Tuesday, September 18, 2018




In this edition discover the new and innovative range of
C.K SPIRA-FLEX draw tapes, the perfect solution for the smooth routing 
of cables through conduit, trunking, ducts and wall cavities.
We also feature the fantastic new C.K Magma Technician's Wheeled
Tool Case, which takes the strain out of transporting tools.
Finally, the brand new Interchangeable Slim Bladed Screwdriver Set
from C.K provides complete versatility for every electrician, offering much
better access to recessed screws and fixings.


C.K Magma Technician_s Wheeled Toolcase
The Wheeled Tool Case Features:
Rugged and durable chassis, wheels and telescopic handle 
for all terrain use
Vertical storage retaining strap
to keep pocket off floor
Extra wide main compartment
featuring a red lining for high tool visibility  
Technician_s wheeled Toolcase
Wheeled Toolcase Images
Interchangeable Screwdriver Set





Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Storage just got serious.

Why CK Magma


C.K is the trusted choice of trade professionals and has been at the forefront of hand tool manufacturing for over 100 years. C.K Magma, C.K’s range of premium tool storage, is manufactured from heavyweight polyester for exceptional durability and are truly smarter by design.

C.K Magma combines optimal functionality with creative style to deliver an eye-catching range of premium storage and PPE that is truly smarter by design. Developed in collaboration with trade professionals, C.K Magma products are designed to get the job done in style. With its modern and contemporary look, C.K Magma is the preferred choice of trade professionals who aspire to look good both at work and at leisure.
Built to survive the rigours of everyday work, C.K Magma products provide all the functionality, comfort and protection trade professionals need.
    Tool cases
    Technician's rucksacks
    Tool rolls
    Contractor's organiser
    Tool belt & accessories
    Tool belt sets
    Tool vest & rig
If there is anything else we can assist you with please just ask us.
You can access the three catalogues below by clicking on them to download. Please be aware they are large PDF's (in size 20-300mb in size) 

                                          CatalogueCK CatalogueDraperTools Catalogue

Best regards, 

John Christensen 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Whats in the big black box?

Whats in the big black box?  

RSA 1708C-CK

For so many years now, we have been designing and supplying happy technicians with what has now become the infamous black toolkit.  Having all your tools easily available on two trays makes finding the right tool so much easier.  Imagine having to scrummage through a plastic shopping packet each time you wanted to find something?  Doesn't quite portray the professional image you are wanting I am sure.

When you remove a tool from our foams, its easy to see which tool (even by shape) is missing, thereby reducing the chances of leaving tools on site.

Our most popular toolkit by far is the RSA 1708C-CK Technicians toolkit for electronics, repair and maintenance. But we have a wide variety available.

In addition, we have a wide range of empty bags ranging in size from large cases, to smaller zip up bags, ideal when you have a small range of tools you need on site.

Our three catalogues are available below (click to download)  for you to browse through at your leisure.

( they are large PDF's 200-300MB in size each)

  Christensen CatalogueDraperTools CatalogueCK Catalogue

If there is anything else we can assist you with please just ask us.

Best regards, 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Damp & Moisture – it’s all about detective work


