Karcher SC5 Steam Cleaner Unboxing

This is my unboxing video of a Karcher SC5 steam cleaning machine. If you’d like to see the video of me setting it up with the detail nozzle and cleaning the glass on an oven door then follow this link: http://uktoolreviews.com/karcher-sc5-set-up-and-demonstration/

If you want to buy one of these Karcher steam cleaners, they are around £349.99p and you can get straight to Amazon’s listing page through this link: http://amzn.to/1MIkMsV if you want to find the optional iron attachment you can get to it’s listing page through this link: http://amzn.to/1NDtnhi

Karcher SC5 Steam Cleaner – Set up & demonstration

Hi here’s my video of how to set up your Karcher SC5 steam cleaner with the detail nozzle and a short demo/review on using it to clean the glass on an oven door.

It started to remove about a years worth of baked in dirt and grime from the glass oven door in only 30-40 seconds, so with a little elbow grease i think you’d be able to scrub it clean in ten mins. If not maybe you could get away with minimal chemical use.

If you want to buy one of these Karcher steam cleaners, they are around £349.99p and you can get straight to Amazon’s listing page through this link: http://amzn.to/1MIkMsV

If you want to find the optional iron attachment you can get to it’s listing page through this link: http://amzn.to/1NDtnhi

Summary

Good Points:
Powerful
Easy to use
Lightweight
Long mains lead
Hygienic
Chemical free cleaning

Bad Points:
Only one of each cleaning cloth provided.

JETech Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6s – Unboxing & Review

This is a video of me unboxing & fitting a JETech iPhone 6s tempered glass screen protector.

The JETech tempered glass screen protector is packaged well, thick cardboard with high density foam sandwiched in between. I was shocked on opening the packet that there were two screens in there! Yes two! What a surprise, i was only expecting one! So that was a big bonus, now it’s different to your usual screen protectors this one isn’t as flexible, as the title suggests it’s an actual real life mini piece of glass that sticks over your original glass screen, acting as the sacrificial lamb and hopefully your original screen will be left untouched. I did read other reviews and people think quite highly of this product, someone even said on dropping her phone screen first onto the floor it shattered…. The screen protector that was, the iPhone screen was absolutely fine! Having a second one ready to go i assume she would have just picked the old shattered pieces off and just replaced it.

Fitting it was very easy and unfortunately you still do get air bubbles but nowhere near as many as the thin screen protectors, but my bubbles (I had two) one disappeared after a little wiping with a cloth and the second one disappeared overnight. So I am well happy, an actual screen protector on my phone with NO yes NO bubbles on the screen!!!!! Well impressed!

If you like what you see and hear, you can buy one of these from Amazon, via the following link: http://amzn.to/21bWm5D

I hope you enjoyed the video! Please check out my iPhone playlist for other accessories and bits on iPhones.

Irwin 150mm Quick Grip Mini clamps – Unboxed & Reviewed.

This is my short video of me unboxing a pair of Irwin Quick Grip mini clamps.

They are constructed of plastic, with a trigger grip to apply the pressure to your work piece. Usually with items like this you squeeze as hard as you can and they break, not these beasts! These took all my strength and didn’t even give the slightest hint of breaking.

They have rubber sleeves over each gripping end so they shouldn’t put marks on to your work piece, they also grip very very hard, i was actually quite surprised, the retail pack says they can apply up to 70kg of pressure, easily enough to keep your work piece held securely.

These will definitely become a trusted item in your workshop inventory, I know the larger ones can take awesome amounts of abuse as i have them in the workshop where i work and if anything in there lasts longer than 5 minutes then it’s truly hardcore!

If you want a pair of these they are just over a tenner on Amazon, the link will take you straight to their page: http://amzn.to/2aRL2qv

Draper 14180 150mm Magnetic Soft Jaws for Engineering Vices – Unboxing & Review

Here’s my unboxing and demo video of the Draper Magnetic soft jaws for engineering vices. 150mm or 6″ however you like it.

