Reviews & hands-on

  • 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 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...