Wednesday 27 March 2019

HiKOKI Multi Volt Tools

Introducing Multi Volt By HiKOKI


1,080W (BSL36A18) & 1,440W (BSL36B18) High Power Output

The MULTI VOLT Lithium-ion batteries, paired with MULTI VOLT 36V tools, offer unprecedented cordless power over 1,000W.

Compact & Lightweight (BSL36A18)

  • The BSL36A18 MULTI VOLT battery has almost the same size and weight of a 18V battery (BSL1850/1860), and produces the power of a 36V.
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Automatic Voltage Change between 36V and 18V

  • The MULTI VOLT batteries are designed to compatible with the current 18V slide range, and automatically change between 2 voltages, 36V 2.5Ah (BSL36A18) / 4.0Ah (BSL36B18) and 18V 5.0Ah (BSL36A18) / 8.0Ah (BSL36B18), according to the tool used.
  1. Not compatible with the following existing batteries: BSL3620/3625/3626/3660, BSL18xx and BSL14xx series.
  2. Not compatible with the existing 36V products that are compatible with BSL3620/3625/3626/3660.
  3. See the list below for incompatible models.

Remaining Battery Indicator

  • Displays the charging state in four stages.

What do we know about HiKOKI Power Tools?

Hitachi Koki Announces Brand Name Change to “HiKOKI”  
‐The re‐branding reflects the Company’s commitment to further expansion as a global brand‐

Who Are They?

The brand formerly Hitachi announced today that the company will change its corporate name to Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., effective June 1, 2018, and will rebrand its full line of power tools known as HITACHI and/or Hitachi Koki under the new HiKOKI (pronounced “hai‐koh‐key”) name, effective October 1, 2018.

Why Would Hitachi Undergo A Rebrand?

The HiKOKI brand was created to embody the three core competencies of the company, including its innovative technologies that give rise to products with superior performance, the reliability of its products and services backed by a 70‐year company history, and the potential for new business growth represented through the new partnership with KKR.

Are There Any New Power Tools Under The HiKOKI Brand?

Yes, HiKOKI have introduced the MULTI VOLT 36v tool range, more information about MULTI VOLT power tools can be found here.

Are HiKOKI Branded Tools The Same As Hitachi Versions?

Some tools are the same with a badge change but look out for new exciting tools being released, as the huge investment by Koki Holdings start to become more well known.

The full range of HiKOKI tools can be seen on our website here, but don't forget to let us know your thoughts on the brand change and your experience with the new tools.

Monday 13 August 2018

How to Become A Gardener

When you find a job you are truly passionate about, you won’t work a day again. Instead, you’ll be eager to get going each day, with the motivation to complete any projects to the highest possible standard. For someone who loves nothing more than spending time outside in their garden, the natural career choice may be becoming a gardener or landscape designer. This is a highly rewarding profession for those who strive to nurture plant life, creating outdoor havens. It’s a job which leaves the worker with a sense of achievement when they can look at the newly transformed landscape and say “I did that.” If this career path sounds ideal for you, how do you come about becoming a professional gardener?

The variety of gardening roles
The profession of gardening is wide, and knowing how you want to specialise will go a long way in deciding how to become a gardener. For example, landscape gardening takes into account the building of specific structures including walls, pathways and sheds, while maintenance gardening requires you to care and tend for plants and complete jobs such as mowing the lawn and trimming trees. If you decide to focus on landscaping, you can specialise further by focusing on eco-friendly solutions or ornate structures. What you will need, however, is plenty of hands-on experience, to truly get an understanding and a feel for the role. For more experienced jobs, including building structures and cutting trees, you may need to undergo training.

What skills do I need?
Being passionate about the outside world is, of course, essential, but there are many other specific skills which can help you tackle the world of gardening successfully. These skills include:

·         Science: A key element of becoming a gardener is being able to nurture plants, trees and shrubs from infancy. To do this, you will need to understand the life cycle of specific plants and how to best utilise every aspect to get the best results. Understanding the pH balance in certain types of soil will also help you find the correct plants for the client’s garden.
·         Maths: As this will be your business, rather than a hobby, you will need a head for figures. You will need to understand profit margins, how to complete tax requirements and how to keep your business in the black.
·         People Skills: The role of a gardener is a client-focused role. It means that you will need to be able to communicate successfully and calmly, as well as adapting your views and advice to each individual project. You will need to be diplomatic in your responses to requests you may not agree with, and you will need to be able to respond to any frustrated, irate customers professionally.
·         Creative Skills: Designing and creating a garden takes vision, the ability to pair colours together to get the best results, as well as being able to add features, such as water features and statement trees.
Attending a gardening course and gaining a qualification is one way to build vital skills, such as the RHS General Certificate in Horticulture or BTEC First Diploma Award. However, the qualification isn’t essential to becoming a career gardener.

Full-time or part-time
One reason many people choose to work for themselves is to give up to daily 9-5 grind and become their own boss. Becoming a self-employed gardener is an ideal way to do this, especially if working inside an office isn’t for you. However, when launching your own gardening business, at first, it may not be a viable option as a full-time job. As you need to build a solid client base and a positive reputation, it can take months before you can give up your work for the foreseeable future. Therefore, it’s best to start in a part-time role, one which you can increase your hours as you successfully build relationships with happy clients, perhaps taking on weekend work.
It is important to be realistic about salary expectations when you decide to become a full-time gardener, and this is depending on the specialism you decide on. For example, The Professional Gardeners Guild discovered head gardeners at establishments such as the National Trust can earn between £20,000 to £32,000, while self-employed gardeners can expect to charge client’s £10 an hour.