These are under a tenner to buy and protect your work while you clamp them in your vice. Without these applied to your vice you may damage your workpiece. The magnets seem strong enough to keep them on my vice even when i’ve tightened the vice up on some wood as hard as i could tighten it and the soft jaws were still attached to the vice and the wood wasn’t stuck to the jaws either, plus i couldn’t see any indentations either, which is very good!

So do i think they are worth the money? Yep definitely they’ll last a DIY’er for years i’d expect but i’d have thought a tradesman would want something more hardcore.

If you want to buy yourself a pair you can find them on Amazon via the following link for under a tenner: http://amzn.to/2aRHTqy

Dewalt TSTAK demo

A simple demonstration of the Dewalt TSTAK system in action. If you would like to purchase one of these you can find them on Amazon http://amzn.to/1OVbEHj

How to install RAM in an Apple Macbook Pro

I made this video so you guys can see how easy it is to super charge your Macbook Pro simply by adding lots and lots of RAM, now you can try all the software you want but eventually you’ll slow up, but this is a permanent fix to your slow Mac.

First of all this is done at your own risk, thing can and do go wrong with electronics so if you are unsure of your abilities i’d suggest going to a Apple store or IT professional to do this for you.

In my case i’m working on my Apple Macbook Pro (Late 2011), I can’t be certain but the layout may vary from model to model so you may have to search out an alternative video to this if yours is an older or newer model.

Shut your machine down and wait for all movement and sounds to stop, remove any covers you may have attached to the bottom half of the computer, we don’t need to touch the top half (Screen half) so you can leave the covers on that one so it doesn’t scratch the lid! If you do not have a cover on your lid please put down a cloth to protect your machine from scratches.

Flip your machine upside down, we’re interested in the bottom section.

Get yourself a very small Philips screwdriver or ACENIX tool attachment in my case, for removing the screws on the bottom of the machine, there are 10 screws to undo, 3 of them are long ones, in the top right corner.

Ensure you are the same potential as the computer or earth it, so you can touch some metal on the machine such as the DVD disk drive, try to steer clear of touching the mother board or hard drive if i were you, in case you put a charge through anything sensitive and break something!!! You can also put in your charger and plug it into a socket but keep the switch OFF!!! Do not leave it on as you could fry yourself or your machine!!

Next locate the RAM modules, which are pretty much central and remove gently as shown in the video. Do not force anything it should all come out with light touches. Once the RAM springs up at you just gently pull them away from the mother board and that’s the job almost done, now just replace the new RAM modules in the slots and push down gently to click them into place and you are done. The RAM module should be flush with the rest of the hardware in the machine, if it’s sticking up or looks like it’s off at an angle remove and put it in again.

Now ensure you’ve not left any tools inside the machine, if you wanted to now would be a great idea to lightly brush any dust or use an air source to blow the dust away as basic general maintenance.

Replace all screws remembering where the 3 long screws were located. Tighten gently no need to forces these screws as you will only break the threads.

Replace cover then start up your machine.

Your machine may take longer than usual to start up as it’s probably thinking jeez where the hells this memory come from!! So give it time to register it’s new memory and when all sounds have ceased click the apple logo in the top right and then click the memory tab and you will notice your memory should be registered, if it isn’t then maybe you have messed up installing them or your RAM is broken. But please remember your RAM should be twins so 8gb and 8gb or 2gb and 2gb, it’ll still work with one if need be but try to install two modules of equal size.

And well done you are now the owner of a turbo charged Mac! Enjoy!

If you want any of the products i used in this video please use the links below to get to the relevant Amazon listings:

Crucial 16gb RAM memory. http://amzn.to/1UQ588f
Acenix 3 in 1 repair tool. http://amzn.to/1Mm8Y6h
Apple Macbook Pro. http://amzn.to/1UQ5sDX

Hive 2 Unboxing & Installation video

Sorry it’s been a while since my last video, i’ve been very busy, so without further ado here’s a video where i unbox a Hive 2 system, then i install it in front of your very eyes, you’ll have to excuse the sound, in places it got so messed up i had to dub over the top of the video, but saying that everything you need to know is shown, so you can manage to fit your own Hive system easily enough.

