Get advice on saws and find guides for getting perfect cuts.

Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

Make furniture-quality cuts with a circular saw with these inexpensive DIY saw guides. Make both from medium-density fiberboard in just a few hours, then use them for years.

Saws projects

  • Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

    Circular saws are great for cutting plywood and 2x's, but you can also cut everything from logs to concrete to steel beams with the right blade…

  • Reciprocating Saw Uses

    Reciprocating saws make demolition easier and more fun. You can struggle and rip it out with a variety of crowbars and hacksaws or you can use a…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Circular Saw Safety Tips

    The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will share tips that will keep you and your fingers safe when using a circular saw.

  • How to Cut a Wide Board With a Miter Saw

    The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut boards that are wider than what your miter saw was designed for.

  • Table Saw Tips and Techniques

    Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips,…

  • Retrofit a Miter Saw With a Laser

    Install an accurate laser cutting guide on your miter saw in five minutes. It’s a cool add-on.

  • Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

    Learn how to use a circular saw safely and effectively. These pro tips and techniques will help you build everything from a few shelves to a…

  • Portable Table Saw Reviews

    We tested seven of the most popular portable table saws for DIYers. These portable table saw reviews compare rip capacity, adjustable fences,…

  • How to Sharpen a Chain Saw

    Is your dull chain saw blade burning and bucking its way through the wood? It's a slow way to cut. It's also a dangerous way to cut. Here's how…

  • Circular Saw Review: What are the Best Circular Saws?

    The Editors of Family Handyman put 13 circular saws to the test in this review of features and performance.