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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safety equipments

How To Cut Down A Tree With A Chainsaw

Cutting down a tree is referred to as felling  it.  When you’re felling a tree, you can’t go out and just start cutting.  There are several important things to consider before you begin that part of the job.  These are safety, the direction the tree will fall, your escape route, and how to cut. Safety […]

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scroll saw

How Does A Scroll Saw Work

Scroll saws are used for fine woodworking where you want the speed and power of an electrical saw combined with the precision of a fine handheld blade or Exacto knife.  They have a very slender blade that moves up-and-down at between 400 to 1,800 strokes per minute.  Although most people think of scroll saws being […]

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table saw supplies

How To Make A Table Saw Fence

A table saw fence, or ripping fence, is a long guide used to keep a piece of wood properly aligned when you’re making long straight cuts, usually along the grain of the wood.  We’ll guide you through the process of making a simple fence. Supplies To build this fence you’ll need; a jigsaw, a 2×4 […]

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crosscut sled

How To Build A Table Saw Sled 101

A table saw sled is also known as a crosscut sled.  As the name implies, it is a tool for safely making perfect crosscuts on a table saw time after time after time.  The emphasis here is on safety.  Crosscuts are typically made on short pieces of wood which makes them dangerous because the end […]

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