Everything you need to know about saw blades – most important part of the tool

Buying a worm drive saw is great challenge, but the saw alone, without good saw blades don’t have that much functionality. You need your saw blades to be sharp and stay that way for a long time. There are two kinds of materials used for making saw blades, steel and Carbide. Steel used to be mainstream before, but more and more manufacturers make saws that come with Carbide blades now, because they stay sharp for longer period of time. In fact, steel saw blades have become so old fashioned that they’re hard to come across these days. Although it’s weird, because every experienced saw owner i’ve talked to has both – steel and Carbide. The reason for keeping steel blades is that they’re much sharper at first, although get rusty real quick.  People use Carbide blades for everyday work, and Steel ones are mostly used for special occasions. Plus, steel blades can be sharpened, so it’s not that bad. There are a lot of easy ways to sharpen your saw blades, and one of them is explained here.

 There are a lot of brands selling saw blades out there, but in my opinion, best one is Diablo. It is slightly more expensive than other brand name blades on the market, but i think you can’t really put a price tag on value that good saw blades bring. Doesn’t matter what worm drive saw you have, if your blade sucks, you will barely get anything done. And it’s not that expensive either – you just have to pay few extra dollars. Big saw manufacturers like Bosch and DeWalt also sell the replacement blades, and they are good enough. So, to sum this up, if you are okay with having good enough blades, then go with mainstream Carbide saw blades, but if you’re after excellent, clean cuts, look no further than Diablo blades.

Some people have doubts about whether good saw blades make actual difference or not in quality of a work, but trust me, it makes huge difference. Best saw blades cost about 50$, but the end result is absolutely worth it. But in case you’re concerned with budget, DeWalt’s circular saw blades are pretty good too, and they only cost few dollars. It would be stupid to spend 40$ on buying circular saw and 50$ on buying the blade for it, but that’s actually what some people do. It doesn’t make sense to me, because in my experience, cheap saws, like any other tools, break in no time. I always like to collect some money and get a really high end circular saw. You might think that it’s a waste of money, but in my experience, cost of replacing cheap broken saws is actually a lot higher than buying best worm drive saw at once.

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Got my first table saw – Did it exceed my expectations?

I have bought my very first tool, cheap circular saw one year ago, just to try working on DIY projects, to see how well i’d like it. Well, now i have several tools and have recently bought 400$ table saw, so i’ll let you judge how well that went. Turns out, working on improving and decorating home has been my favorite thing, i just hadn’t discovered it. I am not fond of wasting money on unnecessary purchases, but turns out, you really need different types of saws to perfect your products.  But you still need to plan your budget carefully – some table saws have crazy prices – up to few thousand dollars. Those are obviously for commercial purposes, but still you need to know ins and outs of a product before buying it.

  Considering my tight budget, i think i made great purchase. I bought DeWalt portable table saw, which, as name suggests, is smaller than other products in the field, but after trying it out for some time, i know it’s exactly what i needed. Picking high quality table saw for cheap price is specially challenging, because they usually cost more than thousand dollars. There are few good table saws under five hundred dollars. Of course these saws are smaller, and you can’t expect them to perform as well as thousand dollar saws, but it perfectly satisfied my requirements.

 Except for reading above article, i also recommend you use Google a lot, and read what actual customers have said about any particular product. In particular, i love reading Reddit, because people there don’t sugarcoat it – if they bought a tool and it turned out to  be terrible, they will be quite forward about it. Other review websites try not to bash products a lot, because they’re afraid of ruining relationships with brands.

 Speaking of brands, best table saw makers are arguably Bosch and DeWalt, especially when talking about portable table saws. Cheaper brands like Ryobi offer table saws for as cheap as around 150$ – it’s incredible. But i really doubt it’s quality is any good. Ratings seem fine though, 4 out of 5 stars is solid, at least not bad.

 To conclude, i am quite satisfied with my purchase. But if i went back in time just before buying it, i would wait a little bit more, save more money and get better saw from DeWalt. Also, if you are a professional company, don’t be cheap and get one of the commercial ones. Personal table saws might function for a while, but the workload will quickly take a toll and they’ll break down.

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Which power tool brand is the most reliable? And why?

