Category: Tips & Tricks

Many tools are not straightforward or safe to use if you don’t know what you’re doing or have previous experience using said tools. We’ve created this tips & tricks section to help you figure out what you need to know before you jump in the deep end and start using your new tools.

How to use a drill press – Tips & Safety

Drill press in use

The drill press allows you to make holes in a work-piece in a controlled and precise manner. As far as the construction of the drill press goes, it has only a few main parts that you need to understand. The base, work-table, column, and the head of the drill press are the main parts. The […]

The Different Parts of A Bench Vise

When you’re working with wood, or metal in your garage you’re going to need to clamp it at some point, and the perfect tool for the job is the bench vise. At first glance the bench vise appears to be a very simple tool. All you do is turn the handle one direction to clamp […]

Angle Grinder Safety Guide

An angle grinder is the most useful tool for grinding, removing, cutting and polishing all sorts of materials like steel, concrete, tile or brick. It has a powerful electric motor that spins at a very high velocity. There are two types of disks used on an angle grinder, cutting disks and grinding disks. Cutting disks […]

Top tips to stay safe while woodworking

As far as hobbies go wood working is one of the safest, and most rewarding ones you could possibly do. That is provided you take into account some of the basic safety tips/precautions that we cover in this article. They are easy to remember and easy enough to implement in your workshop, so be sure […]

How to clean the chuck on your drill press

A picture showing a chuck on a drill press

  As I’ve mentioned in other articles on this site a drill press is a very versatile tool which can serve as a sander, and much more. In order to operate it efficiently and perform these tasks well the chuck must be in good shape. If you don’t know what the chuck is, it’s the […]

Power Saws vs the Hand Saw

There’s a right situation for every tool, but knowing when to use a hand saw and when to use some kind of power saw isn’t always as simple as it seems. In this article we take a close look at the differences between these tools, as well as some of the pros and cons you […]