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  • The 7 Best Lawn Mower

    We took 20 different lawn mowers out on the garden, testing to find out which were the most efficient. Out of the 7 lawn mowers we shortlisted, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower tops our list. It’s got a powerful 1500 W motor and a wide 36 cm cutting width that’s perfect for medium to large gardens.The Bosch Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower is also worth a special mention as well due to its hardened steel blade that’s powered by a 1200 W motor and a 32 cm cutting width.There are plenty of other worthy options in this review so check out our comparison table below to select the best lawn mower for your gardening needs.

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  • The 10 Best Smart Garage Door Controller

    We spent over 72 hours testing 40 different smart garage door controllers that we readily found on the market. Simple installation, ability to send alerts and the ability to open and close the garage door from any location were among the most important factors that we considered when compiling you a shortlist of our favourites.The LiftMaster MyQ Universal Smart Garage Opener is the best smart garage door controller. It has a high-quality construction, is simple to install and allows the user to open and close the garage door through a mobile app. The Digital Ant Wireless Smart Garage Opener on the other hand is the most affordable product on our list. It was very simple to install and is Bluetooth compatible. Below are the rest of our top picks.

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  • The Best Automatic Cigarette Roller (In the UK)

    We tested over 20 products to find the best automatic cigarette roller. We considered both electric and non-electric rollers, as they all have their advantages. During our research, we tested their speed, power, and the cigarette size they are able to roll. After days of testing, we believe that the Powermatic 2 Electric Cigarette Injector Machine is the best automatic cigarette roller. It’s very well built, it can produce both king size and 100mm cigarettes, and hardly ever jams. It’s also very light, considering its power.We've also thrown in a much cheaper option with the generic rolling device in case that's what you're looking for!

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  • The Best Paint Brushes and Paint Pads (available in the UK)

    We interviewed 8 professional painters, tested 20 paint pads and paint brushes and read innumerable online reviews to create a list of the top 7 paint brushes and paint pads in the UK. Our research and the tests that followed produced two clear winners: one set of paint pads and one paint brush. For the paint brush, we recommend going for the Purdy Monarch Elite and for paint pads, it has to be the Luigi's Paint Pad set gets our nod.While testing our 20 purchased products we considered a range of important factors, including: overall performance, size of pad/brush, bristle quality, handle size and durability, and, of course, the all-important price.

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  • The Best Mini Lathes for Metal and Wood (available in the UK)

    After testing more than 20 mini-sized metal and wood lathes over the past three months, comparing their speed, checking their precision, and gauging their power, we’ve ended up with the six best mini lathes for metal and wood. Of the six, we can say with certainty that the Steel Metal Working Mini Lathe and Jet JWL-1015 are the best mini lathes on the market. Both these lathes provide great power for their size, have a brilliant build, and contain a myriad of useful features to meet your requirements. Check out our comparison table and reviews below.

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  • The Best Smoke Alarm Spy Camera (in the UK)

    We examined a range of 20 different popular smoke detector hidden spy cameras currently on the market and bought 8 for an in depth review, which involved installing and testing them. We looked at a range of important features, including the picture quality, power source and battery life, memory capacity, ease of use and special recording features. The FiveSky 1080p HD P2P Wifi Hidden Camera Smoke Detector was our top pick, with its 1080p HD resolution, sensitive motion detector, remote real-time monitoring function and the useful option to use the device via either battery or direct current. You can check out how this device and others did during our review in the chart below, and you can also read in depth reviews of each device a bit further below the table.

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  • The Best Drain Cleaning Machines (available in the UK)

    Our friendly team of clean freaks spent a lovely 25 hours testing out 15 of the most popular drain cleaning machines to find which is the current best in the cleaning business. Our testers have considered the quality and performance of each machine, as well as their special features, portability and power, to come up with our list of the best. In our humble opinion, the Steel Dragon Tools K60 Sectional Drain Pipe Cleaning Machine is the best drain unclogger machine due to its power, ease of use and its versatility in cleaning various drain systems, but our comparison table below highlights the key features of each product, and further down you’ll find our more detailed reviews on each.

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  • The Best Portable Motion Detector Alarms (In the UK)

    We spoke to 10 Home Security Experts, interviewed 3 former police officers with experience in solving home burglary cases, and tested the resulting 20 motion detector alarms against variant, sensitivity, detection range and zone, battery life, and of course the price tag. The result? We could now say with confidence that the Chamberlain CWA2000 is the best for home protection. Weather resistant and waterproof, it is compatible with nest Cameras, send the information directly to your smartphone via its app, and has a mammoth working range of 1,000 feet.

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  • The Best Magnetic Screen Doors (available in the UK)

    We interviewed 10 homeowners, used 14 different models, read innumerable online reviews, and tested the final 7 products to find the best magnetic screen door in the UK today. Our research produced two clear winners: YRH Magnetic Fly Screen Door for medium-sized openings and The Premium Choice for large-sized doors. Both these doors keep the bugs out, let fresh air in, and are durable enough to handle moist and humid environments. The Premium Choice, in particular, justifies its selection with a 12-month money- back guarantee.