Now i’d only recommend fitting this if you have some knowledge of electrics, you don’t want to go blowing up your boiler or hive unit, as that might get quite expensive! But saying that all the installation instructions are there in the pack and if you already have a wireless thermostat the wiring like mine will be straight forward, even for the novice installer.

I’ve had this installed for a month now and i can honestly tell you i won’t go for anything else, I would say the geo location thing is a bit naff, it sends you a text to remind you to switch the unit off, but i’d rather have it detect the registered mobiles are out of the house and cut the power itself, texting each phone as it goes out the geo fence isn’t quite the futuristic function i would i’ve expected, although could be useful for some. It also detects when you come into the geo fence you have set, so will text you to remind you to turn the heating back on, too late if you’re driving of course, if you are good, you won’t get to read the text until you’re home!! So maybe an upgrade to this sort of system would be an advantage here, which would then make it 10/10.

I’d give this unit 9 out of 10 for now, only dropping the 1 mark for the geo location thing, it’s a doddle to fit, it’s easy to use and program, it’s a winner in my books so well done to British gas and the Hive team.

If you want to buy one of these Hive 2 units here’s a link so you can buy one from Amazon:

Without Installation: http://amzn.to/1JM8ZcI
With Installation: http://amzn.to/1JM928s

Draper 27843 Hand Riveter for Aluminium & Steel Blind Rivets

This is the unboxing of my Draper 27843 Hand Riveter, it comes supplied in a hard plastic case, with approximately 100 rivets and has 4 different sized nozzles for different rivet sizes (2.4, 3.2, 4.0 and 4.8 mm). It’s solidly built, with a simple handle lock and a spanner with it’s own stowage in the moulded handle, so you don’t need anything else for use. Ideal for the DIY’er and reasonably priced from a well known and trusted brand.

If you’d like to purchase one of these you can find one on Amazon on the following link:

www.amazon.co.uk/draperriveter

Home Automation Series Part 14 Samsung Smart Things Starter Unboxing

Hi guys, here I unbox my new Smart Things starter kit. It’s a bit long because there’s so many different components, so i split the video into two sections, the unboxing & the set up/demo parts.

Samsung Smart Homes Starter Kit Around £200-300 http://amzn.to/2egrVLy
Yale Z Wave Module £42.00 tidd.ly/da94c540
TP Link Ethernet Switch £6.39p http://amzn.to/2egEnHt
Philips Hue Motion Sensor £34.99 http://amzn.to/2d9r4bc
Philips Hue Ambience 2pk GU10 £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Hive 2 Active Heating & Water £249.99 http://amzn.to/2dnH35w
Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf
iPhone 6s (Price Varies) http://amzn.to/2dm8Oj2

Home Automation Series Part 13: Creating groups on the Alexa App.

In this video I show you how to make use of the ‘groups’ function in your Alexa App which controls your Amazon Echo device, I was going to be doing a Samsung Smart Things video but was sold a duffer by Currys/Pc World so had to ditch the idea and do this instead.

Should you want to buy any of the things you’ve seen in this video or my others feel free to click the links below, i might get a few quid for my troubles which i can in turn plough into better kit etc. Cheers Chris.

Samsung Smart Homes Starter Kit Around £200-300 http://amzn.to/2egrVLy
Yale Z-Wave Module £42.00 tidd.ly/da94c540
Philips Hue Motion Sensor £34.99 http://amzn.to/2d9r4bc
Philips Hue Ambience 2pk GU10 £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Hive 2 Active Heating & Water £249.99 http://amzn.to/2dnH35w
Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf
iPhone 6s (Price Varies) http://amzn.to/2dm8Oj2

Home Automation Series Part 1 The Intro.

Hi guys, here i start my journey on the road to home automation, i talk about what i’ve got, whats coming in the post and what my plans are.

This is part of an ongoing series of videos showing you how to set up and run your automated products. It’s all a bit hit and miss as you’ll see, this is recorded as i do it, so if it’s a pain you’ll see it, if it’s easy you’ll see it. There’s no practicing it’s as you see it!

Should you want to buy any of the products featured in this or any of my future home automation videos i’ve put some links below for you.

Please feel free to comment, if you have anything to say!

