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Your Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Your double bevel sliding compound miter saw is really a useful device for just about any really serious carpenter or household craftsman. A DeWalt DW718XPS double bevel sliding compound miter saw handles the actual level and angle on the saw edge relative to the actual wood. This lets you make notches, grooves and angle slices. Each one of these are useful separately, and when blended can easily produce several really advanced home projects. Here are a few brief samples of things I've done recently.The simplest way to make use of notches is to interlock pieces of solid wood. Careful use of notches on two by fours for instance, can turn them directly into self supporting racks. Simply cut down 4 parts of 2x4 to 30 inches long for example, after that make use of your double bevel sliding compound miter saw to make a notch of an inch through each side to allow a bit of plywood to slip in. Place 1 bit of 2x4 in every corner, and you have a really quick and easy to make shelf to store things within the workshop o...


Hot vs. Cold Water Pressure Washers

Pressure washers are used in many homes and a large variety of businesses for many reasons. If you have decided that you need a pressure washer, for whatever reason, you have made your first decision. Your next decision will be what type of washer is best for you. There are many different kinds of pressure washers, they can have different power sources (electric, gasoline, diesel or natural gas); different powers, often designated as residential or professional, ranging anywhere from 1000 to 6000+ psi; different sizes, from portable to on wheels that you pull, to large ones that are mounted on a trailer or in the back of a truck, or you can even get pressure washers that are mounted on a wall; finally, you can get one based on the type of water that they use, hot or cold.Though there is a lot that can be said about any of these different types of machines, today let's just take a look at cold and hot pressure washers, their pros and cons, to help you decide which type will work best. From there you can go on...


More than One Type of Air Compressor

If you are in the market for an air compressor, after doing a bit of research, you will discover that there is more than one type of air compressor available. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the best air compressor for you, but knowing what types of compressors are available is a good first step. Here are the basic types that are available, ranging from light weight to heavy duty.Hand Carry Portable Air Compressor - though features will obviously vary, these machines are generally lightweight and compact since they are designed to be hand carried. These are generally single stage compressors with an oil lubricated pump. A good cast iron cylinder will extend the pump life. A heavy duty steel tank and frame is also desirable, and anti-vibration feet. A pressure relief safety valve is a must and you want to be able to manually drain the air from the tank when you are done. These small units are perfect around the home, whether you get an electric or a gas one. Though, if you are using it for...


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