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  • The Best Magnetic Sweepers (available in the UK)

    After interviewing 10 professional sweepers, noting down their advice, and buying the 20 products that they recommended, we tested each magnetic sweeper for their maximum lifting height, pull force, sweeping width, portability, ease of handling, and garbage disposal mechanism. With so much effort in the background, we were able to draw a list of 6 best magnetic sweepers on the market. Of the six, Master Magnetics Mini Push-Type Sweeper is the best not only because it is light weight, but it has a maximum pull time of 1.6 seconds, has a quick release button and an easy-to-use handle.

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  • The Best Electric Snow Shovel (available in the UK)

    We visited the coldest cities in America, interviewed dozens of homeowners, and drew up a list of over 50 electric snow shovels. Back in our lab, we compared these models for their ejectable range, working height, overload protection, and electric consumption. Then, after we had read innumerable reviews of each product on the internet, we were able draw a list of 7 best electric snow shovels. Of the 9 models, we found the Grizzly to be the best electric shovel. Not only does it offer the unique LED lighting feature, but it also has an impeccable ejection range, provides automatic overload protection, and has a foldable frame for easy storage.

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  • The 8 Best Compact Circular Saws

    After spending 24 hours of thorough product research and extensive testing over the course of one month, we were able to come up with a list of the best compact circular saws that will fit your woodworking needs. Our tests have revealed that the Tacklife CSK77AC Advanced Circular Saw is the cream of the crop and edged out the Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw in terms of overall performance. The Tacklife CSK77AC Advanced Circular Saw stood out with powerful 5.8 amp motor with a speed of 4,500 rpm. The laser guide and scale ruler allows for greater cut-line visibility and precision, making it ideal for home or professional use.  Check out the table below for an in-depth review to find out the best compact circular saw for your next purchase.

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DIY & Tools Reviews

Here at Onlyreviews you have a one stop shop to learn all you need before making that all important purchase. We will continue to provide our readers with only the best reviews and buying guides to help you choose the best products.

Feel free to browse through our site and find what you are looking for. And for someone who uses their hands a lot to make beautiful furniture the 6 best tool belts review will help carry most of the handy equipment.  If you enjoy metal work you can be sure to find a great tool after reading our review on the 2 best multi process welding machines.

Our reviews focus on the top best products in the market which are only arrived at after rigorous testing and research. For the average home owner, nothing beats a tool to help you improve your living space. Whether it’s a shelf or a coffee table, our DIY section brings you the top 10 of the best product reviews in the market.

If you are looking for more control on your garage door, take a look at the 10 best smart garage door controllers review. And for easier access to the attic, pick one of the best attic ladders in our review.

Air Compressors

Air compressors are a versatile equipment that can be used for many different functions. From powering nail guns to sprayers, the best air compressors will provide you with an efficient and long service. Our researchers spent 100 hours testing 40 air compressor models with different types of tools.

In our review we give you the 9 best air compressors in the market based on high capacity, high power, convenient handle for easy transport as well as noise generation. Find out what you need to know about air compressors and pick one of the top 9 best models on our list.


For a metal worker a grinder is a must have. With the different models of varying sizes in the market, choosing the best one for you could prove a bit of a challenge. We spent 100 hours testing 40 models of angle grinders using cutting, abrasive, grinding and sanding discs to come up with the top 10 best angle grinders review.

The review was also based on how comfortable the grinder felt, the size of the disc, the power and revolutions per minute. Read our review to learn more.


One of the most important tools for a woodworker is a planer. After spending 72 hours testing 30 planers on different wood sizes, we were able to come up with a good review of the top 10 best planers in the market.

Our research was based on the size of the planner, power source, efficiency and ease of use. If you are new to planers and want to buy one, consider reading the buying guide and then check out our review of the best planers in the market. You’ll be sure to find the best planer for your needs.


Sanders make it possible to achieve a smooth wood finish. They come in different designs from belt sanders, disc sanders, random orbit sanders to drum sanders and sheet sanders. The best tool for you will depend on many varying factors. Check out our review of the best sanders in the market to learn everything you need to know.

To arrive at the top best sanders review, we had to take 30 different models of sanders and spent more than 100 hours testing them on different wood surfaces. The best were simple to use and efficient at providing a smooth finish. We picked these top best models for our review. 


A good drill will help you perform a variety of tasks including making holes on wood or concrete as well as driving screws. Take a look at our review on the top 10 best drills in the market. To arrive at this list, our researchers took both cordless and corded drills and tested them out on both wood and concrete surfaces.

Power drills are much more powerful than their cordless counterparts but the best cordless drills are simple to transport. Read through our reviews and buying guide to find the best model and choice for your DIY projects.