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a metal edged tool used to cut or shape wood.

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Type of blade shanks for Bosch PST 50 AE

Sorry for my novice question, but I'm looking to buy some blades (for using with wood) for my dads old Bosch PST 50 AE. Would just any Bosch blades fit this old Bosch model? Or has there been (or are ...
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Should I let the jigsaw blade rest once it heats?

Context: I'm new to woodworking and starting it as a hobby. I bought several cheap tools (Deko) and I'm learning mostly through YouTube. When cutting circular cuts (in 20mm chipboard) using a Deko ...
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DeWalt 7491RS arbor nut loosens [duplicate]

I have been using a DeWalt 7491RS Jobsite Table Saw since Dec '20 and as it was shutting down after cutting yesterday the blade wouldn't stop on its own. After I stopped it I saw why - the arbor nut ...
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Bandsaw blade keeps drifting and slipping

I just purchased a Rikon 10-inch bandsaw. The blade keeps slipping. I have still to plug the machine if the blade would stay on the wheel. I follow the following steps: I lock the tension lever. ...
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Metabo HC260 planer thicknesser blades

I have Metabo HC260 planer/thicknesser (or jointer/planer if you must) and I bought a new set of blades for it. The original blades have a little notch on the back side where an adjustment screw sits (...
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is it better to use more blade or just enough blade?

Super novice question! The blade speed at the points is the same regardless. Only the angle of attack changes. What are the pros and cons? I'd like to minimize chip out most of all since I'm working ...
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Alternative to Bosch T 308 BOF for tight curve in 18 mm MDF

I am fairly new to woodworking and I need to cut some hearts in 18 mm MDF - please see the design at the bottom of the post, including a revision inspired by @WhatRoughBeast. The radius of the curve ...
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Eclipse style honing guide changing blade geometry & preventing tight mouth setting on planes

I find it much easier to get repeatable sharpening results with a honing guide, but I have noticed that the plane blades I sharpen with my Eclipse style guide are ending up with a different geometry ...
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Quality Band Saw Blades [closed]

I don't know if anyone on here watches Steve Ramsey's Youtube channel, "Woodworking For Mere Mortals", but I saw an episode on there where he made a heart-shaped band saw box out of purple heart wood ...
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Why does my bandsaw blade track towards the front of the wheel?

After adjusting my bandsaw wheels for coplanarity, my blade will not track towards the center of the wheel. Instead, it creeps towards the front of the wheel. Tilting the top wheel does walk it back a ...
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Is the "paper test" actually relevant to sharpening chisels and planes?

It is pretty common to see references to the "paper test" for checking for sharpness of an edge -- the idea that you should be able to lightly rest the blade against the edge of a piece of paper and ...
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Why do (electric) routers spin so fast?

I was just noodling a possible milling operation for some slide-in dividers and was thinking it might actually be faster and more accurate in the set-up if I did it on my (metalworking) vertical ...
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Band saw blade replacement

I am so new to band saws and I want to have a back up for my Ryobi band saw. It uses 62" blades and that Part I get good. When buying they all say something like 62" X 1/8 or 3/8" X 6/14 TPI. The main ...
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Can I cut wood with a blade for aluminium?

I got a power miter saw, it came with a default blade which is cool, but has too little teeth and the cut is not very clean. I want to buy another blade with more teeth, and I was offered a blade for ...
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How to sharpen a planer knife the right way?

I've been trying to sharpen plane blades and jointer knives for a long time now but never was able to get a really sharp edge. I see most people can achieve this, some can cut a paper by using the ...
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Finding the right metal for making a froe

They started clearing old ash trees from the lot where I work. There was lots of nice wood there so I took a couple pieces. One in particular a piece of green ash about 17" in diameter. I have been ...
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How to cut Plexiglas on a table saw?

I'm building a router bit box to store all my router bits of various sizes (¼ and ½). I want to have a see-through closing lid. In order to do so, I will frame a sheet of Plexiglas (1/8" thick) in ...
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Carbide vs. high speed steel in jointer blade

I am replacing the cutters in my jointer and debating between high speed steel and carbide. What are the advantages and disadvantages of HSS vs carbide jointer blades?
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What type of blades should I use for machining MDF?

I need to machine a 10x10mm chamfer along the edges of a large quantity of MDF (medium density fibreboard) boards, on an ongoing basis. Previously I've been using standard tool-steel blades for this ...
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How do I know it's time to replace my circular saw blade?

I only use my table saw and circular saw, both with ripping blades, a few times a year. How can I tell when it's time to replace them? I imagine I'm not going to lose them to wear, but then again, ...
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How can I prevent tearout of plywood when cutting it with a circular saw? [duplicate]

Note: This question was closed as a duplicate because plywood and veneer both have similar issues when being cut with a circular saw. Hopefully the answers in both questions can help out. When using ...
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How can I store my bandsaw blades?

After I swap out my bandsaw blade for another, I'm left with a large hoop of sharp serrated metal. How can I store this safely.
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How to harden a steel chisel/blade? [closed]

I wonder of some sharpening technique can reduce chisel efficiency, so maybe after giving the chisel a nice cut it worth re-hardening it so it will last a longer in time. I know I can heat it and ...
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