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Review of Norton 240 Extra Fine Sandpaper Sheet by ms19

Advantages: good quality
Disadvantages: -

I have been doing a lot of home decorating lately and wallpapering was one of the big jobs I was working on. I love seeing the finished result when doing decorating but the whole removing wallpaper from the wall is a very boring and long winded process. I ... Read review

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Mr P seems to get through a lot of sandpaper! by Pointress
VH by mikemelmak
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19.05.2016 17:50
A screwdriver that doubles up as a corkscrew.
Review of Bosch IXO VINO - 3.6V Cordless Screwdriver by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Efficient. Comfortable in use. Simple to use.
Disadvantages: The corkscrew attachment is less useful that some alternatives.

...made my purchase of a Bosch IXO Vino cordless screwdriver three years ago and it is still in regular use as part of my business and also for household tasks. The screwdriver I purchased cost £49.99 but whilst this remains for sale there are newer model ... Read review

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18.05.2016 10:48
A sticky experience
Review of Rolson 60381 Double Sided Carpet Tape, 50 mm by ryeb

Advantages: Very sticky - it works!
Disadvantages: Fiddly to peel off backing and to cut.

Before my boyfriend and I got the flooring in our then new home sorted we had a lino floored passage and kitchen - the previous owners really had a thing for 70s style orange/ brown lino in fact and some had even got in the bedrooms. My boyfriend knows ho ... Read review

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vh by Pointress
VH by cath_del
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12.05.2016 08:39
Stanley Fatmax Tool Backpack
Review of Stanley Fatmax Tool Backpack by danielclark691

Advantages: Durable, very practical, comfortable.
Disadvantages: You could consider this pricey at £49.

First impressions If you are a tradesman then the chances are you will carry the tools of your trade around in some type of bag or tool chest. The bag option is much more practical in my view, and unless you wish to carry your entire collection of ... Read review

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Well reviewed by supersonic75
vh :o) by euphie
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12.05.2016 08:32
Less elbow grease and more polish
Review of Liberon Metal Polish Silver by basketofbuttons

Advantages: Shines to a perfect gleam, easy to use, lasts a long time
Disadvantages: None

...who first introduced me to Liberon Silver Polish as she’s been using it for years and really swears by it. I have a few items of silver wear which were, over time, starting to look pretty old and tarnished. It was a shame, as I’d ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Vh by mummytobe78
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10.05.2016 11:18
Royal blue with a crown!
Review of Crown Solo One Coat Gloss Paint - Windsor Blue by thedevilinme

Advantages: Does the job
Disadvantages: Not cheap

So, as all women know, men are practical and women are never satisfied. We blokes do things when things need doing. It’s binary. It needs doing so we do it. It doesn’t need doing so we don’t do it, especially around the house. But women do this thing wher ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Lovely paint job! by mikemelmak

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10.05.2016 08:53
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Becoming an Expert with Draper.
Review of Draper 02958 Expert by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Comfortable in use. Reliable. Colour coded handle.
Disadvantages: No disadvantages.

...have always particularly liked the Draper brand, in l ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
VH by Secre
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06.05.2016 09:03
boiler installation and aftercare
Review of Northern Gas Heating by js1977

Advantages: clean and tidy
Disadvantages: very poor aftercare

i would not recommend northern gas heating to anyone as i have been waiting more than 6 weeks to have faults fixed on my new boiler after numerous phone calls to head office in Bathgate most of which were not returned and appointments which were not kept ... Read review

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This is a writing site as well as a reviewing site; basics like capital letters, spelling and punctuation are necessary. Have a look here for further advice on review writing: http://www.ciao.co.uk/How_to_write_opinions__Review_6163438 by Secre
NH by Nymphypig

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28.04.2016 12:05
Faithfull Hand Trowel.....
Review of Faithfull SGBTF11 by MEL0611

Advantages: Well designed, good value for money, comfy to use for long periods of time,
Disadvantages: None at all from me

With the spring upon us and the summer on its way, I have been grabbing opportunities to get my garden in shape. Whilst I do not see myself as a garden I have learnt different things as I have gone on and with parents that are keen gardeners I am able to ... Read review

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22.04.2016 06:07
NWS VDE Wire Stripping Pliers.
Review of NWS VDE Wire Stripping Pliers by danielclark691

Advantages: Good quality, brightly coloured, efficient.
Disadvantages: Not as comfortable as they could be.

First impressions I imagine that to most people home DIY is a real chore. I must admit that I find this is the case sometimes, but when the sun is shining and I have something to do then I look forward to it most of the time. Wire stripping pliers ... Read review

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vh by catsholiday
Good. As much as I'm for occupational banter, I wouldn't cubbyhole a wireman in fear of a power cu by 1st2thebar
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17.04.2016 15:15
KS Tools Box Wrench
Review of KS Tools 517 T-handle Box Wrench by danielclark691

Advantages: Strong and simple.
Disadvantages: Expensive.

First impressions Over the years I have accumulated quite a collection of tools. We have dozens of different tools for some jobs, but you will find that different tools come in handy for different jobs, and when you need good leverage on something ... Read review

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vh by catsholiday
Nice review by cath_del
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16.04.2016 08:36
YOUNGMAN ODD JOB CONSTANTLY HELPS OUT THIS OLD BOY
Review of Youngman Odd Job Trade Work Platform by RICHADA

Advantages: Compact. Incredibly Useful. Light. Safe. Versatile.
Disadvantages: Prices vary a lot from seller to seller. Annoying squeak.

...GIFT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN? A Youngman Odd Job, or, to give it its full catalogue mane: Youngman 310898 Odd Job Multi-Purpose Trade Work Platform. I did not have to think twice about the answer to that question! ODD JOB? TH ... Read review

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Great Review by stevalla93
Ideal. Nothing to do with 'Village People.' by 1st2thebar
exceptional

16.04.2016 06:13
A quality product at an affordable price.
Review of Valspar Premium Paint Walls & Ceilings by salweatherford

Advantages: Durable, Excellent color selection, Affordable
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest paint on the market

...my go-to at this point. Valspar has quality products at an affordable price. I have yet to find a paint that is truly has one-coat coverage, so prepare to do two ... Read review

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Welcome to Ciao, this isn't a bad start! by Secre
A good start. by 1st2thebar

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14.04.2016 14:36
Be a tricky dickie
Review of Dickies Mens Eisenhower Multi Pocket Trousers by tombaker231

Advantages: Good quality, range of pockets, affordable.
Disadvantages: Nothing

...Here I have bought the Dickies branded Eisenhower multi pocket trousers. These trousers are ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
Good review, welcome to Ciao :) by littleowlski

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helpful

09.04.2016 09:30
Stainless Steel Countersunk Screws
Review of Countersunk Screws by Pam222

Advantages: Useful for the job in hand
Disadvantages: Nothing major...

In the autumn of last year, an old friend offered us a load of old floorboards. He had acquired the reclaimed flooring from some builders working on a nearby housing development. He had noticed the excavators moving in and the arrival of the heavy plant, ... Read review

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03.04.2016 14:47
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