What to Do with Sawdust From Dust Collector?

saw dust from a bag

Sawdust can seem like a nuisance. However, you’d be surprised by all the useful things you can do with sawdust from your dust collector. In this article, I’m going to share some of these secrets with you.  Sawdust can be used to dry green wood, clean up stains, and mulch your garden. You can also create paths, use it for …

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Why Should I Predrill Pilot Holes In Wood?

drilling pilot hole in wood

One of the secrets to achieving a strong finished project involves pre-drilling pilot holes in your wood projects. This trick allows you to magically join two pieces of wood without the worry of splitting your board. Pre-drilling pilot holes will keep your project precise, prevent your wood from splitting, and provide a stronger hold. Pre-drilling a pilot hole might seem …

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How to Tell if a Rechargeable Drill Battery is Bad?

Testing Drill Battery

Rechargeable drill batteries are expensive. It’s a shame to throw them away! However, sometimes a battery has lived its life, and it’s time to get something new.  Rechargeable batteries have an expected lifespan given by the manufacturer. If your drill battery is losing power and in line with the expected lifespan, it’s probably time for a new battery.  There are …

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Why Is My Cordless Drill Sparking?

Sparking Drill

A cordless drill is a hardworking tool. If you’ve noticed that your cordless drill is sparking, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to explain why this might be happening, if the sparking is dangerous, and what you should do about it.  Cordless drills will spark normally within the drill itself as the carbon brushes pass by the …

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Why is My Skill Saw Smoking?

Skill Saw smoking

Smoke is nice around a campfire. However, smoke is menacing in the workshop. Have you ever wondered why is the skill saw smoking when cutting wood? If so, you’ve come to the right place.  It’s not normal for a skill saw to smoke. If you’ve encountered this, there could be several causes. First, the blade could be dull or dirty. Second, your …

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What Alternatives are there for Kreg Jig Pocket Hole Screws?

Alternatives to Kreg pocket hole Screws

The Kreg system’s relatively high prices leave many wondering what alternatives there are for Kreg jig pocket hole screws. Most of us have screws lying around and would like to avoid spending top dollar on more screws for the Kreg system. There are alternatives, and I’ll share several with you today.  Kreg makes their jigs specifically for their screws. However, …

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