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That's not a knife...no,it's a multifunctional tool

Advantages: good quality, good tool selection
Disadvantages: tweezers and toothpick easy to loose

The Knife Over the years I have owner a large range of swiss army knifes used for travelling, garening and as a general tool around the house. I have owned the tiny little ones which are great for trimming nails and several of the larger version ...

Chrisheels 24.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Victorinox Outrider Red Lock Blade Swiss Army Knife 14 Functions 09023

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This is very handy for all sorts of DIY jobs

Advantages: It is handy and clamps well and is strong and stable
Disadvantages: None

I have a very useful Black and Decker Workbench and my model is WM 825 but there are other models you can buy. I think mine might be the middle of the range. It is like a vice on little legs and it is very handy. It is very heavy to carry about though ...

randy_edith 22.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Black & Decker Workmate WM825

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Staple that carpet and shed felt with only one hand.... how.??

Advantages: easy to use, nice size, good weight, strong, handy and no more whacking your thumbs with a hammer
Disadvantages: none to speak of really

A while back, when redecorating the house and doing up the garden, I bought several tools to help me out with what ever I was having to do at the time. Then, when it came to doing jobs like laying carpet I had what I thought was the right tools for ...

blissman70 30.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Stanley 0PHT350 FatMax Xl Hammer Tacker

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This can cope with cutting corners

Advantages: Easy to use, good head height, lightweight and a cracking price
Disadvantages: none really

If, like me, you like to do a bit of wood working DIY, dabbling in the art of carpentry, testing the waters making a fancy piece of furniture with so many curves and bends that it could have been made by the craftsman who made furniture for the Royal fami ...

blissman70 21.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Stanley Coping Saw

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Chisels that sound like they're made the South of Manchester

Advantages: Strong, sharp, good size, good handles that can with stand the hammering and made to last
Disadvantages: none really, although the price may be a bit high compared to some inferior chisels

Picture this. You’ve just bought a new 5 lever mortice lock for your door as the old one snapped for one reason or another. Or maybe just a simple tubular lock. But either way you know that the lock will need fitting. So you set about drilling out t ...

blissman70 14.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Marples M750 Splitproof Soft Touch Chisel

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