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  • 06:07 Popular How to mark out metal

    How to mark out metal

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    One of the first things you need to be able to do when working with metal is marking it out correctly. This video shows how to use a scriber, engineers square, rule and centre punch to mark out a piece of stainless steel that is coloured using engineers m

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  • 03:47 Popular Chain drilling metal

    Chain drilling metal

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    Chain drilling is a very useful technique especially when working with metal. You can use this technique to cut out shapes in metal that are not possible without having an expensive CNC machine or laser cutting machine. Chain drilling is often used for ex

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  • 03:59 Popular How to change the motor start capacitor

    How to change the motor start capacitor

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    Some single phase electric motors require a capacitor for them to work correctly. There are basically two different types, the motor start capacitor or the motor run capacitor. This is a simple job as long as you can get a direct replacement, in this inst

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  • 04:41 Popular How to change the oil in a compressor

    How to change the oil in a compressor

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    In this video the oil is changes in this ABAC compressor. It’s important when you do that that you use the correct grade of oil when refilling.

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  • 09:18 Popular How to replace a damaged drill flex

    How to replace a damaged drill flex

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    Power tool flexes can become damaged easily, here we show how to replace the flex on a mains powered drill which has been completely chewed through by a dog.

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  • 05:25 Popular How to repair a Bosch PMF multitool

    How to repair a Bosch PMF multitool

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    This bosch pmf 10,8Li multi tool relies on a sleeve or coupling to transmit power from the motor to the drive shaft of the machine. This sleeve costs about $1 and will prevent your machine from working if it fails. This video shows how to replace the slee

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  • 03:19 Popular How to Remove a drill chuck

    How to Remove a drill chuck

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    Removing a drill chuck is normally easy, just remove the retaining screw from inside of the chuck and then tighten a allen key in the chuck and hit it with a hammer in an anti-clockwise direction. When this does not work you can then try the impact wrench

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  • 04:39 Popular How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

    How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

    by Admin Added 517 Views / 0 Likes

    This videoshows how to change the brushes on a Dewalt DW988 18v cordless drill. Brushes often become worn and this can lead to poor performance or the drill not working at all.

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  • 03:16 Popular How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

    How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

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    Here we replace the gearbox, clutch and chuck on a Dewalt 18v XRP drill as one complete unit. This is extremely useful if the gearbox on your drill is damaged. Dewalt tools are very easy to repair and parts are widely available.

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  • 03:06 Popular How to replace the clutch in a Dewalt XRP drill

    How to replace the clutch in a Dewalt XRP drill

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    This shows how to replace the clutch or torque unit on a 18v Dewalt drill from the XRP range. There are a few different types of drill in this range and so your drill may be slightly different to this model. If the clutch unit is faulty you may not be abl

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  • 02:38 Popular How to replace the brushes in an angle grinder

    How to replace the brushes in an angle grinder

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    How to replace the brushes in a Dewalt angle grinder. The grinder is the Dewalt DW 490, the replacement brushes were bought from an ebay sell for about $10 which is a cheap price to ensure your machine keeps on working.

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  • 15:22 Popular Angle grinder electrical fault finding

    Angle grinder electrical fault finding

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    This video shows how to fault find on a dewalt angle grinder and replace the faulty component, which in this case was the switch. A new switch is about $25 delivered and so it is well worth repairing it as a new grinder is $100+

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  • 02:34 Popular How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v SDS drill

    How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v SDS drill

    by Admin Added 397 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt DW005 24v sds drill. This is a very easy and quick job to do and can be done in a matter of minutes. A new set of brushes costs less than $13 and can ensure that your drill lasts much longer before

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  • 06:44 Popular How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt 24v DW006 cordless drill

    How to replace the brushes in the Dewalt 24v DW006 cordless drill

    by Admin Added 439 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I replace the brushes in a Dewalt DW006. This dewalt 24v cordless drill is not the easiest Dewalt machine to change the brushes on but it’s still fairly easy for most people. Changing the brushes on your machine will ensure that it las

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  • 10:27 Popular How to paint external timber

    How to paint external timber

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    In this video I paint some external plywood panels made from WBP ply which are part of a gate. The panels were originally painted by the gate installer who installed the panels as a favour and so painted them using the paint he normally uses on the galvan

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  • 02:51 Popular How to paint rusty metal

    How to paint rusty metal

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    Painting rust metal used to be a difficult and time consuming job. Now it has been made much easier with special primers such as Rustoleum's Rust reformer. Simply brush off any loose rust using a wire brush, wipe clean with methylated spirits and then pai

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  • 04:14 Popular How to paint Galvanized steel

    How to paint Galvanized steel

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    When painting Galvanized steel you have to be aware that some primers and metal paints are not suitable. You can use a dedicated Galvanized metal paint or you can use a suitable primer. In this video Zinsser 123+ has been used as a primer followed by one

