In Part One we looked at the screws you might use for particular jobs, now we look at the drivers and bits that you can use to put them into the materials you are fixing together.

DIY Doctor recommends that you have two drills in your toolkit, especially if you are a regular DIYer or if you have a big job to complete – one to use as a drill and the other to use as a driver. This avoids the need to constantly swap between drill bit and screwdriver head as you work your way through a project. Although this might appear expensive, or even lazy, in fact it makes it much quicker to complete tasks. Also with the vast array of drills on the market, it is not that expensive to add an extra drill to your kit.

Mike Edwards from DIY Doctor has been reviewing tools to give you advice on what each product does and whether it is worth adding to your toolkit, check out our other Video Reviews.

Here are the ones that are related to ‘what drives them’:

Makita 8391 18 volt Combi Drill, click to see review page

DeWalt DCD785 Combi Drill, click to see full review

Hitachi 18V Cordless Combi Drill, click to see full review

Angled Bit Holder, click to see full review

It is worth mentioning that you should be sure that there are no pipes or cables in the area you are about to start drilling. You can get detectors that will flash and sound an alarm if they are passed over an area where there is cabling – below Mike reviews the Bosch Digital Detector. In our blog on electrical safety we also went into the importance of having and RCD on your electrical supply, just in case!

Mike comments “while it is usually safe to assume that cables will run straight up the wall from switches and sockets, and that pipes will run along logical lines from radiators I used to live in a house where the radiator pipes ran in ducting down the center of the walls before splitting out to the left and right to feed the radiator. Fitting a shelf or picture on this wall without going through the pipework would be hit and miss without the use of a detector, so it is always best to be sure”.

Bosch Digital Detector, click to see full review

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