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The DIY Diva Handy Mandy
1.0 stars The DIY Diva Handy Mandy By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more

Stanley 4-Way Power Strips and Stanley Surge Protectors
4.5 stars Stanley 4-Way Power Strips and Stanley Surge Protectors By Ben Harvard Taylor

Stanley has a reputation for doing things properly and their range of power strips and surge protectors are no exception. Both units come in ‘home’ Read more

Navman iCN510
4.0 stars Navman iCN510 By Ben Harvard Taylor

A satellite navigation system is only as good as the roads it takes you on - or so we’ve been told. Determined to put this premise through rigorous testing, Read more

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
4.5 stars Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 By Ben Harvard Taylor

At this time of year, golf can be a miserable experience. Trudging around in alternately soaking and freezing clothing and a force 10 gale is acceptable Read more

JCB Ultrasonic Distance Meter
3.0 stars JCB Ultrasonic Distance Meter By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more

Black and Decker GW350 Blowervac
4.0 stars Black and Decker GW350 Blowervac By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more

JCB Cordless Screwdriver Set
3.5 stars JCB Cordless Screwdriver Set By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more

JCB Household DIY Kit - EXCLUSIVE
4.5 stars JCB Household DIY Kit - EXCLUSIVE By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more

Rapesco TacWise Master Nailer 191EL Pro
4.0 stars Rapesco TacWise Master Nailer 191EL Pro By Ben Harvard Taylor

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 Read more