chop caw vs miter saw

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

Chop saws and miter saws are in the same family of circular blade saws and, to the untrained eye, look pretty much the same. Both are a stationary stand-alone or tabletop tool with a vertically-oriented spinning blade that you pull downward on a pivoting arm to cut through material. As a result, some people use […]

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miter saw

10-Inch vs 12-Inch Miter Saw: Which One’s Right for You?

Miter saws come in a range of blade sizes, from as small as 7 ¼” all the way up to 20” (and beyond if you’re looking at industrial applications), but the two most common sizes are 10 inch and 12 inch. Do a mere 2 inches really make any difference? Of course, it does. But […]

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electric vs gas chainsaws

Electric vs Gas Chainsaws – Which is Best for Your Needs?

You’re looking to buy your first chainsaw.  You’re ready to strap on a flannel shirt and head out to the woods to cut a season’s worth of firewood out of the frozen Canadian tundra. Or maybe you just have some trees in the backyard that need a little light pruning and your neighbor has been […]

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jigsaw vs circular saw

Jigsaw vs Circular Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

Jigsaws and circular saws. Both saws – how different can they be? Although there is some overlap in their capabilities, saying they are the same is like saying dinner at a fine French restaurant is the same as dinner at the golden arches. Both food – how different can they be? True, they do both […]

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reciprocating saw vs jigsaw

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw – Which is Right for Your Needs?

This is a tough choice – reciprocating saw or jigsaw? They both are chart-toppers for versatility and are excellent choices for both the average homeowner and the professional handyman. Although there is definitely some overlap in what they can do, they each shine in different situations. Let’s do a quick run-through on their design and […]

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Scroll Saw vs Jigsaw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

Your creative juices are flowing and you need a little saw to bring your visions to life. You assumed you’d get a jigsaw – everyone seems to have one but you – but then you heard about a scroll saw and are intrigued. Although it’s the scroll saw that looks like a sewing machine, it’s […]

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sliding vs non-sliding miter saw

Sliding vs Non-Sliding Miter Saw – Which is Best for Your Needs?

For anyone with a pile of trim work staring them in the face, a miter saw is indispensable. Any miter saw will allow you to cut angles and bevels in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it with any other kind of saw set-up you rigged. The decision to buy […]

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single bevel vs double bevel miter saw

Single Bevel vs Double Bevel Miter Saws – Which One’s Right for You?

There are a lot of decisions to make when purchasing a miter saw: What size?  Sliding or non-sliding?  And lastly, single bevel or double bevel?  Every smart tool buyer wants to buy the best tool for the job for the least amount of money they can get away with.  Before you buy anything, think about […]

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Grizzly G0690 Blade

Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Table Saw Review

Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Table Saw – A Quick Look Grizzly thought of everything It’s got all the power and precision you could ever want, with users ripping all manner of hardwoods and aligning everything to the thousandths of an inch. The riving blade will keep you from taking a face full of wood, and it’s […]

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Craftsman scroll saw

Scroll Saw vs. Band Saw

You’ve decided it’s time to add another piece to your woodshop and you’re torn between getting a scroll saw and a band saw.  In an ideal world, you’d get both! Although the scroll saw clearly resembles a sewing machine – and there are instructions on the internet to turn your sewing machine into a small […]

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