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?

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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Corded vs cordless

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

It’s an age-old tool inventory conflict. Do you buy a tool that gets its power from a dedicated cord or one that gets its power from a battery? That is the question. The answer is very rarely as simple as advocating one over the other because it always falls to what you, the tool user, […]

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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 the woodworking enthusiast. Both are big, heavy, sturdy machines with 3HP engines and the same size and quality table tops. Both have riving knives and blade guards, nearly identical cutting capabilities, and both would be the centerpiece of any accomplished hobbyist’s shop. If […]

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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?

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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using a chop-saw

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw: Which One To Choose?

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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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 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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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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