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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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How To Measure a Chainsaw Bar

When it’s time to replace the chain on your chainsaw you’ll need to know the length of the chain.  If you don’t know, can’t find the owner’s manual for your chainsaw, or if the chain is broken or lost, you’ll need to measure the bar the chain goes on.  With this information, you can get […]

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electric vs gas chain saw overview

Electric vs Gas Chainsaws – Which is Right For Your Needs?

There is no doubt that chainsaws can make quick work of projects that would have taken all day with a hand saw. First patented in early 1900s San Francisco, the first chainsaws were created with the intention of cutting down the area’s massive redwood trees – a near impossibility for hand tools! Technology for both […]

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Corded vs cordless

Corded vs Cordless Circular Saws – Which One’s Right for You?

Making a decision between corded or cordless does not apply just to circular saws, but instead to all saws. Many favor battery-operated power and those that love dragging a cord around a job site all day. Each of these saws has its positives and negatives, but both should be able to get the job done. […]

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Grizzly G0690 lever

Grizzly G0690 vs G1023RL: Which One’s Best?

The Grizzly G0690 and G1023RL are both cabinet table saws aimed at professionals and woodworking enthusiasts alike. Both are big, heavy, sturdy machines with 3HP engines and identical tabletops. Both have riving knives and blade guards, similar cutting capabilities, and both would be the centerpiece of any accomplished hobbyist’s shop. Most table saw users would […]

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Single Bevel vs Double Bevel Miter Saws - Which One s Right for You

Single vs Double Bevel Miter Saws – Which is Best For Your Needs?

Maximizing the accuracy and efficiency of your cuts is a common goal amongst beginners and expert craftsmen alike. If you’re working on any job that requires angled cuts, a bevel miter saw is the surest way to achieve these consistent results. Essential for cabinetry, molding, and detail work, a bevel miter saw is often used […]

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using a chop-saw

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw: Which One To Choose?

Some people will say that a chop saw and a miter saw are the same. Although they have a lot of similarities, these saws are not the same. A chop saw and a miter saw have their strengths and weaknesses and depending on your task at hand, one of these two saws will be the […]

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10-Inch vs 12-Inch Miter Saw Which One's Right for You

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 7¼ inches all the way up to 20 inches (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 before […]

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Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw - Which is Right for Your Needs

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw – Which One to Choose?

Choosing between a reciprocating saw or a jigsaw is a tough choice. They both are chart-toppers for versatility and are excellent options for the average homeowner and the professional handyman. Although there is 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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