The router is an extremely versatile tool for woodworking. These are some basic workings and features of a router that will help you use it better and choose the right one when buying it new.
The band saw is an absolute cracker of a power tool. It can rip, strip, make curves and tackle almost any kind of cut that you throw at it. Read this article to learn all about the features and workings of a band saw. Learn how to make the right choice when buying a new bandsaw, fix common issues and tips to get the best results from it.
The table-saw is the first major power to that most woodworkers go for. So making the right choice when buying one is important. This post is about all the common features of a table-saw that you should be look out for while buying. Also avoid common mistakes and learn to spot manufacturing defect. Learn how to fix common issues with a new table saw while setting it up and read some great tips and tricks for getting the best results when making your cuts.
Some great tips for getting the best results out of the two most popular portable saws in woodworking - the circular saw and the jigsaw. Both these saws have great utility and are functional in very many ways when you learn new ways to use them.
Hand tools are awesome building, finishing and fine tuning tools that no modern wood shop should do without. One sure shot of way of being disappointed and frustrated with hand tools is to use blunt ones. The good news is that it is very simple to keep your chisels sharp using a sharpening stone. Read this article to learn more about different tool sharpening techniques using a stone.
It is said that any wood project can be built out of just three hand tools - A hand plane, chisel and a hammer. It will take time, but it can be built. Just like hand planes, a quality set of chisels is needed in a wood shop because sometimes it is easier to use than a power tool. The trick is to know how to use one properly. Here is a post on how to use a hand chidden to cut and clean.
If you do not know how indispensable and useful hand planes are in a wood shop, you need to read this post. Hand planes are hand tools that have a great utility to smoothen the wood surface when a power tool cannot do the job. Many times hand planes are more convenient and faster to use, and almost always deliver a better finish.
Hand saws are amazing and indispensable hand tools for woodworking. You can take your time to make those precision cuts. Cutting with a hand saw is easy if you have the right one and know how to use it. Thought all hand saws were made the same? Here are seven different kind of hand saws for you, all of which behave and cut differently.
If you are like most woodworkers, you will end up with a few large machine tools, some smaller ones and a collection of much-needed hand tools. However, the tools you should have in your wood shop (especially if you are starting afresh) depends a lot on the kind of woodwork…
It is quite likely that your woodworking tools are capable of more functionality than you have used them for so far. By learning new techniques you can use the same tools to do more things. Even if you are buying new ones you can follow some quick tips to make sure that you get value for your money spent.