Everyone knows that having good quality tools can not only mean making your project look better, but rarely people think about the additional aspects of safety associated with them. Also, your projects will take less time to make if you have such tools. They will, among other things, look more professional that way. And having more time means more freedom, which in turn also means that you can invest it into learning more about your craft or just admiring what you've made.
If you're a beginner, you might struggle with how to correctly use your tools. But I want you to know that's perfectly okay! With time comes experience, and it will allow you to use your tools with greater ease and efficiency. But one thing remains true, whether you're a beginner or not: the tools are always dangerous! They also make a lot of noise, so you might piss off your neighbors.
To make simpler projects, you do not always need to have a complete arsenal of tools at your disposal. So make sure you invest only into things you really need. Buy some good woodworking plans, these often tell you exactly what you need to know and what tools and materials you need to purchase before beginning. If the project requires you to possess an expensive and dangerous tool you've never used before and / or can not afford, it's probably better to just let someone else do it for you (pay for it if necessary).
There are a couple of tools you absolutely need to have in order to do, well, anything. And the circular saw is one such tool for example. It's hard to use in the beginning, but trust me that you're going to find yourself using it quite often. It's versatility is unmatched. Then, proceeding down the list of things you absolutely need to have as an avid woodworker, comes the table saw and the jigsaw. Some sanding paper and a power drill might make your life easier too.
Always remember to wear protective gloves and goggles! Keep your workplace neat and clean. Organize it in a way that you always know where everything is. See to it that your power cords are out of the way. Follow the manuals and instructions, and if they say that your tool needs maintenance every so often, do it without second thoughts. Do not get lured into temptation and buy cheap tools! They are inferior in the terms of quality and sometimes not as safe as their more expensive counterparts.
Down the road you might also want to invest in some woodworking clothes. If the noise is bothering you, then use some ear plugs. These are only a couple things you should know, but I'll just leave it at that for now. If you're just starting out, these things can overwhelm you quite quickly. But do not let them take away the fun.
Source by Thomas J Wallace