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  • 05:42 How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall

    How to fix heavy items to plasterboard / drywall

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    One of the questions I get asked regularly is how to fix heavy items such as a TV to plasterboard or drywall. Unfortunately there are no plasterboard fixings available that I would trust to hold up a 65 inch TV that has cost hundreds of pounds, as even th

  • 06:10 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

  • 05:24 Where to use PTFE tape

    Where to use PTFE tape

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    I often get asked how much PTFE tape to use on compression fittings and other screwed fittings that do not require PTFE tape, this video will hopefully help people with limited experience where and when to use PTFE tape. Normally PTFE tape is only require

  • 07:32 Automatic radiator bleed valve | Aladdin autovent

    Automatic radiator bleed valve | Aladdin autovent

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    automatic radiator bleed valves can be extremely useful as they remove the need to manually bleed central heating radiators. Aladdin were kind enough to send me a few of these to test out. These automatic bleed valves are widely available at most plumbers

  • 08:17 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

  • 09:37 How to remove rounded off screws

    How to remove rounded off screws

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    In this video I look at how to remove somerounded screws by using everything from an elastic band to a dedicated damaged screw removal bit. The 7 techniques used in this video are- Elastic band Impact screwdriver Damaged screw remover Trend Grab it pro Le

  • 02:14 Broken double glazed internal unit

    Broken double glazed internal unit

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    This video briefly shows what can happen to double glazed windows in cold weather once the sun heats the unit up too quickly. The difference in temperature can cause the window to implode, as you can see from the pane of glass on the inside of this double

  • 04:38 How to repair a rusty angle bead

    How to repair a rusty angle bead

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    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

  • 04:11 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

  • 08:12 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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  • 07:38 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

  • 04:09 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

  • 05:23 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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  • 04:41 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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  • 04:46 How to paint a kitchen ceiling

    How to paint a kitchen ceiling

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    When painting a kitchen ceiling it is critical to choose the correct type of paint or else you might find that it needs repainting much sooner than you thought. In this video I clean a dirty, yellowed ceiling and then paint it with some Zinsser cover stai

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  • 03:44 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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  • 03:36 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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  • 05:26 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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  • 04:33 GripIt fixings

    GripIt fixings

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    GripIt fixings are a quick and easy way of fixing to plasterboard or drywall. These fixings are easy to use and currently come in four different sizes depending on what you are fixing to the plasterboard or drywall. Currently 4 different GripIt fixing are

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  • 05:44 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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  • 06:12 How compression fittings work

    How compression fittings work

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    Compression fittings are very versatile, but many people are not confident when using them. Some people also believe that you need to use a sealing compound or PTFE tape with compression fittings, but simply is not the case (unless your compression fittin

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  • 04:28 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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  • 01:27 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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  • 06:10 How to repair a leaking stop tap

    How to repair a leaking stop tap

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    It is very common for a stop tap or an outside tap to start leaking from the gland nut, this can easily be repaired using an adjustable spanner, and some PTFE tape or string and silicone grease.

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  • 02:56 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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  • 03:52 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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  • 01:40 How to use Shear nuts

    How to use Shear nuts

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    Shear nuts are a security nut that are very difficult to remove without specialist tools, as their name implies the head of the nut shears off leaving behind a dome shaped nut which is very difficult to grip, making removal very difficult. The shear nuts

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  • 01:55 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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  • 01:48 How to use Concrete screws

    How to use Concrete screws

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    Concrete screws are a really fast and easy way to fix to masonry. Once the correct drill bit has been selected you can use these fasteners really quickly as there is no messing about- just drill the correct size hole and then screw the concrete screw into

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  • 02:07 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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  • 02:17 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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  • 04:58 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

  • 04:47 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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  • 04:54 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.

  • 02:26 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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  • 01:52 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

  • 08:30 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.

  • 04:04 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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  • 01:31 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

  • 06:48 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

  • 06:18 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

  • 06:06 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

  • 02:43 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

  • 02:32 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

  • 01:39 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.

  • 02:41 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

  • 03:43 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

  • 04:24 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.

  • 03:23 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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  • 06:07 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

    How to replace Dewalt cordless drill brushes.

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    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 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 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 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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