Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw - Which is Right for Your Needs

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw – Which one to Choose?

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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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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Miter Saw vs Circular Saw - Which is Best for Your Needs

Miter Saw vs Circular Saw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

You’ve got the woodworking bug bad and are ready for the next major tool purchase.  A circular saw has the rugged, manly power associated with electric saws, but the miter saw might be able to make you look like a real woodworking authority. Assuming you aren’t going to spring for both, at least not right […]

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a worm drive saw being used

Worm Drive Saw vs Circular Saw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

When we ask whether to buy a worm-drive saw or a circular saw, what we’re really asking is whether to buy a worm-drive saw or a sidewinder saw. This is because worm drive saws and sidewinder saws are both circular saws. They are just two different types of circular saws. What separates those two classes […]

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Track Saw vs Cordless Circular Saw - Which is Best for Your Project

Track Saw vs Cordless Circular Saw: Which to Choose?

The question of whether to by a track saw versus a cordless circular saw comes down to one thing, really. How accurate a cut do you need? That’s really it. The difference between the two comes down to that track saws are a specialized kind of cordless circular saws that operate along a track to […]

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corded vs cordless reciprocating saw

Corded vs Cordless Reciprocating Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

A reciprocating saw is a powered saw that replicates the sawing action used by manual saws. The motor pushes and pulls the blade across the material that you’re trying to saw. The action is quite a bit different than a circular saw, which gets its cutting power from spinning an arbor onto which a cutting […]

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reciprocating saw

How Does A Reciprocating Saw Work? Explained

The pushmi-pullyu (pronounced “push-me-pull-you”), popularized in the stories about Doctor Dolittle . was a gazelle-unicorn cross that had two heads, one at each end of its body.  It would walk in either direction, pushing or pulling as the case might be.  A reciprocating saw is a machine-powered saw that creates a cutting action through a push-and-pull […]

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Grizzly G1023RL blade

Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw Review

Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw – A Quick Look Power and precision Grizzly G1023RL buyers are happy with the marriage of power and precision in this cabinet table saw. The 3HP motor provides more than enough oomph to cut through the hardest of woods and most saws arrive so well-calibrated that users find little room […]

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Jigsaw vs Circular Saw Which is Right for Your Needs

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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Scroll Saw vs Jigsaw Which is Best for Your Needs

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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