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Is this saw blade faulty?

This may be the stupidest DIY question ever, but I want to make sure before I return it: is this non-ferrous metals saw blade faulty? In the picture, see where one of the titanium carbide teeth seems ...
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Can I use a segmented abrasive blade in my circular saw for cutting drywall?

Is it o.k. to substitute a 41/2" dia. segmented cutting wheel in my 43/8" dia. 14.4V saw? No one makes blades anymore, since B&D/dewalt abandoned the line. I use my saw to cut drywall, and ...
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What is the safest and quietest practical lightweight electric saw to cut 2x4 to use inside an apartment?

I have a miter saw but that thing is loud. Same with the circular saw. Moreover, while the miter saw can be used on the ground with not even a table, the circular saw is too dangerous without a full ...
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Which is a more versatile tool that can do more things other tools can't: Jigsaw or Trim (Palm) Router?

I can choose between a combo including either a jigsaw or a handheld trim router. I like to do various DIY projects at home so I enjoy using different tools. I have a few tools including drill, impact ...
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how better to cut laminate planks — with saws or laminate cutter

In different videos I see that normally people prefer to use laminate planks cutter to table saw or similar. Is it just their preference or because of saw dust and such produced during sawing?
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Strengthening a Bamboo Ladder (After a Mistake)

I am a newbie to this so please be gentle. I had some dried out bamboo lying around and for some reason, I decided to make a ladder out of it. I got one of my measurements wrong and cut out a notch ...
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Tips on cutting curves with a jigsaw

I recently needed to cut a hole in a 3/4 inch pine wood board. The hole was supposed to be about 6 inches in diameter. I drilled a hole near the edge and used my corded Makita jigsaw. I had used the ...
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Cut a severe taper (70 degrees) using a compound mitre saw

I want to cut a few hundred stakes from scrap 2x4 lumber. The stakes would be 4ft long, and have a 70 degree taper at the end. The most efficient method I can think of for cutting the tapers would ...
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What is a hacksaw called that has a single, straight handle?

I'm in need of a hacksaw like the one on the left in the image link provided. Ideally i need it with six inch or more blade protruding to fit down a pipe. I have seen one in a store but now cant ...
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Why is my table saw blade burning oak boards as I make rip cuts?

Bought a new saw blade, most expensive one I've seen and it still burns the wood and takes some pushing to get through. I am ripping 1 3/4 thick oak with the grain. Blade is Orange Chrome Heavy Duty ...
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Difference between angle grinder and circular saw

From what I've read on google, angle grinders and (portable) circular saws appear to be quite similar. Aside from a circular saw being perhaps a bit larger and maybe having some supports on the bottom,...
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How to change the blade on my mitre saw?

Helllo i just got a firestorm black and decker 10 inch mitre saw off one of my buddies for free because he upgraded. I was looking at some videos (none for this saw) and i couldn't figure out how to ...
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Why does my circular saw shaft spin and blade does not?

So i was cutting wood and noticed the shaft was slipping on the blade. So i took off the blade and put it back on making sure it was tight and it stalled so i loosened the bolt a little bit it stalled ...
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Wet Saw Blade Replacement Guidance

I am borrowing a friends wet saw. I tried a few cuts last night and it was leaving small chips in the tile so I am assuming that it needs a new blade. This is my first rodeo with wet saws. In ...
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DIY table saw reusing components from other table saws

I would like to know what are the major obstacles if I try to build a new table saw. My major problem today is that my DeWalt 745 has an aluminium top. I was wondering if I stand any chance to move ...
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Jigsaw Blade for Hardibacker

I am cutting some 1/2" Hardibacker into some 2" x 32" sections. I tried using a 6 TPI wood jigsaw blade but the blades are not lasting very long. Does anyone know if a diamond tipped or carbide ...
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Remove metal clothesline

I would like to remove two metal clothesline poles in my backyard. I was thinking of doing it by digging around the poles and cutting using a reciprocating saw. Is this a decent method? It may be ...
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Can you use a router like a saw to cut wood?

Can one use a router to cut wood in a similar way that a jigsaw would cut wood? What are the upsides and downsides of using a router to cut wood? It seems simple enough, but then again, I've never ...
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What's the safest type of power saw? [closed]

I would like to purchase a power saw for general use (i.e., for various DIY and home improvement projects). I currently exclusively use a handsaw to cut wood. Even though it is a pull saw (which ...
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Online tool to draw saw lines for plywood? [closed]

I want to make some shelves out of plywood which comes in 250x125 cm sizes. Each straight saw cut costs ~$3, so I would like to reuse as many cuts and at the same time fit as many shelves into on ...
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How to remove already installed laminate panel in cabinet?

This is actually a kitchen cabinet. The company I ordered it from messed up, so the oven I am installing inside the opening won't fit. However, if I remove the TOP and BOTTOM panels (highlighted ...
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Run 3 Phase motor from 240V service?

I just bought an older Delta Table Saw with a 3 phase motor. I have 240 Volt service. How can I wire the motor, or what do I need to do to make it work?
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Best way to make large clean cuts into particle board?

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/WK7nP (please try to ignore the large amounts of dust/dog hair) I have a fairly cheap tv cabinet / AV rack that I assume is made with particle board. It is sectioned of ...
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What type of saw should I use to raise the legs of my hearth woodwork?

