POWER TOOLS

Jig for routed shelves

If you own a router, making jigs cuts down the amount of work on repetitive projects. In this case, we made a jig for cutting slots for mounting shelves.

 

Kreg Foreman Pocket Hole Machine

Soon to be available in South Africa, the Kreg Foreman pocket hole machine will open up a host of new opportunities for beginner and advanced DIY enthusiasts alike.

 

Skil laser level

Emitting a laser beam that can be projected horizontally, vertically and diagonally, the Skil 0504 AA is easily set up by means of a levelling platform and a scrolling wheel that adjusts the laser beam.

Affordable biscuit joiner

As DIY continues to gain popularity, DIY enthusiasts are looking for affordable options to make projects easier and simpler. Tork Craft have launched a Biscuit Joiner that is within the price range of the average DIYer.

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Router your own decorative doors

Being able to use a router to make decorative kitchen cabinet doors allows you to replace old cabinet doors with do-it-yourself doors in any size or design.

 

Bosch GSB 162-2 RE Impact Drill

The Bosch GSB 162-2 RE impact drill is the ideal tool for the professiona handyman or contractor. Suitable for applications that involve screw-driving and drilling in tough materials. The drill features a 1500W high performance motor with high overload capability for hard applications.

 

Easy-to-use Bosch PHO planers

The average DIY enthusiast is always on the lookout for easy ways to make every project quicker and simpler. Easy-to-use Bosch PHO planers make light work of all planing tasks and are easy to use - even for DIY chics!

 

Triton workcentre for all model saws

The Triton workcentre is the perfect solution for a small or large workshop and can be used if you are a beginner or advanced woodworking enthusiast. You can use the Triton workcentre with a variety of power tools including Bosch.

 

Bosch launches PSM Primo multi sander

Designed with women in mind the Bosch PSM Primo sander is one of the most comfortable sanders to use. It's comfortable to hold and has less vibration than other models.

 

 

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Utilise the full potential of your drill / driver

More than just a combination screwdriver and drill, you can use a drill / driver for so many home DIY projects and tasks by using various and accessories that enhance what a drill / driver can do.

 

Festool Domino jointing system

Festool have introduced a joining system that replaces traditional mortise and tenon joints. The Festool Domino joinery machine with its unique cutting action and adjustable hole widths make loose tenon joinery faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before.

 

Bosch PCM 7 Mitre Saw

The Bosch PCM 7 Mitre Saw retails at R2389.00 if you buy direct from www.tools4wood.co.za, which is affordable when you think of the time- and labour-saving benefits as opposed to using a mitre box for cutting angles and bevels.

 

Joinery made easy with Kreg

The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig continues to be a must-have joinery jig for every woodworkers workshop. The K5 is the fifth generation and, while the pocket hole principle has remained unchanged, the new jig is a radical departure from the K4 pockethole jig.

 

Bosch PKS 16 Multi Circular Saw

If there is one power tool you simply must add to your list, it's the Bosch PKS 16 Multi Circular Saw. Having just tried out the latest addition to the Bosch range I am definitely going to be adding this one to my list.

 

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Skil 0530 laser measuring tool

Working out floor or wall space, or determining total square metres is far easier if you use a powerful and accurate laser measuring tool.

 

 

Tips on using a Bosch PFS spray system

If you love to make your own furniture, or make furniture for others, using a Bosch PFS spray system is the easy way to give painted projects a professional finish.

 

 

Bosch PLS 300 Cutting Station

A new toy to add to our collection is the Bosch PLS 300 Cutting Station. If you use a jigsaw you know how difficult it can be to cut angles and bevels accurately. With the Bosch PLS 300 you can now cut angles and bevels accurately and easily.

 

Skil 3-in-1 sander does it all

At our DIY Divas Workshops we always recommend that anyone tackling DIY projects in and around the home have more than one sander. Now you can have a 3-in-1 sander with the new Skil multi sander. The Skil multi sander is a delta sander, an orbital sander and a random orbit sander.

 

Clever crafting with Bosch

To make sure you are kitted out for crafts in 2014, Home-Dzine and Bosch are giving away a craft hamper that includes the new Bosch Tacker, Bosch Glue Gun and a Bosch Glue Pen. Competition closes 31 January 2014.

