Category: Power Tools

  • Can A Miter Saw Cut A 4×4? (What You Must Know)

    Can A Miter Saw Cut A 4×4? (What You Must Know)

    So your next project requires you to cut some 4x4s. This is a common question that even I sometimes wonder as I plan and ponder my next job. Can a miter saw cut a 4×4? A miter saw has enough power and the capability of cutting a 4×4. It can be cut in one pass…

  • Is Wood Turning Dangerous? Things You Must Know

    Is Wood Turning Dangerous? Things You Must Know

    A close friend has recently started his own woodworking shop and he has taken an interest in Woodturning. Knowing very little about it he recently asked me; is wood turning dangerous? I shared the following with him. Woodturning is very dangerous and can cause injuries such as dust inhalation, allergies, bruises, deep cuts, broken bones,…

  • 10 Reasons Why Your Bandsaw Blade Keeps Breaking

    10 Reasons Why Your Bandsaw Blade Keeps Breaking

    One of the most commonly used machines in my workshop is the bandsaw. It is such a versatile machine that can do everything from ripping stock to cutting intricate curves. Just a few months back, I was doing a lot of work with the bandsaw and I broke 3 blades within a week. As much…

  • Do You Need A Circular Saw Or Jigsaw For Plywood?

    Do You Need A Circular Saw Or Jigsaw For Plywood?

    One of my first projects, when I started woodworking, was made from plywood. I had everything ready to go, but at that time I only had some basic tools to cut the plywood. Maybe you are in the same situation. Do you need a circular saw or jigsaw for plywood? Both a circular saw and…

  • 10 Reasons Why Your Jigsaw Blade Bends

    No workshop can be without the trusty tool called a jigsaw! They are invaluable for a lot of jobs but can also be frustrating at times. One question I get asked all the time from my friends is why does my jigsaw blade bend? A jigsaw blade will bend due to the following reasons: In…

  • Can A Circular Saw Cut Angles?

    Can A Circular Saw Cut Angles?

    I have seen it many times before. You are part way through your woodworking project and now you have to cut an angle on the piece of stock. Out of all the tools you have, you grab a circular saw while thinking it will be the best option. But can a circular saw cut angles?…