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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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reciprocating saw

How Does A Reciprocating Saw Work? Explained

The pushmi-pullyu (pronounced “push-me-pull-you”), popularized in the stories about Doctor Dolittle . was a gazelle-unicorn cross that had two heads, one at each end of its body.  It would walk in either direction, pushing or pulling as the case might be.  A reciprocating saw is a machine-powered saw that creates a cutting action through a push-and-pull […]

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Grizzly G1023RL blade

Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw Review

Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw – A Quick Look Power and precision Grizzly G1023RL buyers are happy with the marriage of power and precision in this cabinet table saw. The 3HP motor provides more than enough oomph to cut through the hardest of woods and most saws arrive so well-calibrated that users find little room […]

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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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chop caw vs miter saw

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

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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Jigsaw vs Circular Saw Which is Right for Your Needs

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

Jigsaws and circular saws. Both saws – how different can they be? Although there is some overlap in their capabilities, saying they are the same is like saying dinner at a fine French restaurant is the same as dinner at the golden arches. Both food – how different can they be? True, they do both […]

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Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw - Which is Right for Your Needs

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw – Which is Right for Your Needs?

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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Scroll Saw vs Jigsaw Which is Best for Your Needs

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

Your creative juices are flowing and you need a little saw to bring your visions to life. You assumed you’d get a jigsaw – everyone seems to have one but you – but then you heard about a scroll saw and are intrigued. Although it’s the scroll saw that looks like a sewing machine, it’s […]

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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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