration of this professional laser level with our Bosch representative. If you’re interested in learning more about the product and seeing it in action, get in touch with us. We can either demonstrate it at our Glasgow store or on location anywhere in the UK.

Reach us via sales@kelvinpowertools.com to and we’ll be happy to set it all up for you!


Kim Jones – Hitachi Nailer Service & Repair – Dagenham, Essex

July 14th, 2015

Very pleased with the service offered, great communication, great workmanship.  reasonably priced for the job in hand never thought that they would be able to mend it… They were great!!!


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Metabo LiHD Batteries: Introducing Lithium-ion High Density

June 18th, 2015

Metabo LiHD Batteries

Metabo have just unveiled brand new battery technology

with their LiHD batteries

What is LiHD?

LiHD stands for Lithium-ion High Density which refers to the way Metabo have crammed even more power into an 18V Lithium-ion battery. There is a whole new LiHD 18V range coming, which includes a 3.1Ah, 5.5Ah and even 6.2Ah. This new technology is designed for “high demand” applications which require a lot of power. So they’re exactly what cordless mitre saws and grinders need to stand up tall alongside their corded counterparts.

Metabo LiHD: The Key Points

Metabo say their LiHD batteries will give you:

67% more power   ||   87% more run-time   ||   100% longer lifetime

Metabo LiHD batteries powerThat’s compared to an 18V 5.2Ah Lithium-ion battery, which is an impressive increase in performance. Plus they’re still about the same size as your regular Li-ion battery packs and they’re no heavier either. Of course, 5.2Ah batteries already provide sufficient power and run-time for your usual tasks. That’s why LiHD batteries are primarily for high demand tasks where you would normally need a corded tool.

Compatibility: What tools can you use LiHD batteries with?

Metabo LiHD batteries are 100% compatible with every single one of Metabo’s cordless tools on the market. So although they are meant for high demand applications you can attach one to your combi drill or your drill driver if you want. An 18V 3.1Ah LiHD battery will give you about the same performance as an 18V 4.0Ah Li-ion one, except the LiHD is even more compact!

The ‘Technical Stuff’

Metabo have patented a completely new design for these batteries and changed a lot of the inner components to give LiHD their improved output. This video Metabo posted on YouTube breaks down some of the technical details on the battery technology quite well. Take a look:

Brand New Applications with Metabo LiHD batteries

Metabo 36V 9 inch grinder

Metabo 36V 9 inch grinder coming in 2016

Metabo LiHD will also allow for new applications via cordless which were previously impossible because of the lack of power. Metabo announced that they will be releasing the first ever 36V 9 inch angle grinder in 2016 to take full advantage of LiHD’s incredible power. Metabo say it will be as powerful as a 2,400 Watt mains powered grinder which is exceptional from a cordless tool!

Metabo are calling their new batteries a milestone in cordless technology on the path towards their vision of a completely cordless construction site. So given they are a success, you can expect to see a lot more new cordless tools from Metabo using LiHD batteries in the future.

Metabo cordless tools compatible with LiHD

All Metabo cordless tools are compatible with LiHD

Available Soon

At Kelvin Power Tools, we’ll have Metabo’s new LiHD batteries in stock very soon. You can contact us to enquire about getting a hold of some via sales@kelvinpowertools.com.

What’s your thoughts on LiHD?

Do you like sound of these new batteries?

Do you see a place for them in your kit?

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Introducing: The New Festool HKC55 18v Circular Saw & FSK Guide Rail System

May 6th, 2015

The latest release from Festool marks a new standard in portable circular sawing, thanks to the innovative FSK guide rail system. This mobile tool is ideal for making quick, easy and precise plunge-cuts and cross-cuts in timber.

Festool HKC55 Circular Saw

Around this time last year, Festool released the TSC55. This was their first cordless circular saw, and had been designed to provide a cordless alternative to the hugely popular TS55. This June, Festool will bring us another brand new cordless circular saw: the HKC55.

Festool refer to the HKC 55 as “not just a saw, but a mitre saw system”. This shows that their goal was to provide you with an easy way to make quick and clean repeat angle cuts, using a highly portable tool. It is ideal for increasing your mobility when working with timber, and demonstrates “exactly what a modern saw can achieve on the roof”.

The FSK guide rail system is the key, as it is very easy to set precise mitre angles to cut wherever the need occurs. Furthermore, the saw itself is smaller and more lightweight than the TSC55, which allows you to carry both saw and rail around in one hand. Despite this compact design the 18v battery and efficient brushless motor ensure that you still have enough power to make clean and fast cuts.

