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Festool Rotex RO 150 Orbital Sander Review

Festool is known for their high prices. In some cases, I believe these prices are unjustified. I recently spent a few hundred pounds on the Festool jigsaw and I ended up using my £60 jigsaw, that didn’t cut straight, instead of my new Festool jigsaw. I found that the Festool Jigsaw also didn’t cut straight, but … Continued

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors Yourself (video)

[VIDEO BELOW] Hardwood floor refinishing is a subject that is fairly misunderstood. The mistake people make is in thinking its an easy straightforward process. “All it comes down to is applying sandpaper to wood and then applying a finish,” goes the thinking, “how hard could it be”. On the contrary sanding and refinishing hardwood floors … Continued

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Painting Hardwood Floors – The Right Way!

Today, there is a growing trend for painting hardwood floors. Unfortunately there is another trend that correlates with this rise. That second trend is a rise in meteoric mess-ups as DIY home improvers take on this task themselves. Fortunately for the amateur wise enough to do a search on the internet first, these are fairly … Continued

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Sanding Hardwood Floors by Hand

As I have said many times before sanding hardwood floors by hand can be a lot of hard work. Hard work that can be alleviated with the use of a floor sander. With that said, I have now spoken to way too many people that will be sanding their floors by hand no matter what. So it … Continued

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Worried about sparks coming out from under the sander?

Hello! Been a while since I have posted on here so it’s about time I made a post. This time it’s concerning something that I think quite often scares people when they are trying to sand their floors. That is sparks coming out from under the machine, whether the floor sander or the edge sander. … Continued

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Home Depot Floor Sander Hire – Review

I recently posted in my blog about a UK tool hire chain called HSS tool hire. That post wasn’t the most flattering to HSS and unfortunately this brief post isn’t going to be too dissimilar.   I have no experience with Home Depot, but as I was writing my blog post about HSS, I suspected … Continued

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HSS Floor Sander Hire – Review

HSS Tool Hire is a UK based tool hire chain that hires out all types of power tools and machinery, they are one of the biggest tool hire chains in the UK. I want to go over some of my experiences and findings with HSS, so this post is mostly focused on UK readers. I … Continued

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Refinishing Bamboo Flooring (photos)

Click here to learn how I sand and refinish wood floors. I recently had the pleasure of refinishing a bamboo floor. I have to say I was a little apprehensive as I hadn’t sanded bamboo in several years. In fact, I know I have sanded bamboo before, but I really can’t remember it. I couldn’t … Continued



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