Q: Browsing through Breaktime, FHB’s online discussion forum, I found a spirited debate about whether cold weather affects the performance and durability of power tools. Most thought that cold has no effect…
We turned a professional crew loose with eight of the toughest sidewinders on the market, and here's what they found out.
Snap a chalkline on the mudsills, and the measuring is done
The usual method of plunge-cutting with a circular saw is to lock in the depth of cut, retract the blade guard and use the leading edge of the baseplate to…
If you don't have an arbor-lock mechanism on your circular saw, a simple operation such as changing blades can be frustrating. The drawing shows a simple technique I've discovered for…
The homemade device shown here is one of those gadgets that makes me wonder the proverbial, "Why didn't I think of that?" Designed by Andrew Kerley, the tool is a triangle…
They didn't believe it, so I cut this one by eye and took out my square to see how close I came.
A sidewinder is the most important tool on the job site, but did anybody ever teach you how to use one safely and effectively?
Q: A friend recently told me to use drain cleaner on my gummed-up circular-saw blades. I tried it, and it worked like a charm—even took the writing off the blade. A…
Although they won't replace corded saws, they've come a long way in size, power and versatility.
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