The must-know trade product releases of 2021

  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey everyone

    Every year we excitedly anticipate a host of innovative, new-to-market trade products and tools from the industry’s most respected manufacturers, and this year is no different.

    Here are our top trade products to look out for 2021:

    Bosch Profactor Tool System

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    The Profactor tools system from Bosch provides a convenient cordless solution for jobs that usually demand the power of a corded tool.

    These next-generation cordless tools are equipped with BITURBO Brushless technology and the power and runtime of the CORE18V battery. The Hell-ion Turbo Charger offers fast charging for maximum efficiency and long-lasting performance.

    The range includes a rotary hammer, angle grinder, mitre saw, circular saw, track saw and high torque impact wrench.

    The benefits:
    • The convenience of cordless with the power of corded
    • Super-fast charging
    • Powered by CORE18V
    • Built to last
    • A range of tools for a range of applications.

    DEWALT 20V Max Line Laser

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    Launched in the US in February and due for release in the UK later this year, the DEWALT 20V MAX 3x360 Green Line Laser is the first of its kind from this respected manufacturer. This multifunctional tool can be used across a range of applications, including drywall and electrical installations, window fitting, plumbing, tiling, and carpentry.

    When used with the DEWALT 20V MAX battery, the new line laser provides up to 10 hours runtime for extended, uninterrupted time on the job. The addition of a fine adjust **** allows for manual adjustments on the horizontal axis for efficiency and productivity, while DEWALT green beam diode technology delivers incredible visibility.

    3 x 360 ° self-levelling lines allow the laser to cover the entire working area, even in larger working spaces.

    The benefits:
    • Up to 10 hours run time
    • Fine adjust manual adjustments
    • Range of 100ft
    • DEWALT green beam diode technology
    • 3 x 360 ° self-levelling lines
    • IP54 rating
    • Pendulum lock

    Bosch Blaze Measuring and Levelling Tools

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    Another new addition for 2021 from Bosch – the Blaze range of measuring and levelling tools.

    The range consists of several different specifications, ranging from the full-featured, entry-level GLM165-22 Laser measurer to the high-end Revolve GRL4000-90CHVGK. In this release, Bosch has made sure there’s a tool for everyone.

    The range includes:
    • Blaze 165ft Laser Measure
    • Blaze Connected 165ft Laser Measure
    • Blaze 165ft Green Laser Measure
    • Blaze Connected 165ft Green Laser Measure

    Echo PB-90 10T Backpack Blower

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    This year, Echo is launching the world’s most powerful backpack blower.

    Capable of producing 1,110 CFM of airflow at a speed of 220 miles per hour at the nozzle, this backpack blower will make quick and easy work of any clean-up job.

    Built with professionals in mind, this will be a great product for landscapers and gardeners.

    The benefits:
    • 79.9cc professional-grade 2-stroke engine
    • Speeds of up to 200 MPH at the nozzle

    Makita Rotary Demolition Hammer HR4003C

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    The latest Rotary Demolition Hammer from Makita, the HR4003C is the successor of the HR4001C series models. Designed to provide higher operating frequency and better comfort during use, this high-performance tool offers a low level of vibration.

    The benefits:
    • Variable and constant speed controls
    • One-touch sliding chuck for easy bit installation and removal
    • 2-mode operation
    • Torque limiter
    • Ergonomic soft grip
    • Adapted for SDS-Max bits

    DEWALT DWE7800 Corded Drywall Sander

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    Set to launch later this year, the DEWALT DWE7800 Corded Drywall Sander replaces the PC7800 Porter-Cable model.

    Offering a number of upgrades, this new model boasts a wider speed range for greater control, 4x longer driveshaft life, and hook and loop backing pads for standard 9-inch sanding discs.

    It also features a built-in AirLock connection port for quick connection to DEWALT dust extractors, without a separate adaptor.

    The benefits:
    • Built-in AirLock connection port
    • Dual-action switch design
    • Rubber over mold handle for comfort and grip
    • Wide variable speed range
    • Long drive shaft life
    • Hook and loop backing pads for standard 9-inch sanding discs

    Makita 18V Self Righting Site Light

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    When working on-site, accessories and additional equipment can be just as vital as your core tools. This new self-righting site light is ideal for lighting dimly lit workspaces.

    With three brightness settings and an adjustable illumination setting, it will provide the light you need to work safely and efficiently. And, if you’re working in a larger area, up to eight lights can be joined together when powered from the mains.

    The benefits:
    • Self-righting design prevents falls, even if knocked or bumped
    • Can be powered by two 18V Max Li-ion batteries or a 240V AC supply
    • 3 brightness settings
    • Adjustable illumination area
    • Carry handle
    • IP54 certified dust and water resistance

    Bosch High-Torque Impact Wrenches

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    Bosh is launching two new high-torque impact wrenches – ideal for heavy-duty torquing and tightening applications in a range of trades. As part of the new PROFACTOR line-up, the brand is releasing both ½ inch and ¾ inch wrenches, so you can choose the right size for the job at hand.

    Both models offer incredibly high power and super-fast charging times – you’ll definitely want to add them to your toolkit this year.

    The benefits:
    • High-power
    • Fast-charging
    • Friction ring
    • Thru-hole (3/4 inch model)
    • Part of the PROFACTOR range

    DEWALT XTREME Subcompact Series Wrenches

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    Earlier this year, DEWALT announced it was adding two new 12V MAX Impact Wrenches to its XTREME Subcompact series.

    The two new wrenches are ½ inch (DCF901) and 3/8 inch (DCF903). Designed for jobs in tight areas, the wrenches are just 5.2 inches long and weigh 2lbs. Although they’re small, these wrenches are powerful, delivering up to 250 ft-lbs of max tightening torque and up to 400 ft-lbs of max breakaway torque.

    The benefits:
    • Light, compact design
    • Up to 250ft-lbs max tightening torque
    • Up to 400ft-lbs max breakaway torque
    • Hog ring anvil
    • Glass-filled nylon housing
    • LED light ring for enhanced visibility

    Makita 40V Brushless 216mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw

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    New from Makita, the LS002GZ01 is a 216mm cordless slide compound mitre saw. Powered by a 40Vmax XGT Li-Ion battery, it is equipped with a BL motor for consistently smooth cutting.

    The benefits:
    • Brushless motor
    • Electric brake
    • Constant speed control
    • LED job light
    • Easy bevel adjustment
    • Auto-Start Wireless System
    • Easy-to-operate mitre angle lock

    Do you know of any other new 'must have' tools of 2021? Lets us know in the comments below
    Last edited by Lauren; 07-04-21 at 08:34.
  • 2 Replies

  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
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    This is right up my street! @Lauren

    two amazing new tools I would like to share are

    1. GRABO

    A suction tool for lifting stuff like paving slabs, glass, marble, doors, granite, work tops
    in fact so many uses it’s hard to list them all!!

    2. VikingArm

    oh my lawdy..... this is a game changer tool..

    it’s a lifting tool, a spreader & clamp
    Nothing like in the world!
    Ive been using mine so much lately
  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey @ToolTalk1

    Amazing - I knew this would be something for you!

    Out of the ones above, which would you say is your favourite or is there any that you think will 'go big' and be the next best thing?

    The VikinigArm looks great - how much weight can something like that take?