Investing in tools
No gardener can complete their project without the appropriate tools, and these tools are numerous. They can be split into two sections: hand tools and power tools and machinery.
·         Hand tools can include items such as a rake, hand trowel, pruning shears, secateurs and a spade.
·         Power tools and machinery includes lawnmowers, which are essential as a maintenance gardener, strimmers, rotavators, lawn scarifier and seek and fertiliser spreader.
It is essential to invest in your professional gardening tools, as they can make the difference between an award-winning garden and one which looks cut to pieces. To decide what gardening tools you will need, take the time to compare tools and assess each carefully. While it may be more expensive, sticking with well-known brands for your tools is a good idea, as they are known for their longevity and craftsmanship. If you are selecting a metal tool, look for stainless steel as it will avoid rusting and be durable.
When investing in your tools, there is also the option to hire, rather than buy outright. For example, if you are still new to the profession and working on a part-time schedule, hiring an expensive item such as a lawn scarifier will work as much cheaper in the long-term, rather than buying one which may not be used again for many months.

Building a business
Much like any business, it takes time, effort and often money to build a successful, sustainable company. A client-focused business, such as gardening, relies on positive recommendations from previous happy customers to first get it off the ground. You will also need to nurture a positive reputation, and one way to do so is to be well-known for charging fair, accurate prices. As you grow, your prices may increase, but at first, ensure what you charge is fair to both you and the client. This is where maths come into play, as you will need to understand the figures to make sure you make a liveable profit, secure the material (compost, plants, wood, for example) for a good price, and provide value for money which clients won’t be able to turn down.

Where to find work
In today’s digital world, the best place to advertise will always be online. As a creative profession, you need a website which shows off your flair, your style and is easy-to-use and navigate. You also have to ensure your website is SEO-ready, meaning the search engines will be able to crawl your site for the information it needs to rank your website high in the results pages. Once you have done so, you can undertake a digital marketing strategy to promote your business to your target audience.
However, as mentioned above, word-of-mouth recommendations still plays an important part in finding you work, as well as offline advertising such as displaying a sign outside a garden you have just designed. You will need the client permission to do so, but it’s one way to make sure your logo and name are on people’s minds, especially if they live on a busy street. You should also place an advert in your local newsagents and paper.

Becoming a gardener is a highly rewarding career path, as you see the designs and plants you’ve carefully created and cultivated come to life before your eyes. It provides an unrivalled sense of achievement, one which, for someone who prefers the outdoors, will struggle to find in a traditional office. If you are motivated, experienced and prepared, you can turn your passion for flowers into a viable business.

Thursday 16 November 2017

10 Days of Amazing Prices!!!

 Black Friday  the 24th November 2017 is the biggest shopping day of the year. This is where you'll find fantastic deals on power tools and accessories from top brands like Makita, Festool, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Stihl and more. Our Black Friday deals are here and you won't want to miss out!

Starting from today, 10 Days of Amazing Prices!!!

Tuesday 23 May 2017


For getting rid of dust, dirt and liquids indoors and outdoors. Wet/dry vacuuming options, blower function by moving the suction tube to the exhaust port, multiple filter system, filter cleaning, switchable floor nozzle, universal nozzle and crevice nozzle.


Multiple filter system
The combination of the filter bag and the main filter provides an even higher degree of results.

Vacuum hose holder
Practical storage of the whole vacuum cleaner, including fixing the floor nozzle to the unit with a 2-point attachment.

Accessory holder
With the integrated accessory holder, the accessories such as a suction pipe, universal nozzle and joint nozzle are always easy to access and stored away tidily.

Blow function
The practical blow function increases the application area of the vacuum. Wherever suction is not possible or advisable, cleaning can be done by simply changing the vacuum hose. To change to the blowing function, you simply insert the vacuum hose into the opening on the back of the cleaner.

Universal nozzle
For various cleaning tasks. (similar to illustration)


Suction flow: 3.600 l/min
Mains voltage: 220-240/1~/50 V/Hz
Max. power consumption: 1.400 W
Weight 1): 7.5 kg
Sound pressure level 2): 70.9 dB(A)
Suction hose length: 2.5 m
Hose diameter: 32 mm
Container volume: 20 l
Suction volume: 3.600 l/min
Maximum vacuum pressure: 210 mbar
1) Ready for use
2) K-Factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EG = 1.5 (dB(A))
The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

ONLY £91.99 (inc VAT)


Car cleaning set
For cleaning different surfaces inside cars. Includes crevice nozzle (300 mm), dusting brush, brush nozzle and rubber nozzle.

Filter bag
Strong, tear-resistant material, 5 piece pack.

Wet vacuuming set
For cleaning up liquids. Includes wet vacuum floor nozzle, angled rubber nozzle and stainless steel filter element.

Thursday 6 April 2017

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Thursday 24 November 2016

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