How to use a hole saw

Using a hole saw for the first time can be a bit scary, but if you do it properly and follow safety guidelines it's fairly easy after that.

 

 

How to use a spade bit

Used as an attachment in a drill/driver or impact drill, the spade bit is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 10mm up to 40mm in width.

 

 

Safe use of ladders

Too many accidents happen when ladders aren't used correctly... Don't be another statistic!

 

 

How to use dowel centres

If you don't own a dowelling jig, dowel centres are used to match up drilled holes to accept dowels for joining wood together.

 

 

How to cut a circle

If you are really a DIY addict, one of these days you're going to have to cut out a perfect circle in timber and board. It's not that difficult and here's a quick and easy trick that I learn't to do the job in a jiffy!

 

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Get confident with power tools

If you already have power tools but lack confidence, or are itching to go out and buy power tools but lack the knowledge to use them, start practising with a few small projects and you will soon be up and running.

 

Know your screw bits

It helps to know the basic screw drive systems in order to choose the right screw bit for the screws that you are using.  

 

 

Painting supawood

PG Bison SupaWood - or more commonly known as MDF - is the most affordable board product to use when making cabinets, furniture, wall panelling and various other home projects.

 

Start off in DIY

Planning to do some home improvements? You're going to need safety gear and a few basic tools to start.

 

 

Space to work

Craft & DIY projects can be really satisfying if you don't hurt yourself or anyone else while getting the job done. One of the best ways to protect yourself from injuries is to reduce the unexpected element in your projects.

 

Glue tips

Laying down a uniform film of glue that's just the right thickness can be tough. The bigger the surface, the harder it is to get the glue uniform, and apply it quickly.

 

 

Clamp it

Clamps are essential tools for any DIY-er. They can hold adjoining pieces of a project in position until glue has dried, they act like an extra pair of hands, and they come in various styles.

 

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