2020/08/28
How Can I Sharpen My Carbide Saw Blade?

Signs your blade needs sharpening: If treated properly modern carbide blades will provide you with a long life of clean, chip-free, precision cutting.  However, at some point in time, every blade will become damaged or dull and need to be replaced.  Here are some of the most...

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2020/02/14
A diamond is forever….or is it?

The tagline ‘A Diamond Is Forever’ was written in 1947 and used by De Beers as a campaign to help boost the sales of diamonds which had fallen during the Great Depression. But, is a diamond really forever?  Ask your tool. Diamond is o...

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2019/10/30
The Plastic Packaging Problem

The saw blade was on sale for only $9.99, securely packed inside two very thick layers of tough plastic, it looked permanently confined. After a lot of time and effort, I was able to get the package open almost cutting myself, like many others who ...

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2019/09/16
What to use for cutting metal

Why do I need a special blade to cut metal? Unlike cutting wood and composite materials, which are relatively soft and fibrous, metal cutting blades are required to cut very hard, rigid materials.  These blades have special materials like harder carbide teeth that make it easier ...

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2019/08/09
Exchange for a better future

As the planet warms, we see more extreme weather events; sea levels rising and longer droughts.  Climate change is the culprit and it is created by burning fossil fuels like petroleum and coal which add heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere.  A group effort is needed, where pe...

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2019/06/03
How many teeth do I need on my saw blade?

Selecting the right blade for the job So you’re getting ready to use a saw blade to cut a substrate. You know the diameter of the blade that will fit your saw, and you know the type of blade you need to cut your material, but how do you know how many teeth your blade needs to ha...

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2019/04/05
Why use a torsion bit?

Torsion screwdriver bits drive more screws and last longer Torsion bits are designed to stand up to the rigors of heavy duty impact driving. In extremely tough driving conditions, torsion bits will flex rather than break.  Types of screwdriver bits There are...

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2019/02/20
How to choose the right screwdriver bit to fit your screw head

Five most common North American screwdriver bit types Slot or Flathead Phillips* Allen or...

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2019/01/14
How to assemble, use, and maintain your Exchange-A-Blade laminate floor cutter

How are the Exchange-A-Blade 9” and 13” laminate floor cutters different?    ...

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2018/12/19
All about nutsetters—hex, lobular, torsion, impact, and spring loaded

What is a nutsetter? A nutsetter is a power tool accessory designed to fasten metal and self-tapping screws. There are four types of nutsetters: Hex nutsetters (sometimes referred to as standard nutsetters) drive fasteners using the corners ...

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2018/12/12
Carbide tipped oscillating tool accessories (OTA) — tough as nails

Carbide tipped OTA cuts through 83 x 3”common nails! Exchange-A-Blade carbide tipped professiona...

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2018/11/07
Hole saw RPMs so you cut the perfect hole

Using the right speed, or RPM, will extend the life of your hole saw and give the perfect cut Excessive speed builds heat and heat destroys cutting tools and when we cut too fast we lose control and accuracy of our cutting operation. That’s why the information is critical to ext...

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2018/10/30
How to mount a saw blade on a circular and sliding compound miter saw

How to mount a blade on a circular saw Step 1 ...

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2018/09/07
How to drill holes in concrete using black granite or SDS masonry bits

About drilling concrete Drilling masonry and concrete products requires some special tools and accessories. When drilling concrete, brick or block, we’re dealing with a lot of aggregate, sand and gravel, held together with Portland cement. To cut through this...

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2018/07/20
Introduction to unique Starlock & trade; oscillating tool accessories (OTAs)

Exclusive OTAs for Starlock oscillating tools If you own a Starlock oscillating tool, you’ll want to know about this extensive new Swiss-made line of 14 unique Starlock oscillating tool accessories. Designed for flush and plunge cutting, scraping, grinding, and sanding these acc...

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2018/07/17
How to extend the life of a diamond hole saw

The life and effectiveness of a diamond hole saw varies greatly based on the material being cut, the amount of lubrication used, the tools that are used and the technique of the operator. In order to maximize the life of the hole saw, these important notes should always be followed:...

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2018/07/17
How to cut the perfect hole in wood using a hole saw

Need to cut a big hole, the easy way? How often do you need to cut a hole far bigger than the largest drill in your tool box?  When that happens, your easiest option is to grab your drill and a hole saw. Typically, a hole saw comes in three parts...

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2018/07/17
How to install a vent using a carbide tipped hole saw to cut HardiPlank and wood

Step by step guide on installing a vent in HardiePlank® or wood ...

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2017/07/17
When to use a diamond hole saw

When to use a diamond hole saw Diamond hole saws are designed to drill holes in glass, ceramics, porcelain, ceramic and porcelain tile, limestone, slate, marble, granite, stone, and fiberglass.   Diamond hole saw drilling technique ...

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2017/04/28
How to choose the right saw blade for my job from the hundreds of options?

Ever wondered why there are so many varieties of saw blades to choose from? It can be confusing. If all you need to do is make a single, rough cut in a piece of wood, then any blade will do.  But most of us want to make numerous, high-quality cuts in a variety of m...

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