Say you're building a deck in your yard and have to cut a 10-in. thick post in half. How do you do this with a circular saw with just an 8-in. blade? Make matching straight cuts on opposite sides of the timber. Set the thickness guide to just over half the woods width.
Avoid flat-topped staples for running speaker wires along the walls — they can sever the wire’s insulation. Cables that come with your home theater set aren’t likely to be top-quality — plan to upgrade.