Learn how to use woodworking tools to get better results on your diy projects.
How to Use a Wood Chisel
A sharp wood chisel can cut mortises, shave rough surfaces, chop out corners and scrape off glue. We'll demonstrate these techniques and show you how to sharpen your chisel. The wood chisel is an indispensable member of your tool set. We'll show you how to get the most out of it.
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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 your next woodworking project. You'll be able to cut extra long, extra wide and extra thick wood without any problems.
How to Use a Power Planer
This article shows you how to get the most out of your power planer. Use it for leveling joists, making stubborn doors close easily and for building projects in your workshop. We'll demonstrate time-tested tips and techniques for using this important tool.
Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools
Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools—a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.
Building a Drum Sander Table
Improvise a low-cost drum sander using your drill press and a custom sanding table with dust collection. Build it in an hour from scrap wood.
Table Saw Tips and Techniques
With these five easy-to-make accessories, your portable table saw can rip long boards safely, crosscut wide boards accurately, make repetitive cuts and dadoes fast and easily and more. It'll perform more like its big brother, the stationary table saw. And better, you can pull out the saw and accessories and set up shop wherever you want.
How to Use a Jigsaw
A jigsaw is the grand master of cutting shapes in a variety of materials. All you need is the right blade. We'll show you how to use this versatile power tool for cutting intricate shapes and for making compound and bevel cuts in boards and other materials.
How to Use a Bench-Top Planer
Learn to use a bench-top planer correctly and avoid common problems like tearout, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive rough-sawn boards, and create custom thicknesses for woodworking projects.
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 the best results.