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PostDIY thread...
by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:07 pm

So yeah, since we moved in last october into our own home ive become obsessed with diy and buying tools :wub:

I love it. And im not even sorry. We dont have a thread like this do we? Just a place for discussions and suggestions? I have one question. I need some decent screwdrivers, the ones I've got are shite and blunt in a minute. Screwfix is my new favourite place.

So yeah, go!

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PostRe: DIY thread...
by bear » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm no Norm Abrams but if you're screwdrivers are going blunt then I don't think you are using them right.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:14 pm

bear wrote:I'm no Norm Abrams but if you're screwdrivers are going blunt then I don't think you are using them right.


Probably not blunt. Just, well a bit gooseberry fool. The metal isnt that tough and bits of it come off. They're just not very good.

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by Dowbocop » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:46 pm

Glowy69 wrote:
bear wrote:I'm no Norm Abrams but if you're screwdrivers are going blunt then I don't think you are using them right.


Probably not blunt. Just, well a bit gooseberry fool. The metal isnt that tough and bits of it come off. They're just not very good.

Silly question, but is the metal coming off the tool or the screw? Tiny shavings of screw head can go all over the place if it gets sheared. Either way I'd advise getting a screwdriver with multiple heads. They cost buttons and you can ensure you're using a suitable size and shape head for the screw.

I made a thread a few months ago but it died a death. I've been building a shed and making a cupboard under the stairs recently. The frame for the cupboard door is looking really good, I've just got to get through the plasterboard under the stairs so I can put it up.

I was thinking about going back to bare floors but I can't be bothered.

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by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:01 pm

Here's my DIY project atm. Installing a new floor to the front room:

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:03 pm

Im not sure mate. Could be a bit of both. Theyre just not very strong if that makes sense. Is it worth buying better ones?

Saw a tape measure for 30 quid in screwfix :slol:

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:03 pm

Dual wrote:Here's my DIY project atm. Installing a new floor to the front room:

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And i struggle to put up a shelf :(

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by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:22 pm

I was the same mate. It's taken me 5 years of bodging DIY jobs to get me to the stage where I'm confident to do something like that.

Couple of things I've learnt:

- Invest in a combi-drill and a bit set. I got this Bosch one from amazon for £75. It is the best thing I have ever brought. Link.
- Do not rush when cutting or drilling things. Let the tool do the work for you.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Preparation is everything when it comes to decorating. Get dust sheets, get sand paper and masking tape (Green Frog Tape is really good). Serious. If you think you're going to decorate a room in a weekend you are wrong. You need one weekend filling/sanding/filling/sanding before you can even begin to wallpaper or paint.
- Do not gloss over gloss
- strawberry float B&Q off. They are gooseberry fool (with the exception of their paint matching and mixing service) Go to a local DIY shop instead and get to know the people who work there
- If something is cheap there is a reason for it
- Purchase a long spirit level

That's all I've got atm.

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by Death's Head » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:31 pm

Glowy69 wrote:Im not sure mate. Could be a bit of both. Theyre just not very strong if that makes sense. Is it worth buying better ones?

Saw a tape measure for 30 quid in screwfix :slol:

Are you using the right screwdriver for the job? If you are using one that is not the best fit for the slot you are likely to just damage the heads.

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by Lastpostamorph » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:32 pm

My DIY strategy is foolproof

1) Call my dad
2) Wait for dad to finish DIY for me

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by Death's Head » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:33 pm

Lagamorph wrote:My DIY strategy is foolproof

1) Call my dad
2) Wait for dad to finish DIY for me

I used to use that one. :(

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by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:38 pm

Me too until I realized I was becoming an emasculated cuck. How pathetic I was calling for help for every little job.

I'm even at a stage where people compliment me on my handiwork which is a big confidence boost.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:40 pm

Dual wrote:I was the same mate. It's taken me 5 years of bodging DIY jobs to get me to the stage where I'm confident to do something like that.

Couple of things I've learnt:

- Invest in a combi-drill and a bit set. I got this Bosch one from amazon for £75. It is the best thing I have ever brought. Link.
- Do not rush when cutting or drilling things. Let the tool do the work for you.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Preparation is everything when it comes to decorating. Get dust sheets, get sand paper and masking tape (Green Frog Tape is really good). Serious. If you think you're going to decorate a room in a weekend you are wrong. You need one weekend filling/sanding/filling/sanding before you can even begin to wallpaper or paint.
- Do not gloss over gloss
- strawberry float B&Q off. They are gooseberry fool (with the exception of their paint matching and mixing service) Go to a local DIY shop instead and get to know the people who work there
- If something is cheap there is a reason for it
- Purchase a long spirit level

That's all I've got atm.


So better priced screwdrivers are worth it? Ive got a bosch drill atm. Not as good as the one youve linked to but it does the job. Only found out two weeks ago there are drill bits for different materials.

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:41 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Glowy69 wrote:Im not sure mate. Could be a bit of both. Theyre just not very strong if that makes sense. Is it worth buying better ones?

Saw a tape measure for 30 quid in screwfix :slol:

Are you using the right screwdriver for the job? If you are using one that is not the best fit for the slot you are likely to just damage the heads.


