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  1. Top Trim Carpentry Tools

    Pro-quality finish work is a lot easier with the right tools —and they don't have to be expensive. Check out a master carpenter's list of must-have hand and power tools .

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  1. How to Use a Wood Chisel

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    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.

  2. Circular Saw Tips and Tricks

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    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 or the right type of saw.

  3. Retrofit a Miter Saw With a Laser

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    Install an accurate laser cutting guide on your miter saw in five minutes. It’s a cool add-on.

  4. Tool Tips: The Editor's Favorites

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    The Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman shares tips from the many pros he's worked with and from his own years of woodworking and home improvement.

  5. Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools

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    Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools —a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.

  6. Benefits of a Track Saw

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    Track saws make long, precise cuts faster and better than table saws and circular saws . They are light and portable, don't need clamps and set up quickly and accurately.

  7. Circular Saw Tips

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    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 nearly anything with a circular saw provided you use the right blade. Here are some of our favorite techniques for cutting wood more efficiently and cutting ...

  8. Making Circular Saw Cuts

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    Circular saws can do more than just rough framing. With the techniques in this article you can make perfect angle, miter and even compound miter cuts.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip - Circular Saws

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    FromBobVila.com

    If those holiday gift cards are burning a hole in your pocket, a good circular saw is something you really shouldn't ...

  2. Woodworking Chisels - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    No woodworker’s toolbox is complete without a set of chisels . If you’re just getting started on do-it-yourself woodworking, here’s what you need to know about choosing and using chisels .

  3. Types of Chisels - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Chisels are sharp-edged metal tools used to cut stone, wood, or metal, and they have a spectacularly long lineage. In fact, today’s chisel would probably be quite recognizable to an ancient Egyptian or Roman.

  4. Blacksmithing Ancient Egyptian Copper Chisels

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Tina and I were asked to make copper chisels for a television show about Ancient Egypt (here is the show; oddly, I haven't seen it yet so I don't know where the chisels play. We also built a lot of the sets and props for the reenactment parts and the Pharaoh statue was molded off my mug!!! :). The ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Choose a Power Drill

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    Power drills are among the most common household tool, and are probably the first tools purchased by do-it-yourselfers. Get the right one for your needs.

  2. Cabinet Installation Primer

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Before you begin installing cabinets, get advice on tools and basic skills.

  3. Caulking Gaps for Smooth Seams

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Travis Larson, from the Family Handyman magazine, explains how to caulk joints between wood and drywall to get a smooth finish.

  4. How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Paul Ryan provides tips for removing a dated popcorn-textured ceiling.

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Blog Posts

  1. Which Circular Saw Should I Buy?

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Circular saws are available in either corded or cordless models. Each of these power tools have their advantages and disadvantages. Which circular saw is best for you depends on your project or work load.

  2. Bosch CCS180 Circular Saw Review

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Bosch CCS180K 6-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Lithium Circular Saw Blade Kit Every carpenter I know owns a circular saw but not all own a cordless one. Cordless circular saws have been out for years. I’m a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. Hitachi 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw C18DSL

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  4. DEWALT 20V 6-1/2 Cordless Circular Saw DCS391

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  5. How to Use a Jigsaw

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    The jigsaw is one of the versatile power tools available and every beginning DIYer should own one

  6. Alarm Clock Halloween Pumpkin

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Time's running out! Carve this Alarm Clock Halloween Pumpkin

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