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Plasterboard Fixings

| April 9, 2015
Plasterboard Fixings

Everything you could ever need to know about light, medium and heavyweight plasterboard fixings.

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Sharpening Chisel Blades

| April 9, 2015
Sharpening Chisel Blades

Whenever you are working wood with a chisel, it is essential that you keep the blade as sharp as possible. This will not only make your job easier, but will almost always result in a better finish to whatever you are paring.

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Sealers and Primers

| April 9, 2015

Preparation is the key to any decorating job. You may be the best painter or decorator in the country, but if you do not prepare your surfaces well, the result will often be less than perfect.

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Basic DIY Tools

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Basic DIY Tools

Not everyone will have the space, money or indeed the need for a toolkit to match your local builder, but there are some tools that will be needed again and again around your home.

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Roof Repair Tools

| April 9, 2015
Roof Repair Tools

Performing minor repairs and maintenance to your roof is very possible, but you need to work safely and if possible work with a helper. Using the correct tools and equipment is an important part of working safely.

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Repairing Skirting Board – Dremel Guide

| April 9, 2015
Repairing Skirting Board – Dremel Guide

Skirting boards get scuffed and worn and in some cases rot away or simply haven’t been fitted in the first place. Spending a little bit of time creating and fitting or replacing them will really help to smarten up your home.

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Einhell Multitool Review

| April 9, 2015
Einhell Multitool Review

As the name suggests, the Einhell Multitool is a corded rotary multitool and comes with a kit containing 217 attachments aimed at the diy and hobby market.

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Tools You Need When Tiling

| April 9, 2015

Several of the tools you might need when tiling can be found in the most basic of tool kits.

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Guide to Hand Saws

| April 9, 2015

Choosing the right saw for the job can make a huge difference to both how easy the job is to complete and the finish of the cut.

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Using a Wallpaper Steamer

| April 9, 2015
Using a Wallpaper Steamer

There are several ways to strip wallpaper, but the fastest way by far is to use a steam stripper. These can be bought or hired and will come will all the attachments you need. The only thing you need to add is the water.

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Adhesive Tape

| April 9, 2015

There are several diferent types of adhesive tape available, and depending on the DIY task you are undertaking, one is not always as good as another.

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Wallpapering Tools

| April 9, 2015
Wallpapering Tools

Wallpapering Tools. A guide to the tools needed for most household diy wallpapering jobs.

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Painting Tools

| April 9, 2015

Having the correct equipment is half the battle when painting the walls or woodwork of your home. Whilst you may need to buy or hire some specialist equipment from time to time, the list below is a good starting point for the tools you will need when redecorating your house.

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Kamasa Off-Line Driver Review

| April 9, 2015
Kamasa Off-Line Driver Review

Using a drill driver can be difficult, especially if the screw needs to be driven in straight to avoid splitting the material. Kamasa’s Off-Line Driver could be the answer to these problems.

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Buyers Guide – Drills

| April 9, 2015

Whether you are busy diy-ing every weekend, or only ever put up the odd shelf, a power drill is one piece of equipment every home should have.

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Tools for Creating a Sub-Base

| April 9, 2015

When constructing a driveway, path or patio, the most important step is creating a firm sub-base for the paving or gravel to sit on.

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Our Top 5 Online DIY Stores

| April 9, 2015

The team at DIY Extra spend quite a lot of money on tools and materials each month, and increasingly we are finding the best deals online. Here are our five favourite online DIY Stores, in no particular order, along with why we like them and what they provide the customer.

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Bosch PST 800 PEL 530w Jigsaw

| April 8, 2015
Bosch PST 800 PEL 530w Jigsaw

The PST 800 PEL is also very capable cutting in aluminium material up to 12 mm and steel up to 5 mm thick.

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Bosch PSR 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver

| April 8, 2015
Bosch PSR 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver

The PSR 18 cordless drill/driver is a compact and powerful tool for maximum power, whether it be for drilling or screwdriving.

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Guide to Screws and Nails

| April 8, 2015
Guide to Screws and Nails

There are many different types of nails and screws available. Choosing the correct type for any particular diy project can make a big difference to its success or failure. Screws Countersunk Head Used for general joinery. Ideal if you need the nead to be flush with the material. Raised Countersunk Head Normally used in ironmongery […]

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Storage Solutions from BigDug

| February 28, 2015

If you are a serious DIY-er like us, you are sure to acumulate all manner of tools, offcuts of wood and tins and jars full of screws and nails. It is always good to have this stuff to hand, ready for the next diy task you undertake.

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Bosch IXO 4 Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver

| August 11, 2014
Bosch IXO 4 Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver

The Bosch IXO 4 Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver is more than just a pretty face–this small and handy tool can take on a wide range of everyday screwdriving tasks.

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The 5 Best 18v Drills Under £100

| August 11, 2014
The 5 Best 18v Drills Under £100

Buying a good drill is one of the best investments any diy-er can make. As with most power tools, it is usually best to spend a little bit extra to get a product

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Choosing and Buying Softwood

| June 27, 2014
Choosing and Buying Softwood

Using softwood for your DIY projects makes very good sense for several reasons. Firstly it is easier to work than hardwood and so the finished results have a better chance of being good.

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How to Choose Drill Bits

| February 21, 2013
How to Choose Drill Bits

Having a decent drill is only part of any diy job. If you do not have the correct drill bit for the task at hand, you will be making things hard (and possibly dangerous) for yourself.

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Dremel Driver Review

| February 21, 2013
Dremel Driver Review

The Dremel Driver is a cordless, rechargeable screwdriver aimed at the DIY and Home User markets.

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Dewalt DCD925B2 18V Combi Drill

| February 21, 2013
Dewalt DCD925B2 18V Combi Drill

This powerful Dewalt DCD925 is an 18 Volt XRP combination drill for heavy duty drilling and screw driving applications. The Dewalt built frameless motor reduces size and increases efficiency producing excellent runtime with its ultra smooth 3 speed selector this gives optimum performance in high torque, normal use and high speed applications. The Dewalt DCD925 […]

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Using a Power Sander

| February 21, 2013

If you are investing in a power sander, a random-orbit sander is probably the best choice for most common sanding jobs around the home.

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Dremel’s New Compact Saw Makes Precise Cutting Easy

| February 21, 2013
Dremel’s New Compact Saw Makes Precise Cutting Easy

The DSM20 is the latest tool in Dremel’s outstanding line of Versatile Tool Systems.

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Draper 230-Volt Hammer Drill

| February 21, 2013
Draper 230-Volt Hammer Drill

This practical Draper hammer drill has an ergonomic design, which gives you better control when drilling

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