Reviews

Rockwool Sound Insulation review

Rockwool Sound Insulation review

In this Rockwool Sound Insulation review Roger Bisby finds the product has come a long way since it’s ultra itchy conception. It seems to me from my visits to sites  that many builders and loft converters don’t attach very much importance to sound insulation. This is a great pity because good sound insulation is an important indicator of a quality  …

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Laying Cempolatex Fibreflex: Lessons learned

self levelling compound

I chose to put down some Cempolatex Fibreflex in a loft conversion on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year. It was a foolish undertaking and I should have known better. Last year I made a video for YouTube on applying this very self-levelling compound and in it I talk about the need to store bags …

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Evolution Rage saw review

Evolution rage saw review

In this Evolution Rage saw review, Roger Bisby finds a variety of applications for the Evolution Rage 3 sliding mitre saw. The Evolution Rage range of saws are made in China to a British design and manage to sell across the globe. When you consider the competition this is no mean feat but the Rage saws have some interesting features …

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Evolution RAGE3-S 255mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw REVIEW

Evolution RAGE3-S 210mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

In this latest product review Roger Bisby looks at the Evolution RAGE3-S 255mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw which is said to to cut steel, aluminium & wood with one saw and one blade. These are the claims for the Evolution RAGE3-S 255mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw. See Roger put these claims to the test. Multipurpose cutting Using patented professional RAGE® …

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Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw REVIEW

Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review

In the first part of this Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Saw review Roger Bisby talks through some of the features and benefits of this porduct. Viewers are invited to ask questions about the saw which will be answered in the second part of the review when Roger takes the product out on site. Festool describes the Festool TS 55 …

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Starlock accessory range review

Starlock range

Roger Bisby tries out the new Starlock range. It is fairly unusual to see rival power-tool companies collaborating in research and development but Bosch and Fein linked up to develop the Starlock system for their oscillating tools. It is an attempt to do what the SDS drill bit did for hammer drills, in other words a simple click lock system …

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Wale Tale review

Wale Tale

Roger Bisby takes a look at the Wale Tale (sic), a device designed to minimise the spread of dust when mixing construction powders. Dust and the related health issues are a ticking time bomb in the building industry. Everyone knows about asbestos and most intelligent people do everything they can to avoid exposure to it but dust doesn’t begin and …

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Senco compressed air range review

Senco SLP 20XP 18 gauge brad nailer

Roger Bisby looks at some products from the Senco compressed air tool range including the Senco SLP 20XP 18 gauge brad nailer. Every time I review an air tool I start by making the case for using compressed air. In the U.K it is an under valued resource but elsewhere it is a major player. I have been on American …

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Snickers Next Generation work trousers

Snickers Next Generation work trousers

Roger Bisby takes a closer look at the Next Generation Trousers from Snickers. When you look at the huge range of styles and sizes that Snickers currently offers you might reasonably ask why they need to produce a whole new Next Generation Trouser range. Fashion undoubtedly plays a part, even for a builder who declares himself to be totally uninterested …

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British Gyspsum Habito review: Roger Bisby gets the Habito

British Gyspsum Habito review

Everyone in the building industry knows that fixing things to plasterboard can be a bit hit and miss. If the plasterboard is on a stud wall you might strike lucky. Or you may not. Sometimes you may be able to position the item, i.e. kitchen wall cupboard to fix across two studs but nothing is guaranteed. There is of course …

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