Get a handle on it: Hand Tools round-up with Sealey, CK, Knipex & Roughneck


Two new Club Hammers have been added to Sealey’s Premier Hand Tool range, designed for daily professional use. The CHF251 has a 2.5lb drop‐forged carbon steel head, and the CHF401 has a 4lb head. Both are fitted with a fibreglass shaft and feature a contoured shock absorbing rubber grip. The 2.5lb model is available online from around £11.00 inc VAT, and the 4lb model for around £16.00 inc VAT.

Also added to the range are three sledge hammers which are manufactured from fine grained carbon steel with a heat treated, induction hardened and tempered with precision ground polished striking face. Also fitted with fibreglass shaft and a contoured shock‐absorbing rubber grip, the new club and sledge hammers are manufactured and tested to BS 876. SLHF071 has a 7lb head and is available online for around £26.00 inc VAT, SLHF101 has a 10lb head and is priced around £29.00 inc VAT, and SLHF141 has a 14lb head for around £36.00 inc VAT.


Carl Kammerling’s VDE interchangeable screwdriver set is available in a slimline version, ideal for tackling recessed screws and fixings. The nine‐piece kit is versatile and pitched as a lightweight and compact alternative to carrying a full set of screwdrivers, together with the assurance that each blade is individually tested to 10,000V for safe working up to 1,000V.

The C.K VDE Interchangeable Screwdriver Set contains: 1,000V VDE High Torque Screwdriver Handle, 1,000V VDE Precision Screwdriver Handle, 1,000V VDE Screwdriver Blades in slotted, pozidrive and terminal modulo tip types, plus a handy fabric storage pouch with integral belt loop. Other features include soft grip handles for increased comfort; quick lock mechanism for quick and easy blade interchange and toughened alloy steel blades for exceptional durability.

RRP for the VDE Interchangeable Screwdriver Set is £44.65 ex VAT. Spare blades are available at £5.60 ex VAT. Claire Griffiths, Product & Marketing Executive at Carl Kammerling, comments: “Our C.K dextroVDE slim range of screwdrivers have already proved real winners, as the demand for slim bladed screwdrivers increases. However, we were keen to offer consumers the added  convenience of interchangeable slim blades and believe that our new C.K VDE Interchangeable Screwdriver Set will be a welcome addition to the range, for consumers and stockists alike.”


KNIPEX’s new Dismantling Tool (product number 16 30 145) provides stress free cable stripping, with the ability to quickly dismantle round cable sheaths without fuss. The plier specialist’s latest launch is ideal for dismantling round cable sheaths made of PVC, rubber, silicone or PTFE from 19mm to 40mm in diameter. It has a self‐tightening holding lever and a knurled nut to easily adjust cutting depth so it’s simple to easily strip the outer sheath without touching the inner core. The tool can be used for longitudinal cutting by simply turning the tool body by 90° to move from circular cutting to longitudinal splitting.

The spiral cutting function, activated by simple stretching of the tools body, also allows the removal of intermediate pieces. There is no need to worry about dropping the device either, as the housing is plastic and impact proof. Lightweight at just 140g, every tool comes with a replaceable blade. KNIPEX has been manufacturing pliers and associated tools for over 130 years.


Roughneck’s Gorilla Block Buster Bolster cuts blocks and bricks, promising a true step change in how chasing out channels for services and removing exterior render and floor and wall tiles. It has been developed with the help of bricklayer‐turned‐inventor, Kevin O'Brien and will be available exclusively across the world from Olympia Tools.

Compared to existing, conventional bolsters, the Gorilla Block Buster Bolster offers significant gains in terms of speed and efficiency, enabling users to cut blocks and bricks with a single strike. It also offers major improvements in safety and accuracy. Like all the products positioned under the Roughneck Gorilla brand, the Roughneck Gorilla Block Buster Bolster owes its exceptional performance to a design where ‘the shape makes the difference'. Specifically, the new tool has a longer than usual blade which measures 230mm / 9 inches ‐ the same width as a building block.

It's this greater length, combined with the blade's construction from hardened and tempered steel and the fact that the blade can be regularly sharpened, which help the Gorilla Block Buster Bolster to cut though blocks and bricks with a single strike. In addition, the tool's ‘one strike, straight through' capability is further enhanced by the positioning of the tool's handle. This handle, which features a soft, treble injected, ergonomic grip for comfortable use, is offset, away from the striking face. This enables a large striking anvil to be placed on the top of the blade and allows users to hit the tool with as much force as possible with their hand positioned safely out of the way, clear of any potential mis‐strikes.

The Gorilla Block Buster Bolster also helps to simplify the task of cutting angled block or brick faces for gables and corners.