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General Contractor FAQ

What is the proper way to use the reversible offfset dovetail saw? I know it is reversible and it has an offset. What side needs to be offset in relation to the side of the cut?

A very common application for the reversible offset dovetail saw is to cut ... read more

What does the 'Bi-Metal' mean when referring to a utility blade?

The bi-metal terminology refers to how the utility blade is constructed. W... read more

I just used the large hole saw to drill through my door and it worked great. Now I have to use the small hole saw and the mandrel-pilot bit will not fit into it. What should I do?

The large hole saw has an adapter in it. When using this hole saw first, th... read more