Use a Reciprocating-Saw Blade to Mark Circular Holescomments (1) April 24th, 2014 in Blogs
Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller
Brian Everest from Nelson, B.C., knows how to put together an emergency compass. Here's what you need: a Sawzall blade, a drywall screw, a way to put the screw in, and a pencil. I'm going to run the screw through the hole in the tang of our blade and drive it into the ceiling where I want the center of my hole. Then all I have to do is put my pencil point in the tooth on the blade that matches the radius of the hole we need to cut, rotate the blade around the screw with the pencil in that tooth, and I've got my cut line.
That's a great tip, Brian. Thank you for sending it to us.
Attention all tipsters!
We're looking for any smart idea that would make a great There's a Better Way Video or that could be featured in the Tips & Techniques department in Fine Homebuilding magazine.
We pay for any tips that get published
Plus, browse 30 years of great ideas in our Reader Tips department.
posted in: Blogs, measuring and marking tools
Built on a bench and finished with stock moldings, these panels don’t lose any points for style read more
If you have a tip that you would like to share, visit our new Readers Quick Tips blog to post text, photos, and links to videos. Or, send us an email at: email@example.com
About this Blog
Have your ever been frustrated building something and mumbled to yourself, "There's got to be a better way"? Then we've got just what you need.
Watch our There's a Better Way videos to see Fine Homebuilding editor-at-large Chuck Miller demonstrate his favorite tips sent in by readers like you.
If you've got your own creative solution to a home-building problem, post it in our submit a tip blog, or email it to Fine Homebuilding, and we might put it in the magazine or in one of these videos. Thanks!