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14 March 2017 | Equipment
For many years, Biesse and its glass and stone machinery company, Intermac, have invited customers to its headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, to see how the CNC workcentres and waterjet cutters are made....
6 March 2017 | Equipment
Throughout 2017 Bosch Professional is offering the trades that use its tools the chance to trial its latest products – and keep them for free.The only stipulation is that you have to provide...
Richard Chandler
27 January 2017 | Equipment
Richard Chandler, who runs the stone tools and consumables supply company Combined Masonry Supplies with Richard Neal, sends his sincere thanks to everyone who has conveyed their good wishes to him...
Thibaut TWJ 4020
9 November 2016 | Equipment
French stone machinery company Thibaut has teamed up with a French waterjet maker, LDSA, to offer a waterjet cutter for the stone industry.Waterjets have become especially popular since the...
Dokoyoh Flexible Universal Grinding Dis
25 October 2016 | Equipment
Following the report last month of the company fined £16,000 for exposing its employees to excessive vibration from the power tools they were using (read the story here), tool company Ghines...
At docks
5 October 2016 | Equipment
If you are buying from Europe and want to arrange your own transport, Samskip offers a specialist solution for the stone industry.Stone slabs are heavy, bulky and brittle, which makes them difficult...
BAL Gutjahr
1 October 2016 | Equipment
There are now so many adhesives, sealers, cleaners, enhancers and all kinds of other treatments available for stone that fixers and tilers are putting their hands up in defeat. But stay calm. Help is...
Swivel Shakle
15 June 2016 | Equipment
There is a manufacturing fault on the swivel shackle on the widely used Abaco Little Giant forklift boom lifter. The product is being recalled and anyone who has a Little Giant should return the...
15 June 2016 | Equipment
…and that this, the T658 multi-function profiling centre, and other Thibaut machines will be making them.Stéphane Couteaud, the sales manager for Thibaut whose area includes the UK and Ireland...
27 May 2016 | Equipment
It was a big day for Ian Lowes Stonemasonry when it took delivery of its first heavyweight Sasso K900. It was a big day for Pat Sharkey and his son Neil of Pat Sharkey Engineering, too, as this was...
White Horse
10 May 2016 | Equipment
ThermaTech was used to clean one of the historic white Wiltshire Horses in Westbury [Read More]Restorative Techniques expunges devilish graffiti off 14th Century church [Read More]Cleaning buildings...
21 April 2016 | Equipment
Tilemaster Adhesives has introduced five new colours to its flexible Grout 3000 range and the new formulation Silicone 3000+. There are now 14 options from white to charcoal.The new non-staining, pH...
21 April 2016 | Equipment
The first Sasso K900 five axes saw, including a lathe, to be bought in the UK was installed and commissioned in March at Ian Lowes Stonemasonry near Carlisle in Cumbria.The saw was one of the first...
Prussiani Platino
21 April 2016 | Equipment
A new four axes CNC workcentre is introduced to the stone industry by the Italian company Prussiani Engineering, which has already earned itself a reputation for quality, precision and ruggedness...
The Fuelcard People
1 April 2016 | Equipment
Our thanks to our old friend Colin Appleby of Creative Marketing Direct in Guildford Surrey for this:Foolproof, the latest fuel card trialled by The Fuelcard People, gives drivers a great way to...