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40 Free Scroll Saw Patterns for Beginners & Advanced Woodworkers

A scroll saw is generally not an everyday type of tool, but it’s great to have around if you want to turn a mundane, basic wood project into something special. We found some simple pattern projects that you can make with your scroll saw right now, as well as some advanced patterns for experienced users. […]

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7 Different Types of Table Saws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

Choosing the right style of table saw will make your work faster, safer, and more efficient – whether the projects you have in mind are fine woodworking, DIY, or construction. Operating as the central pivot of any workshop, you’ll find yourself returning to this versatile and practical piece of equipment time and time again. Each […]

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types of circular saws and their uses

9 Different Types of Circular Saws & Their Uses (with Pictures)

Circular saws are the invaluable bread and butter of the woodworking world. Economical, portable, and able to make anything from long rip cuts to quick-and-dirty miters and bevels, no carpenter ever wants to be caught without one. But while we all agree circular saws are awesome, there’s more debate when it comes to the various […]

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6 Table Saw Uses – What Can It Be Used For?

In its most basic form, a table saw consists of a rotary sawblade poking through the center of a flat worktable. Equipped with fences and guides, its primary purpose is to cut solid wood or manmade boards into more manageable sizes. Given this simple function, why has the table saw become such a centerpiece of […]

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Different types of saws

21 Different Types of Saws & Their Uses – Which is Right For You?

Whether using hand tools or power tools for your next woodworking or metal project, there’s no getting around one essential: the humble saw. As one of the essential tools of every woodworker’s arsenal, choosing the right saw for the job will make your projects easier and more satisfying. To give you a head start on […]

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a tile saw for the money

Best Tile Saws for the Money 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

A poor quality tile saw will transform a heap of chipped and broken tiles into a growing graveyard of worthless scrap. Everyone wants clean and straight tile cuts, free of chips and wavering edges. If you invest in the wrong machine, you’ll waste enough tile to exceed the cost of what you thought you saved […]

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scroll saw

Best Scroll Saws 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

The scroll saw is an essential tool for making precise, decorative cuts in wood. You may be familiar with scroll saws from shop class in high school, but when it comes to picking the right one to purchase for yourself, there are many things to consider. What is throat length? How much throat length do […]

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A table saw fence

Best Table Saw Fences 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Few things are more frustrating than feeding a board through a table saw only to have it veer off course, resulting in a less-than-straight cut. Although most table saws come equipped with a rip fence, the stock units often leave much to be desired. If you’re tired of measuring the distance from your blade on […]

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A rolling miter saw stand

Best Miter Saw Stands of 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews

Plain and simple, the miter stand is designed to increase the utility of your saw. The right product will make the process of using your tool as intuitive and seamless as possible. From height adjustment to portability, to accommodating different material lengths, the perfect miter stand can handle just about anything. Unfortunately, the wrong stand […]

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a portable jobsite table saw

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saws – Reviews & Top Picks 2020

When you think of a jobsite table saw, portability and convenience immediately come to mind. If it was as simple as choosing based on those two factors, picking out the best table saw to take with you would be a breeze! But after years of on-the-job work with saws both great and not so great, […]

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