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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.


  • 02:31 Popular How to use hinge drills

    How to use hinge drills

    by Admin Added 2,045 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

  • 02:47 Popular Never buy cheap tools

    Never buy cheap tools

    by Admin Added 2,109 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

  • 02:33 Popular Pipe squeeze off tool

    Pipe squeeze off tool

    by Admin Added 1,368 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

  • 01:40 Popular Removing staples with the Tacwise pro staple remover

    Removing staples with the Tacwise pro staple remover

    by Admin Added 865 Views / 0 Likes

    The Tacwise pro staple remover makes removing staples very easy as demonstrated in this video. You might think that you can remove staples using a screwdriver or pliers but this handy little gadget makes removing staples much easier!

  • 05:53 Popular SDS drills explained

    SDS drills explained

    by Admin Added 1,374 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

  • 02:24 Popular Slogging spanner | slammer wrench

    Slogging spanner | slammer wrench

    by Admin Added 986 Views / 0 Likes

    Slogging spanners are ideal for tightening or undoing very tight fasteners. There are not many fasteners that a slogging spanner will not undo!

  • 04:11 Popular Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

    Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

    by Admin Added 969 Views / 0 Likes

    Speedtaps are a very fast way to tap drilled holes. The speedtaps are made from M2 steel and nitrate coated to make them extremely tough. The hexagonal heads on the speedtaps correspond with the head on the bolt so you use the same socket for the speedtap

  • 05:40 Popular Spirit level tutorial

    Spirit level tutorial

    by Admin Added 1,358 Views / 0 Likes

    A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.

  • 03:41 Popular Torque wrench demonstration

    Torque wrench demonstration

    by Admin Added 844 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use a torque wrench to set fasteners to a specific torque setting.

  • 03:42 Popular Trend Angle fix | Angle finder

    Trend Angle fix | Angle finder

    by Admin Added 2,067 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

  • 01:58 Popular Two spanner trick | wrench extender

    Two spanner trick | wrench extender

    by Admin Added 1,998 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 04:17 Popular Ultimate Tool storage | tool cabinet

    Ultimate Tool storage | tool cabinet

    by Admin Added 1,655 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.

  • 01:36 Popular Using a chalk line

    Using a chalk line

    by Admin Added 1,800 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.