Home-Improvement:Tools-and-Equipment Articles

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Home-and-Family:Woodworking Articles

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Combating Power Loss Or Decreased Performance in Power Tools

Combating Power Loss Or Decreased Performance in Power Tools

Usually a loss of power or decrease in overall performance from our power tools can be defined by a suffering connection between the tool's power source (i.e. the power cord or battery) and the tool's motor.

Just where this glitch exists along the electrical highway though, is where our journey begins. To find our weak link, we'll simply follow the power flow from the tool's power source to the tool's motor and checking our main components along the way.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dewalt DW718 Miter Saw Fence Alignment

Dewalt DW718 Miter Saw Fence Alignment

With a tool so tough as Dewalt's DW718 12" double-bevel sliding compound miter saw, it is no mystery that the sucker is going to get a little kicked around. Of course, the regular abuses of jobsite life will wear on the tool and eventually it's going to require a bit of tinkering on your behalf. Don't fret though, said tinkering is generally simple with the right tools and a bit of patience.

It may surprise you to learn that the leading cause of inaccurate miter saw cuts is actually a misaligned or warped fence.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Introducing: Dewalt's DCF815S2 Cordless Impact Driver

Introducing: Dewalt's DCF815S2 Cordless Impact Driver

In early October 2010 Dewalt released their new line of 12v MAX power tools. Among this release was the DCF815S2, an 1/4" impact driver with the guts and gumption to make mincemeat of its very anticipated debut and, perhaps, a mincemeat pie of the present competition.

Featuring a minor redesign that moves the tool battery directly below the handle, this 12v impact driver is now more compact and ergonomic than any of Dewalt's previous comparable releases. The slightly longer handle is slim and comfortable to grip and provides a stable base for the driver.

The Dewalt Gas Generator is Just One of Many Power Tool Examples Why Dewalt is Number One

The Dewalt Gas Generator is Just One of Many Power Tool Examples Why Dewalt is Number One

"You buy a machine and what you really get is satisfaction, entire satisfaction." Raymond E. DeWalt, the founder of DeWalt, said that once. Indeed, DeWalt is now considered as one of the best makers of quality tools and machines. One of the reliable products from DeWalt is its gas generator.

Why You Should Get a DeWalt Gas Generator?

Emergency Power Source for Your Residence:

Emergency situations happen. And when they do, chances are most people are caught by surprise. For instance, a devastating storm may hit your area without notice. Since modern life is tied to electricity, you cannot afford to lose power during emergency situations.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Review of Dewalt Sander Tools

A Review of Dewalt Sander Tools

DeWalt sanders are all the more common because of their distinctive bright coloring. But inside the rugged case, these sander tools are built to be some of the most dependable equipment on the market.

Whether you are rough sanding a piece of hewn lumber, or putting the finishing gloss on a jewelry box, DeWalt power tools are designed to give you the best performance at a price that is comparable to similar brands.

Woodworking Power Tools - What Every Woodworker MUST Have In Their Workshop!

Woodworking Power Tools - What Every Woodworker MUST Have In Their Workshop!

I know you're anxious to get to work, so I'll keep this brief. Even beginning craftsmen need basic woodworking power tools. The more advanced and skilled you become, the more power tools you will need. That's a given. This article will help you figure out what kinds of woodworking power tools are essential for all of us, and what tools you can hold off on for now.

It is 100% obvious that each woodworker across the globe is at a different level of expertise than his or her neighbor. That's okay. The general rule for acquiring tools is to only buy the tools that are absolutely necessary for the project you happen to be working on at the moment.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Replacing Power Tool Switches - How to Know the Time Has Come

Replacing Power Tool Switches - How to Know the Time Has Come

It is no mystery that a lot can go wrong inside a power tool, what is a bit mysterious though, is how to determine exactly which part of your power tool is currently suffering. As we all know, power tools are some seriously cool machines, so cool in fact, they will literally try to help you solve this diagnostic conundrum.

Knowing which subtle clues to look for can help you diagnose a power tool problem in a snap. For instance, when your switch goes bad, your power tool will behave in a specific way.

The first symptoms to arise will come in the form of malfunctioning or failing start-ups. You will attempt to activate the tool and as if life has simply left it for greener pastures, the tool will be absolutely dead, or, at least, it will require several pumps and perhaps a joggle or two to revive itself.

A Brief History of DeWalt Power Tools

A Brief History of DeWalt Power Tools

From the time he was a child Raymond E DeWalt watched and learned from his father the intricacies of woodworking and complex construction. Upon leaving school as an adolescent, he continued to follow this path and earned his keep at mills and construction sites as jobs were available.

The young DeWalt though, also learned from his father that a life in mill-work was difficult one, and in order to simplify his own life and to capitalize on both the physical and economical expenses of hard labor, he used the advantages of his youth and experience to continually refine and enhance the machines around him to meet the certain needs and specifications of different jobsites.

DeWalt's ingenuity and expertise in the field were largely and always evident and soon he was offered a position as the head of a major woodworking mill that manufactured nearly everything from the simple six-panel box to the modern, complex home.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quality Features Make the Makita Miter Saw a Top Pick in Power Tools

Quality Features Make the Makita Miter Saw a Top Pick in Power Tools

Founded in 1915, the Makita Corporation has almost a hundred years of experience in the electronic tools industry. From its humble beginnings as a small electronics repair shop in Nagoya, Japan, Makita has become one of the leading manufacturers of quality electronic tools in the world. Its incredible growth from a little repair shop to one of the respected electronic tools maker in the world was fueled by its desire to be the best supplier of electronic tools, such as battery operated power tools, pneumatic tools, and woodworking machines.

When it comes to woodworking machines, Makita arguably produces one of the best in the world: the Makita miter saw.

The Makita Advantage

Accuracy:

Precision is, perhaps, the most essential thing in any work that involves cutting wood. Every inches count. Make an error on your cut and you would probably spend more time working. Every cut should be accurate. Error is a big NO for someone who does woodworking or carpentry.

Makita Table Saws Are the Leader in Power Tool Quality

Makita Table Saws Are the Leader in Power Tool Quality

Precision is of prime importance in woodworking. Every cut should be exactly done as what the woodworking piece plan requires. Make a cut that is an inch or even a half-inch less than the required one and you will probably have to do the cut again. Inaccuracy, however minimal, is a thief. It robs you minutes from your work. Instead of ending work on time, you will be forced to log extra time inside your workshop.

And that is not good. Just imagine: you could have spend more time talking with your wife or playing with your kids instead of extending your stint in the workshop reworking on inaccurate cuts. Woodworking should be fun. It should not be taking your time away from your family.

Makita knows this. With almost a hundred years of experience in making power tools, Makita is well aware of woodworkers' need for accuracy. As such, Makita table saws were designed by Makita's dedicated engineers to produce accurate cuts.