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  1. 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 reciprocating saw and just cut it free. It's the ultimate demolition tool. Windows, walls, plumbing, doors and more—just cut and toss. Here's how to get the most out of your reciprocating saw.

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  1. How to Sharpen a Chain Saw

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    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 to sharpen your chain saw blade and cut more quickly—and avoid messy chain saw accidents.

  2. Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips

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    Adapt your sawhorses to make workbenches, scaffolding supports, cutting surfaces, outfeed tables, paint racks and other useful helpers in your shop or garage.

  3. Proper Hacksaw Blade Installation

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    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.

  4. Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

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    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.

  5. Choose the Right Hole Saw for Your Project

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    An expert tells you how to drill large holes in wood and metal faster and better with carbon steel or bi-metal hole saws. Choose the correct hole saw for the job at hand; it doesn't have to be the most expensive.

  6. How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

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    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 the best results.

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