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chop saw power tool cutting wood - steve maxwell

Steve explains the difference between simple, compound and sliding compound mitre saws, also known as chop saws, and gives some tips to help you select the right tool for your home workshop.

TEK4 Flashlight

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, writes and raves about Ryobi TEK4 cordless tools.

How Today’s Best Cordless Tools Work Better

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, believes each new generation of cordless power tools brings us one step closer to perfection.

Stripped Woodwork

Fixing up an older home can keep debt to a minimum. An advocate of old fashioned hard work, Steve Maxwell encourages do-it-yourself home repair.

Pin-Nailers_01

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about pin nailers, specialized woodworking power tools that are perfect for creating nearly invisible wood joints.

impact driver

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks tools touching on impact drivers and third generation lithium-ion batteries.

brushless power tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains the benefits of brushless technology in cordless power tools.

Pro-grade Tools

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, dispels myths for Canadians to be less do-it-yourself when it comes to home projects.

Carbide Saw Blade Tool Sneak Peek

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, traveled to Italy and saw firsthand how Irwins Marples carbide saw blades are made.

How Thickness Planers Keep Smooth Wood Coming

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares insight on how to keep your thickness planer in good shape to allow for smooth cuts.

cordless power tools

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, takes Milwaukee’s RedLithium battery to the test to see if it lives up to all the hype.

router

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides 5 pitfalls woodworkers should avoid when working with routers.

Lincoln 180 MIG Pak Welder for Metalworkers

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, lets DIY homeowners and metalworking enthusiasts know about wire-feed welders that are finally affordable.

ChopShot is a Canadian Tool that Ensures Straight Saw Cuts

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks to the inventor of ChopShot, an innovative tool to get perfects cuts with your circular saw.

Log Splitter

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, tells homeowners who use firewood to heat their homes about a great log splitting machine called RapidFire.

Router Table Fence

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides step-by-step instructions on converting a standard Freud router table fence to an extra-wide configuration.

Spade Bits

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, goes into detail on how to handle sharpening spade bits, one of his favourite tools.

cordless power tools_02

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, tests cordless tool battery performance and even after 20 years of tool testing, the results still surprised him.

Cut Perfect Mitre Joints in One Trip to the Chopsaw

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, says that mitres matter, so he explains how to cut perfect 45 degree trim mitres in only one trip to the chopsaw.

iVAC Pro

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, raves about iVAC Pro, an automatic, wireless dust collector that works remotely in tandem with power tools.

A Better Way to Cut Steel

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, outlines a better way to cut steel.

Freud Router Bit Sets

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses Freuds Premier Adjustable Rail and Stile (PARS) router bit sets.

handsaw

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, examines five products, hand tools, and power tools that improve the life of a DIYer.

Tracksaw Delivers Clean-Cut Advantage

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, raves about the new and innovative track-guided saw from DeWALT.

GREX 650L Pin Nailer

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about the value of a pin nailer, a power tool used by a growing number of contractors and DIYers.

Freud’s Premier Fusion blade

Four key tool managing tips from the Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, to help you get the most from your power saws.

DeWALT 20V MAX Drill

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses DeWALT 20V MAX, the latest in cordless power tool technology.

Tablesaws for DIYers

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, examines three types of tablesaws and a new innovation thatll bring the power tool to the next level for DIYers.

Soffit and Fascia

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, details how to properly install soffit and fascia and which hand and power tools are most helpful.

Freud Router Bits

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the right router bits for power tools to make raised panel doors for kitchen cabinets as easy as possible.

Detail Sanders Key Tool for Wood Refinishing

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, examines a variety of detailed sander power tools and how they help with wood refinishing.

Tool Tech Leads to Faster, Better and Less Expensive Renos and Repairs

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how advancements in tool technology help homeowners regardless if theyre do-it-yourselfers or not.

Thickness Planer

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, comments on the DeWALT DW735 thickness planer, a power tool with a unique feature that makes a big difference.

BernzOmatic Quickfire Torch

Hand-held torches are one of the handiest tools for DIY success. But not all torches are equal so here’s a look at Steve Maxwell’s favourites.

CC 2 Hammer

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about nine of his top tool picks from hand tool hammers to power tool nailers.

Chamfered Postbeam

Steve Maxwell discusses deck decorative details and three router bits that will help DIY homeowners achieve those details.

recip_saw_spike_lenox

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how new blade technology is making reciprocating saws more effective.

Battery Test on Cordless Power Tools Yields Surprising Results

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, puts power claims of Milwaukee RedLithium batteries to the test with cordless power tools.

The Low Profile Porter-Cable 390 Random Orbit Sander

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, picks the low profile Porter-Cable 390 random orbit sander as a power tool worthy of a best find.

Oregon PowerSharp Saw Chain Sharpener

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, thinks the Oregon PowerSharp saw chain sharpener is one of the best finds for the power tool realm.

Freud DM800E Heavy Duty Mixer

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, writes about the advantages of the Freud DM800E heavy duty mixer power tool.

DIY Home Improvement

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, doesn’t accept excuses, and explains how simple it can be to work on DIY home improvement projects.

Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares the top 5 power tools he believe has changed the way we DIY.

