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40 Free Scroll Saw Patterns for Beginners & Advanced Woodworkers

A scroll saw is generally not an everyday type of tool, but it’s great to have around if you want to turn a mundane, basic wood project into something special. We found some simple pattern projects that you can make with your scroll saw right now, as well as some advanced patterns for experienced users. […]

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7 Different Types of Table Saws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

Choosing the right style of table saw will make your work faster, safer, and more efficient – whether the projects you have in mind are fine woodworking, DIY, or construction. Operating as the central pivot of any workshop, you’ll find yourself returning to this versatile and practical piece of equipment time and time again. Each […]

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types of circular saws and their uses

9 Different Types of Circular Saws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

Circular saws are the invaluable bread and butter of the woodworking world. Economical, portable, and able to make anything from long rip cuts to quick-and-dirty miters and bevels, no carpenter ever wants to be caught without one. But while we all agree circular saws are awesome, there’s more debate when it comes to the various […]

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6 Table Saw Uses – What Can It Be Used For?

In its most basic form, a table saw consists of a rotary sawblade poking through the center of a flat worktable. Equipped with fences and guides, its primary purpose is to cut solid wood or manmade boards into more manageable sizes. Given this simple function, why has the table saw become such a centerpiece of […]

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Different types of saws

21 Different Types of Saws & Their Uses – Which is Right For You?

Whether using hand tools or power tools for your next woodworking or metal project, there’s no getting around one essential: the humble saw. As one of the essential tools of every woodworker’s arsenal, choosing the right saw for the job will make your projects easier and more satisfying. To give you a head start on […]

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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw With a Chainsaw Sharpener

The most dangerous cutting edge is a dull cutting edge. That’s as true of a butcher’s knife as it is to a hatchet. It’s especially true for chainsaws. A dulled cutting edge increases the chance of the blade slipping or bouncing off what you’re trying to cut. Using a chainsaw with a dull blade increases […]

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A track saw

What Is a Track Saw Used For? An Overview of 5 Different Uses

Sometimes it can be hard to pull the trigger, pun intended, on a new tool. If you have a table saw and a circular saw, you may be on the fence about whether or not to purchase a track saw. Knowing exactly what a track saw is used for and how it can benefit you […]

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Best Hand Saws for Woodworking – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide 2020

Power saws are fun, but sometimes they’re just too cumbersome for the job at hand. A hand saw is the most efficient tool to use in its place. There are many different kinds of hand saws on the market these days, including coping saws, hacksaws, crosscut saws, and dovetail saws. You need to know what […]

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6 Different Types of Chainsaws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

To some people, chainsaws are mostly useful for the bad guys in horror movies when they feel like axes and machetes are too low-tech. For others, they’re a vital part of everyday life: chainsaws can chop wood, clear brush, remove major obstructions, and lop unhealthy limbs from trees. Yet when you’re in need of a […]

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types of miter saw

3 Different Types of Miter Saws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

With all the saw choices out there, things can get quite confusing. Even if you have, it narrowed down to knowing you need a new miter saw there are still decisions to make. Miter saws are an extremely functional took, and if you are doing almost any type of woodwork, you will likely need to […]

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