Tools are as necessary to a man as handbags are to women, you simply cannot have enough tools!
This section shows how to use some basic tools and also describes what some more obscure and less well known tools are used for.
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Apart from the chuck an SDS machine is far more powerful for drilling masonry due to the built in pneumatic hammer as this video demonstrates
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Wood can easily and quickly be shaped with an angle grinder using a flexible sanding pad and abrasive disc. In this video I scallop a piece of wood using this technique. This is also a fast and efficient way of removing excess timber, or rounding off shar
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The trend angle fix is very useful for cutting mitre joints. The tool is geared and the indicator flag on the top of the tool indicates exactly where the blade needs to be in order to cut a perfect mitre, the machine does this by automatically halving the
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Hinge drills or hinge siting drills are a very useful drill for ensuring that the screw pilot hole is drilled in the dead centre of the hinge fixing hole. Please ensure that you do not buy a cheap set of these as they will not work as well as a decent qua
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Using two spanners doubled up is not a good idea, a dedicated wrench extender is a much safer option.
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Cheap tools are often false economy and can make your job ten times harder. Buy cheap buy twice is a motto that is very true
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A weir cup is a quick and useful way of measuring water flow, this video shows how to use one to measure the flow of water in a domestic property.
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A biscuit joiner, sometimes called a biscuit jointer or plate jointer is useful when making widening joints.
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practical advice when considering buying a new cordless drill. For some people this can be a confusing issue and so hopefully this video will help to explain a few things.
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Chalk Lines can be purchased for less than £5 and can make marking out much easier, just hook the chalk line over a screw head, pull the line tight and then snap the chalk line down. This will leave a straight chalk line for you to follow.
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Storing tools can be difficult especially if you have a large amount. I realised that I was wasting hours each week simply looking for the correct tools. Now the tools are stored correctly I know exactly where they are, all of the time.
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Circular saws can be extremely useful if used correctly but each year thousands of people are injured by these saws. Many of the accidents can be avoided by using the saws correctly, this video addresses some of the issues and will hopefully make people m
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Cordless drill drivers are now extremely common but unfortunately many people cannot use them to their full potential. In this video I show how to use all of the features of the Dewalt 18v cordless combination drill, including torque control which is very
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Drilling through hardened steel is now possible using ARTU multipurpose drill bits.
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Pipe squeeze off tools are used by water and utility companies to squeeze the incoming water supply pipe closed when changing the main stop cock to the property. Smaller versions are also available for squeezing the flexible brake pipes on vehicles when r
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A bell punch is designed for centre punching the exact centre of a round bar. This inexpensive tool is very useful and is often called a bell centre punch. Marking the exact centre of a round bar has never been so easy !