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Dewalt DW788 3
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Scroll Saws vs Band Saws

Scroll saws and band saws are both specialized tools that find their place in the homes of woodworkers, both professional and amateur. Chances are that anyone looking to get into the art is going to end up with both at some point, but the differences between these seemingly similar tools are pretty big, and it can be a hard choice to decide which is the right to add to your workshop first.

Read on, and we’ll help you make the decision.

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Kreg KMA2685 Circular Saw Guide 2 Pack 2
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The Best Circular Saw Guide Rails in 2020

When it comes to clean cuts, not many people think of a circular saw. They have a reputation for tearing up boards pretty good, even when used properly. With a simple accessory, we found that you can get table saw clean cuts when you’re using a circular saw provided you have the best circular saw guide rail for your needs.

We took the time to figure out which were recommended, test them out, and figure out which of them we felt deserved a spot on our list. If you’re in a hurry, however, you can’t go wrong with our favorite.

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DEWALT DCCS690X1 40V Chainsaw 1
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The Best Small Chain Saw in 2020

Chainsaws are a handy tool to have around, but many of them are too cumbersome for those who just need them for smaller household tasks like cutting down saplings or trimming smaller limbs. That’s why we set out to find the best small chainsaw around and we think that we did an admirable job.

Through a full day of testing, we put ten different small chainsaws through the paces to make sure that their real-world application fit with what was advertised. There really is something here for everyone, so let’s dive right in with our favorite and then we’ll get into the why’s and how’s of our curated selection.

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Scotts PS45010S Corded Electric Pole Saw 6
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The Best Pole Saws in 2020

When spring is coming up and you know it’s time to start pruning back those trees, chances are you’re not going to want to go with a manual clipper. Finding the best pole saw for your home can be a trying task, which is why we ran through twelve different saws in order to make sure you’ve got only the best.

So, this season, make life a little bit easier on yourself. A pole saw is the absolute best way to quickly and safely trim trees and shrubs, allowing you to get on with the rest of your day instead of spending too many grueling hours in the sun.

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Craftsman CMXGSAMA426S Gas Powered Chainsaw 3
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The Best Budget Chain Saws in 2020

So, you’ve got trees but you’re not a lumberjack? Maybe it’s time to find the best budget chainsaw you can so that you can keep on moving forward without having to break the bank. We tested out various full-size chainsaws that were relatively light on the wallet to bring you the best.

You’re not out of luck if you’re looking for a little guy but we tested out fourteen different cheap chainsaws to see which was the best for home use. In the end, five of them made the cut, being well functioning, powerful saws that weren’t wallet-scaring while maintaining the right qualities for medium-duty or less.

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Bosch Portable Gravity Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand T4B 1
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The Best Miter Saw Stands in 2020

So, you’ve got a great miter saw but you’re tired of having to wear knee pads every time you want to make a cut in the field. There’s really only one answer to that question which is to snatch up the best miter saw stand you can find, bolt that puppy down, and get going.

The real question is which one is the best for your usage. That’s where we come in, read on and we’ll discuss the ins and outs of miter saw stand selection and just how you can make sure that you find the perfect fit for you and your saw.

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Bosch JS470EB Barrel Grip Jig Saw 1
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The Best Jigsaws in 2020

After twelve hours of testing on fourteen models of saw, we believe that we’ve found the best jigsaws for just about every situation. They’re not quite essential but for many people, a jigsaw is a key feature of their toolset and we’d recommend them for anyone planning on making intricate cuts in wood.

Finding the best was the hard part, these handy little saws make complex cuts a snap and don’t take up the room that a full scroll saw would. So, let’s dive in with our favorite saw and then we’ll discuss how we picked them and our testing process before diving into them. There really is something for everyone.

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DEWALT DW745S Compact Job Site Table Saw with Folding Stand 2
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Best Portable Table Saws in 2020

Table saws are pretty much a requirement for those who are woodworking but some of them aren’t quite as portable as we’d like. There’s simply no way to cart some of them around, which can make them a pain on site. If you’ve been looking for the best portable table saw then you’re in the right place, we tested twelve different portable table saws and decided to bring you six of them.

So, let’s jump right in with our favorite and then we’ll discuss the ins and outs of making sure you have the right saw to cart around.

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PORTER CABLE PCE980 Wet Tile Saw 6
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Best Tile Saw in 2020

There’s no real replacement for a tile saw in the home. These abrasive powerhouses can make quick work of tile, porcelain, and even stone during the course of their lifetime. For most people, the question is how to find the best tile saw since they’re a relatively common tool.

If you’ve been looking to make sure that you’ve got the right one for your needs then you’ve come to the right place. Check out our top pick and then read on and see if you can’t find the right saw for your own needs.

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Shop Fox W1837 Open Stand Hybrid Table Saw 1
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The Best Hybrid Table Saws in 2020

For the home woodworker, there’s a holy grail out there: the best hybrid table saw. Unlike job-site saws, these dedicated behemoths of circular sawing will usually find themselves in one spot for the majority of their careers. They’re an incredible boon, as long as you have the right one, although many hobbyists find them to be a bit much.

Still, if you’re dedicated to making sure you have the most powerful and precise saw around you’re in good hands with a hybrid. They’re simply a step above the usual fare, so if you’ve been looking to get serious about your carpentry skills read on.

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