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  • 05:53 Popular How to spray paint metal

    How to spray paint metal

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    To get the best possible finish when painting metal it is important to prepare the metal before painting it, you should also choose a good quality paint and primer that is suitable for use on metal. Here we clean the metal using methylated spirit and a cl

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  • 04:37 Popular How to paint MDF (Medium density fibre board)

    How to paint MDF (Medium density fibre board)

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    Here a MDF bath panel is painted using Zinsser B.I.N and Zinsser perma-white, this will ensure that the eggshell topcoat is applied to the correct primer. Once painted this bath panel will last for years and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Ba

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  • 04:52 Popular How to paint over tiles

    How to paint over tiles

    by Admin Added 412 Views / 0 Likes

    Painting tiles is easy as long as you use the correct products. In this video we clean the tiles using methylated spirits, then paint the tiles using Zinsser 123 plus. After this has dried two coats of Zinsser Perma-White are applied with drying time allo

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  • 06:52 Popular How to paint render

    How to paint render

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    Painting a render wall can often improve it's appearance and help to prevent moss build up and damp from soaking into the wall. Here you are shown how to prepaer the wall by using a stabilizing solution to the render first as well as treating the galvaniz

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  • 04:53 Popular How to use a hand reamer

    How to use a hand reamer

    by Admin Added 681 Views / 0 Likes

    When a precise hole is required in a piece of material a reamer is used, because a drill does not give a very exact diameter hole. This video shows how to use a reamer in a piece of steel. Normally you would drill the hole approximately 0.2 of a millimetr

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  • 10:45 Popular How to lock nuts

    How to lock nuts

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    Sometimes you need to lock a nut or a bolt to prevent it from working loose. In this video we look at several methods of thread locking/nut locking including thread locking compound, Threadlocker, Nylock nuts, serrated washers, spring washers, castle nuts

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  • 04:31 Popular How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

    How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

    by Admin Added 385 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to sharpen a HSS drill bit using a diamond coated file. These files are inexpensive and can be used to sharpen most items. It’s not always possible to use a bench grinder to sharpen drill bits so this is a quick and effective wa

  • 02:19 Popular How to use a centre drill

    How to use a centre drill

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    Centre drills are very common in machine shops and workshops but not well known outside of these places. This is a brief video explaining what a centre drill does.

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  • 01:53 Popular How to find the exact centre of a round bar using a Bell punch

    How to find the exact centre of a round bar using a Bell punch

    by Admin Added 380 Views / 0 Likes

    Finding and marking the exact centre of a round bar can be difficult, but by using a bell punch you can easily mark the centre in seconds. Marking the centre of a round bar or dowel has never been easier.

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  • 03:03 Popular How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

    How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

    by Admin Added 594 Views / 0 Likes

    Drilling large holes in metal can be difficult as many lager drill bits use taper shanks, which will not fit in regular drill chucks. Hole saws work well and fit into most standard chucks on most hand drills or pillar drills. Here I cut a 1 inch hole in s

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  • 02:32 Popular How to chamfer metal

    How to chamfer metal

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    Metal often has a sharp edge when cut which is not desirable, this can easily be removed using a file or angle grinder, this is known as chamfering. A chamfer is normally applied about 45 degrees to the cut edge.

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  • 05:04 Popular metal thread inserts

    metal thread inserts

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    Metal thread inserts are an extremely useful way of fixing to pieces of this metal where a normal nut and bolt cannot be used or where the metal is too thin to tap. These metal thread inserts are known as rivet nuts, riv nuts, nutserts plus a few other na

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  • 05:41 Popular Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

    Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

    by Admin Added 378 Views / 0 Likes

    Using a hole saw to cut holes through metal can be difficult and dangerous if you do not know how to use the drill’s safety features. This video shows how to cut a 1 ¾” hole in some1/4 inch mild steel. It's important to use a coolant/lu

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  • 02:24 Popular Cone drills | drill sheet metal

    Cone drills | drill sheet metal

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    Drilling sheet metal using a normal HSS twist drill can be difficult;cone drills make the process much easier as demonstrated in this video. Cone drills are also known as step drills. Once you have used one of these drills on thin sheet metal you will nev

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  • 07:42 Popular How to make a feather edge garden gate

    How to make a feather edge garden gate

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    This video shows how to make an inexpensive garden gate using some 4 inch by 2 inch tantalised timber and some feather edge tantalised boards. This is probably the cheapest garden gate you could ever make!

