Welcome To Handy Keen!

Plank Sawing

Hi there, my name is Eddie Hook. I have a passion for woodworking and home improvement and experience using many woodworking tools.

So I start this blog, and I want to share with you about woodworking tools, hand & power tools you may need and encounter when you want to DIY projects around your house and other projects.

Most people don’t give saws a second thought until they need to cut wood, concrete, or drywall. Some saws can even cut through nails, bolts, and screws, but unless you know a lot about saws, you would not know that either.

We try to educate our website visitors on all things saw, and it should dramatically improve one’s knowledge and careful use where these cutting tools are concerned.

Story Behind The Site

Initially, when I first started out, we were familiar with traditional straight saws and a hacksaw or two. As we delved into the subject, and wanted to expand our repertoire of knowledge about woodworking tools, we began to realize that this is a much broader subject! 

Of course, that meant that a lot of other people who do not ordinarily use hand tools or power tools would not know anything about any of the saws we researched, learned about, and were attempting to use for DIY and professional projects. 

For instance, I wanted to just cut a nail brad off a door post with a hacksaw. Seems simple enough to do, right? Yet, that hacksaw wasn’t having it, and I couldn’t wedge the hacksaw’s bow into any position that made cutting this thick nail brad easy. 

“Okay,” I thought, “I’ll just go for the circular hand saw, and it’ll be gone in a jiffy.” 

Um, no, that is not exactly what happened. The large teeth on this power saw kept catching on that nail brad and jamming up the blade. When it finally managed to cut the nail brad, the nail brad became a sharp projectile with two sharp ends flying through the air! 

It was then that I realized that I should probably learn more about saws, woodworking tools and share what I know with others. Now we know that a reciprocating saw would have been a much better option overall for that simple but potentially dangerous task.

Our Mission

Which brings us to the development of this website. You came here looking to learn about woodworking, power tools, DIY projects and home improvement.

That is exactly what I was aiming to do for all the DIYers out there who want to make improvements to home and property, but have no clue what a table saw, a hacksaw, a circular saw, or a miter saw are, and probably couldn’t tell the difference if asked.

There is plenty of info here to help you how to recognize all of the woodworking tools, different kinds of saws, what they are used for, and how to assess your project for the right tool.

Learning this valuable information helps you avoid accidents and injuries. It also helps you select a suitable tool to either purchase or rent, based on the frequency with which you expect to use it.

What You Can Hope To Get From Our Site

All of our articles are on DIY project ideas, woodworking, home improvement, and hand & power tools. We feature a new article every few days to a week so that you can learn more about tools.

We deliver and share the best of what we have learned with our readers via our articles and experience.

Meet Our Team Expert

Eddie Hook
CEO Founder – Over 15 years of experience in woodworking
Charles MorinCharles Morin
Pro woodworker and love DIY projects
James AlexanderJames Alexander
Active woodworker like to play with hand and power tools.

If you have any questions or need our suggestions, please contact us via email eddiehook0413@gmail.com or at here.