As a guy who is both – quite proficient in home improvement tools, and has had significant experience in how those tools are made during his long career, i get asked a lot of questions about tools. I don’t mind the questions, i love discussing interesting or controversial topics and debating about anything related to my field, but sometimes questions get too repetitive and simple, and i feel like they could all by answer in one small tutorial, which is why i decided to write this thing. I don’t claim to be always right, and always encourage everyone to be skeptical, so if i express the opinions that you don’t agree with, feel free to comment and i’d love to talk it out.

 Now, let’s get serious. One of the most often mistakes that i see people make when buying power tools is not knowing what tool they need, and how much they should expect to pay for it. Some spend too much, while others don’t spend enough on the tools, and both are equally as bad. Technically, spending too much is not a problem, assuming you don’t have tight budget and are okay with spending money on whatever, which most people aren’t. Being too cheap is problem too, because sometimes people think that they can use cheaper, low maintenance circular saws for their professional work, which is false. Tools for personal and commercial use are very different, in all aspects – quality, maintenance, price, and pretty much everything else. If you’re buying tools for your business, keep in mind that you’ll need to pay premium to make good purchase in the long run. Cost for replacing cheap circular saws every few months or so,  is much larger than money you save by buying cheap tool.

Also decide what size of circular saw you need. For more delicate work, what you’ll need is mini circular saw.

 If you are a contractor, the best power tool brand i recommend is Milwaukee. Once you get to know other people in your business, you’ll discover yourself that this brand is most used and therefore, trustworthy brand out there. In my experience, every job site or carpentry you go to, you’ll see people using either Milwaukee or Dewalt, which is also an excellent brand. Other good brands include, but are not limited to – Makita and Bosch. I just haven’t tried any other brands.

 And the last thing i want to talk about, are battery-powered tools. That is, because cordless power tools seem to be a bit controversial – people have different opinions about them, and i think i know why – because some cordless tools are good, while others are bad. I know it’s cliche, but it’s simple as that. For example, Bosch makes the best battery powered circular saws out there, but their price is slightly higher, so a lot of people prefer cheaper brands, which fall apart quickly. Then they complain about the battery powered tools in general, when they should be blaming themselves. Good way to differentiate high quality cordless tools from bad ones, is by reading customer reviews and checking the ratings.

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Reasons why building your own home is smarter than buying it

Most manufacturers will permit you to get as required with the plan procedure as you like. In case you’re quick to get hands on with your venture you can generally change and modify the floor arrange, select plan components, materials and shading palates to suit your taste, way of life and spending prerequisites. In case you’re anticipating having a family down the track attach an additional room at the back. In the event that you cherish open air engaging expand the in the open air range out. You can truly have a great time turning into a novice designer and breathing life into your fantasy home vision.

Building another home does not offer an indistinguishable accommodation from purchasing a current house. Not exclusively do you need to discover the land, which will probably not be in a current neighborhood, you additionally need to figure an opportunity to discover a designer or manufacturer, and pick each component of the new structure. Joining a current advancement can streamline the procedure, however it might constrain your level of decision. You additionally need to stress over frameworks, for example, regardless of whether the land gives you access to metropolitan water and sewage, or requires a well and septic framework, alongside any natural and different licenses.

The huge favorable position: You are a great deal more inclined to get precisely what you need. For some, this element alone is sufficient to pick working over purchasing, yet there are different favorable circumstances, as well. Better productivity is useful for nature and can spare you cash on your service charges every month.

The greatest downsides to building a house have a tendency to be the higher expenses and longer time span, both of which can increment all through the home-building process. All things considered, you can restrict the hazard that your home will go over spending plan or take longer than you expected by working with a trustworthy manufacturer and having a decent contract set up.

Likewise, to spare both cash and time, keep up great correspondence with your manufacturer and ensure you are content with the plan/specs before the assemble starts. It’s bad for you or your manufacturer in the event that you alter your opinion about the shade of the stone ledges after they’ve as of now been introduced.

Regardless of the possibility that you begin off your home inquiry set on finding the ideal existing property, you may wind up choosing to work to get precisely what you need. Then again, you may anticipate building and later choose a current home is a superior fit. In either case, working with a qualified and experienced proficient – whether that is a land operator or a general temporary worker – can help guarantee the procedure goes as easily as could be expected under the circumstances.

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