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  • Is a Wobbly dado blade accurate?

    We got this question from a store customer who was trying to decide which blade to buy?Wobble Washer Dado BladeThe first photo shows what we call a "wobble washer" blade. Actually the blade itself isn't wobbly, but the washers on both sides are bevelled. You can rotate them to skew the blade in...
  • Sharpening Scissors

    Scissors have the flat side where they two blades rub, then a cutting bevel followed by a relief bevel. So how do you sharpen them? Get the flat side flatStart by using a stone to remove any nicks that stick past the flat side. Just put the stone on the flat and grind until the entire side is ...
  • Pro: Saw Blade Tooth Design and Purpose

    Reg Ellis, a student from the Woodworking Centre of Ontario, rightly took me to task for being a bit sloppy when I talked about saw tooth configrations in a recent Deck article. Then it occured to us at Home Builder that it might be a good idea to elaborate on saw teeth, given that most site wor...
  • Pro: Dado Blade Slot Shapes

    Have you ever wondered what the end product difference is when you use one or another of the blades for making dado cuts?The perfectly square cut comes from using a straight router bit, or a specific single size square tooth dado saw blade. Don?t try that dado blade in a cross cut as the top s...
  • Sharpening Circular Saw Blades

    Generally, it is best to send circular saw blades out to a sharpening company to have them sharpened because these companies have the equipment and ability to sharpen the blades while keeping them perfectly round. If you try to sharpen circular saw blades yourself, you could shorten some of ...
  • Cutting heavy sheet metal

    When you need to cut heavy sheet metal, like the fire-rated door cover that we saw in this TV show, regular shears are not good enough. You could do it with a metal cutting blade in a jig saw, but that is very slow. The professional will use electric shears that make the job easy, but they are o...
  • Cleaning bits and blades

    When you want to take resin or glue off of drill bits and saw blades you don't want to use just any solvent to do the job. In fact one of the resin cleaners that we hear about in DIY books is to use an oven cleaner. It certainly does remove burned on resin efficiently. Unfortunately it also eats...
  • 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...
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