Category: Power Tools

  • Here Is Why Your Router Bit Keeps Breaking!

    Here Is Why Your Router Bit Keeps Breaking!

    I pulled out a box of router bits because I needed a spare. And guess what? It was a box of broken bits that I had forgotten about. This sent me down a rabbit hole as I looked up the possible reason for router bits breaking, something I had never really thought about before. Here’s…

  • Orbital Vs Belt Sander (Key Differences To Know!)

    Orbital Vs Belt Sander (Key Differences To Know!)

    Today, my wife said commented on why I had so many sanders. She took a look at the two sanders placed in the corner and asked if I could do with just one. “Of course, I need both! One is an orbital sander, and the other one’s a belt sander. So what is the difference…

  • Crosscut sled vs miter saw (My Top Tips You Must Consider)

    Crosscut sled vs miter saw (My Top Tips You Must Consider)

    In intermediate woodworking, one of the most common cuts I have had to make is the crosscut. There are two ways to execute it, I’ve learned. One requires driving wood across a blade, while the other requires the blade to move across the wood. The method I use to make a crosscut dictates the kind…

  • Why Your Jigsaw Does Not Cut Straight (8 Reasons Why)

    Why Your Jigsaw Does Not Cut Straight (8 Reasons Why)

    I have been woodworking since the early 1990s, and I have used a jigsaw predominantly over that time. I used to cut out holes in bench tops for kitchen sinks and I know all too well why I jigsaw doesn’t cut straight. I decided to write down this information to help you out. Your jigsaw…

  • Can You Use A Nail Gun On Cedar Shingles? My Tips

    Can You Use A Nail Gun On Cedar Shingles? My Tips

    Roofing has been one of the toughest things I have done as a woodworker. It was especially tough early on when I used to manually hammer nails into shingles. Eventually, I started using a nail gun and learned that different roofing materials are receptive to it to different extents. You can use a nail gun…

  • Can You Use Router Bits In A Drill? I Tested It

    Can You Use Router Bits In A Drill? I Tested It

    Any time one tool in my workshop stops working, I figure out a use for another tool that I previously didn’t know. And the secret behind that is experimentation. My latest experiment came after my router stopped working randomly. I decided to use a router bit in a drill. You cannot use router bits in…