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Q:When is the best time to harvest firewood?
A:The best time to make firewood is between November and March, when the water content of trees is at its lowest. Firewood needs to dry for two years after being chopped, so pile the logs in a way that air can circulate. Each log should be about a foot long. Cover the fire- wood with a waterproof tarp. If you only use it occasionally, you can burn just about any kind of wood. Softwood heats up faster due to its higher resin content, but you also have to add more logs to the fire more often when you burn softwood. Hardwood, such as beech or oak, burns longer and is better suited for heavy use in a stove or fireplace.
Q:What advantage does an expensive hole-saw set have over a cheaper set?
A:Beyond the different price points of various brand names, the biggest differ- ence in hole saws will probably be the metal that they're made from. Carbon steel is the least expensive and works best for soft materials like wood. Bimetal works for cutting metal and hard plastic (or slowly cutting wood). Tungsten carbide is harder for cutting fiberglass and ripping through wood. The more expen- sive diamond-tipped hole saws are used for cutting glass and masonry.