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    Black & Decker Gyro Driver pictures and hands-on

    By 17 October 2012

    There are some who can be forgiven for thinking that the Black & Decker Gyro Driver (BDCS36G) is just another powered screwdriver, and a fat-handled one at that. However, they would be wrong. Yes, it's a screwdriver. Yes, it's powered. And yes, it does...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    GoferX cordless screwdriver review

    By 13 January 2006

    B&Q, the purveyors of DIY in the UK, thinks it has just the thing to complete any flat-pack induced shopping spree at IKEA - a cordless screwdriver. But can the device, which costs under £20, be meaty enough for the job? We get screwing to find out....

  • Gadgets 2.5 out of 5

    Barbara K! girl power toolkit review

    By 19 July 2005

    You can do it! Whether it is fixing, replacing or improving, Barbara K's Toolkit for women empowers even a complete novice to tackle and complete basic home repair projects. That's the promise from Barbara Kavovit, media savvy CEO of Barbara K Enterprises...

  • Gadgets 1 out of 5

    The DIY Diva Handy Mandy review

    By 11 May 2005

    You might want to get your other half involved in a spot of DIY over a bank holiday weekend, but does that mean you have to fall for gimmicks and tools that don’t provide the oomph? We put the Diva/Handy Mandy screwdriver drill combo to the test and...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    JCB Ultrasonic Distance Meter review

    By 22 December 2004

    If you’ve ever had an estate agent measure up your house you’ve probably seen that natty little box they wield, zapping the walls in an attempt to get a grip on the dimensions of your rooms. Eliminating the need for tape measures, this is JCB’s...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Black and Decker GW350 Blowervac review

    By 15 December 2004

    Winter is well and truly upon us and time spent in the garden is lessening as the nights draw in. It's cold and the last thing you want to have to do is spend hours tidying up those piles of leaves. With this in mind we put the Black and Decker Blowervac...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    JCB Cordless Screwdriver Set review

    By 24 November 2004

    In the great scheme of DIY purchases the cordless screwdriver often comes straight after the power drill. It makes many of those common DIY tasks around the house much more speedy and a lot less effort. With a huge range of devices on the market it's...

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    JCB Household DIY Kit - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 3 November 2004

    JCB have made huge strides in the DIY arena in recent years. Trading on their reputation as manufacturers of heavy plant they’ve produced a wide range of power tools aimed at the amateur DIYer. With their reputation at stake they haven’t let themselves...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Rapesco TacWise Master Nailer 191EL Pro review

    By 13 October 2004

    Ask many people what Rapesco manufactures and you’ll probably get quite a few bemused looks. Ask who makes their office stapler and they may, after a brief search, discover that Rapesco manufactures many of them. The company has built itself a reputation...

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