Ive got six screwdrivers and they all seem a bit gooseberry fool. Grip isnt great. They just seem poorly built. Which they probably are.

In response to laga. Thats the missus answer to everything. I get my dad. strawberry float off im learning. I want to do it myself.

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PostRe: DIY thread...
by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:43 pm

Glowy69 wrote:
Dual wrote:I was the same mate. It's taken me 5 years of bodging DIY jobs to get me to the stage where I'm confident to do something like that.

Couple of things I've learnt:

- Invest in a combi-drill and a bit set. I got this Bosch one from amazon for £75. It is the best thing I have ever brought. Link.
- Do not rush when cutting or drilling things. Let the tool do the work for you.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Preparation is everything when it comes to decorating. Get dust sheets, get sand paper and masking tape (Green Frog Tape is really good). Serious. If you think you're going to decorate a room in a weekend you are wrong. You need one weekend filling/sanding/filling/sanding before you can even begin to wallpaper or paint.
- Do not gloss over gloss
- strawberry float B&Q off. They are gooseberry fool (with the exception of their paint matching and mixing service) Go to a local DIY shop instead and get to know the people who work there
- If something is cheap there is a reason for it
- Purchase a long spirit level

That's all I've got atm.


So better priced screwdrivers are worth it? Ive got a bosch drill atm. Not as good as the one youve linked to but it does the job. Only found out two weeks ago there are drill bits for different materials.


You don't need to go pro level. But spending a bit more over and above the 'budget range' will usually serve you well.

Have you got a drill or a driver? There is an important difference.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:45 pm

Dual wrote:
Glowy69 wrote:
Dual wrote:I was the same mate. It's taken me 5 years of bodging DIY jobs to get me to the stage where I'm confident to do something like that.

Couple of things I've learnt:

- Invest in a combi-drill and a bit set. I got this Bosch one from amazon for £75. It is the best thing I have ever brought. Link.
- Do not rush when cutting or drilling things. Let the tool do the work for you.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Preparation is everything when it comes to decorating. Get dust sheets, get sand paper and masking tape (Green Frog Tape is really good). Serious. If you think you're going to decorate a room in a weekend you are wrong. You need one weekend filling/sanding/filling/sanding before you can even begin to wallpaper or paint.
- Do not gloss over gloss
- strawberry float B&Q off. They are gooseberry fool (with the exception of their paint matching and mixing service) Go to a local DIY shop instead and get to know the people who work there
- If something is cheap there is a reason for it
- Purchase a long spirit level

That's all I've got atm.


So better priced screwdrivers are worth it? Ive got a bosch drill atm. Not as good as the one youve linked to but it does the job. Only found out two weeks ago there are drill bits for different materials.


You don't need to go pro level. But spending a bit more over and above the 'budget range' will usually serve you well.

Have you got a drill or a driver? There is an important difference.


Its a cordless drill. I have drill bits and screwdriver bits. Basically i hit concrete t'other day and my drill was being a banana split. Either that or i wasnt applying the right amount of pressure.

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

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PostRe: DIY thread...
by Kezzer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Good thread but we will need more pictures to keep it going. :wub:

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by rinks » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 pm

My last attempt. I'll be honest, I think I went too narrow.

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PostRe: DIY thread...
by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 pm

Glowy69 wrote:
Dual wrote:
Glowy69 wrote:
Dual wrote:I was the same mate. It's taken me 5 years of bodging DIY jobs to get me to the stage where I'm confident to do something like that.

Couple of things I've learnt:

- Invest in a combi-drill and a bit set. I got this Bosch one from amazon for £75. It is the best thing I have ever brought. Link.
- Do not rush when cutting or drilling things. Let the tool do the work for you.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Measure twice and cut once.
- Preparation is everything when it comes to decorating. Get dust sheets, get sand paper and masking tape (Green Frog Tape is really good). Serious. If you think you're going to decorate a room in a weekend you are wrong. You need one weekend filling/sanding/filling/sanding before you can even begin to wallpaper or paint.
- Do not gloss over gloss
- strawberry float B&Q off. They are gooseberry fool (with the exception of their paint matching and mixing service) Go to a local DIY shop instead and get to know the people who work there
- If something is cheap there is a reason for it
- Purchase a long spirit level

That's all I've got atm.


So better priced screwdrivers are worth it? Ive got a bosch drill atm. Not as good as the one youve linked to but it does the job. Only found out two weeks ago there are drill bits for different materials.


You don't need to go pro level. But spending a bit more over and above the 'budget range' will usually serve you well.

Have you got a drill or a driver? There is an important difference.


Its a cordless drill. I have drill bits and screwdriver bits. Basically i hit concrete t'other day and my drill was being a banana split. Either that or i wasnt applying the right amount of pressure.


A cordless drill is never going to go through concrete. You need to borrow an SDS drill for this application. If this is a job you can see coming up a lot it would be worth purchasing a corded (more power) Makita SDS.

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PostRe: DIY thread...
by Dual » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:53 pm

rinks wrote:My last attempt. I'll be honest, I think I went too narrow.

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