Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts
Sun, May 24, 2020
We came across this tip by T.D. Culver, Cleveland Heights, OH in Fine Homebuilding
Lining up the blade of a miter saw with the cut mark on a piece of molding can be difficult to do perfectly. Rather than sneaking up on the mark, try this trick.
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Thu, Apr 09, 2020
Choose drywall screws rather than nails—nails are far more likely to work loose and cause ugly craters or “pops.” The screw length depends on the drywall thickness: 1-5/8-in. screws are for 5/8-in. drywall; 1-1/4-in. screws are for anything thinner. ... Read More
How to Use a Miter Saw
Fri, Mar 27, 2020
Miter saws are designed to make angled cuts for molding, trim work, rafters, and other general carpentry applications. The saws also make straight crosscuts and, when equipped with the right blade, the versatility of a miter saw is an important part ... Read More
How to Cut Extreme Angles on Your Miter Saw
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
The process becomes fairly simple if you make a simple jig from scrap wood to make safe easy cuts at angles greater than 45 degrees with your compound miter saw or chop saw. In fact, that is part of the manufacturing process for the construction of a... Read More
The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
Save those wide rubber bands that are wrapped around broccoli and other veggies and stretch them over your electric or cordless drill. Use them for onboard storage of smaller drill and driver bits and screws. We snapped up this tip from Family Handym... Read More
How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Cutting crown molding can be frustrating and confusing. Inside and outside corners are cut with different settings. Usually, the right side of the cut is the left side of the corner. Sometimes you need to flip the crown upside down to cut. Using temp... Read More
13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
We've all been there. In many cases, like our own, we became do-it-yourselfers after being dissatisfied with a job that was done.
While there are many great contractors, some do leave a bit to be desired.
Glowing reviews on a home service websi... Read More