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Power Tools for Homeowners - CSTN 008

Course Description

This course introduces students to the most common portable and stationary tools used by Do-It-Yourselfers to complete general home repairs and renovations.  The course will explain what each tool is specifically designed to do, their limitations, features to look for when purchasing them, how to set them up and maintain them, how to use them properly and safely, and how to maximize their usefulness.

Tools to be discussed: 

  • Table Saw/Blades
  • Jig Saw/Blades
  • Router and Laminate Trimmer
  • Reciprocating Saw/Blades
  • Brad Nailer/Compressor
  • Circular Saw/Blades
  • Compound Mitre Saw/Blades
  • Belt Sander/Belts
  • Random-Orbit Sander/Sanding Grit/Discs

Hands-on projects/activities include:

  • Practicing the use of all tools covered in the course
  • Changing a blade on a table saw, jig saw, reciprocating saw, portable power saw, and router (bits and collet)
  • Tips for making useful jigs
  • Constructing a basic but highly functional toolbox using the power tools covered in the course

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