Tool show Kent exibission Center 01-03/03/2018 who's going?

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by AlvyChippy, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    FFX have yet again brought together all the biggest manufacturers to give you the best hands-on tool show for the professional and DIYer.

    Building on the success of last year's show at the Kent Event Centre, 2019 is set to be the biggest and best so far. Set in approximately 50,000 ft² of first-rate indoor exhibition space, you'll be able to enjoy live tool demonstrations from industry experts, see new product releases and have a chance to compete in exclusive competitions from our powerhouse brands.

    Admission: Free

    Opening Times:

    Friday 10am - 5pm

    Saturday 10am - 5pm

    Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Would love to go Alv, but it's 200 odd miles for me unfortunately. Maddening that most tool exhibitions are Midlands or down South.
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  3. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    That's true never any trade shows in the north nearest one to me is Harrogate once a year
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  4. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    Not only is Harrogate surely considered in the "North" of England... it would only have to be about 20 miles further up to be in the top half, (i.e. "northern half"), of the GB mainland!

  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    It's a bit of a kick in the * if you happen to be living in Wales, nearest tool exhibition as far as I'm aware is Birmingham, still more than 2 hours, plus, it's full of brummies :)
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  6. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Yep, so annoying. Data tools in Cardiff tried to do one but was so small. Even the roadshows from the big manufacturers Milwaukee, deWalt and Festool etc. don't come near Wales.

    I challenged DeWalt and Festool over this, because in one year they both did about 6 around London, went to Scotland and Northern Ireland (but not the south!) but the nearest the came to the west was Birmingham and Southampton. Their answer - they hold the events in locations where it is easy for professionals to travel to :mad: so 300+ miles, 7 hours traveling, missing a days work, is it really worth it for some freebies and saving a few pounds on some tools ?
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Might do now tolls have gone from the bridge.:)
  8. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Cheeky *, tradesmen in Wales aren't professional enough then are they? Our money's the same tender as down south though, which the tool companies are perfectly happy to accept. Cardiffs not exactly a killer journey for folk from the Midlands, is it?
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  9. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Had few Scottish notes, nobody would take 'em... :p
  10. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    If ever there's a reason not to go, this is it. :p:p:p
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  11. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Milwaukee van was at a screwfix near me wasn't selling anything no freebies either had to buy from screwfix if you wanted anything total sh%t show
  12. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Can't see why Screwfix can't do regional shows. There are good spread over most of the country.

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