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Cordless saw


German concrete equipment specialist Optimas has launched a machine to fill in joints between paving slabs.

The Optimas Mini uses two rotating brushes to apply a mixture of sand and water between the slabs, allowing the user to fill in joints across smaller pavement areas in a single cycle. The firm says completely filled joints avoid displacement laid slabs and that use of the 67 kg 3.7 kW machine reduces the risks of manual handling.

De Walt has launched what it claims is Europe's first cordless slide rail mitre saw, incorporating a 630 W motor providing up to 30 per cent more power than other cordless tools. The 24-Volt DW017 saw, launched alongside a mains-powered version, offers 60 deg mitering and 48 deg bevelling. Its dual-rail traversing system allows grooving.