Newsletter Edition 1 – Metalworking and Fabrication


Welcome to the first edition of our regular newsletter which aims to introduce ranges of products that we stock for your convenience. We will also let you know of any forthcoming shows, events and of course special offers which only you, our regular customers can benefit from.

Our strength is to supply competitively priced products without ever compromising on quality. Only reliable, industrially rated products are stocked, ensuring that you always get the right tool for the job. In this first edition we look at the range of Metalworking products that we supply on a regular basis

Metalworking & Fabrication Tools

Did you know we regularly supply the following across the UK and Europe?

· Horizontal Bandsaws, Circular Saws, Steelworkers, Linishers
· Lenox & Bahco M42 Bandsaw Blades & S.H.S.S. Circular Saw Blades
· Impact Sockets  – ½”, ¾”, 1”  Std & Deep
· Magnetic Drilling Cutters   – Special Sizes Available
· Specialist Power Tools & Hand Tools
· Taps & Dies
· Abrasive Belts & Discs
· Stainless Steel Polishing Products
· Coolants
· Sharpening Service

· Workshop & Storage Solutions

Added to this we can source and supply any special sizes that may be required. We also offer a spares and on site repairs service facility for any machine tools you have in need of some care and attention.

Nick Dando - Metalworking ExpertOur resident metalworking specialist Nick Dando     is available to take your calls now on +44(0)7970990339 for more information. Alternatively send him an email at

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at one of our stores, chat online or on the phone in the near future.


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Record Power C26 Plus – Universal Woodworking Machine – Review

At our recent woodworking event held at our Cardiff branch we were visited by representatives from Record Power. During the show they demonstrated some of their machinery.  Our  machinery expert Dave Union was on hand to review some of the machines.

Third up is the C26 Plus Univeral Woodworker :

Record Power C26 Plus Universal Woodworker
On display at our Cardiff Showroom

Peter Webb from Record Power demonstrated this machine to a crowd of enthusiasts. This machine has 3 class1 x 2hp motors and the machine has a planer thicknesser, circular saw, spindle moulder and sliding fence with swing arm. What impressed the enthusiasts the most was the planer thicknesser because of its tersa knife set up. This enables the user to quickly change blades once they are blunt by either reversing or replacing the blade in less than 4 minutes with no resetting involved.  This means reduced setting up times and more user time.  This an all round serious kit and a welcome addition to any workshop with limited space.

The Record C26 is currently displayed on the machinery floor at our Cardiff Branch

Record Power Maxi 1 Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe – Review

At our recent woodworking event held at our Cardiff branch we were visited by representatives from Record Power. During the show they demonstrated some of their machinery.  Our  machinery expert Dave Union was on hand to review some of the machines.

Second up is the Maxi 1 Lathe :

Record Power MAXI-1 Woodturning Lathe
On display at our Cardiff Showroom

Record has combined with Woodfast to produce a fine machine for the serious woodturner. The machine is very heavily built with extensive use of cast iron throughout. With electronic speed control this allows the machine to be operated simply by the user at a speed which is comfortable.  People attending our woodworking show saw the machine being demonstrated with little or no vibration.

The key features were the swivel head,  heavy duty cast iron stand and legs, electronic variable speed driven by six pulleys, sturdy 1” diameter toolrest spindle and a switch that can be mounted anywhere on the machine.

Other features are 37” between centres, 20” swing over the bed, maximum bowl diameter 30”, speeds from 50-3850rpm and a 1.5hp motor.

The Record Maxi 1 is currently displayed on the machinery floor at our Cardiff Branch.

Record Power BS300E Bandsaw – Review

At our recent woodworking event held at our Cardiff branch, we were visited by representatives from Record Power. During the show, they demonstrated some of their machinery.  Our machinery expert Dave Union was on hand to review some of the machines.

First up is the BS300 Mid Size Bandsaw

Record Power BS300E Mid Sized Bandsaw
On display at our Cardiff Showroom

With a maximum depth of cut of 190mm a throat depth of 305mm and powerful motor capacity of 1hp, this is no lightweight bandsaw. The machine features a solid fence for accurate ripping and once the correct blade was fitted it performed very well on soft and hardwood. This bandsaw is the ideal machine for woodturners who cut out blanks for bowls up to 190mm deep.

Other features which were impressive were the micro switches on top and bottom doors which make the machine completely safe when changing blades. The blade guides either side of the blade and the back thrust bearings mean that accurate cuts were achieved every time. The rise and fall guard assembly allows cutting timber to be achieved safely because the blade above the cut is not exposed. The machine even has cast iron handwheels which are fitted with precision ground rubber tyres for a very smooth cut. People attending the show were impressed at the many features this machine offers and its exceptional value.

