Three Essential Power Tools

A drill, circular saw, and router are the essential power tools for amateur carpenters to own. Here are some pointer on what to look for when buying them.



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An electric drill, the first of our essential power tools. Back the work you're drilling with a piece of scrap to prevent the wood from tearing out when the bit comes through.
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To avoid tearing out chips of wood, push the router forward against the bit's direction of rotation.
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To follow the line when cutting with a circular saw, be sure to watch the blade, not the notch in front of the base plate.
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