Will DEWALT Batteries Fit Ryobi Tools?

Will DEWALT Batteries Fit Ryobi Tools

We all know the square peg in a round hole analogy, and when discussing the use of one manufacturer’s battery packs in another manufacturer’s power tools, it may very well be an apt one.  Is compatibility a problem?  Are they …

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Are Kobalt And DEWALT Batteries Interchangeable?

Are Kobalt and DEWALT Batteries Interchangeable

Lithium-ion power tool batteries (such as those from DeWALT and Kobalt) have revolutionized job sites by eliminating the need for long cords and enhancing portability and efficiency. While not crucial for home workshops, they offer convenience for commonly used cordless …

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How Does a Track Saw Work?

How Does a Track Saw Work

Track saws have an enclosed blade on the saw that has a base with runners that fit inside the grooves of a track; the grooves of the track hold the saw as it is moved along the track to cut …

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What is a Combination Square Used For?

What is a Combination Square Used For

In woodworking, it is essential that the piece you are building is square, no matter the piece.  Think of your house; if the framing wasn’t square, if the door frames weren’t square, if the room’s corners weren’t square, what a …

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How Does a Festool Domino Work?

Festool Domino

 If your woodworking projects are more advanced, something beyond a simple miter cut and corners for a picture frame, you are likely familiar with a mortise and tenon joint.  Maybe you made a new dining room table with turned legs …

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What is The Scroll Saw Used For?

Scroll Saw

Your home woodworking shop undoubtedly has a power saw or two or three, whether a table, circular, or band saw.  If you are a new woodworker, though, your power tools list is probably short.  But, if you are an experienced …

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What is a Bar Clamp Used For?

What is a Bar Clamp Used For

We’ve written previously about clamps and clamping wood being joined with glue. Among the clamps, we wrote about in that piece is the bar clamp, an indispensable clamp in your woodworking shop if you are going to be making a …

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Can Bandsaws Cut Metal?

Can Bandsaws Cut Metal

A bandsaw is a power saw with a long, sharp metal blade in the form of a continuous band with very sharp teeth that rounds about two wheels, one of which is powered.  The constant turning of the band forms …

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What is a Woodworking Card Scraper?

What is a Woodworking Card Scraper

Card scrapers are exactly what the name implies – cards you use to scrape wood.  Why would you want to do that, though?  What about a planer or a joiner?  And what about sandpaper? Good questions, and we’ll try to …

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What Does Dual Bevel Mean on a Miter Saw?

What Does Dual Bevel Mean on a Miter Saw

Miter saws are commonly found in woodworking shops and are usually on the list of necessary power tools to outfit a new shop with from the start.  Easy to use, quick to cut, they are essential if you will be …

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What is an Awl Used For In Woodworking?

What Is An Awl Used For In Woodworking

Of all the tools in your woodworking shop, the awl is among the simplest.  That pun was intended, too. A simple tool with the simplest of purposes, an awl is a point-making tool similar to an ice pick that is …

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What Clamps Do I Need For Woodworking?

What Clamps Do I Need For Woodworking

Power tools are cool, and the home woodworking shop enthusiast usually starts with the list of them they think they need to get underway.  Table saw, compound miter saw, sander, planer, drill – most lists start with these. Clamps are …

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Where Are Laguna Table Saws Made?

Where Are Laguna Table Saws Made?

Among the many manufacturers of table saws in all forms and fashion is Laguna. While many woodworkers, DIY or professional, are familiar with the DeWalt name in table saws, Laguna has been manufacturing highly regarded table saws for more than …

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Carcass Saw vs Dovetail Saw

Carcass Saw vs Dovetail Saw

Just how many kinds of saws are there? That’s an excellent question, and the saws you have in your home woodworking shop will depend on the types and size of projects you pursue.  A casual list-making task came up with …

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