Asked on Jul 12, 2017

Classes wanted: power saws, measuring correctly, etc.

PgJohnNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


I want to learn how to use power saws and measure correctly. I would like to take classes. Where do they have them.? Want someone on hand the first time, at least at first, when I do this. I do not have much money for this, so do you know anywhere they have this type of thing?

7 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Check with the local community and technical college and see if they offer classes like that. I know that ours offers all kinds of classes for those wanting to go into those professions.
  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Try calling your local school system. See if they have any night classes for that or if they have what we call BOCES in our area. BOCES has classes for high school kids who want to take up a trade and not go to college. I don't know if they have classes for adults, but they might or then might be able to point you in the right direction.

    Another option if you have access to equipment is to learn from They have lessons on almost everything.

    Good luck!
  • Amanda
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Home depot also offers some free classes. Not sure if you have one in your area. They have all free classes posted on line.
  • Home Depot has free classes. My community offers "Adult Extension Classes" where you can learn loads of things for a nominal fee - many are just workshops for skills such as this. Google to see what is available in your area.
  • John
    on Jul 12, 2017

    go back to your tool supplier and ask for a demo they will instruct you and be there for your first cuts. when you measure make sure you are cutting on the correct side of the blade AND KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAR OF THE BLADE
  • John
    on Jul 12, 2017

    GOOD LUCK and be carefull power tools dont take prisoners!!!
  • Pg
    on Jul 12, 2017

    I thank everyone for their answers. I didn't realize Home Depot held classes. I also never thought of a technical school. Yes, John. That is exactly why I want good "hands on" instruction.

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