Choosing A Saw Blade

Choosing a saw blade

Choosing the Right Saw Blade For The Job: Just walk through the aisle at Home Depot or the lumberyard and you’ll see a dozen types of saw blades, specialty blades, blades with certain number or teeth, carbide, rip, crosscut, dado, the list goes on… So which one do you buy? Do you rely on what the clerk tells you? Most saw blades are designed to do their best work in a certain type of cutting operations.  There are many types of blades.  … [Read more...]

Cutting Plywood To Size Using A Saw Guide


Cutting Plywood Sheets Making a straight in plywood can be difficult. Instead of free-hand cutting with a circular saw, using a guide can can produce table saw straight cuts. A simple shop-made guide is easy to make out of a couple of strips of plywood scrap with two clamps. There are several different types of commercial guide systems.   I use the an edge guide made by Affinity Tools called the Bora Edge Guide.  Click here to see … [Read more...]