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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Drill Press Maintenance Tips (Safe Operation For Longer)

To ensure that your expensive floor drill press keeps on operating as it should, you will need to carry out some routine maintenance every now and then. Nothing overtly complicated, just some occasional tender, love and care to keep your machine running smoothly and accurately.

Buying the Best Dovetail Jig (Top 5 Reviews for 2017)

The dovetail joint is time-honoured favourite due to its strength and aesthetic elegance. However, it is not a particularly easy joint to cut by hand. For this reason, the dovetail jig has become a popular go-to tool for the many woodworkers. Using one of these

Post Hole Digging Tips: How to Use a Gas Powered Auger

Using a gas powered auger to dig the holes for your fence posts is a lot less back breaking than the manual method. That doesn’t mean to say it’s all plain sailing however. Gas powered augers are heavy, (you may even have a 2 man

Don’t Lose a Finger, With Our Brad Nailer Safety Guide

The brad nailer is the smaller cousin of the more heavy duty finish nailer. They fire 18 gauge brad nails rather than larger sized nails and are used for more delicate work such as furniture refurbishment and trimming attachment. However, just because the nails are

How To Use A Tap & Die Set The Right Way

There are all sorts of situations where you may need to create or repair a thread. From screws that break off in their holes, to damaged bolts that need to be drilled out again. Whether you’re a mechanic, metal or woodworker or just up for

How to Cut Laminate Flooring & the Tools to Use

If you are thinking about embarking on some DIY to lay laminate flooring there are a few things you need to consider before you begin. Apart from sourcing the new boards, you need to make sure you have the correct tools for the job. And

How To Safely Use a Metal Chop Saw

Do you have a project that demands you make use of a steel chop saw? This article essentially provides a clear explanation of what you should keep in mind when using a steel chop saw. Actually, all steel chop saws are designed with similar friction

Top 5 Stud & Joist Drills Reviewed (Our Picks for 2017)

What is the best stud and joist drill you can buy in 2017? That’s exactly what we will look into right now. We’ve selected 5 top rated drills currently available and taken an in depth look to bring you the lowdown on the quality of