Pete Wise is a freelance writer and keen DIYer from Leeds. Pete's tool reviews have featured in titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and The Independent. He also writes features and news articles for publications such as The Guardian, BBC Good Food and T3. When he isn't busy writing, Pete can often be found at libraries, pubs and live music venues. He finds tile-cutting strangely zen.
Experienced DIYer Pete Wise takes you step-by-step through a low-budget window sill renovation project, from sanding and filling to adding decorative beading
Impact driver vs. impact wrench — which is which and when might one be better than the other? Here we explain the difference between the two and advise on which you are likely to need for your project
Our DIY writer Pete Wise explains the differences between cordless drills and impact drivers – and what you can do with each type of tool
The Ryobi R18MT Multitool promises a great mix of sanding, cutting and grinding functions – but how effectively does it perform when put to a variety of practical DIY tests?
DIY expert Pete Wise shows you how to make a Roman blind from a kit with his step-by-step guide to brighten up a home
The Makita BO5041 random orbit sander promises a superior and faster sanding experience, but does it have the grit to make the grade? I put it to the test with hands-on DIY tasks
With so many types of drill available it can be hard to know which to use for what project. Learn the differences between combi drills, hammer drills and drill-drivers with our guide
Get to grips with sanding wood floors to ensure your project is a complete success. Our guide explains which tools you will need and how to go about achieving the best results
Pete Wise demonstrates how to lay parquet flooring on a DIY basis, including what tools to use, how to stick it down, and how to finish a parquet floor with wax oil
Is the Stoves Richmond 100PYR Pyramid Chimney a kitchen essential? Seasoned DIYer Pete Wise puts this recirculating cooker hood to the test.
This is the all-in-one tool you need in your toolbox to finely sand, drill, cut and embellish your DIY and craft projects. Pete Wise explains all
A fume-free kitchen is only a few short DIY steps away if you follow Pete Wise's tips for fitting a recirculating cooker hood
This neat cordless sander is just right for smaller sanding jobs where a smooth, swirl-free finish is needed
Combining highly effective drill, hammer and driver modes, we give the Clarke CON180LI 18V Brushless Combi Drill 5 out of 5. Read why we ranked so high