Compound Angles The Easy Way

I don’t have a compound miter saw, but I figured out how to cut the compound bevel needed at the top and bottom of splayed legs. My answer is to use my basic miter saw and a piece of scrap.…

Make A Safe Small Miter Saw Cut

Cutting small parts on a miter saw doesn’t have to be scary or dangerous. I’ve adopted a method that keeps your fingers well away from the blade and prevents the piece you’re cutting from zinging [...]

Tool Test: Bosch CM10GD Glide Miter Saw

by Chuck Bender page 12 Bosch does it again, only smaller, with its CM10GD Dual-bevel Glide Miter Saw. Like its big brother (the GCM12SD), this saw has a hinged-arm system that creates a [...]

Metabo HPT Cordless Sliding Miter Saw

Tool: MultiVolt 36-Volt Corded/Cordless Miter Saw Manufacturer: Metabo HPT MSRP: $669 (includes battery) The Metabo HPT® MultiVolt 36-Volt Corded/Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound [...]

Precision Miter Saw Cuts

Cutting precisely to a line on a miter saw isn’t easy. Usually, you have to make multiple cuts and sneak up to it. My solution is to use this universal gauge block; one cut is all [...]

Small Shop Miter Station Stand

A welded base provides tons of strength for a versatile platform. Project #2003 • Skill Level:Intermediate • Time: 2 days • Cost: $250 My shop is a 12×24, one-car garage. I’ve fought (myself [...]

Workshop Tips: Stop Block that Stays Put

When making repetitive cuts, I found that my stop block would shift. With a hardwood cutoff, a leftover piece of T-track, a 1/4–20 hex head bolt and a jig knob, I constructed a stop block that [...]

Craftsman Gravity Stand

Editors note: This item no longer appears to be available. Mobile tools are one of the keys to working efficiently in a small shop or if you ever set up shop at a jobsite. This Quick Lift Gravity [...]

Essential Table Saw Blades

Choose complementary blades for perfect results. In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another [...]

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