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  1. Tools
    Hi, For my DIY van project I only have a jigsaw for wood cutting but the main problem is I find it hard to cut straight lines. I will need to make a couple cabinets and I know the jigsaw won't be good enough. I currently have several 12V cordless Makita tools so was looking into Makita 12V...
  2. Windows and Doors
    So I'm doing the outside moulding around my windows, the windows are square and at 90 degrees at that corners. As an example, I measure and cut the left side, 45 degrees at each end (using the degree markers on my saw). I do this 45 degree all the way around for each cut since the window is 90...
  3. Carpentry
    Hi - I need to cut a clean square in 1/4" wood paneling - I'm most likely going to use the cut-out to make an access panel. I cannot take the paneling down, so I'll need to do this cut on the wall. I don't see any way of clamping a fence onto the wall to guide my cut. If it were 1/8", I'd...
  4. Tools
    I used to have a big garage wood shop and grizzly G0771. I got out of the hobby for multiple reasons, including a move, and sold things i didnt think id need for diy/small projects. This included the table saw, which i got a good price on/i had some misgivings with overall/didnt need the full...
  5. Tools
    I inherited a Porter-Cable 146 circular saw from my dad, and need to change the blade but don't know how. I couldn't find an owner's manual online, since it's so old. I don't see a lock button to keep the shaft from turning, and when I use a nail through the hole in the saw blade, the blade...
  6. Tools
    I am in the market for a new circular saw and perhaps a table saw. I want to ask for your advice on circular saws, and then any suggestions on table saws would be greatly appreciated as well. I only ask because I have severe carpal tunnel, degenerative joint disease, and fibromyalgia. So all...
  7. Tools
    I have an older cordless Makita circular saw (model: BSS611) I bought with a set of Makita cordless tools. One of my batteries died and I bought a newer 4.0 amp battery (the 5 amp batteries are still quite pricey) and a new charger (model: DC18RC) because Makita says the 4 and 5 amp batteries...
  8. Carpentry
    What is the correct and safest method for cutting large plywood panels with a circular saw. (Too large for my tiny bench type table saw) I have been placing them on temporary table made of a scrap piece of 3/4" plywood sitting on saw horses. I clamp a 5 foot rip guide to the panel and the...
  9. Tools
    Before I go ahead and do something not advised, I have a Craftsman powered circular saw, 7 1/8" blades. I have an underlayment I need to remove to get cabinets to sit correctly in kitchen floor. I have measured the total thickness at 1/8". Can a circular saw blade depth be relied on for a cut...
  10. Carpentry
    Hello, I am trying to build a raised garden in the back yard. I need to prepare 2 sections that have a curve. We live in a small house and the steamer box is not an option. I have read an article about using a chop saw to make cuts to bend the wood. Rather then investing in a chop saw can...
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