Tag: tools

How to Choose Drill Bits

| April 9, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Choosing the Right Hammer

| February 21, 2013
Choosing the Right Hammer

Probably the most common hammertype, the claw hammer is a good general hammer, being versatile and of medium weight.

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Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 Cordless Hammer Drill

| May 20, 2012
Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 Cordless Hammer Drill

— Ideal for screwdriving, drilling and hammer drilling — 2 gears for optimized speed and power and 30+2 preselectable torque settings — Forward and reverse indicator LEDs + Powerlight — Variable Speed and 3-step charge level indicator — Always ready to use thanks to Lithium-ion technology — Longlife thanks to Bosch Electronic cell protection (ECP) The […]

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Plumbing Tools

| April 29, 2012
Plumbing Tools

Many basic DIY toolkits will contain several tools (pliers, spanners, etc) needed for plumbing jobs, but there are several specialist tools you might need for more advanced tasks. This is particularly true if you are planning to cut or bend pipes.

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Black & Decker 14.4V EVO Multitool

| April 26, 2012
Black & Decker 14.4V EVO Multitool

Have you ever needed just one more tool to get the job done but you didn’t want to buy a whole new tool? Or have you started a job and then realised you’d need more than just a drill?

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Using a Router

| February 23, 2012
Using a Router

If you a planning to do a lot of work with wood, buying a Router can be a good investment. A Router can not only help speed up jobs like bevelling the edges of timber and cutting grooves and recesses, but can also help you to create effects which would be extremely difficult to achieve using hand tools.

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Using a Jigsaw

| January 30, 2012

When using a jigsaw, always make sure you are using the correct blade for the material you are cutting.

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