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Corded vs. Cordless Circular Saw

For most power tools enthusiasts, the circular saw is one of the must-haves as these versatile power saws come in handy for a wide variety of projects. But, many potential buyers tend to have difficulties deciding on whether to go for the corded or cordless types. Both corded and cordless circular saws can make some amazing […]

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Sliding vs. Non Sliding Miter Saw

A miter saw is an indispensable tool for anyone that does a lot of trim work or is just looking for something to make angled and beveled cuts fast.  But while the decision to buy the miter saw is a no-brainer, you will still need to decide whether to go for the sliding or non-sliding […]

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Belt Sander vs. Orbital Sander

Few woodworker and DIYers if at all any enjoy sanding. Besides being a tedious job, it is also a dirty one and there will always be wood dust floating all over. But the tool that you choose for your sanding jobs often has a huge effect on how tedious or easy the task ends up […]

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Dust Collector vs. Shop Vac

Working in a cleaner and safer environment makes the job easier as your workpiece will not always be covered with wood dust, and so you can also get more work done. However, for many woodworkers and tradesmen, the problems come in when they have to choose the right tool for dust management in the workshop. And […]

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Heat Gun vs. Hair Dryer

Heat guns are handy for a wide variety of applications for DIYers, craftsmen and professional and their applications will range from paint and varnish stripping to bending pipes and even thawing frozen pipes. But many heat gun users are always looking for a cheaper but still effective enough alternative, and this is what drives many to […]

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Reciprocating Saw vs. Jigsaw

The reciprocating and jigsaws will work in a quite similar manner as they both utilize a reciprocating blade movement. This similarity in the blade operation often makes it hard for potential buyers to choose between them. However, these are still different tools designed for different purposes. The reciprocating saw excels when it comes to tasks that […]

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Scroll Saw vs. Band Saw

At first glimpse, the scroll and band saws look quite similar as they will both have a blade running perpendicular through the center of the tool and a work table. Some uninformed buyers can even assume the scroll saw is just a smaller band saw model. But, despite the obvious similarities, these are quite different tools […]

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Scroll Saw vs. Jigsaw

Given that the scroll saws and jigsaws both fall in the reciprocating saws category, it is easy for some users to assume they are designed for the same thing which could not be further from the truth. Besides the obvious differences in their appearance, these saws will differ in various other aspects which means they will […]

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Miter Saw vs. Circular Saw

The miter and circular saws are among the most popular power tools with DIYers. Provided the job involves some sawing, they are what most people are likely to use. Seasoned DIYers and pro woodworkers already know which between the two works best for certain projects and will hence not have any difficulties deciding what to buy. […]

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10 vs. 12 Miter Saw

Nothing surpasses the miter saw in performance when it comes to making angled crosscuts. These saws are also quite versatile and will hence come in handy for a variety of other cuts. But like any other power saw, you will need to choose from several options when shopping for one. While miter saws can come with […]

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