As part of our ongoing series of videos intended to review products and inform our users on DIY tasks and products Mike Edwards has created a short film about 2-stoke. Before you get worried this is not how ‘to stroke’ your tool, but how to use two stroke in your tools.
There are loads more videos on the DIY Doctor You Tube channel, follow this link to see the full range of product reviews and How To videos.
We have been reviewing tools and equipment in our workshop and film studio again. This time we thought we would ask you to think about a lightweight platform to work from when working at height. While you may need a ladder for some jobs for others you will find yourself balancing on a chair or stool because it is ‘easier’ than getting out the step ladder.
If you recognise this scenario you would probably make good use of this working platform. It is aluminium, with folding legs, so it is easy to store and move around. It has a wide base which allows you to get a good stable stance if you are drilling or scraping etc. It can also be used as a workbench or sawhorse – but keep it clear of clutter when you are using it to stand on.
See this and other similar reviews on our You Tube channel.
Coco Bella create chocolate ‘favours’ for any occasion and they have been our partners at the National Home Improvement Show this weekend. Their lovely chocolate hand tools have proved to be a real hit with the crowds here at Olympia.
We are gearing up to sell these lovely little tools in time for Christmas – while we can’t guarantee that the tools will work very well, we are sure they will go perfectly with a cup of builders tea, and a nice sit down in between jobs. An ideal reward for the DIY enthusiast in your life (or even a bribe if that is more effective in your house!).
The chocolates are approximately 10cm long and include hammers, saws, spanners and screwdrivers in milk, white and dark chocolate, sprinkled with a little festive edible glitter. Each gift pack contains 2 tools and costs around £3.50, an ideal stocking filler. As soon as they are ready for Christmas orders we will let you know.
In our customers’ interests we have had to quality control the chocolates to make sure they are edible. The consensus is that they are delicious. They are satisfyingly chunky and each shape is a solid piece of chocolate – no disappointing hollow bits. The DIY Doctor blogger knows you will appreciate this attention to detail and the selfless pursuit of customer satisfaction involved in ensuring you are completely happy with the products we sell!
We have recently been asked by tool company Screwfix to compile some independent video reviews of their products. These are underway and are being updated onto our site weekly.
DIY Doctor likes video tool reviews because they are a very easy way for us to communicate the pros and cons of each tool for the users of our site. So our customers win.
Product manufacturers like their tools to be reviewed so that their products get exposure to the market, and are more likely to be found by DIY enthusiasts. So our commercial colleagues win.
Our CEO Mike Edwards fancies himself as a bit of a star of the stage, and he certainly has the knowledge to be able to properly test the tools having spent more than 20 years in the building industry before setting up DIY Doctor. So he wins.
If you like the very positive vibe of this blog post and you are a DIY and Home Improvement enthusiast then please do recommend tools that you want to see reviewed either by commenting here or visit our Forum and make a request under the relevant thread.
If you are a tool manufacturer and would like to have your product reviewed then please contact us for more information. We wont hold our punches, but if you are as sure of your product as we are of ours I am sure you wont mind the scrutiny.
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Not the most powerful screwdriver in the world but we spotted this great novelty gun drill screwdriver on the web which made us smile. It’s only 3.6volts so it would manage something basic around the home, but not the hardcore work. It has six drill bits which are stored in the chamber of the ‘revolver’. Maybe a gift for the DIY’er who has everything…..?
Image: The Awesomer