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If you like doing home-improvement projects but still want to have free time to enjoy the finished product, a power saw is an essential tool to speed up your projects. Whether you have a circular saw to cut planks for a new deck or a jig saw for fine woodworking, knowing how to use your saw safely is of utmost importance. Fortunately, running your power saw like a professional doesn't take much time.
Even with today's plentiful assortment of power saws, many carpenters keep a hand saw around for special projects. Hand saws come with a variety of blade lengths and tooth configurations to allow you to cut different wood types. Hand tools require no electrical connections or batteries since you operate them manually, and they are a good back-up option when you're working in an area where electrical power is not available. Using a hand saw is simple, but it takes a little muscle and a bit of technique to cut wood efficiently.
A table saw is a staple in most woodworking shops because of its simplicity and versatility; if a project requires straight cuts, the table saw can get the job done quickly and accurately. Because the tool's design is so simple, novice woodworkers may not take the time to learn how to use a table saw safely. A mistake while using any kind of saw could carry serious consequences, including amputation and death, so before you fire up your table saw, make sure you're taking the proper precautions.
Miter saws, also commonly referred to as "chop saws," are one of the most useful power tools in a carpenter's arsenal. A miter saw performs the same tasks as a traditional hand saw, but it does the job in a fraction of the time and with a cleaner cut. Nearly any woodworker can justify the purchase of a miter saw for the home workshop, but with four different styles of saws available from many manufacturers, you have a lot of choices. Check out the following tips to help you narrow down your decision and find the right miter saw for you.
There's no question that the right power tool can help you complete the job more efficiently than traditional hand tools. The success you have with your power tools is dependent on purchasing the right tool and using it safely. For many do-it-yourself home improvement projects around the home, portable power tools, such as drills and sanders, are ideal because they can be easily stored when they're not in use. If you're outfitting a garage or workshop, you'll likely be considering stationary tools, such as table saws and drill presses, as well as more portable power tools.
Choosing the right band saw blade is important for both the quality of your work and your safety. When choosing a band saw blade, consider the project ahead: the type and size of blade for your saw matters just as much as the material that needs to be cut. While selecting the wrong band saw blade can cause undue stress and danger to you if the saw blade breaks, the proper blade can be a valued, long-lasting tool. Paying attention to the details ensures efficient, safe work with quality results.
A wet saw is a useful power tool for anyone who will be cutting tile. Wet saws achieve a clean cut without breaking the tile by using a diamond-encrusted blade that rotates the saw through a pan of water as it cuts. The water keeps the saw blade cool, which prevents tile breakage and helps protect the saw's motor. Some wet saws are also capable of cutting through dense metals and brick. For a single weekend project, renting a power tool such as a wet saw may be more economical than purchasing one, but if you'll be cutting tile more than a time or two, owning one of these handy power tools is worth the investment.
Whether cordless, gas-powered or electric, power tools have revolutionized home building and repair. Imagine building an entire house with hand tools like saws, hammers and screwdrivers. Speed and power sometimes come with a price, however: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists several serious hazards associated with power tools, including electrocution, explosions and injuries from blades and moving parts. This list of safety facts offers tips on using power tools effectively without causing injury to yourself or others.
Cordless power tools have come a long way and command a large following in the home-improvement industry. Some of the most popular cordless tools include drills, circular saws, screwdrivers, impact wrenches, reciprocal saws, nail guns and power sanders. While they haven't replaced large shop tools, cordless power tools are very popular on construction sites. Cordless power tools are also perfect for the homeowner who enjoys taking an active role in home improvement and maintenance.
Cutting tile is part of any tiling project. Different types of tile cutters are available, allowing you to perform small trims, straight cuts and hole cuts or complete a large project. Using the right tile cutting saw in the correct way will make your tiling project go more smoothly, resulting in fewer mishaps and less expenditure.
October's birthstone is the opal. Ancient Romans called the opal the "queen of gems" and saw the stone as a symbol of purity and hope. The ancient Greeks believed that opal jewelry gave the power of prophecy to its owner. Opals are considered by many to be one of the precious gems, and October birthstone opal jewelry is a wonderful way to add some decadence to any outfit. With their beautiful iridescence and shining, changing colors, opals are perfect for all types of October birthstone jewelry, including rings, earrings and bracelets.
An effective original soundtrack can change the impact of a film. The music in an original movie soundtrack can conjure up the scenes and characters of a film you saw years ago, stirring up the emotions you felt when you first watched it. Every so often, you'll even hear a movie soundtrack that is as good as or superior to the film it was arranged for. Here are five incredible soundtracks that can stand on their own.
The right tools help nearly any job get done faster. A good toolset of basic hand tools will get you pretty far. It also doesn't hurt to have some power tools to save time and effort on repetitive tasks. As you work on different home improvement projects, your tool collection will continue to grow. This tools buying guide from Overstock.com will help you understand what tools you may want to look for and how to find quality tools that will last.
Carpentry can be a challenging hobby or a satisfying career. Below are some basic carpentry tools that nearly every woodworker will find handy. While this isn't a comprehensive list of woodworking tools, it's a good starting point for novices who want to get started in carpentry. As you progress through woodworking projects of increasing difficulty, you'll learn which tools you need for the work you want to do.
As you work on different projects, you'll collect more tools for your workshop. Power tools are great for quick jobs around the house or large-scale projects. Browsing discount power tools on Overstock.com will help you find the right tools for the job for less money. We've created this power tools buying guide to help you find the quality tools to help you get the job done right.
Are you interested in taking up woodworking as a hobby or career? Woodworking equipment designed for beginners and professionals allows you to create both small and large wood crafts. Beginning tools include a variety of small hand-held tools, power tools and a few larger tools to make many woodworking jobs easier.
Whether you're experienced with winterizing or this is your first attempt at winterizing your windows, with these steps, you'll be able to complete the task. To begin winterizing your home's windows for the winter, you'll want to make sure you have your hand tools and materials on hand.
Stepping up from hand tools to power tools is a move that can save you a lot of time and energy. Power tools can also save you money by letting you do a home-improvement project yourself instead of hiring a contractor to do it. And it only takes a few tools to go from struggling with a job to getting professional-quality results.
Father's Day is a chance to give your dad the tools he'll need to tackle his spring and summer projects. Check his tool shed or garage to see what he's missing. Here are some Father's Day gifts any handy Dad will be sure to love.
Many home repairs and maintenance tasks are small jobs that don't require professional power tools. Hand tools are more than adequate for hanging a picture, repairing a light fixture and other simple jobs. Here are some of the hand tools you may want to have on hand for small projects and basic home repairs.