Power tools

Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 23 – Tools with lasers?

November 22, 20060 Comments

So many tools today have lasers, but do you really need one? Download Audio File

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Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 22 – 10 inch or 12 inch Mitersaw?

November 21, 20060 Comments

A few thoughts on choosing a 10″ or 12″ Miter Saw. Download Audio File

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Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 21 – Compound Miter versus Sliding Miter Saw

November 20, 20060 Comments

A quick look at the subtle difference between the compound miter saw and the sliding compound miter saw… Download Audio File

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Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 17 – Bandsaw versus Tablesaw

November 14, 20060 Comments

Do you need a band saw if you already have a table saw or vice versa? Download Audio File

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Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 16 – Circular saws in the woodshop

November 13, 20060 Comments

Can you use a circular saw in a furniture building woodshop…..absolutely yes! Download Audio File

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Tips From the Scrap Pile No. 9 – Introduction to benchtop tablesaws

November 2, 20060 Comments

For many of us, a benchtop tablesaw will be the first large power tool we’ll buy when we start woodworking. Here’s a few to think about… Download Audio File

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Tablesaw Tune-up with Matt

September 6, 20061 Comment

It’s the end of summer here in Michigan…and it’s time to prep the shop for a long winter of woodworking. I’m getting started by giving my tablesaw a little once over before it gets too overwhelmed. Download SD Video File

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Episode No. 10 Band saws

March 28, 20060 Comments

After much delay and what amounts to a blown deadline promised to you the listener here is this week’s episode. As the name implies, this is all about the bandsaw. One of the more popular and versatile power tools in the shop. Regardless of whether you have a benchtop model or a floor model, there […]

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Episode No. 9 Dust Collection

March 19, 20060 Comments

Thanks once again for stopping by Matt’s Basement Workshop. In this episode we talk about dust collection systems. What are the types out there? Which one is right for you? What’s the difference between an air cleaner and a dust collector? A couple of important points to think about if and when you choose a […]

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Episode No. 8 Router Bits

March 12, 20060 Comments

Hey everybody thanks for coming back for another episode. In this episode I’m going to try and cover a little bit about the types of router bits out there. Considering the vast number of bits and manufacturers of them, it’s nearly impossible to talk about each and everyone. So instead, I try to break them […]

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