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22 Handy Hints for Getting the Most Out of Your Miter Saw

A miter saw is a must for any home workshop, and these seriously smart tips and tricks will show you how to use it in ways you’ve never thought of before.

Get Precise Circular Saw Cuts With This Simple Hack

In less than a minute you can get precise cuts with your circular saw.


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Portable Laptop Computer Stand

Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and $10 in materials.


DIY Table Saw Table

Build this take-down table saw table to make the perfect work station for a DIYer with limited garage space.

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How to Make a Box Joint Jig

Take your woodworking to the next level with this simple jig. All you need are some miter gauges, plywood and...


Choose the Right Hole Saw for Your Project

Tips for drilling big holes in wood and metal


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How to Use a Circular Saw: Long Cuts

Learn how to safely saw boards freehand, cut plywood with a straightedge guide and build a ripping jig for accurate...


How to Make Perfect Cuts With Circular and Miter Saws

Don't become an emergency room statistic. Master these cuts and do them safely.


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How to Cut a Rabbet Joint with a Table Saw

What are rabbets and how can you use a dado blade on a table saw to create them?


How to Use a Circular Saw

Tips for Smooth, Accurate Cuts


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


How to Properly Use a Hole Saw

Techniques for drilling big holes, deep holes and enlarging existing holes.

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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...


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How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


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How to Cut Panels on a Table Saw

Two miter gauges makes cutting panels on a table saw a cinch. Travis explains how in the video and description...


Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


Reciprocating Saw Uses and Tips

The ultimate remodeling tool—with attitude


How to Use Paste Wax to Lubricate a Table Saw

Using paste wax is the best way to lubricate the top of your table saw, which will help wood pieces...


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How to Use a Power Miter Saw

Cut trim and moldings so they fit like a glove

Structural Screws vs. Lag Screws

Are these new, wimpy-looking structural screws really as good as the old-fashioned, meatier lag screws?


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Best Portable Table Saw Reviews

Our team of experts reviews seven portable table saws that are ideal for DIY home use. We'll help you choose...


How to Cut a Wide Board With a Miter Saw

Watch and learn how to cut a wide board with a miter saw.


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Choosing the Best Circular Saw Blade

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, share some tips on how to choose the best circular saw blade for whatever...


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How to Set Up a Stop Block for Your Miter Saw

If you have several identical cuts to make, a stop block will make it go a lot quicker.


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How to Cut Straight With a Circular Saw

The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how to make perfectly straight cuts with a circular saw.