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

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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 Tricks

    We'll show you handy tips and techniques for using your table saw. Use these accessories to help you make clean, straight and safe cuts on…

  • DIY Table Saw Table

    This DIY table saw table is the perfect solution for cutting long boards or big sheets of plywood. It's also a handy workbench with storage…

  • How to Build a Miter Saw Table

    Miter saw stands are an essential, but expensive accessory for carpenters. Instead of buying one, save money and get a more versatile work…

  • How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts

    Learn how to use a circular saw to quickly and accurately cut long boards and plywood. Plus, we've included plans for a handy cutting guide…

  • Crosscuts With a Table Saw Sled

    A table saw sled makes crosscuts safe, simple and accurate. You can quickly make precise right angle cuts time after time. You can build one in…

  • How to Use a Spiral Saw on Drywall

    Cut openings in drywall faster, easier and more accurately with a spiral saw. It'll speed up drywall hanging and cut taping time too,…

  • How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

    Want perfect end cuts every time? We'll show you how to get them on your table saw. Follow these tips, tricks and techniques to make straight…

  • How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

    Cutting clean holes with hole saws requires a little skill and practice. Here are the key techniques that will make the task safer and give you…

  • How to Make Perfect Cuts With Circular and Miter Saws

    Cut cleaner and safer with your miter saw and circular saw. Take the worry out of making tough cuts like plunge cuts and miter cuts on wide…

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