Auger Bits vs Spade Bits

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Woodworkers face multiple options for using drill bits. We use drill bits on various materials like wood, metal, and plastic. Among the numerous types of drill bits, you can get, the auger and spade bit are two popular options. The auger bit vs spade bit is an interesting topic for discussion. While there are several … Read more

Handsaw vs Hacksaw

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Handsaws and Hacksaws are two of the common tools used for woodworking and construction projects. They are similar in many ways, but they do have some distinct differences. Handsaws cut wood whereas, hacksaws cut harder materials such as metals and plastic. Plastics are also quite dense and difficult to cut with an ordinary handsaw. A handsaw is a … Read more

Adze – A Brief Guide to This Primitive Woodworking Tool

Adze woodworking tool — Photo

One of the lesser-known woodworking tools is the adze, also known as adz. This tool traces its history back to ancient times. It serves well in carpentry tasks. According to archaeological evidence, neolithic farmers used adzes extensively. The adze is a primitive woodworking tool that we don’t know much about. With a bit of experience … Read more

Can Circular Saw Blades Be Sharpened?

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As a woodworker, you are likely to spend considerable time working with circular saw blades. Occasionally, you may come across a dull saw blade. How do you deal with it? You need to decide on whether to sharpen a blade or replace it. Can circular blades be sharpened? The answer to this question is, yes. … Read more

How to Select Saw Blades for Different Materials

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As a woodworker, a major part of your work will involve working with saw blades. There is a vast collection of saw blades for every imaginable purpose. It’s easy to get confused, but it is possible to learn and know how to select the right blade and get the best out of it. Knowing how … Read more

Understanding Saw Blade Tooth Count

Circular Saw blades

If you are a woodworker, you will know that saw blades are an important part of the work you do. Most saw blades have teeth, and it is useful to know about the different blades, the number of teeth, their configuration, and so on. The saw blade tooth count of a saw is an important … Read more

Types of Circular Saw Blades

A circular saw blade is one of the most indispensable cutting tools around. We use it not only in woodworking but in several different fields. There is a variety of different types of circular blades, so it’s worthwhile to know about the most popular types in use. Types of circular blades are important to know … Read more

Types of Awls

Most of you must have heard the word “awl,” and you would know it as a tool. But we usually associate the awl with stitching as in shoemaking and shoe repairing.  Another area that we use awls in is in the woodworking field. We use different types of awls in woodworking, and in this post, … Read more

scratch awl vs center punch

Two of the most underrated woodworking hand tools are the woodworking awl, also known as “scratch awl,” and the center punch. We use a scratch awl more than we realize and even improvise with other available accessories like a sharp nail and pin. However, a center punch is more specific, and even if you improvise, you … Read more

What can I use instead of wood clamps?

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If you are into woodworking, you will know the value of a clamp. They are versatile tools that hold a workpiece in place temporarily. We use clamps in so many places – in woodworking, carpentry, metalworking, construction, and a variety of other areas. Clamps come in a variety of types and sizes, and the names … Read more