 

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The new Bosch PKP 3,6LI Tacker - Staple Gun

The new Bosch PKP 3,6 LI Tacker is now available and makes upholstery projects a breeze. The previous model was slightly hard on the controls, but the new Li-Ion Bosch Tacker is smooth, easy and simple to use. Plus, it's even more lightweight and charges quickly.

 

Tips for using an electric planer

Using an electric planer allows you to shave, trim and easily remove excess wood for edges. You can use an electric planer for cutting doors to size, levelling uneven floorboard or planks and removing saw roughness. In this article we will introduce you to using an electric planer for the first time, as well as provide a few tips, tricks and techniques.

 

Cut a straight edge with a circular saw

Cutting a straight edge with a circular saw can be a challenge. Here's a great way to cut a guide that you can use over and over to make sure your cut edges are straight every single time.

 

Tool tips for DIY Divas & DIY Guys

The do-it-yourself trend continues to grow throughout South Africa as DIY Divas and DIY Guys realise the benefits of having the knowledge and basic skills to tackle home improvement, maintenance and repairs, and be able to make your own furniture and accessories with a few basic hand tools and Bosch power tools.

 

Jigsaw - A must have power tool

While there are a few power tools that every DIYer should consider adding to their workshop, a jigsaw is probably the most essential. Not only for basic cutting, you can use a jigsaw for fine woodworking and furniture making.

 

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Affordable jigsaw for DIYers

The Skil 4181 AA Jigsaw also has great features such as a large comfortable switch with ambidextrous lock-on button for continuous use, integrated key storage; a cable clip for easy storage and an adjustable foot for making bevel cuts at 15 to 45 degrees.

 

Build furniture without brackets and braces

Pockethole joinery allows you to build furniture with strong joints that are fast and easy to do. The Kreg pockethole jig is fully adjustable to take timber and board of various widths that is clamped to allow drilling a hole at an angle.

 

Bosch PSB Combi Drill/Driver

Bosch PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills for DIY are 15 percent shorter and 13 percent lighter. Plus the Bosch PSB combi drill/driver drills wood, steel and masonry.

 

 

Accessories designed to make DIY easier

I am often asked for my advice on the best drill bits to buy, and actually discuss this as part of our DIY Divas workshops. For me, it makes sense to buy a quality brand that not only makes any job easier but also lasts longer - and that brand is Alpen.

 

Bosch PBH 2500RE Rotary Hammer Drill

Bosch now adds a new rotary hammer to its Compact Generation, range for DIYers, the Bosch PBH 2500RE. This tool has 50W more power and ten percent more impact than the most powerful tool previously available in this range.

 

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Our Top 10 gifts for the DIY-er

The festive season will soon be upon us and I am constantly asked for advice on what tools to look out for, either to buy for yourself or to add to your Christmas List for Santa. Here is my recommended of the best tools to buy for those wanting to start out in DIY.

 

Essential power tools for every DIY-er

Whether you DIY your home improvement, DIY home repairs or DIY for fun, do-it-yourself is the way to go. Those that DIY not only save a bundle, they also know that a job is done properly (with the right knowledge), and professionally (with the right tools).

 

How to use a planer

On impulse, I treated myself to a Bosch Planer. It was on special offer at Builders Warehouse and thought it would be a nice addition to my growing power tool collection. When I finally took it out of the box a couple of months later, it was to discover that this is actually an excellent tool to own.

 

Using a table saw

There are going to be times when you need to use a table saw and it helps to know the basics for using a table saw safely and correctly, so let's get down to it. As with any power tool, the table saw has a set of procedures - or guidelines - for correct usage:

 

Bosch PFS spray gun

I have been using my Bosch PDF 65 for the past 4 years and it still works like a dream. It gets used on a regular basis and I have painted countless projects with the Bosch PFS and can recommend it to anyone who is tired of using a paintbrush.

 

The new Dremel Saw-Max

It's time to toss aside the angle grinder and put the circular saw back on the shelf. The Dremel Saw-Max reinvents cutting as you know it. Powerful enough to cut through virtually any material and simple enough to be able to control with one hand.

 

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