Cheers Chris.

Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Philips Hue GU10 (2 Pack) £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf

Home Automation Series Part 2 Belkin WEMO Switch Unboxing

This is the second instalment of my Home Automation Series, in this video i unbox a Belkin WEMO switch. The next video is me setting it up to use with the Belkin WEMO app on my iPhone. Will it go smoothly or will i chuck it out the window???? Stay tuned to find out….

Should you want to buy any of the products featured in this or any of my future home automation videos, i’ve put some links below for you, these will take you straight to the Amazon webpage so you don’t have to look about for them, i’ve found Amazon to be really good on the prices for all the home automation products i’ve ordered so far.

Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Philips Hue GU10 (2 Pack) £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf

Home Automation Series Part 15 Samsung Smart Things Set up & Demo

Here I set up and demonstrate my new Samsung Smart Things starter kit. It’s a bit long as the Smart things starter pack contains 5 different items. So bear with it as i get through all the bits and pieces!

Samsung Smart Homes Starter Kit Around £200-300 http://amzn.to/2egrVLy
Yale Z Wave Module £42.00 http://tidd.ly/da94c540
TP Link Ethernet Switch £6.39p http://amzn.to/2egEnHt
Philips Hue Motion Sensor £34.99 http://amzn.to/2d9r4bc
Philips Hue Ambience 2pk GU10 £44.99 http://amzn.to/2cEzf1a
Hive 2 Active Heating & Water £249.99 http://amzn.to/2dnH35w
Amazon Echo £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cn4Fwh
Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 http://amzn.to/2cOpzk0
Philips Hue Starter Kit E27 £59.99 http://amzn.to/2cEy8Pf
Philips Hue Starter Kit B22 £149.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyZiL
Philips Hue B22 £14.99 http://amzn.to/2cEz8CU
Belkin WEMO Switch £24.99 http://amzn.to/2cEBcKW
E27 to B22 Conversion Kit (@ Pack) £2.99 http://amzn.to/2cEyKEf
iPhone 6s (Price Varies) http://amzn.to/2dm8Oj2

DeWalt DPG54-1D Polycarbon Safety glasses

This is my unboxing (well unbagging) video of a pair of DeWalt DPG54-1D Polycarbon Safety glasses. One size fits all, everyone should have a pair, since they are so cheap (About £3). You could use them for woodworking, gardening (strimming etc) decorating or anything you need some basic eye protection, made with the usual DeWalt tough qualities, they’ll last a long time and become your perfect partner in crime.

Dewalt DCK206M2T 18 Volt XR Twinpack Unboxing.

Here i’m unboxing a Dewalt DCK206M2T 18 Volt XR Twinpack, Includes a Dewalt DCD785 2-Speed Compact Combi Drill, a DCH253 SDS+ Hammer Drill complete with 2 x 4.0Ah Lithium Ion batteries, a multi voltage charger & TSTAK Kitbox.

If you want to purchase one of these kits, please click through the following link: http://amzn.to/1hMeReb

DeWalt DCR006 XR Bluetooth Radio, unboxing & set up

Here’s a video of me unboxing and setting up a DeWalt DCR006 Bluetooth Speaker powered by XR Lithium Ion batteries.

Its a very light weight unit, not in any way heavy, it has rubber around the speaker to protect from shocks in case it’s dropped, you have an aux port so you can plug in non Bluetooth devices if required, it works with any bluetooth device but in my example i use an iPhone 6s with iTunes.

Setting up is easy peasy, you turn your devices bluetooth on, turn on the unit, press the bluetooth button on top, it’ll then flash rapidly, you then can find it in your bluetooth services section, click on it to pair, then you’re connected! It’s that easy! You then flash up your music software (in my case iTunes) then away you go, you can alter the volume on your device or on the speaker itself.

Any cons? Yes there is the matter of the 10.8v battery, when you want to release the battery to recharge or store the unit perhaps, the release button is awkward to operate, not a biggy but annoying all the same, the second is the lack of any mains power option, this can only be operated by XR batteries and third is the sound quality isn’t as good as some i’ve heard, so you’re getting what you pay for regards the sound, but all the same it’s good enough for a worksite and it’s compact and light enough to take anywhere in your tool bag/box.

