Building your own PC is a fun, rewarding experience, but after you acquire all the parts you need, you still need the right tools to put everything together. Linus at NCIX Tech Tips runs through the most important tools.
There are many different types of saws out there, and it can be difficult to determine the best one to use unless you’ve seen them all in action. This video from Do It Best gives a good overview of common types of power saws and saw blades, and the applications they are designed for.
When you’re building something or doing repairs, you might come across a broken nail that needs to be removed. There’s an easy way to do it, and all you need is a pair of vice grips and a hammer.
Multi-tools, such as the screwdriver “pen”, are certainly not a new invention, but finding a high-quality one that meets most, if not all, of your needs can prove a challenge. A recent Kickstarter project for the “Tool Pen” could provide you with the piece of kit you need, especially if you find yourself constantly loosening and tightening an array of different nuts and screws.
Getting your DIY on in a small space isn’t easy. This under-desk storage drawer gives you a place to keep your tools neatly organised, doesn’t take up a lot of space and is easy to build. It’s the perfect companion for your apartment or tiny garage workbench.
If you want to turn wood to make spindles or decorative chair legs, you’re going to need a lathe. Rather than spending a fortune on expensive hardware, you can put an old drill to good use instead.
If you need to drill holes into steel or other metals, you run the risk of damaging your drill bits or work material. Ask The Builder has some tips to help you get it right.