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Workshop Organisation In A Weekend! Five Ideas That Really Work!

Workshop Organisation Be honest, when you think about planning how you are going to layout your garage you don’t give nearly as much thought to organization as you do to the “living-in” parts of your house. The garage tends to be a secondary spot and a prime spot to just dump clutter “until later.” Inevitably, later never comes and you end up with a mess of boxes and tools and very little useful space. But it doesn’t have to be...
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Best Table Saw Blade

  Have you ever started a project, ordered the timber, screws, fasteners etc then realized you’ve not got the correct saw blade? We’re going to look here at the various options both of types of blade and also different brands, to see if we have help you decide which is the best table saw blade. So as we all know basically a saw is a woodcutting tool the main component of which is blade. A table saw allows you to...
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Best Contractor Table Saw

  What is the best contractor table saw for the money  & what do I need to look for in a table saw?  These are a couple very often asked questions. Aren’t they all basically the same?  No way!  There are several considerations.   Portability and weight The first is portability and weight.  If you have to lug it around you may want a smaller one.  This is common sense.  Some of these low end 99.00 table saws that you...
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A RECIPROCATING SAW 

Yes, it’s not a table saw, but we’ve had emails from readers asking about other products that we use and so we decided to give feedback on these too. Ahh, the reciprocating saw , truly the carpenter’s favorite machine, it really chews into wood where nothing else can get at… I’ve used several ‘sawzalls‘ over the years… First I sort of borrowed my father’s Milwaukee Sawzall for a while back in the 90’s, it was a heavy duty machine with a heavy duty metal case....
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Table Saw Casters Reviews

Table Saw Casters Yes, the title says table saw casters, but you can use them for any piece of equipment, from lathes and sanders, through jointers and planers, to tool cabinets and safes. You’ll mostly be using them to add mobility to your workstations, obviously, since that’s a great way to maximize the efficiency of space usage in your shop. However, you could also use them as decoration pieces on shelves, desks or TV stands, and with some ingenuity, you...
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Table Saw Mobile Base Reviews

Give Your Workshop Breathing Room By Making Your Larger Tools Mobile Have you ever had your workshop set up and thought you need to move a piece of machinery across to the other side, then realised it will need you and another 5 guys to attempt to even shift it a few feet? The last thing you want to do is put your back out or worse. So here’s the ideal solution to your problem;     Whether you’re a...
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SKIL 3601-02 Flooring Saw with 36T Contractor Blade Review

    You must have read our article on the SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw with 25″ Rip Capacity. If you haven’t then do so here. Well I decided to put down some new floor in the house, and needed a good laminate flooring cutter. I’d been suggested a vinyl plank cutter by Steve my friend, although he couldn’t suggest a good brand. A couple of guys I know in the bar said a laminate floor cutter...
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Woodshop Tools And Accessories Bench Cookie Work Grippers

Is A Bench Cookie Plus® Work Grippers Starter Kit Right For You? If perfect woodwork is what you want, then Rockler’s Bench Cookie Plus® Work Grippers Starter Kit is just what you need! Having a neatly finished product must be a major concern for you. But if the workpiece is not stationary, it can really waste a lot of your time and energy. In today’s world, time is money. Especially if you are a professional, who works on deadlines, you...
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Best Dado Blade Suggestions

Best dado blade reviews The table saw provides one of the quickest & easiest ways to make dadoes – FACT ! But to get the best results, you need great blades. Here we’ve gone through and selected a handful of awesome products. Whether you’re just a weekend warrior or a professional woodworker, sooner or later you’ll have to make a shelf or a piece of furniture. Hopefully you’ve already our piece on what is a dado cut and it’s all...
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Dado Cut – A Brief History

What Is a Dado Cut? So, what is a dado cut, really? Chances are you already know at least the basics about wood joinery, but here’s the TL; DR version for the uninitiated. A dado cut is simply a type of joint used to connect two pieces of wood. In Europe it’s called a “housing” or “trench joint”, which pretty much describes the way it looks and the principle behind it – you basically make a trench or slot two-thirds...
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