Make woodwork easier with a pockethole jig

Every now and again someone comes up with a bright idea for making woodwork easier. The pockethole jig is definitely one of those. You can use a pockethole jig to create strong joints between sections and design projects where the screws are almost invisible.

 

Cordless jigsaw makes life much easier

I'll admit to being a jigsaw fanatic. I love to use my jigsaw for projects as much as I can. My circular saw is buried at the bottom of the cupboard, but my new Bosch Li-Ion jigsaw is proudly displayed on top of my office cabinet.

 

Use the right sander

There are various sanding tools available for DIY enthusiasts. For larger jobs, an electric sander can be a lifesaver. For smaller jobs, there are hand-held and cordless versions.

 

 

How to use a pockethole jig

Every now and again someone comes up with a bright idea for making woodwork easier. The pockethole jig is definitely one of those. You can use a pockethole jig to create strong joints between sections and design projects where the screws are almost invisible.

 

Small in size but with the same power

Bosch is once again proving its great innovative strength with its new concept for impact drills. Bosch has developed three classes of compact tools especially geared towards user needs: Easy, Universal and Expert.

 

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How to use a drill-driver

As one of the best investments for anyone interested in do-it-yourself, a drill/driver is a versatile two-in-one power tool. If you own one and haven't used it yet, here's a rundown on what these powerful tools can do.

 

Li-Ion vs NiCad

As the new standard for portable power in consumer devices, Li-Ion batteries produce twice the capacity of energy as NiCad batteries but weigh 20%-35% less.

 

 

Tips for using a jigsaw

Jigsaws are the perfect power tool for cutting curves and complex shapes. And once you become more confident in using a jigsaw, you will discover many ways to use this power tool for home decor and do-it-yourself projects around the home.

 

Tips for using a circular saw

A hand-held circular saw is one of the basic tools that should be in any DIY enthusiasts toolbox. With it you can cut any kind of wood or plywood quickly and accurately.

 

 

Benefits of lithium ion tools

In the last five years we’ve seen some drastic improvements in power tools. They have gone from being heavy, large and bulky, to ergonomically designed and lightweight tools that are easy to use. But that's not all ...

 

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Care of power tools

Power tools are essential for maintaining and improving your home, and it pays to invest in quality tools that will not only do the job, but will last as well.

 

 

Know the different drill bits

To drill a hole in any material, the correct type of drill bit must be used. For basic requirements, a set of high-speed steel twist drills and some masonry bits will probably be sufficient for the average handyman.

 

Bosch All Purpose Saw

When trees need to be trimmed to prevent them from encroaching on a neighbour’s property, or because they become overgrown, the tool to have for this job is the Bosch All Purpose Saw.

 

 

Bosch Sanders

Do you know the difference between an orbital sander and a random orbit sander. Before you start on your next project, get to know more about the various sanders available.

 

 

Using a Bosch Router

If you have the knowledge and know-how, a router can be a very versatile tool. All you need are a few simple techniques and specialty bits and you can achieve perfect edge profiles, flawless dadoes and precision pattern cutting.

 

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How to use a tablesaw

I do own a tablesaw, but must be honest and say that I absolutely hate using it. For some reason this is one tool that scares me, however, Nina Green - one of our DIY Divas - uses her tablesaw regularly and considers it a 'must have' tool for her workshop.

 

How to use a compound mitre saw

What makes a compound mitre saw so useful is its ability to work on a sliding system, have a rotating table and a head that tilts for angle cutting - all this in one very powerful tool.

 

 

How to... Shop for a drill/driver

Buying your first set of power tools can be intimidating. If you don't know exactly what you want, you could end up with something you don't need. In our how to shop for a drill/driver we take a look at where to buy a drill/driver and the various models available.

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