Festool Granat vs Rubin Sandpaper

Festool Granat vs Rubin

We all know what abrasives are and the role they play in our woodworking projects.  Abrasives have been used for millennia, going back to our ancestors who used stones to shape and sharpen tools and weapons.  We know that sandpaper …

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How To Put SawStop in Bypass Mode

How To Put Sawstop in Bypass Mode

Power tools are dangerous, and extreme caution is required when operating them.  Even the smallest and simplest power tool can draw blood if you aren’t careful, and that is to be avoided.   I remember so clearly Mr. Davis’s accident in …

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How Thick a Piece of Wood Can a Scroll Saw Cut?

How Thick a Piece of Wood Can a Scroll Saw Cut

What sort of woodworking projects interest you?  How well equipped is your woodworking shop?  Are your projects simple and straightforward, or are they involved, advanced, and intricate? In past pieces we’ve written about saw inventory in the home woodworking shop.  …

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Double Square vs Combination Square

Double Square vs Combination Square

We all know what a right angle is, right?  It’s the standard by which all woodworkers build anything.  It’s 90 degrees, one corner of a box that has four of them.  Cabinet doors fit and look well and even, windows …

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Will DEWALT Batteries Fit Porter Cable

Will DEWALT Batteries Fit Porter Cable

Did you know that DEWALT, Black & Decker, Craftsman, Porter Cable, and more top power tool brands are all owned by the same company?  That parent company is Stanley Black & Decker.   The American Stanley Black & Decker is an …

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Who Makes Rikon Band Saws?

Who Makes Rikon Band Saws

Is it bandsaw or band saw?  And what is a band saw, anyway?  With so many types of saws to choose from for the home woodworking shop, where does a band saw fit on the list of must-haves?  And, who …

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What To Do With Old Circular Saw Blades

What To Do With Old Circular Saw Blades

Most every town has a recycling center or program today.  We’re urged to recycle paper, glass, and plastic.  There are specific ways to dispose of ion batteries, cathode ray tubes, computer screens, and more. Metals are not usually included in …

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Which Starrett Combination Square To Buy

Which Starrett Combination Square To Buy

The single most important thing in woodworking project success is an accurate measurement.  “Measure twice, cut once” is more than just a cute saying in carpentry, and means a project is more than likely to turn out well for you. …

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Different Types of Woodworking Squares

Different Types Of Woodworking Squares

The world of woodworking is filled with squares, and we don’t mean the woodworker, although some may be a bit square.  Squares are indispensable tools in the home woodworking shop and all carpentry work, as well as at construction job …

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Who Owns Ridgid Tools?

Ridgid Tools

If I own a mutual fund that has Google in its portfolio, does that mean I own Google?  Or at least a tiny, tiny part of Google?  That would be cool Ownership can sometimes be complicated, though, especially when you …

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6 Portable Bandsaw Practical Uses: From Metal to Woodwork

What is a Portable Band Saw Used For

Portable band saws are distinguished by their ability to perform complex cuts that other saws can’t do as efficiently. Whether it’s resizing structural steel in construction, cutting pipes in plumbing, or crafting decorative metalwork, these saws offer unparalleled precision. What …

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What Size Miter Saw Should I Buy? (10″ Vs. 12″)

What Size Miter Saw Do I Need

When selecting a miter saw, understanding the various types and their capabilities is crucial. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide on choosing the most suitable miter saw size for your woodworking needs. From the compact 10-inch saws ideal …

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How Many Watts Does a Reciprocating Saw Use?

How Many Watts Does a Reciprocating Saw Use

Ever wondered about the power behind your trusty reciprocating saw? Understanding its wattage is key to maximizing efficiency and ensuring you have the right tool for the job. In this article, I’ll break down the watts a reciprocating saw uses …

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