C.K tools’ Graham Godfrey looks at efficiency issues faced by tradesmen and the importance of using quality tools and equipment that directly respond to these issues.
The construction industry is experiencing a strong period of growth, which can be attributed, in part, to an increase in demand for new projects in the residential sector and the government’s promise to invest more in affordable housing. The industry’s expansion means that tradesmen are under increasing pressure to complete a job in good time.
The need for quality tools cannot be underestimated, and the standard of equipment used plays a vital role in the quick and efficient completion of a project. Substandard, outdated tools impact negatively upon productivity, and can result in a shoddy ﬁnish on a job.
Tradesmen are sometimes tempted to buy poor quality tools for their apparent cost saving beneﬁts, but this in many ways is a false economy, as although they may be cheap, they do not represent value for money. A tradesman who uses cheaper tools, manufactured from poor quality materials, will inevitably have to replace them frequently. This leads to delays while the tool is being replaced and bad quality workmanship. What is required is value for money – if you are investing in equipment that will be used on a daily basis, it should perform its function reliably, and also last a lot longer than the length of the job in hand.
C.K tools is constantly monitoring and assessing the needs of the industry in order to develop new tools for professional use. The company works closely with a dedicated group of professional tradesmen to understand better how they work and what they need from a tool. Recognising that tools are a tradesman’s bread and butter, C.K tools uses feedback from its regular research group sessions with tradesmen to develop high quality products that make the user’s life easier, whether that be by improving productivity or by understanding how tools are used in real life and developing products ﬁt for purpose. #
“C.K tools uses feedback from its regular research group sessions with tradesmen to develop high quality products that make the user’s life easier, whether that be by improving productivity or by understanding how tools are used in real life and developing products ﬁt for purpose.”
In addressing both timesaving and proﬁciency, C.K tools has launched a new Sabretooth Saw, designed to address efficiency issues. Set to be a roaring success, the reasonably priced C.K Sabretooth Trade Saw offers an impressive combination of speed, durability and comfort.
Featuring razor sharp, triple ground ‘turbo cut’ teeth, the Sabretooth Trade Saw offers superior cutting performance compared with double ground teeth found on some market leading competitors. In fact, independent testing carried out by the Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA) found that the Sabretooth Trade Saw outperforms other UK market leading brands, providing up to 22% faster cutting performance.
In addition to superior cutting performance, the Sabretooth Trade Saw also offers an extended working life thanks to its premium quality, SK5 alloy steel blade, and induction hardened ‘stay sharp’ hardpoint teeth, providing strength and longevity.
Good quality tools are imperative for all professional tradesmen to help service demand quickly and efficiently and move on to the next job. With construction being one of the largest sectors in the UK contributing over £90 billion to the economy, continuous tool innovation, to create superior tools that are ﬁt for purpose and stand the test of time, is fundamental to not only supporting tradesmen in their careers but to helping the construction industry continue to grow.