This machine also comes with its own stand, basic wheel kit, precision ground cast iron table and a decent mitre fence. The Record BS300E is currently displayed on the machinery floor at our Cardiff branch.

Record Power Woodworking Machinery Show

On the 13th and 14th of February our Cardiff branch will be holding a woodworking show supported by Record Power.

Record Power Spring Promotion Woodworking Show

Our expert staff accompanied by the professional woodworkers from Record Power will showcase the latest and greatest of the Record Power and Startrite range of tools, machinery

and accessories.

Record Power Show in Cardiff

There will be exclusive show offers on lathes, bandsaws, bench grinders, dust extractors, workshop air cleaners, table saws, planer thicknessers, morticers, bench drills, router tables, sanding machines, spindle moulders, bench sanders and more which will even beat the amazing value deals available in the Spring Promotion.

Record Power Spring Promotion Catalogue

Click above to view the Record Power Spring Promotion online.

If you would like some advice or wish to order any of these qualty tools and accessories please give us a call on 0845 2300 299 or use our enquiry form here.

Happy New Year 2010 to all our customers !

Power Tools 2010We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all of our customers the best for the new year 2010. Last year saw us launch our new website and we have been working hard compiling the online catalogue bringing you an excellent range of quality hand tools, power tools, woodworking and metalworking machinery as well as accessories and related products. 2010 will see further development of the online shop and we promise to bring you even more great deals and new tools. Have a prosperous new year !

Meet the Staff Part 2

Paul Richmond (Tool and Machinery Sales Advisor)

Meet our resident Tool and Machinery Expert Sales Advisor: Mr Paul Richmond.

Paul’s background explains why he has such a great knowledge of tools and machinery and is always able to give good advice to customers. After completing a full apprenticeship in the Royal Ordinance Factory he then worked for 7 years as a machinist in the engineering industry. During this time he developed a love of woodwork and spent his evenings honing his skills in various woodworking disciplines such as joint cutting and setting machines etc. Later he joined his friends general building company as a carpenter come kitchen fitter. He spent 6 good years with him and learnt a lot about working on site and building work in general as well as further developing his ability to work in wood. At the end of that six years Paul started his own business making furniture which lasted 4 years. He then moved into retail by working as a salesman for a builders merchant. Since his move to Data, Paul has built up an excellent rapport with customers who trust him in recommending the right tool for the job.

If you have any questions for Paul feel free to call or email him:

Tel: 0845 2300 299

Kasto BSMe2 Semi-Automatic Metal Cutting Bandsaw – Review

German manufacturer Kasto’s BSME2  is the ideal saw for a fabrication workshop offering large capacity cuts with automatic, adjustable downfeed.This sturdily constructed machine is brilliantly versatile covering a multitude of applications with it’s double mitring facility. Sawing box section, tubes and solids will become a breeze.

Kasto BSMe2 Semi Automatic Metal Band Saw
Available for viewing and demonstrations at our Cardiff Showroom

An economical Band Sawing Machine of sturdy construction, with two cutting speeds, for solutions of all kinds of cutting tasks, 90° and mitre cutting (-45°/+60°) of tubes, structural and solid material, designed for rough use in workshops. The KASTObsm E 2 offers uncompromising solutions for light to medium sawing tasks in machine shops. The universal bandsaw in sturdy construction is convincing in all sawing and mitre tasks (-45°/+60°) with reliability and process safety whether sawing tubes, profiles or solids. Among other things, the saw feed is controlled by an adjustable valve and the machine turns off automatically after the cut is finished.

In summary, this machine  is an ideal edition to any metal workshop. Once installed you won’t remember what it was like to be using that old machine with inaccurate and slow cuts….

To see more information and technical specification check the catalogue page at our main site here.

Metabo KGS255 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw Review

Metabo KGS 255 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

The Metabo KGS255 is a compact and useful machine. It’s a straight forward tool with few frills,but is robustly made, easy to set and rewarding to use.. The saw is mounted on a wide alloy base with splayed feet for added stability. The revolving table has a press button adjuster for setting the click stops and a threaded handle for in-between settings. It turns to 45°  in either direction. The one-piece fence is fairly low but is ready drilled to accept a false fence. The sawhead runs on a pair of rails which are shrouded underneath an aIloy casting that carries the main hinging bracket. This is strongly sprung and has a locking pin. The front handle is comfortably angled towards the user and houses a small trigger and thumb-operated saw guard release that allows the guard to open.  The lower guard handily hinges up inside the upper guard. So there’s no chance of catching your fingers.

A gutsy little machine, although its motor is a little fierce the sliding action is beautifully smooth.

This saw is available from Data online or in their local branches located at Cardiff and Bridgend.