Cutting Tools

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man with mask cutting lumber with a hand saw
How to Use a Saw Without Hurting Your Back

Use the right grip and stance to protect your body.

wire cutters cutting a red wire
The Best Wire Cutters on the Market

One great pair should meet your needs for years.

carpenter's tools
Hand Saws: Types and Safety Precautions

Hand saws are necessary tools in every handyman's arsenal for numerous projects. Read this article for the different types and safety precautions.

Person using a handsaw to cut a board
9 Tips for Cleaning a Hand Saw Blade

Cut through the doubt and gain confidence in blade cleaning.

camping axe in wood log
4 Best Uses for a Camp Axe

Hatchets or hand axes are a must-have for long term camping.

A saw.
Troubleshooting Problems with Your Panel Saw

A panel saw is a very useful and versatile tool.

A hole saw.
How to Sharpen a Hole Saw

A hole saw is not immediately recognizable as a saw.

Wood turning lathe
How to Add a Variable Speed Motor to a Lathe

Get into gear from low to high speeds.

Pieces of wood.
How to Split Wood by Hand

Forget what you've seen in the movies.

A giant chess set.
How to Make Chess Pieces with Lathe Turning

Lathe turning is a traditional art.

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Matte Knife

A matte knife is a small sized knife that is used to cut items such as paper and cardboard. This knife

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Tips for Maintaining Your Block Plane

A block plane is a tool that is used mainly in woodworking to level off and smooth rough and uneven parts. As with any other tool, it is important to maintain your block plane to ensure that it lasts long and produces the best results. Follow the maintenance tips below to keep your block plane in the

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How to Cut Metal with a Cold Chisel

A cold chisel is a handy tool if you need to make holes or cut through cold metal. It is also referred to as a coal chisel. The tool resembles a woodworking chisel but is heavier and generally darker or black in color. The chisel is made of tempered steel that gives it the required capacity to cut through

lathe with hands carving wood
Where to Find a Used Metal Lathe for Sale

These can be very useful workshop items.

Person in safety gear grinding metal
4 Best Uses for a Die Grinder

Using the power version makes the job much easier.

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How to Maintain Metal Turning Lathes

Good maintenance adds longevity and improves functionality.

woodworker using a lathe
Troubleshooting a Mini Lathe

A mini lathe can still have big problems.

Man working with a wood lathe
Adding a Disk Sander to a Wood Lathe

Turn one tool into two.

A hole saw.
Troubleshooting Problems with a Hole Saw

A hole saw is used for locks in doors.

Die grinder with accessories
How to Repair a Broken Die Grinder

Repairing a die grinder is likely easier than you think.

air hammer
How to Properly Use an Air Chisel

When you need power, pneumatic is the way to go.

Cutting corrugated metal with sheers
6 Essential Metal Cutting Tools

The "right" tool depends on the type of metal you're cutting

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How to Sharpen Hand Tools

By Alyssa DavisHand tools such as shovels, planes, hoes, gouges, chisels and other woodworking tools

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A Guide to Lathe Cutting Angles

An important thing you will want to know about lathe cutting is what geometry you need your tool bit

trimming a branch with hand pruners
How to Sharpen Hand Pruner Blades

A hand pruner is an essential tool for trimming plants.

A well-worn axe with the head embedded into a log.
Cutting Down Trees with an Axe

You don't always need heavy-duty power tools to do the trick. A classic axe can take care of a tree if you know how to use it.

working with a wood lathe
Removing a Stuck Wood Lathe Chuck

Helpful hints to safely remove a chuck in motion.

using a lathe to carve out wood
How to Make Mini Lathes

A mini lathe is a petite version of the larger lathe, and you can make one with a few supplies and time.

A utility knife.
How to Sharpen a Utility Knife Blade

Sharpening a utility knife blade can be a tricky job.

A lathe
What Materials to Use to Make a Lathe Bed

Cast iron is commonly used.

Man cutting a board with a handsaw
10 Hand Saw Safety Tips

When using a hand saw, make sure you have adequate space to work and follow safety precautions.

Chisel & Shavings on a table
How to Use a Chisel

Chisels are easy to use and useful for many different projects.

a hole saw placed on a table
How to Attach a Hole Saw to a Drill

A hole saw is a very important tool that can cut holes in drywall, wood, fiberglass, plastic, and other thin materials.

A bench grinder on a white background.
4 Tips for Sharpening Blades with a Bench Grinder

A bench grinder is a useful tool for anyone who does a significant amount of woodworking.

A red axe head embedded in a stump.
How to Replace an Axe Handle

Save your hands some pain by replacing a broken axe handle with these simple steps.

An axe with a wooden handle embedded in a log.
How to Remove a Broken Axe Handle

Removing an old, broken axe handle and replacing it isn’t a complicated project. Here is a simple step-by-step process to getting it done.

An angle grinder on an isolated white background.
5 Tips for Cutting Concrete with an Angle Grinder

Knowing how to use power tools is half the battle with DIY projects. Here are some tips for using an angle grinder to cut concrete.

A hand axe (camping axe) is held in front of a fire.
5 Differences Between a Hand Axe and a Hatchet

Are you using a hand axe or a hatchet? Find out the differences here!

An orange and gray reciprocating saw against a white background.
6 Best Uses for a Reciprocating Saw

A reciprocating saw is a must-have in your tool box. It’s an extremely flexible device, but here are six of the best uses.

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12 Different Types of Hand Saws Explained

Read this article for advice on the various types of handsaws.

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How To Cut Glass Panels Like A Pro

Learn to cut glass panels for use in windows or picture frames. With a little patience and some practice,

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Attaching An Axe Head To A New Handle

One of the more difficult steps in attaching an axe head to a new handle is removing the old handle first.

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How To Cut Wood With An Axe

Cutting wood with an axe is a healthy activity, a practical skill and fun to do. Follow the instructions