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Straight cuts in tiles are easy but to cut a curved tile takes a little more skill. Here a pair of tile cutting pliers are used to cut a curved tile to go around a shower tray.
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The Tacwise A11hammer tacker is useful for repetitive tacking such as when installing carpet underlay or roofing felt. This is a high quality machine which can fire any of the Tacwise 140 range os staples ranging from 6mm to 10mm in length.
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Grip tite sockets can be used to remove nuts and bolts that have become rounded off. These sockets are also useful at holding the nut or bolt captive intil it is in position.
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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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Here the back wheel on this Efco lawn mower is removed for puncture repair and then replaced, the wheel is held on using an E clip and washer. It's a good idea to clean the shaft and apply some copper grease before replacing the wheel as this will make it
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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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Bending copper pipe can be difficult with a pipe bending spring, where possible a dedicated pipe bender should be used as these machines can make bending copper pipes much easier and more accurate.
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Here the Tacwise combi cable tacker is reviewed in a quick video demonstration showing it’s capabilities on low voltage cable.
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If you are installing a home network or simply want to make up your own patch leads this video will show how to crimp an RJ45 plug on to the end of a CAT 5 network cable There are two standards when wiring up network cables, T568A and T568B this requires
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Step drills are the drill bit of choice for drilling holes in thin sheet metal, these step shaped drill bits make really light work of thin material which is typically difficult to drill using standard HSS drill bits.
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Tapping threads into thin metal is impossible; this is where the rivet nut comes in handy. These are known by several different names including rivet nuts, riv nuts or nutserts. Once the rivet nut is expanded in the hole it leaves a permanent thread which
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The Homemonitor HD Pro Wi-Fi video camera is installed in this video. This camera has to be the easiest camera ever to install and set up as it can be done simply by using an Ethernet cable and a POE injector/powered Ethernet switch. Once installed you caFeatured
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The Milwaukee 2763-20 M18v FUEL is reviewed in this video. The Milwaukee 2763-20 M18v FUEL is probably the most powerful 18v impact wrench available today and has a staggering 1100 foot pounds of undoing torque. This machine will undo most fasteners even
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People often damage the cutting edge of their bolt cutters the first time they use them, this is because most people cut through the shackle of the padlock which immediately dulls the cutter blades as the shackle is made from hardened steel.
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Using two spanners doubled up is not a good idea, a dedicated wrench extender is a much safer option.Featured
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Slogging spanners are ideal for tightening or undoing very tight fasteners. There are not many fasteners that a slogging spanner will not undo!