Choosing Table Saw Blades

choosing table saw blades

How many different blades do I need for a table saw? Now that you’ve bought a table saw you have to figure out which blades to buy for it. Choosing table saw blades can be a challenge if you don’t know what the differences are. In this article, you find some suggestions on which ones … Read more

Table Saw Crosscut Sled Uses And Benefits

crosscut sled

Table saw crosscut sleds have many benefits and it’s a really handy accessory to have for the table saw. Here you’ll find out what a crosscut sled is for. When to use it and why you want to use it.  The crosscut sled is safer to use than the miter gauge in some instances. Plus … Read more

Table Saw Miter Gauge Making Cross Cuts

reinforced miter gauge

The table saw miter gauge is just as important as the fence. Plus it can do a few other things. The other half of the table saw use is for crosscuts. It’s also capable of cutting down thicker materials and I’ve left step by step instructions at the bottom of how to do that safely. … Read more

What is A Table Saw Fence?

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The table saw fence is a pretty important part of the table saw. Without it you won’t be able to make straight cuts. By not having one you risk getting injured. In this article you gain some insight as to why you may want to upgrade the saw fence. Also you gain a better understanding … Read more

Purpose of A Router Insert Plate

insert plate

The main purpose of a router insert plate is to make it easier to remove the router so that bit changes can be made. In this article you’ll find out how to install them if you’re making a router table yourself.  You can also find two ways to level it out by following the instructions … Read more

What is the Purpose of the Router Base Plate?

hand router base plate

The purpose of a router base plate is to make routing projects easier to do. They give you better control and stability. Without one you wouldn’t be able to do most wood projects. In this article you’ll learn what they do. Included is a list of materials to use if you’re making your own and … Read more

Is A Router Lift Worth it?

table lift

Is a router lift worth the money? I think it is for the simple fact that is saves a lot of time when changing out router bits. It also makes height adjustments easier, faster and more accurate. They’re easy to use and easy to maintain. Read on to find out what else you can do … Read more

Is A Router Table Useful? 

woodworking router table

Router tables are useful in many ways. They can used to make straighter cuts and the depth of cut is more accurate too. If you do a lot of routing especially with longer boards it’s worth spending the money on one. It also free’s up both hands so you can concentrate more on what your … Read more

Router Bit Sharpening

sharpen router bits

Router bit sharpening is something that you should learn how to do yourself. In the long run it’ll save you a lot of money and time before you have to send it off to a professional. The good thing when it comes to sharpening router bits is it doesn’t take long to do it. It … Read more

Router Bit Maintenance

maintain router bits

Caring For Router Bits Router bit maintenance is crucial in woodworking if you want to get as much life out them as possible. Router bits aren’t very friendly to the pocket book so taking care of them will ensure that you get the maximum life out of them. Learning how to inspect them for damage … Read more

Router Bit Set For the Beginner

router bits

there’s so many questions about which beginner router bit set should you buy. What kinds of bits are needed? What shank size to get or does it really matter. Are cheap bits any good if not then why? Beginner Router Bit Set What types of router bits does a beginner woodworker really need? That’s a … Read more

Do You Sharpen Forstner Bits?

sharpen forstner bits

If you don’t currently sharpen forstner bits, I would highly recommend that you learn how. There’s some good benefits for learning to do it. You’ll save so much money and time when you learn the basics, trust me it’s not difficult to do. It’s so much cheaper to learn the technique than going out and … Read more

Sharpen Spade Bits 3 Ways

sharpen spade bits

Learn how to sharpen spade bits or other types of bit for that matter. In the long run you’ll save a ton of money that can be spent on other materials or tools. For someone new to wood working there’s an easy and affordable way to dress up a dull spade bit. On this page … Read more

What Is A Spade Bit Used For?

why use spade bits

What is a spade bit used? Spade bits are mainly used for mainly rough drilling such as boring holes into 2X4’s, joists, sheet-rock plywood. It’s a handy all around tool to make holes of a larger diameter than regular drill bits. It’s more than capable of drilling not only through softwood but hardwoods as well.  … Read more

Forstner Bits Do’s and Don’ts

forstner bits

Forstner bits aren’t your normal type of drill bit. There’s some things that they do that others don’t. They can cut holes that are smooth bottomed as well as the sides. They come in handy for cutting mortises to make it easier to remove material with a mortise chisel. There’s some instances that you’ll want … Read more