Articles from Sandor Nagyszalanczy
Does the Angle of the Dovetail Affect the Strength of the Joint?
Dovetail router bits are sold with several different angles, but do these angles affect the strength of the joint, or are they just cosmetic?
Cutting and Using Simple Rabbet, Dado, and Tongue-and-Groove Joints
They aren’t the most showy or impressive joints, but rabbets, dadoes and grooves are sturdy and easy to use cabinet and furniture joints.
Trimming and Pruning Trees with a Li-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw
The advantages of having a cordless reciprocating saw extend outside your shop to your yard, as many are perfect for all types of jobs.
Wood Shop Reciprocating Saw Test Reveals Author’s Best Bet
Sandor Nagyszalanczy picked the top corded portable reciprocating saws on the market and put them through several shop tests to find his top pick.
Skil 9225 Reciprocating Saw Is Heavy but Features Smooth, Quick-Cutting Action
Skil’s 9225 reciprocating saw is one of the heaviest, but comes packed with solid features and makes the smoothest, fastest cuts in the shop.
Ridgid R3002 Fuego Reciprocating Saw Overmolded by Still Uncomfortable
Ridgid’s “Fuego” R3002 reciprocating saw has an overmolded body and orbital blade adjustment system, but feels flimsy and has bad vibration.
Milwaukee 6509 Reciprocating Saw Has a Variable Speed Trigger, but Is Otherwise Relatively Featureless
Milwaukee’s 6509 reciprocating saw is relatively featureless and doesn’t have the fastest cuts, but it is light and makes very smooth cuts.
Makita JR3050T Reciprocating Saw Is Easy-to-Use but Underpowered for Most Shops
Makita’s JR3050T has some very nice features that make it more comfortable and easy to use, but ultimately ends up being underpowered for most shops.
Hitachi CR13V Reciprocating Saw Has Highly Adjustable Saw Foot, but Bad Vibrations
Hitachi’s CR13V reciprocating saw has a long, adjustable blade, but the awkward body shape and heavy vibrations make it very hard to control.
Cutting Mortise and Tenon Joints with Band, Hand and Table Saw
Mortise and tenon joints are one of the most popular and easy to use joints in woodworking, and there are several options for cutting them.