Win a shopping spree at Machine Mart!

Imagine being able to walk into your local Machine Mart superstore and load up your basket with everything you ever wanted, without worrying about the bill. A new professional tool chest with tools, a set of welding equipment and safety gear, a motorcycle lift, an air compressor or a pressure washer – the choice is yours.

That’s what THREE lucky winners will be enjoying in this £1500 Machine Mart competition.

How to enter

Win a Venhill Vampire Vacuum brake bleed set and tools

We’ve got together with Venhill to offer one lucky Practical Sportsbikes reader the chance to win a Venhill Vampire Vacuum brake bleed set and a stack of tools.

The prize consists of:

  • Metric torque spanner set

  • Vampire vacuum pump brake bleed set

  • Safety wire twister pliers and stainless steel

  • 0.6mm safety wire

  • 1/4” square drive swivel ratchet handle

  • Tyre pressure gauge

  • Tool box


T&C’s: The competition closes at midnight 9th April 2019. This competition is open to UK residents aged 16 and over. There is one prize which consists of one each of the following: Vt87 metric torque spanner set, vwk011 vampire vacuum pump brake bleed set, tool box vt12, safety wire twister pliers - 150mm vt77 + stainless steel safety wire 0.6mm o.d. vt78, vt32 tyre pressure gauge, vt74 1/4" square drive swivel ratchet handle. The winner will be the first name drawn at random after the closing date. The winner will be notified by email within ten days of the closing date and has 30 days to respond before an alternative winner is chosen. This prize may be offered in a limited number of other promotions. No purchase is necessary. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Sealey tools - one of the largest suppliers of garage and workshop equipment in the uk

Looking for a motorcycle lift or workbench? Check out the Sealey range and watch the video below!

Tools tested - Sealey PDM170F pillar drill


There comes a point in every man’s shed adventures when a pillar drill starts to look like a good idea. The thing that usually happens next is that said man buys a bench top pillar drill and quickly wishes he’d bought something larger when he finds its capacity lacking I speak from experience here. While the step up from hand-held drill to bench-top pillar item was a major one, I soon found myself frequently hampered by the limited distance from chuck to table and the depth from chuck to upright. I should have gone straight for the object of my desires, a serious floor-standing pillar drill such as this Sealey PDM170F. There’s amore than generous 77cm of height available from the 16mm chuck to the table and 17cm from the spindle centre to the upright. Remove the table and there’s 125.5cm of height at your disposal – you could get a bike frame in there. The table
itself is 25.4cm by 25.4cm. The drill also offers 16 speed settings from 190-3000rpm so you can set the chuck to the correct revs for pretty much any material from plastics to steel.
As you can see from the big yellow box just down there on the bottom right of the page, we have one to give away. Someone’s going to get lucky. And your chances are better then the lottery. Alan Seeley Used for: one month Price: £576 Contact: