Saws

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…

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  • 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 Tips

    Circular saws are the go-to tool for crosscutting and ripping lumber and plywood. But a circular saw's strengths don't stop there. You can cut…