I need to cut down about 4cm th legs of a wooden mantel since I have now fitted an elevated hearth. It is an odd cut and I am wondering if it would best doing it with an electric saw rather than a ...
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My first jig saw; is this blade fitted right? Black & Decker BDEJS600C

Just purchased a jig saw for minor renovation work, Black & Decker BDEJS600C. Came with a single blade (116-1 HCS), trying to fit the darn thing in its holder, but something doesn't look right. ...
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6-1/2“ over 7-1/4” circular saw

Why would anyone get a 6-1/2" over a 7-1/4" circular saw? Is there something a 6-1/2" can do that a 7-1/4" cannot?
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Using an oscillating saw for long cuts

The initial response to the proposition of doing 100-inch straight cuts with a cordless oscillating saw will be "are you mad?", but I still wonder. I'm just starting out in DIY and decided to get a ...
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How can I tell if I have a carbide tipped blade?

I bought a miter saw about six years ago, and haven't used it that much over the years - however, I have worn all of the labeling off of the blade, leaving no trace of the manufacturer, blade type, or ...
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Power Miter Saw, Hand Miter Saw, or Jig Saw?

Looking to build a utility/storage shelf in the unfinished area of my basement. Considered dropping the $170 to get the metal unit from Home Depot (in the U.S.), but thought that now that we have a ...
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How do I know if blade fits the miter saw?

I just got my first miter saw (ryobi 15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser). I want to buy this diablo blade http://www.amazon.com/D1280X-Diablo-12-Inch-Crosscutting-1-Inch/dp/B00008WQ35/ref=...
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cutting glass tiles with a miter saw

Lowes sells 10" square mirror tiles that I need to cut down to a smaller size (about 6" across). I am struggling with a handheld glass cutting tool (about the size of a pen) getting straight ...
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Saw recommendations [closed]

I am trying to get into more woodworking projects, but I'm not sure what saw I should use with my very limited experience. I want something versatile, to be able to cut pallets, or regular wood, ...
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Can I use a jigsaw to cut fence rails?

I'm looking for a saw to complete my fencing project. I was using a circular saw to cut the fence rails but it went for a walk, if you know what I mean. I'm now wondering if a jigsaw would be a ...
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Jigsaw cuts crooked when trying to rip enginered wood

Cack handed DIY amateur here.. I need to cut engineered wood planks lengthwise - they're 4mm oak on a 10mm MDF base. I'm having trouble getting a jigsaw to cut straight. With a "clean wood" blade the ...
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What is the best way to cut railway sleepers

Is it possible? Is the wood treatment of the sleepers affecting my equipment Tools in my possession: electric chainsaw, circular saw and an handsaw.
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good practice for using a circular saw

I am a novice DIYer and recently purchased a Makita circular saw (7 1/4"). The manual says that I should always put my two hands over the saw and that it is not safe to hold the saw with one hand ...
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Where to attach clamps when using a mitre saw?

I am thinking about buying my first mitre saw/compound saw. Maybe not this model, but something similar to this: I note that some models come with a built-in material clamp that presses the work down,...
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Cut the skirting in around my new fireplace, scribing, fixing etc

I have just had a new fireplace installed. When the skirting was put in I had my carpenter cut me 2 pieces in preparation for the fireplace. I would love to improve my wood skills so a small project ...
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Can I use a universal 22" wood saw for cutting studwork?

I'm a newbie and do not have much experience with sawing, or working with wood. I need to buy and cut into various lengths some wood for studwork (at varying thickness levels). What kind of saw ...
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Blade comparison, DW4765 vs DW4701:

What's the difference between DW4765 and DW4701? Would the use cases be any different? They're both advertised for stone, granite, brick, and tile.
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Cutting depth of a Jig Saw

I'm looking at getting a hand held Jig Saw like the Bosch 150 CE because it has the longest cutting depth 15cm(6"). I'm wanting to do some end notching on 150mm x 150mm lumber. For example: What I'd ...
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How can I fix the guard on my mitre saw?

I've owned an Evolution Rage-3 mitre saw (http://www.evolutionpowertools.com/uk/build/rage3.php) for about fifteen months. About a week ago the guard that covers the blade started to stick, and now it ...
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Should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw?

I'm just beginning DIY projects, and do not own a power saw. The projects I plan to begin with will be simple, and I mostly plan to cut wood < 2" thick, PVC, and maybe some thin metal. I've read ...
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Is a special circular saw blade needed to cut plastic?

We purchased two portable air conditioners for our bedrooms. It include a plastic window kit that can be fitted for the window. I.e., this: I need to trim off about 6 inches, which requires a ...
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Why does dirt kill saw blades?

What is it about dirt getting into a saw blade (as opposed to, say, sawdust, rock chips, etc (presuming the right blade is being used, of course)) that will kill a saw blade? I've seen it happen to ...
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How to cut a piece of 2x3 wood crossways perfectly?

I'm planning to build a simple stool from pieces of 2x3 wood for the legs. It's my first foray into woodworking as an adult so I'm trying to plan everything to aim for a decent result. Bearing in ...
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What's the key to sawing straight by hand?

Whenever I saw by hand I end up with edges that aren't straight. This includes both the long edge and short edge, or horizontally and vertically. What is the key to sawing straight by hand? Update 1 ...
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Do twin-blade circular saws reduce tearout?

Do twin-blade / Twincutter circular saws produce a more accurate cut than regular circular saws? Do they have less kick-back? Do they reduce the tearout / splintering / chipping at the rear of the cut,...
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How can I figure out why my circular saw has stopped working?

I have a Hitachi C 7SB2 circular saw that has very few hours on it, but is perhaps 10 years old. I cut a piece of wood, put saw down, then tried to cut a second piece, but the saw would not run. I ...
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Best tool & method for cutting steel tubes (table legs)?

I have a table that I want to cut the hollow steel legs down to coffee table height. These are the table legs I have: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70217973/ What's the best tool and ...