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

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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

8 Ways To Use a Drill Press

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Out of all the woodworking shop equipment, a drill press is probably the handiest. But as helpful as it is, we could conclude that a drill press could be the most underutilized item on your shop floor. There are so many amazing things you can do with a drill press, given the right accessories and … Read more

Hammer vs Mallet – What’s The Difference?

This article highlights the aspects of hammers and mallets and how they differ. As a woodworker, you will find that you need to use these tools regularly. Hammers and mallets are similar tools as we use both tools to strike a blow. The main difference between a hammer and a mallet is that the head … Read more

13 Types Of Woodworking Power Saws – Woodworking Tools Guide

Of all the tools that a woodworker works with, power saws fall in the indispensable category. In modern woodworking, some projects are impossible to execute without these tools. Power saws make the work easier and allow projects to complete faster. The shape, type, and number of teeth on a saw determine its use. In the … Read more

Types of Tools for Wood Engraving

Wood engraving traces its origin down to the early 19th century. Initially started by Thomas Bewick, it involves cutting intricate patterns into the wood for printing images. It was this process that revolutionized the printing industry at a time when computerized imaging was not available. Understandably the tools used for wood engraving are highly specialized, … Read more