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I want a vise that I can take with me to use on different job sites. What do you recommend?

A clamp vise is an excellent choice. You can clamp it to most tabletops or even sawhorses and take it with you wherever you need...

 

I need a vise for general use on household projects. What type should I buy?

A standard bench vise will probably suit your needs. It is designed for light-duty applications and will handle a variety of tasks. All you need is...

 

I am installing some door casing and want to make sure the miters are tight. What’s the best way to do this?

By installing biscuits (with a biscuit jointer) to glue the miters together and then using a corner clamp to hold the two pieces firmly in place...

 

I need to clamp a piece of laminate trim to my counter tops. What clamp should I use?

A three-way edging clamp is designed for this purpose because it can apply pressure to three sides of a...

 

I need to clamp two pieces of wood together, but I don’t want to mar the surface. What should I do?

If you’re using a C-Clamp, you can simply put two pieces of scrap wood on both sides of the work piece so that any marring of the surface will be...

 

Can I use a staple gun to install molding and trim?

Some staple guns handle round-crown as well as regular staples, while electric staple guns can handle brads for molding and trim...

 

Are staples interchangeable with different staplers?

No the brand of staples should match the brand of...

 

The staples I am using do not go far enough into the wood, what do you recommend?

Your stapler does not have enough power to drive the staple into the hard surface. If you can, use a shorter staple or you will have to use a more...

 

What else should I consider when buying staples?

The thickness of the material to be attached and the hardness of the wood. In hardwood, a ¼ inch penetration is sufficient, but softwood requires...

 
 
 
 


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