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  • 1 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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  • 2 04:53 Popular How to use a hand reamer

    How to use a hand reamer

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    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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  • 3 08:11 Popular How to bend copper tube

    How to bend copper tube

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    This video shows how to use a pipe bender to bend some copper tube. When a pipe or tube is bent it increases in length by the diameter of the pipe or tube so for example if you bend a piece of 3/4 inch copper tube to 90 degrees it will stretch in length b

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  • 4 02:17 Popular How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool

    How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool

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    Hollow wall anchors such as rawlplug intersets or Mollys can sometimes be installed without using the special setting tool, but in drywall that is not plastered the setting tool is essential. The cost of the hollow wall anchor setting tool is about £

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  • 5 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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  • 6 01:27 Popular How to remove a ferrule

    How to remove a ferrule

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    It can be difficult removing a ferrulefrom a piece of pipe, although you can buy dedicated tools for the job such as anferrule cutter or anferrule puller. In many cases you can remove theferrule by striking the nut with a large adjustable spanner. Copperf

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  • 7 08:12 Popular How to remove plasterboard fixings and repair the hole in the drywall

    How to remove plasterboard fixings and repair the hole in the drywall

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    Some of the plasterboard fixings today can leave a large diameter hole in the plasterboard or drywall once they are removed. In this demonstration a Geefix fixing is removed and also a GripIt fixing, both of these fixings will leave a 25mm or 1” dia

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  • 8 02:01 Popular How to Solder copper pipe using a heat gun

    How to Solder copper pipe using a heat gun

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    Blow torches do a wonderful job of soldering copper pipes but they are also good at setting fire to your home! A heat gun is a much safer alternative and does not have a dangerous naked flame to come into contact with flammable building materials. In this

  • 9 03:05 Popular How to solder a wet pipe

    How to solder a wet pipe

    by Admin Added 1,092 Views / 0 Likes

    Soldering a wet pipe or a pipe that is dripping can be difficult as the water can prevent the solder from sealing the joint correctly. If the pipe is dripping the water can actually be heated into steam which can in itself be dangerous. In this video an o

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  • 10 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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  • 11 04:47 Popular How to sharpen a spade wood bit

    How to sharpen a spade wood bit

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    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

  • 12 03:16 Popular How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

    How to replace a Dewalt XRP drill gearbox

    by Admin Added 964 Views / 0 Likes

    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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  • 13 01:06 Popular Install mini trunking with silicone

    Install mini trunking with silicone

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    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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  • 14 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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  • 15 05:23 Popular How to file key steel | Taper bush

    How to file key steel | Taper bush

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    Key steel is often used in engineering especially for couplings or fixing things to round shafts. By using key steel it means that you are not just replying on the friction from the taper fitting gripping the bar. Key steel is often used with spider coupl

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  • 16 06:00 Popular How to solder copper pipe

    How to solder copper pipe

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    Joining two pieces of copper pipe together is easily achieved using a coupling of the correct size. The coupling can be end feed, which requires additional solder or it can be a solder ring fitting (Yorkshire fitting). Preparation of the pipe is critical

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  • 17 04:41 Popular How to fix to insulated drywall

    How to fix to insulated drywall

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    Fixing to insulated drywall can be very difficult. In this demonstration I use space-plugs to bridge the gap between the item being fixed and the external wall. Fixing to an insulated wall is much easier if you use the space plugs. Some insulateddrywall c

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  • 18 02:37 Popular How to re-use a silicone cartridge

    How to re-use a silicone cartridge

    by Admin Added 842 Views / 0 Likes

    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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  • 19 03:52 Popular Join Chrome pipe solder fitting | Join chrome pipe push fit

    Join Chrome pipe solder fitting | Join chrome pipe push fit

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    Chrome pipe cannot be joined using solder fittings or push fit fittings unless the chrome plating is removed first, the easiest solution for chrome pipe is to use a compression fitting but you may need to use a solder fitting or a push fit fitting, this v

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  • 20 04:11 Popular Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

    Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

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    Speedtaps are a very fast way to tap drilled holes. The speedtaps are made from M2 steel and nitrate coated to make them extremely tough. The hexagonal heads on the speedtaps correspond with the head on the bolt so you use the same socket for the speedtap

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  • 21 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

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    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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  • 22 04:39 Popular How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

    How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

    by Admin Added 720 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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  • 23 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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  • 24 02:56 Popular How to join chrome tube

    How to join chrome tube

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    Chrometube often looks better than copper or plastic pipe but joining the pipe can be difficult if the incorrect fittings or technique are used. This video demonstrates the problem of using push fit or solder ring fittings on chrome pipe.

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  • 25 03:06 Popular How to replace the clutch in a Dewalt XRP drill

    How to replace the clutch in a Dewalt XRP drill

    by Admin Added 665 Views / 0 Likes

    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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  • 26 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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  • 27 02:42 Popular Poly max Clear Silicone Sealant

    Poly max Clear Silicone Sealant

    by Admin Added 650 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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  • 28 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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  • 29 03:23 Popular How to countersink metal

    How to countersink metal

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    This video shows how to use a countersinking bit on a piece of metal plate in order to get counter sunk bolt flush with the surface of the metal.

