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Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts
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. ... Read More

How to Build a Portable Miter Saw Stand
How to Build a Portable Miter Saw Stand Sun, May 17, 2020 Bernard Williams , Cranberry, PA came up with an idea that allowed him to recycle something old to solve a problem that he had with something new. As shown in the drawing, he modified an old folding ironing board into a portable stand for my miter sa... Read More

Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips
Savvy Sawhorse Table Tips Sun, May 10, 2020 Learn how to make sawhorses the most useful tools in your arsenal here... Read More

36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews
36 Miter Saw Tips and Tool Reviews Sun, May 03, 2020 We haven't used all of the tool brands mentioned, but there is some good information contained in this article. Read More

Pro Tip: Hold Shoe Against Shoe While Coping
Pro Tip: Hold Shoe Against Shoe While Coping Thu, Apr 30, 2020 Coping shoe can be tricky. Learn a tip to make it a little easier here. Read More

Slotting Baseboards
Slotting Baseboards Fri, Apr 24, 2020 A great tip about Slotting Baseboards from Fine Home Building... Read More

Tips for Ripping Wood
Tips for Ripping Wood Fri, Apr 17, 2020 Expert tips for straighter, faster and safer rip cuts. Read More

Drywall Anchors
Drywall Anchors 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

Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together
Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together Fri, Apr 03, 2020 Here is a tip we came across from Fine Homebuilding. It is a great and easy way to keep miters together if your corners don't align. Read More

How to Use a Miter Saw
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

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