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

You want to know the difference between a sabre saw and a jigsaw.  What about the saber saw?  As you will soon see, you can’t answer these questions unless you also talk about the scroll saw and the reciprocating saw.  It’s a whole family of saws, and just like family trees can be messy, so […]

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Scroll Saw vs Band Saw - Which is Best for Your Needs

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

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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Skill Saw vs. Circular Saw

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

What’s in a name? That’s a question that comes to mind when pondering the meaning of your own given name. What does it mean to be called Randolph? How about Peter? What does it say about you to be called Edwin? A similar question pops up when the question is raised whether a saw is […]

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how to cut crown molding using a miter saw

How To Cut Crown Molding Using A Miter Saw

Crown molding is an all-encompassing term for a large family of moldings that are used to put the finishing touches on a room where the walls and ceiling meet.  Molding isn’t placed flat against either the wall or the ceiling.  Instead, it extends across both at an angle, creating a hollow triangle in the space […]

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jigsaw

How Does A Jigsaw Work?

What is a jigsaw, how does it work, and how do you use it?  Glad ya asked!  Read on and all shall be revealed. What a jigsaw is A jigsaw is an electrically powered saw, either corded or battery operated, that drives a narrow, metal blade in a rapid up-and-down motion for cutting through wood, […]

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circular saw blade teeth

How To Sharpen A Circular Saw Blade

Circular saw blades can be expensive.  If you’d like to extend their life and get your money’s worth out of them, a few minutes spent sharpening them is well worth your time.  To sharpen them by hand you’ll need a table clamp and a file.  For most blades, you’ll need a diamond file to get […]

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circular saw

How Does A Circular Saw Work?

Circular saws, sometimes known as skill saws, are popular tools widely used by professional carpenters, builders, home enthusiasts, shop classes, and any place where construction or fast cutting is needed.  They are electrically powered, usually with an electrical cord getting power from a wall socket or generator.  You can use them to cut anything from […]

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rear of the chainsaw

How To Start A Chainsaw

Starting a chainsaw can seem like quite the chore if you’re new to using them, or if you’ve worn yourself out pulling on the rope.  But don’t despair, there is a simple, easy to follow, step-by-step method that will work on almost any chainsaw on the market.  Follow these steps and you’ll be able to […]

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men sharpening the chainsaw

How To Sharpen A Chainsaw

When the chain on your chainsaw gets dull, it won’t cut properly, burns the wood, overheats the chain, and takes an extraordinarily long time to cut wood.  If you learn how to sharpen it yourself, you’ll keep your chainsaw operating at peak efficiency and get more done.  Sharpening the chain only takes a few minutes […]

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