Saws

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

Proper Hacksaw Blade Installation

Learn how to get the best cutting results from your hacksaw. Hacksaws are designed to cut in one direction, and reversing the blade will decrease the cutting speed.

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.

  • 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.

  • How to Change a Circular Saw Blade

    Is your circular saw blade dull? The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, tells you the signs of a dull saw blade and how to change the blade on…

  • Circular Saw Guide

    Cut boards faster, easier and more accurately with this cutting guide. It works for both square cuts and angle cuts and helps you find the angle…