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  • 30 03:19 Popular Removing silicone sealant

    Removing silicone sealant

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    Silicone sealant can be removed several ways but one of the easiest is to use a chemical silicone sealant remover. This chemical attacks the silicone sealant making it much easier to remove.

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  • 31 04:58 Popular How to use resin fixings

    How to use resin fixings

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    Resin anchors are a great way of fixing to many substrates including Brick, concrete and stone. Because resin fixings do not rely on expansion force, they can be used in places where traditional fixings that rely on expansion cannot be used such as close

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  • 32 03:43 Popular Drilling through hardened steel

    Drilling through hardened steel

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    How to drill through a hardened steel bearing race using a 6mm drill bit made by Artu. It is often thought to be virtually impossible to drill through hardened steel until now, these drill bits will drill through most materials such as wood, plastic, hard

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  • 33 08:17 Popular Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe

    Aladdin EasyFit Isolator | Isolate a live water pipe

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    The Aladdin EasyFit Isolator can be used on any 15mm copper or plastic pipe containing hot or cold water at mains pressure, once installed it offers a means of isolating the water safely and quickly without using a freezing kit. This makes The Aladdin Eas

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  • 34 07:38 Popular How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

    How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

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    Magnetic base drills, often called mag drills or mag base drills are extremely useful. These drills are used widely in industry and construction, they can be used on any type of magnetic steel and once the magnet is energised they are almost impossible to

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  • 35 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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  • 36 05:26 Popular Zinsser Gardz | Drywall sealer/primer

    Zinsser Gardz | Drywall sealer/primer

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    Zinsser Gardz is a high performance sealer that can repair damaged drywall or lining paper, it can also eliminate bubbles. This primer can also be used to seal skim coats of plaster, can be used to prime drywall/plasterboard giving it a hard and durable f

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  • 37 02:26 Popular How to use snaptoggles

    How to use snaptoggles

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    Buy snaptoggles here- http://fave.co/1Ozdquh snaptoggles are a great way of fixing to hollow plasterboard walls. These plasterboard fixings are extremely easy to use and are one of the best fixings for plasterboard that I have used. If you need a strong a

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  • 38 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

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    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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  • 39 04:38 Popular How to repair a rusty angle bead

    How to repair a rusty angle bead

    by Admin Added 605 Views / 0 Likes

    A rusty corner bead or a rusty angle bead can be a real problem to fix and must be done correctly because if you try to paint or paper over it without fixing the rusty bead first the rust will eventually come through the paint or paper. This video shows h

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  • 40 02:07 Popular How to use Clutch head screws

    How to use Clutch head screws

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    Clutch head screws are a security screw which are designed to be difficult to remove with a normal screw driver. This video shows how to drive in clutch head screws, the important thing is to drill a pilot hole so that the screws do not get stuck when dri

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  • 41 01:52 Popular How to use Spring toggles

    How to use Spring toggles

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    Spring toggles are commonly available in most countries and can be used for fixing medium weight items to hollow plasterboard walls. Here we demonstrate how to use spring toggles as well as the disadvantages of using them. Spring toggles are widely availa

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  • 42 05:44 Popular Dewalt wall dogs

    Dewalt wall dogs

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    Dewalt wall dogs are an all steel, tension free, one piece threaded fastener that is suitable for use in most substrates including concrete, stone, brick, plasterboard and timber. When using the dewalt wall dogs in concrete, brick or masonry it is a good

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  • 43 04:28 Popular compression fitting pressure test

    compression fitting pressure test

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    Compression fittings are one of the most versatile fittings available. They can be used on copper pipe or plastic pipe as long as a pipe insert is used. Just out of curiosity I thought I would see just how much pressure a compression fitting could hold wi

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  • 44 03:36 Popular How to paint a radiator

    How to paint a radiator

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    This video shows how to paint a radiator using Zinsser perma white. There are three separate radiators in this video, one is in a bathroom, which is rusty at the bottom. This radiator is sanded to remove the rust, then treated with a rust convertor before

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  • 45 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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  • 46 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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  • 47 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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  • 48 06:10 Popular Round bar centre finder | drill the centre of round bar

    Round bar centre finder | drill the centre of round bar

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    Finding the centre of a round bar can be difficult and time consuming. In this video I use a round bar centre finder which can be purchased on ebay for less than £6 http://fave.co/2sdV94Q This enables you to find the centre of ant round bar, tube or

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  • 49 02:44 Popular How to bend copper pipe using a spring

    How to bend copper pipe using a spring

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    A copper pipe can be bent using a spring bender. This flexible spring is a tight fit in the pipe and it prevents the pipe from crushing. It is important to get the correct diameter spring for the pipe that you are bending or else this technique will not w

  • 50 04:47 Popular How to use Concrete anchors

    How to use Concrete anchors

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    Concrete anchors are a heavy duty anchor for fixing objects to masonry surfaces. Here we use a thru bolt to demonstrate how to fix a piece of wood to a concrete slab. One problem with thru bolts is that they are extremely difficult to remove and so here w

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