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The Fine Furniture Project: Using your circular saw for long or controlled cuts

The Fine Furniture Project: Using your circular saw for long or controlled cuts

Usually, you will have no issues using your circular saw to perform rough or cross-cuts on a range of materials. While this is fine when cutting lumber frames or borders, however, what happens when...

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CMT FASTX4 Hole Saw System

CMT FASTX4 Hole Saw System

While you probably don't think about one until you need it, when in use, you likely have a love-hate relationship with the hole saw. Hole saws generally make quick--or at least quicker--work of what...

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DeWalt Brushless Chainsaw

DeWalt Brushless Chainsaw

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Electric chainsaws are nothing new. DeWalt, however, has a new battery-operated version that offers serious performance potential. The key to this chainsaw being the real deal and suitable for...

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Infinity Cutting Tools Track Master Track Saw Blades

Infinity Cutting Tools Track Master Track Saw Blades

Replacing your track saw blade can be expensive and less than convenient since they are specialized and aren't as readily available as conventional saw blades. This saw blade hopes to change that...

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Improving the Sawhorse

Improving the Sawhorse

The sawhorse is pretty iconic. This simple device comes in a variety of styles and materials, but unless you're buying something fancy, they're all pretty much the same. That doesn't mean you have to...

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EDMA Straticut 230 Laminate Flooring Cutter

EDMA Straticut 230 Laminate Flooring Cutter

EDMA has a tool that makes cutting laminate flooring easy. Instead of using a powered saw that makes a lot of dust and noise, the Straticut 230 uses lever and a single large blade. EDMA states the...

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Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Making big cuts? Skilsaw's new Sawsquatch (SPT70WM-22) features a 10 1/4 in. blade, so it can handle a 4x4, for example, with one cut. It's powered by Skilsaw's 15-amp Dual-Field motor that Skilsaw...

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Custom-Made Miter-Saw Stop Makes Repeat Cuts Easier

Custom-Made Miter-Saw Stop Makes Repeat Cuts Easier

If you need to cut a bunch of pieces to the same length on your miter saw, you could go out and spend a couple-hundred dollars on an elaborate miter-saw stand with a built-in stop, but there's a better way.

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Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

A comfortable cutting bench for your miter saw and a solid, flat work surface for stacking and assembling headers and rough openings are essential for framing walls accurately, safely, and efficiently

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Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

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If you're cutting a postform laminate countertop in the field, you could try freehanding the awkward cuts and hope you don't screw it up, but there's a better way.  

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IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuildings Justin Fink

IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuilding's Justin Fink

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Justin talks with Mark and Theresa Clement about upcoming Project House videos, quick tips, and more

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide

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If you need to make a quick rip on a piece of lumber, you could hunt around for your tablesaw, but there's a better way.

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Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

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East Coast vs. West Coast and lefty vs. righty are not the only factors here. Which type of circular saw do you use on the job site and why?

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How To Make a Reciprocating-Saw Blade Guide Block

How To Make a Reciprocating-Saw Blade Guide Block

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This simple tip will help you cut studs more-accurately when making new rough openings in existing walls.

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How to Stop Sawdust from Binding Up a Holesaw

How to Stop Sawdust from Binding Up a Holesaw

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Chuck Miller shares a tip on how to evacuate sawdust from a holesaw without pulling the saw in and out of the cut.

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Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

Make A Custom Hole Saw To Remove Stripped Screws

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Tired of scrapping good wood when a stripped screw won't budge? Chuck Miller shares a tip for using, of all things, an old golf club to painlessly pull stubborn screws.

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First Look: DeWalts New 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

First Look: DeWalt's New 12-in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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From Black & Decker University, Towson, MD – Yesterday DeWalt launched their new 12-in. sliding compound miter saw. The new tool, model DWS780, is a replacement for the DW718 we reviewed as...

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AX-Cat

AX-Cat

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Bowser clears huricane damage in a day

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How To Form Small Concrete Projects The Easy Way

How To Form Small Concrete Projects The Easy Way

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You may be surprised at the tool Chuck Miller uses to make sure his concrete pour goes as smoothly as possible.

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