Learn how to do it yourself around the house with these various tips and tricks for home improvement.

How to Cut Landscape Blocks Without a Saw

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While power saws are reliable, they are sometimes hard to control, resulting in chipped, uneven cuts. Whenever I work on landscaping projects, I use different tools depending on the control and precision I need in breaking or cutting blocks.  I’m sharing the various tools and methods how to cut landscape blocks without a saw that … Read more

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How to Cut Thick Plastic Without a Saw

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Saws are among the best tools for cutting plastic. What if you don’t have a saw and end up with cracked plastics or uneven cuts? Before I was able to invest in different kinds of saws, I used different tools to trim plastic for various DIY projects. I’ve got you covered with some alternative methods … Read more

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How to Cut Rocks Without a Saw

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Back when I couldn’t access a fancy lapidary, one of my biggest frustrations was ending up with chipped, unevenly cut rocks. However, that didn’t stop me from finding alternative methods to get the job done. Over the years of providing expert guidance on home improvement, I continue to look for ways to work on projects … Read more

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How to Trim Laminate Without a Router

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Trimming laminate countertops without a router is a challenging task for most homeowners. After countless DIY projects, I’ve learned that being resourceful and adaptable is essential. In this article, I’d like to share my knowledge about how to trim laminate without a router to make impeccable laminate trimmings. How to Trim Laminate Without a Router … Read more

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How to Cut Laminate Flooring Lengthwise

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Homeowners can transform living spaces through proper flooring. However, this requires learning the right way and tools to cut the flooring to fit the space. Fear not, fellow DIYers! As a seasoned expert in these types of projects, I’m here to guide you through the process so you can achieve a professional-looking finish. I’m sharing … Read more

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How to Cut Laminate With a Circular Saw

When cutting laminate with a circular saw, measure and mark the laminate piece where you want to make the cut. Clamp the guide to the laminate to prevent any movement during the cut. Finally, cut the laminate slowly and steadily, allowing the saw to work without too much pressure. With their ease of use, accuracy, … Read more

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How to Cut Fire Bricks Without a Saw

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Fire bricks have high heat resistance, and they’re commonly used in the construction of fireplaces, stoves, and furnaces. They’re dense and hard, which means that cutting them can be a challenging task, especially if you don’t have a saw. Fortunately, it’s possible to cut a firebrick without a saw just like how it’s feasible to … Read more

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How to Cut Steel Without a Saw

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Steel is a popular material for construction and fabrication projects because of its durability, rust resistance, and sturdiness. However, cutting through steel can be a challenging task, especially without a saw. In this article, we’ll share multiple methods to help you understand how to cut steel without a saw effectively and efficiently. Whether you’re a … Read more

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How to Cut Pegboard Without a Saw

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If you’re keen on optimizing space and organization, the pegboard is a tried-and-true ally. This perforated board, systematically dotted with holes, is tailor-made for pegs and hooks, which in turn, effortlessly hold tools and various household items. Now, while the default choice for many is to cut this board using a jigsaw or circular saw, … Read more

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How to Cut a Hockey Stick Without a Saw

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Hockey sticks have come a long way from their origins when they were made of mulberry wood. Nowadays, they’re made from different materials, including carbon, fiberglass, and aramid. Regardless of the material you pick, it’s important to choose the right length for your hockey stick to perform at your best in the field. While cutting … Read more

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How to Cut a Wooden Dowel Without a Saw

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Wooden dowels are commonly used in woodworking projects in different ways. For example, you can use them to make joints, fix large screw holes, and fill cracks and gaps. However, cutting them to the required length can be challenging if you don’t have a saw. Luckily, there are several methods you can use to cut … Read more

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How to Cut a Quarter Round Without a Saw

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The easiest and most common way to cut quarter-round molding is to use a miter saw. It allows you to achieve clean cuts and helps you cut the molding at a specific angle required for your project. However, if you don’t have a miter or any other saw, you can still cut this molding at … Read more

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