Damp & Moisture – it’s all about detective work

Damp is unwanted moisture in a building which has no means of escape. Of course every professional decorator knows that damp can be very damaging and it’s unwise to paint onto damp surfaces. So, what should you do and what’s the best course of action if you see or suspect damp?
Here Draper Tools offers some advice on detecting and dealing with damp.
Common causes
Damp mainly falls into three categories, damp caused by condensation, rain penetration or rising damp – which occurs when groundwater rises up through walls, floors and masonry. Buildings damaged by floods will obviously also be affected by damp.
Condensation is perhaps the most common cause of damp you’ll come across, occurring when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cold surface. This warm, moist air can come from everyday activities such as drying clothes on a radiator or even simply breathing. Simple things like opening windows can help to reduce issues with condensation.
Older properties tend to be more commonly affected by damp but building defects, leaks, flooding and other issues can equally cause damp in more modern buildings.
Signs, symptoms and damage
Damp can allow various fungi to grow, leading to mould which can have some serious health implications. In terms of building damage, you can expect to see staining from water and from mould as well as deterioration of plaster and paint or peeling wallpaper. Indoors, excessive damp can negatively affect air quality and cause rust too. On a building’s exterior, signs of damp may include crumbling mortar.
Detection tools
All paints types vary but generally speaking, most will require a relative humidity level below 75% for best results. If you suspect damp at a property you’re tasked with decorating, it’s a good idea to test for moisture. To help with this, Draper Tools offers a Damp Detector (stock no: 34873), which is ideal for detecting rising and penetrating damp in foundation walls, floors and timbers. It’s also suitable for checking dryness of surfaces prior to papering or tiling and capable of letting you know that wood is dry before painting or varnishing. It features audible signals which clearly detect the presence of damp and humidity.
If you’re looking for a new damp or moisture meter look for something compact but solid. It needs to be fairly small, so it can still work in tight spaces. Some models will feature prongs in order to test the surface, these need to be sharp and strong, but also as small as possible, so as not to leave a noticeable hole. There are also models with LCD display screens, showing the moisture content as a percentage, like the Draper Tools Moisture Meter) for measuring water content in wood, plaster and concrete.
What to do next
If moisture or damp is detected, you ideally don’t want to start painting or papering over it, otherwise blistering and flaking can occur. What’s more, without knowing what’s causing the problem, painting over it may worsen the issue and lead to mould. See if it’s possible to determine what’s causing the damp first, if it’s something serious such as a leak, do not proceed. The problem will need to be fixed before you can paint over it. If the damp is less serious or the issue has been fixed, it may simply be a case of needing to properly dry out the space before you paint it. For this you could use a fan or a dehumidifier. Alternatively, if the space you’re painting has air conditioning or an extractor fan, it’s a good idea to turn these on too. Be warned though, depending on the extent of the damp, the drying out process could take a while.
Decorating after flood damage
In severe cases drying out could take months, this likely to be the case when decorating a flood-damaged property. If you know a property has been flooded, it is best to make sure there is no permanent damage to the substrate such as plaster, wood or brick before you begin work. After a severe flood it may even be advisable to seek the advice of a professional building surveyor.
Damp checklist
  • Check for visual signs of damp
  • Use a moisture meter or damp detector to check moisture levels
  • If the property has damp, find out the cause
  • Ensure the issue causing the damp (such as a leak) is fixed before proceeding
  • Dry out the space with a dehumidifier or fan if needed
For more details as well as painting & decorating essentials visit www.drapertools.com
Damp & Moisture – it’s all about detective work

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Draper Tools - what a fantastic range.

                                                       Draper Tools
Draper Tools

We have had such a fantastic response to our new range of tools,(Draper Tools), with approximately 18500 items, its is so easy to find the right tool for your requirements, some of their range includes:
(We have had 5000 downloads of our Draper 2018 Catalogue PDF catalogue already)
The 2018 catalogue is free to download. Please be aware the PDF is 280mb in size)  
There is an extensive range of spanners available from Draper Tools including metric and imperial spanners as well as assorted spanner sets. You’ll find everything from combination spanners to ratchet spanners, box spanners, open ended spanners and more in this section. So whether you’re a plumber with pipes to unscrew or a home DIY user with nuts and bolts to tighten, you’re sure to find the right spanner for the job here.
As every professional mechanic and DIY user will testify, reliable, high quality sockets and accessories are essential for a whole host of automotive tasks, and at Draper Tools we’ve developed a highly engineered range specifically designed for professional use. Included within these ranges are sockets, socket sets and accessories with three distinctive finishes Satin, Micro Satin, and Fully Polished. All our sockets have a knurled band providing extra handgrip. Our socket sets also have the same high quality finishes and come in 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, and 1” sizes.
Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its hand tools. You’ll find tools suitable for professional trades and household DIY usage within this selection of tools. From hammers, to screwdrivers, knives, saws, wrenches, multi-tools and so much more, we’ve even got the essential hand tools for specialist projects. Whether you’re painting and decorating, tackling the DIY, finishing a professional woodworking project or working on a construction site, you will find the right hand tool, for all jobs, right here.

Their full 2018 catalogue is free to download. Please be aware the PDF is 280mb in size)  Draper 2018 Catalogue

(Click on the image or link above to download)DraperTools Catalogue

Fluke 177 Multimeter something you really should have.

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Here is the skinny click on the images above to be directed to our web page where you will see our newly released offer for them (including the price here angers the spam gods)
FYI you will be surprised **

Electrician's Dream!
With its precision, reliability and ease of use, the Fluke 177 Digital Multimeter is the preferred solution for professional technicians worldwide. Independently tested for safe use in CAT IV 600 V/ CAT III 1000 V environments, the Fluke 177 is the industry standard with all the features you need to troubleshoot and repair many problems in electrical and electronic systems.
The Fluke 177 Digital Multimeter gives you True-rms voltage and current measurements, 6000-count resolution, manual and automatic ranging and provide frequency, capacitance, resistance, continuity and diode measurements. In addition, the Fluke 177 provides higher 0.09% basic accuracy, a digital display with analog bar graph and backlight.
  • Manual and automatic ranging
  • Display Hold and Auto Hold
  • Frequency and capacitance measurements
  • Resistance, continuity and diode measurements
  • Min-max-average recording
  • Closed case calibration through front panel
  • Ergonomic case with integrated protective holster

If there is anything else we can assist you with please just ask us.
You can access the three catalogues below by clicking on them to download. Please be aware they are large PDF's (in size 20-300mb in size) 

                                          CatalogueDraperTools Catalogue