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  • 51 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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  • 52 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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  • 53 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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  • 54 04:52 Popular How to paint over tiles

    How to paint over tiles

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    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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  • 55 04:54 Popular How to set hollow wall anchors

    How to set hollow wall anchors

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    How to use hollow wall anchors to fix to drywall without using the setting tool. This can be done providing the drywall has been skimmed with plaster, if it has not it is advisable to use the hollow wall anchor setting tool.

  • 56 03:44 Popular How to use decorators caulk

    How to use decorators caulk

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    Decorators caulk is one of the most useful of products when decorating. It can be used to fill any gaps which cannot be filled using a regular filler. Decorators caulk is flexible, available in several colours, can be over painted after just one hour and

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  • 57 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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  • 58 07:08 Popular How to silicone a leaking shower

    How to silicone a leaking shower

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    How to use silicone sealant to seal a leaking shower area. This involves removing cracked grout and replacing it with silicone sealant.

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  • 59 01:55 Popular Flymo strimmer battery hack

    Flymo strimmer battery hack

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    In many cases when a power tool battery fails you can use a battery from another power tool use a power tool as long as it is a similar (lower) voltage. In this case this Flymo strimmer battery has died and will no longer work, here I have taken a Milwauk

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  • 60 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

  • 61 01:39 Popular How to cut drywall around a switch or socket

    How to cut drywall around a switch or socket

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    This video shows how to cut out a socket or switch from a sheet of drywall. If you are ever dry lining a room this will come in very handy as it shows the easiest way of cutting around electrical outlets using a drywall saw.

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  • 62 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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  • 63 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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  • 64 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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  • 65 04:04 Popular How to fix to a dot & Dab wall

    How to fix to a dot & Dab wall

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    Rigifix wall anchors are ideal for fixing heavy items to plasterboard walls that have a solid wall behind. Fixing heavy items to solid walls that have been drylined can be difficult as normal fixings can be problematic, The rigifix anchor provides an extr

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  • 66 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

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    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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  • 67 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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  • 68 05:54 Popular How to get a neat silicone bead

    How to get a neat silicone bead

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    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

  • 69 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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  • 70 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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  • 71 15:26 Popular How to make a feather edge fence panel

    How to make a feather edge fence panel

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    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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  • 72 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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  • 73 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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  • 74 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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  • 75 06:48 Popular How to paint a van vault

    How to paint a van vault

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    This video shows how to customise a van vault, which was bought at auction for about £30. You can see the completed vault here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0eO0dLVB0 To prevent boring people with multiple uploads of the same thing I have not i

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  • 76 05:41 Popular Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

    Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

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    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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  • 77 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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  • 78 04:19 Popular How to make a timber file rack

    How to make a timber file rack

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    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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  • 79 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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  • 80 08:30 Popular Fixing to Drywall

    Fixing to Drywall

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    Fixing todrywall can be achieved several ways, here we demonstrate a few methods of fixing todrywall or drywall that has been used in a hollow wall construction that consists of a wall that is build from timber studs and plasterboard/drywall sheets.

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  • 81 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

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    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

  • 82 02:43 Popular Drywall fixing foam

    Drywall fixing foam

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    Dry fix plasterboard fixing foam from Pinkgrip, which is made by everbuild is a very quick and easy way to fix plasterboard to solid walls. Apparently this can also be used to fix the plasterboard to a stud wall as well but that’s a bit pointless in

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  • 83 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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  • 84 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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  • 85 06:18 Popular How to Fix a Shelf to Drywall

    How to Fix a Shelf to Drywall

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    This video shows how to fix a shelf to a plasterboard wall. If possible it is best to always try and fix to one of the studs, but when that is not possible you can fix to plasterboard as long as you chose the correct type of fixing. If you are not in the

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  • 86 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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  • 87 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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  • 88 02:41 Popular Cutting hardened steel

    Cutting hardened steel

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    Hardened steel can be difficult if not impossible to cut without the correct tools. Here a hardened steel bearing race is easily cut using an angle grinder and abrasive disc.Steel can be hardened by having a high carbon content, heat treatment or by work

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  • 89 06:06 Popular How to fix a radiator to Drywall

    How to fix a radiator to Drywall

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    Fixing a radiator to a stud wall can be difficult, but it is possible using the correct plasterboard fixings. In this video I use snaptoggles to fix a small radiator to a plasterboard partition. If you decide to use another fixing to fix to the drywall pl

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  • 90 01:31 Popular Drywall shelf weight test

    Drywall shelf weight test

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    This video demonstrates how much weight can be hung from a shelf that has been fixed to a plasterboard wall using snaptoggles (which are one of the strongest fixings available for plasterboard). The combined weight of both concrete blocks is 34 KGS or 75

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  • 91 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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  • 92 02:32 Popular How to use Dry wall screws

    How to use Dry wall screws

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    Dry wall screws are made especially for fixing drywall or plasterboard to timber partitions or joists. Dry wall screws are incredibly strong and are one of the strongest screws that you can get for the thickness of the shank. They are black phosphate coat

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  • 93 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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  • 94 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

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    How to use blind rivets, commonly known as pop rivets to join two pieces of thin metal together. This video also shows how to remove rivets using a drill.

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  • 95 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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  • 96 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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  • 97 09:51 Popular How to seal around a bathtub

    How to seal around a bathtub

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    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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  • 98 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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  • 99 04:09 Popular How to repair drywall damage

    How to repair drywall damage

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    This video shows how to repair minor damage to plaster or drywall. Special thanks go out to indianaP wnz who suggested using Audacity to record and filter out the background hum from my computer which made this video possible much sooner than would have b

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  • 100 06:38 Popular How to use a biscuit joiner

    How to use a biscuit joiner

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    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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