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 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…
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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…
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…
Choose the Right Hole Saw for Your Project
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…
Proper Hacksaw Blade Installation
Learn how to get the best cutting results from your hacksaw. Hacksaws are designed to cut in one direction, and reversing the blade will…
Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips
Adapt your sawhorses to make workbenches, scaffolding supports, cutting surfaces, outfeed tables, paint racks and other useful helpers in your…
Top 10 Chain Saw Tips
Chain saws are handy, hard-working tools. They can also be unwieldy and dangerous. These are our favorite tips for safe and effective chain…
Best in DIY Sliding Miter Saws
We review 8 popular brands of 10-in. sliding compound miter saws, along with some features to look out for when shopping for your own.
How to Use a Bandsaw: Essential Bandsaw Tips & Tricks
Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert, help you achieve much better…