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  • 09:47 Popular Overhead garage storage rack

    Overhead garage storage rack

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    The space above a garage door is often wasted and never utilised. This video shows how to make some useful hangers which allows long lengths of material to be stored in the space above where the garage door opens. These hangers will be used for storing 3

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  • 04:47 Popular How to sharpen a spade wood bit

    How to sharpen a spade wood bit

    by Admin Added 542 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows How to sharpen aspade wood bit using a file. This can be done very quickly and makes a massive difference when drilling wood. A blunt drill bit is inefficient and tends to burn the timber on the way through, as sharpspade wood bit will cu

  • 04:19 Popular How to make a timber file rack

    How to make a timber file rack

    by Admin Added 371 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I make a file rack for engineer’s files using an offcut of timber. The piece of 6” by 2” timber is trenched out using the sliding chop saw, this then enables engineers files to be stored in the trenches. This is a very easy

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  • 02:15 Popular Timber thread inserts

    Timber thread inserts

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    Timberthread inserts are very useful as they can be tightened and loosened an unlimited amount of times. If you tighten and loosen a normal wood screw eventually it will enlarge the hole and will not grip as well, by using timber thread inserts you can ov

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  • 17:22 Popular How to build a timber garden gate

    How to build a timber garden gate

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    This small gate has been made for an opening at the bottom of the garden. It is made from tongue and grove redwood, which is harder then traditional pine as it is grown slower. Once built this gate was given three coats of fence paint to ensure it lasts f

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  • 15:26 Popular How to make a feather edge fence panel

    How to make a feather edge fence panel

    by Admin Added 395 Views / 0 Likes

    Feather edge fence panels can be bought pre-made, however you can make the panels yourself and can make them from the best materials and ensure that all cut edges are treated with wood preserver. This is a relatively easy project and the panels should las

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  • 06:38 Popular How to use a biscuit joiner

    How to use a biscuit joiner

    by Admin Added 333 Views / 0 Likes

    A biscuit joiner, sometimes called a biscuit jointer or plate jointer is useful when making biscuit joints. When used in conjunction with beech biscuits and wood glue it is possible to make a really strong joint.

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  • 00:40 Popular Treating Timber cut ends

    Treating Timber cut ends

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    Once a piece of timber is cut it makes it particularly vulnerable to penetration from water, which eventually will rot the timber. This video shows how to quickly treat the cut ends by standing them up in some wood preserver. The capillary action then suc

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  • 01:58 Popular How to Shape timber using an angle grinder

    How to Shape timber using an angle grinder

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    Timber can quickly be shaped using a flexible sanding disk and an angle grinder. This is a very quick but dusty way of removing large amounts of material very quickly.

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  • 03:24 Popular How to make a Butt joint

    How to make a Butt joint

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    A butt joint is probably the most common type of joint in woodworking but it is also probably the weakest. This video shows how to make a simple butt joint using self countersinking screws.

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  • 04:31 Popular How to make a miter joint

    How to make a miter joint

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    Miter joints are very common in woodworking and are relatively easy to make. This video shows how to cut and join a miter joint quickly and easily.

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  • 02:37 Popular How to re-use a silicone cartridge

    How to re-use a silicone cartridge

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    Used silicone tubes are often discarded, but these tubes are useful and can be refilled with thick liquids such as Boss white, grease or wood glue. This video shows how to re-use the empty cartridge again and again.

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  • 09:51 Popular How to seal around a bathtub

    How to seal around a bathtub

    by Admin Added 344 Views / 0 Likes

    Sealing around a bathtub can be difficult but with a little patience and the correct tools it can be easy. This video shows how to seal around a bathtub in a few steps from removing the old seal to cleaning and applying the new sealant.

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  • 05:54 Popular How to get a neat silicone bead

    How to get a neat silicone bead

    by Admin Added 404 Views / 0 Likes

    Applying silicone sealant and getting a neat bead has never been easier due to several silicone tools. In this video a Fugi kit is used to tool off some silicone which leaves a perfect silicone bead. The special attachments mean that you can even silicone

  • 02:42 Popular Poly max Clear Silicone Sealant

    Poly max Clear Silicone Sealant

    by Admin Added 460 Views / 0 Likes

    Many silicone sealants are sold as "clear" yet they are far from clear and are more often neutral of cloudy in colour. Bison poly max is one silicone sealant that actually is clear. This video shows the difference between Bison Poly Max and other so calle

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  • 01:06 Popular Install mini trunking with silicone

    Install mini trunking with silicone

    by Admin Added 614 Views / 0 Likes

    Mini-trunking is often screwed to the wall but you can easily install mini trunking by using silicone sealant as an adhesive. This means that you do not need to drill the wall and can simply glue the trunking in position.

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  • 01:28 Popular Silicone sealant strength

    Silicone sealant strength

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    Silicone sealant is often used as an adhesive but just how strong is it? This video shows how strong a small amount of silicone sealant can be by holding a bag containing about 10lbs in weight.

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  • 04:58 Popular Fugenboy | caulking tool

    Fugenboy | caulking tool

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    The fugenboy caulking tool is designed to help give you a perfect bead of caulk or silicone. This is one of the tools that professionals use in order to get that perfect looking bead.

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