Main Types Of Power Tools

Variable-speed drills One of the most significant developments in DIY power tools has been the introduction of the electronically controlled variable-speed drill. This is the most suitable model for the home handyman because it can drill holes at the ideal speeds required for different materials. Developments in micro-electronic technology have made possible variable-speed drills where … Read more

Hardening, Sharpening And Tempering Tools

Cutting tools used in wood and metalwork are generally made from medium to high carbon steel (cast steel), which is hardened and tempered’during manufacture of the tools. Mild steel, which contains very little carbon, cannot be hardened and is not used for tools. The purpose of hardening is to enable the tool to resist wear … Read more

Tools For The Decoration And Maintenance Of Your Walls

The main work done to walls is: painting, wallpapering, tiling or perhaps minor repairs of plaster-work. The tools for these would be: Painting A series of suitable brushes and, of course, supplies of brush-cleaning material. For rubbing down the surfaces in preparation for painting you will need sandpaper. A useful tool for this is the … Read more