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Gift ideas for a DIY enthusiast – Must have tools

Gift ideas for a DIY enthusiast – Whether its for a friend who has just brought a their first home, a family member who is perpetually renovating or a coworker who is always taking on a new DIY project. We have put together a list of our must have tools for any DIY enthusiast, giving […]

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Electric Screwdriver or Impact Driver

Electric Screwdriver or Impact Driver? Choosing the right tool for the job

Knowing if an Electric Screwdriver or Impact Driver would be best suited to the job might not be an obvious decision for those less familiar with power tools. In this article we will look at the positive and negatives of both helping you decide on which is the right tool for your needs, we will […]

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What's the difference between sheet, detail, random orbit and belt sanders?

The difference between sheet, detail, random orbit and belt sanders?

What’s the difference between sheet, detail, random orbit and belt sanders? It is difficult knowing which type of sander with the right tool for the job as there are such a wide variety of power tools to choose from. In the post we aim to look at sheet, detail, random orbit, disc and belt sanders and […]

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Tailors and Dressmakers Shears, Snippers and Scissors

What’s The Difference Between Tailors and Dressmakers Shears, Snippers and Scissors

What’s The Difference Between Tailors and Dressmakers Shears, Snippers and Scissors. Everyone involved in the textile trade be they Tailor, Dressmaker, Upholsterer, Carpet fitter, or Crafter needs shears and scissors.  This post will endeavor to explain some of the differences of these basic cutting tools so as to aid your understanding of them, before giving […]

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10 Gift and present ideas for a Mechanic

10 Christmas Gift ideas for a Mechanic

It’s that time of year again, the days are getting shorter, mornings frostier, the supermarkets have their Christmas adverts out and some idiot around the corner even has his xmas lights up! It won’t be long untill you start to panic as Christmas eve draws closer and you are yet to start finish your shopping. Well […]

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Power tool batteries, understanding the difference.

When looking for a new power tool you may be slightly bewildered by the huge range of power tool batteries out there, it is important not to pick the wrong one because the battery is what makes the tool work! Here will look at characteristics as well as the various types  of battery NiCd, NiMH & Li-Ion and what […]

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Drill driver, combi drill, impact drill

What’s the difference between combi, impact, hammer and drill drivers?

What’s the difference between combi, impact, hammer and drill drivers? This is a question that is not uncommon, along with all the technical jargon that goes along with purchasing a new drill this only adds to the confusion. In the post we aim to discus the different types of drill available on the market and for […]

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Apprentice Mechanics Tool Kit

Apprentice Mechanic’s Tool Kit

Putting together a complete set of tools you could need during your apprenticeship would end up running into the thousands of pounds. But starting out the set of tools you require should be a lot less and of course you can always add to these on an as needed basis. So here we discuss would be considered […]

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