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The Top 3 Bench Tools for Your Workshop

If you are considering outfitting a home workshop here are the most common and versatile specialty machines you will want to have.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Band Saw

This is perhaps the most versatile of all workshop saws and can be used to make many different types of cuts — much like a fixed version of the jigsaw. Using a band saw is straightforward, but take the time to familiarize yourself with the adjustment and setting guides before you start. Some resetting is required each time you change blades. To avoid mistakes, check that everything is adjusted correctly each time you cut. Mount a band saw on either a workbench or the stand supplied by the manufacturer.

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