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How to Use a Miter Gauge (A Short SU Guide)

The miter gauge is an important piece of equipment that all table saw owners should add to their system. Not only are they useful for making cross-cuts, since most table saw blades can be angled up to 45-degrees, the miter gauge will give your saw the ability to

How to Use a Core Drill

A core drill is simply a drill that is designed to cut holes into concrete and masonry in a way that removes the core of the hole as it works. We have covered the different types of core drill in detail here. The most common

A Close Look at European Hinges for Cabinet Making

We recently published an article that took a look at boring jigs and reviewed 5 of the best currently available on the market. One issue that came up from a number of readers is the question of the European hinge system. While we did recommend

Buying the Best Concrete Grinder (Top 5 Picks for 2017)

What is the best concrete grinder on the market in 2017? That’s exactly what we look into today. We have taken 5 top rated grinders and dived deep to give you a comprehensive low down on each. For our findings at a glance, just check

An Introduction to the Box Joint (AKA Finger Joint)

The box joint is a go-to option that all woodworkers gravitate towards for some project or another. It is a great way of joining two pieces of wood. And while the dovetail joint is often seen as the superior choice, (classic, strong and beautiful are

Best Core Drill for the Money in 2017

Buying a new concrete core drill is no easy decision. There are a number of excellent brands on the market; there is also different configurations to choose from. Whether you opt for a smaller handheld model or go all out and buy a complete rig

Buying the Best Table Saw Fence (Top 5 Reviews)

The table saw rip fence is an extremely important piece of equipment. Understandably, choosing the correct product can be a little daunting. The majority of stock fences sold with machines are of lacklustre quality. Sure they are functional, but they are not up to the

A Beginners Guide to using a CNC Machine

A CNC machine is an excellent tool to have in your home workshop? Once you have shopped around and bought the right model to suit your needs, you will be able to cut out beautiful designs quickly and accurately. However, the research doesn’t stop at

Top 5 Best Boring Jig Kits (A 2017 Review Roundup)

A boring jig kit is an important piece of equipment for woodworkers. Whether you need to precision bore holes for cabinet hinges, wish to use your power drill to bore holes or merely need to fit a new door lock, the correct boring jig will

Best Miter Gauge Reviews (Top 5 Picks for 2017)

The miter gauge is an essential tool for all table saw owners. If you want to create precision square or angle cuts with your machine, a quality gauge will remove the margin for error, giving you excellent results each and every time. However, being so

Best Tile Saw for the Money (Top 5 Reviews for 2017)

Whether you’re a professional, a handyman or having a go at doing some home tiling – if you aim to do the job properly, you are going to need a tile saw. But which saw is the best? As you can imagine there are many

Drill Press Maintenance Tips (Safe Operation For Longer)

To ensure that your expensive floor drill press keeps on operating as it should, you will need to carry out some routine maintenance every now and then. Nothing overtly complicated, just some occasional tender, love and care to keep your machine running smoothly and accurately.