36 | AUSTRALIAN HARDWARE JOURNAL | JANUARY 2018 Fiskars PowerGear™ Aviation Snips Fiskars’ new PowerGear™ Aviation Snips are ideal for cutting assorted heavy-duty materials such as sheet metal, metal studs, siding and gutters. The Aviation Snips are engineered with Fiskars’ renowned PowerGear™ technology, increasing the efficiency of each cut with less energy from the user. Increased cutting force is achieved while, at the same time, dramatically reducing the amount of force required compared to traditional snips.The forged and heat treated steel construction improves the strength and power by 40 per cent, while the extended blade tang increases cutting leverage and strength of the design. A limited handle opening design also prevents over-extension of the handle, while maintaining optimal grip strength for effortless cutting. The easy action handle also opens automatically at the completion of each cut to decrease fatigue and increase cutting speed. The ambidextrous locking systemenables snips to be locked fromabove or to the side. Backed by the Fiskars full lifetime warranty, the PowerGear™ Aviation Snips are available in five standard declinations: straight cut, left cut, right cut and offset cut versions. Fiskars Tel: (03) 8645 2400 Bluetooth connected laser from Bosch Bosch Blue has expanded its range of professional line lasers with the release of the Bluetooth connected GCL 2-50 CG, featuring a green laser cross and two red plumb points. Offering the versatility to work in bright environments, Bosch Blue’s new Connected Line Laser features a high powered green laser diode, making the laser four times more visible than standard red laser lines. With a working range of up to 50 metres (with receiver), tradies can work with precision thanks to an enhanced laser line accuracy of ±0.3 mm/m. The Combi Laser levels itself in less than four seconds and compensates for any surface irregularities of up to ±4 degrees. Exclusive to the GCL 2-50 CG is a low consumption Bluetooth Chip, a first for Bosch professional Combi Lasers. Using the smartphone as a remote, users can quickly and easily make tool adjustments from a distance. The Bluetooth module integrated into the GCL 2-50 CG is compatible with the newly designed ‘levelling remote’ app. For more information visit: Bosch Blue Tel: 1300 3070 44 WHAT’S NEW Textura ® by Trend Trend Windows and Doors® (Trend), is proud to announce the newest release of its Textura® powder coat finishes. Textura® is a new matt finish for window and door frames, featuring a sandblasted texture, lending it a strong industrial look with an architectural finish. Textura® has anti-marring qualities, making it perfect for exterior applications and high-traffic areas and has also been tested for abrasion resistance; rating four after 32640 rubs, compared to a satin and matt finish; rating four after 50 rubs. All of Trend’s aluminium frames are finished at the company’s in house vertical powder coating facility, the CUBE, a world-class powder coating facility, representing the latest innovation in vertical powder coating application technology. Trend’s Marketing Director, Athina Solomou, said Trend is focused on improving all its processes and supplying products of the highest possible standard. “We want to inspire customers to set their own trend and provide themwith innovative products to do so. Textura® is available in a wide range of 12 colours and it is a low maintenance finish that looks striking at installation, and for years,” she said. Trend Windows Tel: 13 72 74