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a chainsaw chain

Best Chainsaw Chains for Cutting Hardwood & Firewood 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

Not only can getting the right chainsaw chain save you time on common tasks, it can save you a lot of frustration. The best chains hold their edges for a long time, and they cut through hardwood and firewood like it’s butter. Of course, not all chains work well, and there’s a wide variety of […]

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a chainsaw helmet

Best Chainsaw Helmets 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

Helmets are one of the most vital pieces of safety equipment needed when you are using a chainsaw. Many people don’t use them, though, because they are costly. Every helmet is different, so it is essential for you to know what features you need, and what features you can live without. Your list of necessary […]

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a crosscut saw

Best Crosscut Saws 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

Crosscut saws are used to cut across the grain of wood, which makes them great for felling trees around your home. There are different types of crosscut saws and even more features, lengths, and brands. We have reviewed many saws and will be providing you with a list of six that we think you’ll like. […]

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a chainsaw glove

Best Chainsaw Gloves 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

Proper protection is essential whenever you’re using any kind of power tool. However, chainsaw use requires some particular items that are unique to that activity, such as chainsaw gloves. These gloves are unlike all other types of gloves, and different from each other. Each one has its own safety features, and it can be confusing […]

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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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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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