The Festool FSK guide rail system: the handy little miracle for repeat cross-cuts

When the HKC 55 is combined with the FSK guide rail you can achieve high levels of precision and exact angles, even for repeat cuts. These results would previously have required the use of a fixed saw, but are now achievable with this portable package.

Festool FSK Guide Rail Stop System

Above: fixed stop circled left, and adjustable stop circled right

The stop system is easy to use. Angles up to 60° left and right are marked along the rail, with a fixed stop at 0° on the opposite side. Simply slide the adjustable stop point to the correct angle marking, and the board will be at the correct angle relative to the saw when it is placed against both stops (see right for illustration). There are locks at common angles, to make angles even easier to set up and cut.

The saw can be attached to the rail in a single click: simply slide it onto the rail until the lever flicks out behind it to prevent it from sliding off backwards.

Once you have made your cut to the end of the rail you can make the saw retract back to the starting position that you set, thanks to an integrated rubber spring.

This new type of guide rail has the same durable construction as the existing FS range. It is available in three lengths: 250mm, 420mm, and 670mm. Overall, this system allows repeat cuts to be made with identical accuracy, in both directions. It makes the saw ideal for cutting roof battens for size and for serial angle cutting e.g. façade formwork.

Don’t worry if this system isn’t for you – the HKC55 is still compatible with all existing FS guide rails. This will allow you to perform larger tasks such as quickly and accurately cutting insulation boards to size. This saw also works very well without any guide rail at all.

The HKC 55: Fully-Festool Quality

The saw itself, ideal for both cross- and plunge-cutting, has all the markings of quality that you expect from a specialist like Festool.

As with the TS55 and TSC55, you can be certain of cutting precisely along the scribe mark, even with mitre angles of up to 50°. The hinged blade cover is easy to move when starting your cut, and features an integrated riving knife to prevent kickback. The blade itself is easy to change with one hand and without the use of tools, thanks to the FastFix interface.

Finally, the HKC55 falls under Festools “Service All-Inclusive” package, which offers a great range of features such as theft protection, 15-day money back guarantee, and a 10 year spare part availability promise. Don’t forget to register all of your tools online!

Festool HKC55 Saw KitThere will be three different Festool HKC 55 kits available. The saw will come packaged with:

1) Blade, accessory set and Systainer, but no batteries or charger (naked)

2) Two 5.2Ah Lithium-ion batteries, charger, blade, accessory set, Systainer, and FS1400/2 guide rail

3) Two 5.2Ah Lithium-ion batteries, charger, blade, accessory set, Systainer, and the new FSK420 cross-cutting guide rail

We think the last kit will be our favourite, but the naked option is great for people who have already bought into the Festool 18v system.

All that’s left is for you to get thinking about which one you might want, and contact us to place your pre-order!

Alice Cotton – Paslode Service & Repair – Stratford upon Avon

April 28th, 2015

The nailgun is working perfectly thank you and I found the service to be extremely straight forward and convenient. Despite not being local, collection and delivery was at a small extra cost and the communication was excellent. All in all, a very easy transaction and a working tool!

Kind regards,

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Matt Lowe – Paslode Service & Repair – London

April 10th, 2015

I have nothing but good thing to say about your service….. Your colleagues were very polite and helpful, the collection and return service was second to none. My Tools returned in perfect working order. I shan’t hesitate to use you again and I shall recommend you to all my contacts.

Kind Regards,

Matt Lowe
Logunn Construction LTD

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David Bebbington – Paslode Service & Repair – Stafford

March 31st, 2015

I was very pleased with the service i received from Kelvin power tools. The paslode gun was picked up when you said and quote to repair was the day you received it, repaired and sent back all in one week

Thank you.
David Bebbington

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Dennis Geddes – Paslode Service & Repair – Northampton

March 9th, 2015

I was very impressed with the whole service with Kelvin Power Tools from been given a date and time for the courier to collect and return my nail gun, and the communication was excellent throughout the whole repair service. Many thanks, would definitely recommend Kelvin Power Tools.

Kind regards,
Dennis Geddes

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Tarren Daden – Paslode Service & Repair – London

March 5th, 2015

Yes the service I received was 1st class !! No faults what so ever and you kept me informed.

Your collection & delivery service for £10 is great value and saves me losing a day at work taking the gun to be repaired.

I have already recommended Kelvin Power Tools to  everyone I know !

Keep up the good work.

Many thanks,
Tarren Daden

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