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xx   SAW

Storage rack for circular "hole saw" blades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 89

Using a guide (template) for a hole saw when enlarging the size of an existing hole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 8

Tip on removing the wooden plug from a hole saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 19

The best way to drill a big hole. A guide to hole saws, spade bits, self-feeding boring and auger bits, and forstner bits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 17

Quick method for removing the wooden plug from a heavy-duty hole saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 15

Tip on using a core-type hole saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 24

Technique for drilling foam-core steel doors with a hole saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 26

Using a hole saw to cut holes in ceramic tile.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 28

Tip on using two screws to force a wooden plug out of a hole saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 28

Using a long hole saw (made easily from metal tubing) to remove embedded fasteners from lumber you plan to reuse.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 26
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 28

Clever contraption for cutting large circular holes in a ceiling (for light fixture installation) also catches the sawdust. This device is long enough to use while standing on the floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 30

Shopping for drill bits. Choose the right one for easy drilling through wood, metal or synthetics. Looks at twist, auger and spade bits along with pipe-and-conduit bits and hole saws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 6

Tip on using a larger pilot dowel on a hole saw when redrilling existing doors for new locksets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 32

Tip on modifying a coffee can to cut neat circles in foam-board insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 30

Tip on recycling a broken golf-club shaft into a punch (for cutting small circles of leather, etc.) or into a small-diameter hole saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 18

Boring big holes. When to use Forstners, Multispurs, spades, hole saws, and wing cutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 44

A look at saws for cutting curves and holes. Covers the compass saw, keyhole saw, coping saw, saber saw and hole saw.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 88

A look at hole saws, the sizes available and how to use them.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 126

How to convert mild steel core drills into diamond charged core drills for drilling large holes in rock.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1982 (v.36#1) pg. 235

Tip shows how to support a hole saw pilot bit when cutting a larger hole for a replacement door lock.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1998 (v.26#6) pg. 80

Make an edge-rounding tool from a hole saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 185

Tip on cutting solid wood rings using a multiple-blade hole saw and an electric drill.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 134

Tip on drilling a sawdust relief hole in the waste portion when using a hole saw.
SHOPNOTES #15 May 1994 (v.3) pg. 28

Tip on converting used circular hole cutters into circular cutters for making large gaskets.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 26

Custom-size hole saw is made from band saw blade material attached to a wooden disk.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1993 (v.42#7) pg. 96

How to ease the strain on a drill when cutting a large-diameter hole through a thick work piece using a hole saw.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 29

Tip on providing continuous lubrication when hole-sawing through metal.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #819 Oct 1997 (v.93) pg. 25

Tip on using two hole saws (mounted on the same arbor) to enlarge a lockset hole.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 27

Shop built "grabber" helps remove a stuck wooden plug from inside a hole saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 24

Positioning holesaw near edge of the stock ends sawdust clogging problem.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 20

Tip on using sharpened brass tubing to cut perfect holes in soft wood, like balsa.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 6

Hints for huge holes. Tools and techniques for boring and routing large holes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 34
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 10

Method to speed up removal of the waste plug when using a hole saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 39

How to accurately enlarge a hole (in wood) of almost any shape or size using two router bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 24

Technique for enlarging a hole to almost any diameter using a router and two bits.
WOODSMITH #74 Apr 1991 pg. 4

Technique to prevent the bit from burning the wood when using a hole saw.
WOODSMITH #126 Dec 1999 (v.21) pg. 5

Tip on making and using a hand-held coring saw (hole saw) to cut plugs out of the center of ivory napkin rings.
WOODTURNING #24 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 16

Tip on making a "nut-cracker" style of wrench to remove the wooden plug from a hole saw.
WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 10

Make custom-diameter hole saws from pieces of band saw blade wrapped around a hardwood body.
WOODWORKER Nov 1991 (v.95#11) pg. 1181

Technique for hole-sawing laminates without overheating the saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 6

Tip: Improve hole saw performance by applying a heavy rubber band around the outside.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 80

Tip on using grease and wax to make hole saws easier to use.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 40