If you want to buy this you can buy it from Amazon on the following link, recently these have gone down in price, at time of writing this was £46 from Amazon!! Cheap as chips! http://amzn.to/1npyBXy

Summary

Overall a well made speaker, light, compact, with rubber bumpers to protect against drops, it also has an aux jack if you don’t have a bluetooth device to hand, it’s let down by access to remove 10.8v batteries, the lack of any mains power option and also the sound quality could be a lot better, but you get what you pay for! I think 3 stars is a fair score, it would have had 4 if there was a mains power option for users with no XR batteries.

Dewalt DCV582 14.4/18v XR Wet & Dry Vacuum

This is my unboxing and demo video of the Dewalt DCV582 14.4/18v XR Wet/Dry Vacuum. I hope you like it! Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you see!

In this video i unbox it for the first time, it came through the post literally 30 mins before i made the video, i then give it a real life test on my car, putting it through some dry vacuuming and some wet for a full test of it’s functionality. None of this was staged it’s all real and genuine. I do apologise for some sound problems during filming, I hope doesn’t affect your viewing pleasure too much!

Overall i’d give this a good 9/10, the only bad points i could say are the fact you can’t check the battery power level without taking the battery out and turning it around, plus i’d probably say a longer vacuum hose would be a big benefit, it was just too short for a few of the jobs which due to it’s lightweight nature would just pull the unit over or detach the accessories on the end of the hose when it pulled tight. Of course the last point is price, it’s a very expensive unit and you can get the results with cheaper, but would they be as good quality?? Now for the good points, you have the option should your battery run out, to plug into the mains and use it on a 240v supply, it’s powerful enough for general cleaning activities and connecting to power tools for reducing dust.  It’s made of tough and durable plastic, with a design that enables onboard storage of all supplied accessories, made and designed by the trusted brand which is DeWalt. Plus lastly of course, you can swap from wet to dry and back again without any filter changes or removals which is a big advantage over other cheaper vacs.

Dewalt DCV582 14.4/18v XR Wet & Dry Vacuum

Summary

Good Points
1. Battery or mains powered
2. Powerful enough for most users
3. Trusted brand
4. Good design & durable materials
5. Onboard storage for all accessories
6. No hassle swap, from wet to dry vacuuming and vice versa

Bad Points
1. Expensive
2. Hose could be longer

DeWalt DCD776 18v XR combi hammer drill unboxing

This is my unboxing video of a bare DeWalt DCD776 combi hammer drill, this means it’s supplied without batteries, chargers and on most occasions no kit box, but luckily enough in this case it came with one, which is nice as i like to have all my tools (especially the expensive ones) in a kit box so they are protected from the elements while moving them around from place to place.

This particular drill is from the 18v XR range, meaning it can accept any of the XR Li ion batteries, this is a very good thing, as you can generally purchase the bare units cheaply rather than the expensive kits with batteries and chargers included which push the price up considerably.

Its got 15 torque settings for when you are using it as a driver, then it has drill mode for when you’re drilling into say wood or metal and hammer mode for drilling into masonry. I’ve not given it a functional test yet but usually i don’t really rate small combi drills for drilling through brick etc. I usually use my SDS drill for those purposes or a mains powered hammer drill.

As you can see when i was opening the box i had a little surprise, I found a brand new Goodyear ratchet and bit set! Must have been chucked in as a deal when i purchased it!!

The kit box holds two spare batteries, one fitted onto the drill and a charger, the box has two strong metal latches and a hole to fit a padlock should you wish to lock your precious DeWalt drill. The kit box is generally strong and will protect your equipment from the elements and from drops, I wouldn’t like to say how high and no i’m not going to test it either!!

The DCD776 seems generally a solid drill with good/excellent reviews, so i don’t think you could go wrong buying one of these, you can purchase one of these with a kit box, battery and charger for £84 from Amazon http://amzn.to/1LPmAAR or you can buy the bare unit like i have (minus the Goodyear set) for £32 from the following link http://amzn.to/1GAPcAR

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