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Tool videos

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.


  • 00:56 Popular Hammer drill versus SDS drill

    Hammer drill versus SDS drill

    by Admin Added 2,570 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 01:58 Popular Angle grinder to shape wood

    Angle grinder to shape wood

    by Admin Added 2,446 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 03:42 Popular Trend Angle fix | Angle finder

    Trend Angle fix | Angle finder

    by Admin Added 2,364 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 02:31 Popular How to use hinge drills

    How to use hinge drills

    by Admin Added 2,291 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 01:58 Popular Two spanner trick | wrench extender

    Two spanner trick | wrench extender

    by Admin Added 2,239 Views / 0 Likes

    Using two spanners doubled up is not a good idea, a dedicated wrench extender is a much safer option.

  • 02:47 Popular Never buy cheap tools

    Never buy cheap tools

    by Admin Added 2,217 Views / 2 Likes

    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

  • 01:13 Popular How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    How to use a Weir cup to measure water flow

    by Admin Added 2,132 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 06:38 Popular How to use a biscuit joiner

    How to use a biscuit joiner

    by Admin Added 2,053 Views / 2 Likes

    A biscuit joiner, sometimes called a biscuit jointer or plate jointer is useful when making widening joints.

  • 05:25 Popular Choosing a cordless drill

    Choosing a cordless drill

    by Admin Added 1,975 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 01:36 Popular Using a chalk line

    Using a chalk line

    by Admin Added 1,937 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 04:17 Popular Ultimate Tool storage | tool cabinet

    Ultimate Tool storage | tool cabinet

    by Admin Added 1,820 Views / 1 Likes

    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.

  • 10:43 Popular How to use a circular saw safely

    How to use a circular saw safely

    by Admin Added 1,810 Views / 2 Likes

    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

  • 08:32 Popular How to use a cordless drill driver

    How to use a cordless drill driver

    by Admin Added 1,731 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 03:43 Popular Drilling hardened steel with ARTU drill bits

    Drilling hardened steel with ARTU drill bits

    by Admin Added 1,684 Views / 1 Likes

    Drilling through hardened steel is now possible using ARTU multipurpose drill bits.

  • 02:33 Popular Pipe squeeze off tool

    Pipe squeeze off tool

    by Admin Added 1,630 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 05:53 Popular SDS drills explained

    SDS drills explained

    by Admin Added 1,577 Views / 0 Likes

    SDS drills are the ideal drill for drilling concrete or masonry. These drills come in both corded and cordless versions, with some of the cordless machines having almost the same power as the smaller corded versions. SDS drills are available from 12v cord