Team of handsaws can handle any cut

Choosing the right tool for the job is especially important when using hand-powered tools. The collection of handsaws shown above can perform just about any cutting task you're likely to encounter in your workshop.

(A) 8- to 10-TPI cross-cut saw for general cutting of dimension lumber or sheet goods; (B) Backsaw for miter-cutting; (C) Hacksaw for cutting metal; (D) Wallboard saw for making cutouts in wallboard and other soft building materials; (E) Flush-cutting saw for trimming wood plugs and through tenons; (F) Dovetail saw (saw shown is smaller version called "Gentleman's saw"; (G) Japanese saw (cuts on the pull stroke)for quick trim-carpentry cutting; (IT) Fret saw for making delicate scrolling cuts; (1) Coping saw for curved cuts in trim carpcntry.

Sawjig Wood Patterns

Guide keeps handsaws in line

This easy-to-build cutting guide will ensure straight, v accurate cuts with a handsaw. Simply join two pieces of scrap plywood at a right angle, making sure the heads of the fasteners are recessed. Add a piece of scrap wood at the front of the jig to make a lip for holding the jig - tightiy against your workplace.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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