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HOW TO CHOOSE A JIGSAW: A Detailed Power Tool Sort-Out

Jigsaws are an under-appreciated power saw, for sure. They’re safer than many other saws, they can handle everything from hardwood to plate steel, most take a wide variety of blade options, and jigsaws let you cut curves. Click to learn about the fine points of choosing a jigsaw you’ll stay happy with for years of use.

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GALVANIZED PIPE THREADER: See Amazing (and Super-Strong) Cordless Milwaukee Threader in Action

In this week’s video episode, learn how threads are cut on steel pipes with a machine; see a Milwaukee cordless pipe threader in action; understand how important cutting oil is to the process; watch curls of hot metal being cut from a pipe; and see how a simple clamp holds iron pipe securely while threading. Working with black iron pipe like this is the best kept secret of the workshop world.

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