Found 74 results for the keyword ‘Power Tools’

  • At what speed should my saw blades spin?

    Tools Vary Woodworking tools, from table saws to portable saws right down to tiny routers vary in rotational speeds from around 3,000 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) up to 50,000 RPM.  If it is a direct drive motor, the arbor RPM and the blade RMP are the same, which is true of routers and many, bu...
  • Why are there different size circular saw blades?

    The larger and wider the blade, the more power is required to drive it through wood. When we are talking about corded tools, this usually translates into a question of weight and over-all size of the saw. Using a very large and heavy saw for light duty work is simply cumbersome and tiring. When w...
  • Which sandpaper do I need for which job?

    Sandpaper is expensive and there is a lot of it to choose from, so you want to get the paper that will do whatever sanding job you want to do most efficiently. Whether you are working by hand or with some kind of a power tool, the right sandpaper is more important than the tool itself.Look o...
  • Table Saw Basics

    Basic Cross Cutting

  • Sharpening drill bits

    Twist drill bits are actually fairly complicated cutting devices. First there is the cutting angle. Although most bits you buy at the hardware store all have the same cutting angle, specialized bits will have a steeper cutting angle for soft material like wood than for hard material like metal....
  • How to cut melamine without chipping.

    One way to minimize chipping when cutting melamine with a circular saw is to turn it over so that the good side is down, as that side will chip the least. On the top side, where the saw blade comes up through the panel, score your cut line deeply with a knife first and then cut just barely away ...
  • Choosing Power Tools -- from a woman's perspective

    Arlette from Victoria BC is trying to dig through the confusion of all the power tool marketing. Let me copy much of her letter here, because she really is asking the kind of questions we all ask sometimes when looking at that wall of tools where each claims to be as good as the next and we ...
  • Cordless battery operated pneumatic nailer.

    You know how I like to show you new and innovative tools. Here is a really new one, a hoseless pneumatic finishing nailer! No I am not talking about the fuel cell driven nailers, this one really runs on air.Now how can you have an air driven pneumatic nailer without a hose and compressor? Well...
  • Safety and pleasure in woodturning

    The wood lathe is my favourite woodworking tool - hands down. Follow this link to me simply having fun. The most important safety detail in woodturning, after a face mask, is to learn to properly place, and constantly adjust, the chisel support. It should always be close to the wood to leave you...
  • Comparing the Worm Saw and the Circular Saw.

    For years the standard framing saw has been a big heavy powerful thing called a Worm Saw. The name originally came from a special Worm Gear that gave it the shape (the motor back in line with the handle) and its great power. Today the worm gear has been modified to what is called a "Hypoid Gear...