How To Choose A Power Tool Brand

In this video I talk through what I believe are the four "levels" of power tool brands based on price. This is based on my opinion and experiences - if you disagree with anything please do let me know in the comments, I'm keen to hear your thoughts. I also discuss corded vs cordless, brushed vs brushless and how to choose a tool brand to invest in.

Blades - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

This video is all about circular saw blades for table saws, plunge saws, mitre saws and circular saws and I'll talk about which blades are my recommended personal favourites, and which ones are not. Also what to look out for when buying a blade, and the differences between rip, combination and cross cut blades.

PPE - The Good, The Bad and The Useless

In this video I review all my PPE, starting with six respirators, then pairs of five ear defenders, and finally six pairs of safety glasses

Amazon Product links (in order of appearance).  Please note I earn a small commission from any purchases::

GVS Eclipse Respirator Mask (M/L) with P3 Filters ( GVS Eclipse Respirator Mask with A2P3 Filters (gases and vapours) 2x Replacement P3 Filters 2x Replacement A2P3 Filters 2x Replacement A1P3 Filters

I Made A Router Table

In this video I make a router table extension to fit in between the fence rails of my table saw.

0:00 Intro
0:05 Router Table Top
2:00 Router Lift
2:39 Router Lift Fitting
4:41 Router
6:16 Chuck Collet Adapter
6:39 Router Bits
6:51 Fitting The Router and Table Top
7:31 Making The Fence
9:46 T Track
10:23 Featherboard
11:28 Dust Extraction
12:07 Applying Finish
12:22 Fence Weight Reduction
12:46 NVR Switch
13:13 Using The Router Table

Milwaukee Tool Review M18 Table Saw/Mitre Saw/Circular Saw/Jigsaw/Drill/Impact Driver/Sander #gifted

In this week's video I am reviewing some of my Milwaukee M18 tools.  I may do a follow up on the M12 tools and some of the other hand tools and accessories if people are interested - please let me know in the comments.  The tools I am focussing on are those used for joinery/carpentry, as that is what I do for a living.

Which Air Compressor? Comparing ABAC, Bambi, Clarke, Hyundai, Orazio, Scheppach, SIP and Swan

In this video I choose a new air compressor by comparing specs and reviews in order to determine which is best for my needs.  My critera was as follows: small in size, reliable and good quality, quiet running motor, good airflow (as high CFM as possible) and with a budget of around £250.

A Cheaper Mirka DEROS Random Orbital Sander? Let's Compare!

In this video I'm comparing the Mirka DEROS random orbital sander (which I have owned since February 2018) with a cheaper alternative Hyvst 350w sander from China. This random orbital sander appears to be the same machine as those available under different brand names: Sealey DAS150PS,  Menzer ETS 150, Pela ROS090, Delrem and possibly some others - although please note: I don't know for sure if they are actually all the same machine with the same components.

How To Flatten A Warped Board - Making A Waney Edge Cutting Board Using A Scrub Plane

In this video I use my scrub plane (converted from a rusty old Stanley no. 4 in a previous video) for the first time to flatten a beech board so that I can make a large waney edge cutting board.

Making A Scrub Plane From A Rusty Old Handplane

In this video I convert a rusty old Stanley no.4 handplane in to a very useful scrub plane.  I needed to spend some time restoring it, removing rust, and making everything work again and then I can put a camber on to the blade to allow me to hog off lots of material!

Using The Scrub Plane:
Sharpening Video:
Grinding Station Video:
Handplane Set Up Video:
Restoring Stanley No. 4 Video:

Choosing A New Dust Extractor For The Workshop

In this video I choose a new HVLP dust extractor for the workshop.