Top 10 Woodworking Tools

By December 21, 2017Uncategorized

It can be difficult to determine which tools to purchase when starting out in woodworking. Most woodworking projects can be built by using only a key set of woodworking tools. Below is a list of the essential tools that any woodworking kit should have (in no particular order):

• Tenon Saw: The tenon saw is a general purpose saw that gives you great control which allows you to not only undertake general cuts but also finer cuts.

• Firmer Chisel Set: Firmer chisels are the most common chisel and have a basic design and are known for their strength, as such a set should be bought.

• Files: Used to finish off work, files are easy to use and come in a range of blades from very coarse to very fine.

• Steel Rule: The steel rule is not easily damaged and therefore allows the woodworker to mark precisely every time.

• Combination Square: The combination square features a 45 degree angle, 90 degree angle, spirit level and metal ruler, making it the ideal purchase when starting out.

• Smoothing Plane: There are a number of planes that can be purchased, however, if only one can be bought then I recommend the smoothing plane as it has a blade that can be adjusted for finer work.

• Power Drill: Power drills come in a range of shapes, sizes and features, but a basic model is all that is required.

• G-clamp: The G-clamp has a very basic design with a casting that has a screw at one end that applies pressure and is available in a variety of sizes.

• Claw Hammer: This is the most popular hammer and most people should already have one in their home, and is used for both hammering nails and removing nails.

• Beech Mallet: If you are using chisels then a beech mallet is essential, it can also be used to tap together pieces of wood.


Source by Brad M Jones

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