DeWALT Cordless Impact Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the DeWalt 12-volt sub-compact cordless power tool.

Bosch GCM12SD Axial Glide Mitre Saw

Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, reviews the Bosch GCM12SD Axial Glide Mitre Saw, a sliding compound mitre saw that is perfect for woodworking or home reno enthusiasts.

Nailer_Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the cordless nailer for do-it-yourself power tool enthusiasts.

Multi Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the handiness and evolution of mutli-tool power tools with DIY homeowners.

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares with homeowners his top 5 make-do tool tips.

Bernzomatic Quickfire Hand Torch

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, raves about his favourite torch tool, the BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch.

charger_cordless_power_tool_battery

Learn about cordless power tool batteries from Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, as he gives DIYers the ins and outs of whats available.

Tools and Appliances

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how paying a little more now for tools and appliances can end up saving homeowners money in the long run.

Steve Maxwell Introduces the DeWalt Track Guided Saw

Steve Maxwell’s video review of the DeWalt Track Guided Saw, a new class of power tool perfect for contractors looking for effortless and clean plywood cuts.

Spade Bit Grind

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, gives DIY-ers the low down on the woodworking tool the spade bit.

thickness planer_02

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, instructs woodworkers on how to properly maintain their thickness planer woodworking power tools.

shimmed_trim_door_window_diy

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides DIY homeowners with four tips on how to properly trim doors and windows and with what tools.

BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explores the many novel features of the revolutionary Quickfire Hand Torch from BernzOmatic.

Asphalt Roofing

Steve Maxwell offers DIY-ers the perfect recipe for an efficiently-installed, long-lasting and reliably-dry asphalt roofing job.

Wood Screws Better Than Ever for DIYers

Over the last 20 years, something great has happened to wood screws. Steve Maxwell gives DIY homeowners a history lesson in the evolution of screws.

DeWALT Thickness Planer_Woodworking Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man and a tool master, discusses the thickness planers woodworking power tool.

DeWALT Cordless Light Power Tool

No other category of power tools has improved as much as cordless over the last 10 years, according to Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Jigsaw

In the power tool world a jigsaw is not a puzzle but rather, as Canada’s Handiest Man Steve Maxwell explains, a handy tool to add to the arsenal.

Rotary Saw_Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares his tips for using a Rotary Saw effectively and safely on home renovation projects such as cutting drywall.

Biscuit Joinery

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about Hermann Steiner, who invented the biscuit joiner, and how his tool has evolved.

Power Tool Talk on Getting Circular Saw Savvy

Hand-held circular saw power tools open a wide range of home improvement possibilities, says Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

chopsaw_stopblock_power_tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, helps DIY-ers make the decision of which saw power tool is best suited for their home projects and renovations.

Power Buff Sanding Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, helps DIY-ers learn how to power buff their way to a smooth wood finish with the right sanding tool.

MultiMaster Power Tool

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, sheds some light on a unique power tool sander he feels homeowners should know about: the Multimaster.

Power Tool Talk on Sander Basics

Steve Maxwell, breaks down the top 3 types of sanders to consider for your next home reno project: random orbital, belt and ultra-smooth finish sander.

Reciprocating Saws

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about a power tool that has yet to make it into popular consciousness: the reciprocating saw.

Freud FT1700 Router

Boost the quality and variety of home improvement projects at your house with well made power tools, suggests Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Chainsaw Sharpener

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, explains how to sharpen a chainsaw in order to get proper results from the handy power tool.

Planer and jointer work together as productive partners. These useful woodworking tools are outlined in detail by Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Powder-Actuated Tools

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, tells DIY-ers which power tools will help them build rapidly and safely.

Drill Doctor

Sharpen your tool sharpening skills with the Drill Doctor, a cool tool Steve Maxwell recommends to handy homeowners.

Workshop Vacuum_02

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shows homeowners how to clean with finesse with the workshop vacuum, a key tool to have under any DIY-er’s belt.

Ridgid Combo Kit_Cordless Power Tools

Cordless tools can more than double the amount of work homeowners can get done in a day, says Steve Maxwell, Canadas Handiest Man.

Porter-Cable Sander

Great holiday gift ideas for the do-it-yourselfer on your list, courtesy of Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”.

Hitachi Gas Nailer

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, educates on the power tool the air nailer: it’s history, benefits, and which to use when.

Porter-Cable Power Tools Hit One Hundred

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, raves about Porter-Cable power tools as they celebrate their golden anniversary.

Black & Decker Alligator Lopper

In order to prune your trees and keep them looking neat, you’ll need the garden proper tools. Steve Maxwell looks at the variety of pruning tools available.

Cordless Power Tools

A list of must-have power tools which will help double the productivity of your next home renovation project from Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Hand Planes

The hand plane is anything but plain. Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, informs homeowners how a hand plane measures up vs power tools.

Hoseless Nailer

Never before have DIYer’s had access to the kind of high output tools available today and it shows, says Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Cordless Tool Headlight

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses many cool tools including saws, drills, tape measures, hammers, screws and pry bars.

Wire Feed Welder

Affordable wire-feed welder tools are now accessible enough for do-it-yourselfers to buy and use successfully, says Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Powder-Actuated Tools

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, informs homeowners of the benefits of powder-actuated tools (PATs), especially for basement renovations.

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