Future trends for plumbing contractors

Do you have the right tool for the job? Remember avocado bathroom suites, shag-pile carpets and wood chip walls? We would rather put these 80’s décor trends behind us. However, there’s plenty of new trends that are going to come our way — particularly those that could impact the…

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Jul272017



Flexible Quality Inspection

Flexible Quality Inspection The advantages of materials testing on the move Force measurement is an essential part of product manufacturing across a vast array of industries. However, relying on large and expensive force measurement machines is not always feasible — or even…

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Jul32017



Future force measurement

Precision measurement in large applications All contractors will be familiar with the combination square: a ruled blade with interchangeable heads to measure angles in workshops, construction sites and metalworking.  Invented in 1883 by L. S Starrett, the combination square quickly…

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Jun162017



Force measurement in the palm of your hand

Force measurement in the palm of your hand Both the DFC and DFG have been designed to be used for handheld force gauging, but the DFC Series can also be used as a digital controller with Starrett’s FMM Digital Force Testers. Ideal when high accuracy is paramount, the DFC features measurement…

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Jun162017



Smart cities: not just a pipedream

Smart cities: not just a pipedream Why contractors must engage in the smart city conversation With over 4.8 million passengers jumping on board every day, it’s no surprise that a 24-hour strike on the London Underground can cause such chaos for commuters.  Most of us have little…

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Jun162017



A cut above the rest at EMO Hannover 2017

A cut above the rest at EMO Hannover 2017 Starrett brings band saw machines and blades to German trade show Band saw specialist Starrett, will be exhibiting at EMO Hannover 2017 from September 18 to 23. The company’s team of technical experts will be showcasing Starrett’s range of…

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Jun162017



Composites and Metrology: past, present and future

Force measurement testing for composite materials According to modern archaeology, one of the earliest examples of a composite material was the carefully soaked layers of linen and plaster used for the Egyptian practice of mummification. Composites are certainly not a new concept,…

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May182017



Not Out on a Limb

Band saw specialist supports medical model manufacture We all know that it takes a lot of dedication to choose a career in medicine. To become a GP you’re looking at five years of further training on top of a medical degree, and to become a hospital consultant you can expect that to take…

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May182017



Portable High Speed Performance

Starrett’s latest band saw machine provides durability on the move Band saw blade and machine specialist Starrett has launched a new portable, battery powered band saw machine designed specifically for professional installers and contractors working across multiple sites. The S1005…

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May182017



The Power of the Tool Industry

Power tool sector set for growth to USD 34 billion by 2020 Power – something that no superhero would be very super without. Superman’s strength and Spiderman’s abilities to climb walls is what makes them great, and the same can be said for contractors and their power tools. The…

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May182017



Software solutions for composite testing

Software solutions for composite testing According to modern archaeology, one of the earliest examples of a composite material was the carefully soaked layers of linen and plaster used for the Egyptian practice of mummification.   Here, John Cove, Marketing Manager of test and…

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May182017



Starrett feature for Plumbing Trade

Saw and hand tool advice for tradespeople in training Request a free demonstration visit from Starrett   One of the most common mistakes apprentices and recently qualified traders make is the  misuse of equipment, or even simply being unaware of the best tool or…

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May182017



Rugged, accurate and easy to use metrology

Starrett expands its metrology product range Metrology and measurement specialist Starrett, has introduced a new horizontal digital video projector to its range of metrology equipment. The HDV500 Digital Video Projector is a further evolution of Starrett’s existing HDV Vision System…

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Apr52017



A Cut Above the Rest

A cut above the rest Sellers Containers, part of the Egbert Taylor Group, uses Starrett’s unique band saw machine for extreme mitre cutting. When things don’t go to plan, it is a poor workman who blames his tools. However, what if the tools on hand actually aren’t up to the job? If a…

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Mar272017



Accuracy for aerospace

Accuracy in aerospace The importance of force measurement in aerospace manufacturing In 1899, brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright began experimenting with the concept of air travel. After years of research, observing the angle of birds’ wings and the engineering of bicycles…

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Mar162017



Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

Starrett is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship week #ScotAppWeek17 Meet James Anderson who is in his final year as an Apprentice Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. We caught up with James to share his experience of an apprenticeship. Why did you decide an apprenticeship was the right route for…

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Mar92017



Force measurement on the move

Force measurement on the move Starrett to introduce portable and hand held force measurement at Control 2017, Stuttgart Metrology and measurement specialist , Starrett, is attending Control 2017 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, Stuttgart, from May 9 – 12. The company will be…

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Feb272017



Ejecting the core problem for hole saw operators

Ejecting the core problem for hole saw operators Starrett launches Core Ejector tool Following extensive product testing at its Scottish Borders manufacturing facility, tool and hole saw specialist Starrett, has launched its new  Core Ejector tool . The two-part…

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Feb72017



Toolbags by popular demand

Toolbags by popular demand Power tool accessory and hand tool specialist restocks toolbag range to keep up with demand Due to high demand from customers,  hole saw specialist Starrett is now offering a range of branded  toolbags . The bags have proven very popular among…

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Feb12017



​Solving the jigsaw piece puzzle

Easily overcoming common kitchen installation issues In 2015, over 594,000 people in the UK spent more than £4,000 on a fitted kitchen . Here John Cove, marketing manager at  power tool accessories  and hand tool specialist, Starrett, explains how contractors can make the most of…

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Jan272017



Powerful cutting on the move

Starrett adds lightweight, portable bench top band saw to product range Band saw blade and machine specialist Starrett has added a new bench top band saw machine to its extensive range. The  S1105  saw has been designed to be lighter and more portable than others in…

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Jan272017



Everyday ergonomics

Metrology for the modern market If you ever stay at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco, don’t be alarmed to receive a note from the staff advising you that the 35-story skyscraper may creak and sway in the wind. Even Dubai’s mountainous Burj Khalifa, weighing half a million tonnes, can…

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Jan232017



Top five hole saw hacks

The challenges tradespeople face and how to overcome them The materials and technologies in our homes and commercial buildings are advancing rapidly. While this is great news for designers and engineers, it poses challenges for tradespeople responsible for fitting new projects and…

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Jan182017



Diamond grit hole saws are a girl’s best friend

  The rise of female tradespeople in the UK  The number of female tradespeople in the UK is on the rise. According to a recent report by  The Guardian , a study of 10,000 trades people showed that women now represent almost six percent of the UK’s working builders,…

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Jan182017



Bathroom Trends for 2017 and Beyond

Do you have the right tool for the job? 2016 will be remembered for trends in smart phone flops, crazy political debates and celebrity deaths. Now it’s finally behind us, we can turn our attention to 2017 and consider the next trends that are going to come our way — particularly those that could…

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Dec222016



A Cut Above

Starrett brings its hacksaws and experience to Llandrillo apprentices North Wales further education college, Llandrillo College invited saw blade and hand tool specialist , Starrett, to hold a demonstration day for its apprentice students . The two-day event was held on November 7 and 8,…

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Dec212016



The nano world: A new frontier

The nano world: A new frontier Metrology for nanotechnology p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #000000;…

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