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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Christmas Gifts For Dad - Power Tools

Christmas Gifts For Dad - Power Tools

Christmas gifts for dad do not have to be a painful, dreaded and miserable task around the holidays. Honestly, Dads are not that complex. Stuff they can do while drinking beer, stuff they can destroy or use to destroy or stuff that assists them in making food.

If you get them a gift in this area... success is yours. So, here are some examples of just one of those categories, stuff they can use to destroy, also known as power tools.

Reciprocating Saw

This little gem of a christmas gift for dad is a must have in the garage. Also know as a "saw zaw" this tool will basically cut through, cut off or cut around anything that you need it to. It is a very versatile tool and comes in different sizes, varieties and styles.

I would recommend looking at one of the popular brands of power tools (Dewalt, Milwaukee, Ryobi, etc) and finding your best deal on an at least 18V cordless type. If Dad doesn't have one already, it will make an excellent Christmas gift for Dad this year.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Safety Precautions When Using Dewalt Power Tools

Safety Precautions When Using Dewalt Power Tools

Dewalt Power Tools are preferred by individuals and companies to help speed up the job or task at hand.

Because of that, I guess it's better to take a look at some of the safety issues you should apply to prevent injuries while using your dewalt power tools.

Let me give you an example, when using a dewalt grinder make sure all the guards are in place. This protects your eyes and arms from getting burned by hot metal sparks.

It's also better for you to wear long sleeve clothes and safety glasses while grinding to give an additional protection.

Another example, when using your dewalt circular saw, just make sure that the blade guard is working properly.

Like using dewalt grinder, it's better for you to wear a safety glasses to prevent dust from getting in your eyes.

And, you should set the depth adjustment correctly so it just reaches through the board. This could prevent your power cord from causing electrical shock.

Dewalt also offer an electric brake on some model of power tools. This prevents the blade from free spinning to a stop when you cut off the power.

This is only a few of the various products by Dewalt Power Tools. Each tool requires different safety precautions. Use Dewalt Power Tools only for the jobs that they were designed for.

You have to take time to look at the worst case thing that could happen if you don't aware with the safety precaution when using the power tools of any kind.

Protect yourself from injuries and work safe.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Dewalt Scroll Saw and the Weekend Hobbiest

The Dewalt Scroll Saw and the Weekend Hobbiest

The possibilities of making wood crafts and decorations are unlimited, when you have the right tools, and patterns. Dewalt tools are my preference, for the simple fact that they are dependable and they have a large variety for just about every job imaginable.

When it comes to making crafts and decorations the Dewalt tool I am really impressed with is the scroll saw. This tool allows you to cut some really detailed designs. You will need to have a drill on hand so you can make a starter hole for inside cuts. With this saw you can make wall hangings, clocks, decorations to set on you mantel or entertainment center ect... Lets go over a couple of these in more detail.

If your wanting to make a wall hanging with your dewalt scroll saw.

First you need to decide on the pattern. This can be something you drew up yourself or something you purchased.

Second, you need to decide what type wood you want pine, oak, cherry, walnut, etc... to get the look you prefer.

Third, place you pattern on the surface and trace the design.

After you get it transferred, take your dewalt drill and with a small bit drill holes in the center designs to be cut out. Now your ready for your dewalt scroll saw.

Loosen the blade adjustment and place the blade through one of the pre-drilled pilot holes and reattach it to the saw and set the blade tension. Make your cut. Repeat this step until all your designs are finished. Sand it down add a little varnish and your done. You can also glue some colored felt on the back to really bring out the artwork.

If you want to make a clock with your dewalt scroll saw. First you need to get a battery operated clock assembly. Your local craft store should be able to help you with this. Transfer your design just like with the wall hanging.

But, before you drill the pilot holes you need to add in the place for your clock fixture. Make sure you place it in your design where it will have enough wood to hold it solid. Make your cuts, do the finish work, add the clock assembly and you have just made yourself a hand crafted clock.

For making a mantle it is basically the same as the wall hanging, just leave a flat spot on the bottom of your design. Cut out a platform and take your dewalt router and put a contoured edge around the top and glue your designed piece in the center. And you have a mantle piece.

I suggest sticking with single piece designs until you get the feel of your dewalt scroll saw. Then you can move on to multiple piece designs that need to be glued together. But with a little practice, the possibilities of things you can make with this dewalt tool is unlimited.

Gary Brown is the author for can find this article along with a selection of dewalt power tools on our website.

by Gary Brown