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  1. July 19, 2019

    Creating a 3D Art Box with Allendale Crafts Tools (Customer Images)



    We enjoy seeing the projects our creative customers take on with the help of using our Allendale Crafts products, this one, in particular, has impressed us. We’ve been sent this in, it’s a 3D Art Box with the theme of the classic Duck Hunt video game.

    It takes a steady hand and precise measuring and cutting, which is why our customer turned to Allendale Crafts for the best tools for the job. The finished article looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing more of this kind of craft in the near future. The tools used for this project from Allendale Crafts were:

    ModelCraft 28mm Rotary Cutter

    ModelCraft Stainless Steel 12"/300mm
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  2. July 18, 2019

    New Item: Bare Conductive Electric Paint – City Circuit Kit



    Transform any piece of paper into an interactive City Themed Circuit with Electric Paint. Provides a fun, hands-on experience with Electric Paint and teaches you how to draw a parallel circuit. No tools, no programming, no wires or special skills required.

    This simple electric circuit kit comes with easy instructions and a clearly marked template, making drawing your circuit as easy as squeezing a tube and tracing a line. Add a battery to power the LED lights and bring your circuit city to life. Anyone can take on this project as it is a beginners level circuit kit.

    Click here to see how it works with this short
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  3. July 17, 2019

    How to use the Moore and Wright 612 Series Coaxial Dial Centre Finder (Video)



    In this video, we run through how to correctly use the Moore & Wright 612 Series Coax Dial Centre Finder demonstrated by our Technical Product Specialist and Engineer.

    Watch the full video by clicking here. This precise measuring tool is a precision centre finder which accurately positions the tool axis, centrally to the workpiece. It’s supplied with 6 touchpoints for internal and external alignment and has an internal bore measuring range of 300mm and maximum external diameter of 300mm can be achieved using the feelers provided.

    During operation, the dial indicator always
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  4. July 11, 2019

    Mitutoyo QuantuMike Micrometer – Rated No.1 for Machinists



    A recent Top 5 Digital Micrometers for Machinists article put together and published by Practical Machinist have given the crown to Mitutoyo 293-185, 0 – 1″ IP65 QuantuMike.

    The QuantuMike provides users with an excellent measuring experience with higher speed, quality and stability than ever before owing to the integration of sophisticated manufacturing and processing technologies. Trials show that a reduction in positioning times of 60% and measuring times of 35% can be obtained, compared with a conventional Micrometer. It’s also IP65 Rated which makes this Micrometer extra safe in the workshop as it’s dust and coolant-proof.

    Currently on sale (as per the date
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  5. July 09, 2019

    Official Review of the Machine-DRO Height Gauge – Full Customer Review



    It’s always great to hear feedback from customers about products they’ve purchased from us, this customer, in particular, is an official reviewer and has written a review on his newly purchased Machine-DRO 300mm (12") Height Gauge.

    To read his review on his Concretedog Blog Page, please click here – it’s a fantastic read and a great insight on what to expect when you buy this item.
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  6. July 05, 2019

    Taking a Spin on the Bottle Cap Challenge



    Our Allendale Ultrasonic Technical Product Specialist isn’t just a professional when it comes to all things Ultrasonic Cleaning, Kassim is also skilled in Martial Art as you can see by our own version of the Bottle Cap Challenge.

    You can watch the full video here (with some bloopers included). Click here to watch the video.

    NOTE: No bottles of Ultrasonic Cleaning Fluid were harmed in the making of this video.
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  7. July 02, 2019

    SRA Fast Chip Kit for SMD - Now Lead Free



    Due to regulations on lead, SC-SRA-FC-SMD-KIT is currently being phased out and restricted to professional users. If you cannot provide a VAT number or business registration number, this order will be cancelled.

    This kit has now been replaced with SC-SRA-FC-SMD-KIT-LF which is a Lead-Free alternative of the same kit and can be purchased for personal and business users.

    For more information on our soldering consumables and/or units, please contact our Technical Product Specialist on 01992 455924.
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  8. July 01, 2019

    New Product: ALFA AWUS036NEH 802.11b/g/n Long Range USB Adaptor



    We now have the ALFA AWUS036NEH 802.11b/g/n Long Range USB Adaptor in stock on our WIFI Antennas store, a high-speed WLAN adapter which is suitable for large transfers and lag-free HD video streaming.

    The AWUS036NEH comes with the latest 802.11ac standards with hardware-based WIFI optimisation. It offers wide-coverage wireless capabilities and features fast WIFI transfer speeds of 150Mbps, allowing for amazing performance and reliable internet connection.

    Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS. Also supports driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10 32/64bit, macOS 10.5 to 10.14 or later and Linux.

    We are an official ALFA
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  9. June 27, 2019

    New DRO Package for Chester Machine Tools DB10 Super (B) Lathe Machine



    We are now stocking a new 2-axis M-DRO Digital Readout Kit with Magnetic Encoders which is custom designed to fit onto the Chester Machine Tools DB10 Super MKII model Lathe Machine. Click here to view product listing.

    This is a specific kit with CNC machined brackets and step by step, full-colour install guide to assist with the installation. A robust non-contact system with the magnetic encoder being fully sealed to IP67 and flexible armoured cable. High precision 5-micron resolution Magnetic Encoders on both the cross slide and carriage (higher resolution upgrades are available, please contact us).

    Suitable for the 500mm between centre model. Please
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  10. June 24, 2019

    Extreme Precision with the Baty R400 Profile Projector



    We take precision seriously and this Baty Profile Projector (0.5-micron resolution) is regarded as one of the most precise measuring equipment that we supply and is designed & made in the UK. It also comes fitted with an advanced screen-mounted fibre optic sensor which allows any operator to take accurate & repeatable measurements.

    The Baty R400 bench mounts horizontal profile projector has the option of a Windows based TOUCH SCREEN DRO driven by the 2D Fusion inspection software and has an optical edge sensor for automatic data point entry. The 400mm profile projector screen combines high accuracy non-contact measurement and inspection with a large 300mm x 150mm measuring
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