DIY Tools

What is a Band Saw and why do you need one?

In short, a band saw is a type of saw that’s primarily used for cutting wood, metals, plastics and many other materials too. Consisting of a blade with continuous bands of teeth rotating on opposing wheels, band saws are one of the most efficient machines for cutting a wealth of materials without losing uniformity.   The History of Band Saws Figure 1 – 19th Century wood band saw First incepted in 1809 by William Newberry when he received a British patent for his idea, band saws remained impractical for a number of years owing to technological inabilities to produce accurate and durable blades. However, the past 200 years have seen a dramatic rise in the practicality and effectiveness of band saws to the point where most joiners, metalworkers and lumber yards will own one on thei...

5 Reusable & Multi-Purpose Tools for Renovation

If you're doing some renovation work on your home then you'll need some tools, both power and hand held. Here we look at 5 essential tools that can be put in the tool box.

Discover What an Electric DIY Router Can Really Do

What is an electric DIY router good for; yes we have the usual fare of benefits such as cutting grooves or tapering edges to a decorative design but I’m not sure many people full appreciate all that can be achieved with a router. Take a look at this video... you'll never look at an electric DIY router the same way again.

Choosing the Right Paint Pad

Watch our step-by-step film showing how to choose the right paint pad for your painting and decorating job, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.

Choosing the Right Paint Brush

Watch our step-by-step film showing how to choose and use your decorating tools, in this instance Paint Brushes, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence. [ot-video type=”youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFkUbJD0uuc”] Check out what people are talking about in our DIY Tools Group.  

How to DiY Your Vacation House’s Decor on a Minimal Budget

Looking to do a little DIY on your vacation house whilst saving some cash? Here's some tips to help create the ultimate decor on a minimal budget.

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