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Using bird feeders encourages a multitude of songbirds into your garden where you can enjoy watching them. The food you provide also helps our precious garden birds thrive. However, for many of us, squirrels can be a problem. These ingenious creatures steal the food from bird feeders before the birds have a chance to dine. […]

The post The 2 Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders appeared first on DIY Garden.

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Allotments conjure up visions of carrots, potatoes and cabbages rammed into sacks. There’s so much you’re barely able to get your produce home. On overcast days you drink tea with neighbouring plot holders in a rickety iron building….it’s a lovely vision and it can be yours. But first, you’ve got to put in the hard […]

The post Ultimate Beginners Guide to Starting an Allotment appeared first on DIY Garden.

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In this guide we’ll look at the best SDS drills on the market. We’ve compared price, performance and power to bring you our recommended models. Here are the top 5…

The post 5 Best SDS Drills for Heavy Duty Drilling! appeared first on DIY Garden.

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In this guide we’ll look at the best impact drivers on the market. We’ve compared price, performance and power to bring you our recommended models. Here are the top 5…

The post 5 Best Impact Drivers with Epic Power & Torque! appeared first on DIY Garden.

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We should mention the recent arrival of brushless motors onto the cordless tool market. Brushless motors operate in a significantly more efficient way than their conventional ‘brushed’ counterparts. They use modified components and a small electronic sensor/controller in their motor to eliminate friction (always a by-product of a brushed motor) and thus deliver more power. […]

The post What’s The Difference Between Brushed & Brushless Motors appeared first on DIY Garden.

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One of the first things you may want to consider when discussing the variations between power tools is the concept of ‘power’ itself. How much power a tool is capable of delivering in order to perform a set of tasks? Power is supplied to the tool’s motor as an electrical current, either from a mains […]

The post The Power in Power Drills – Speed, Torque & Gears appeared first on DIY Garden.

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Once you have made the decision to go cordless and you know the category of drill you want then your next consideration should be the battery. Here are the things you should know. Please remember we’ll be talking about rechargeable batteries as opposed to disposable. And although we’ll be referring to them as ‘batteries’ they […]

The post Everything You Need to Know About Power Tool Batteries appeared first on DIY Garden.

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What is a Drill Driver? The Drill Driver was invented by Black and Decker in 1961 and is the most popular power tool on the market today. Essentially it is a basic cordless rotary drill with the added function of (screw) driving. (Corded) rotary drills do not give you the precision you need when driving […]

The post A Guide to Drill Drivers & Hammer Drill Drivers appeared first on DIY Garden.

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Should your power tool be corded or cordless? This basic question is one of the first things you should consider when buying a power tool. Advances in battery technology mean that these days you can perform most tasks, even heavy duty ones, with cordless tools. So apart from some small power tools where only cordless […]

The post Corded vs Cordless Drills: Which is Better? appeared first on DIY Garden.

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There are over 124,000 power tool injuries each year. Keep yourself safe with our common-sense guide. 1. Review Your Clothing Forget dress to impress! Put on some comfortable gear and lose the loose jewellery. You’ll need some protective clothing. Safety goggles are essential and ear defenders are a good idea when drilling for any length […]

The post The Drill Sergeant: 8 Simple Steps to Power Tool Safety appeared first on DIY Garden.

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