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Basic Woodworking Tools to Get Started

Before going ahead on your woodworking projects, there are a few basic and versatile tools you’re going to nee. Also, maintaining good quality types of machinery should be among your top most priority.  Cabinetry and carpentry require more specialized tools for outstanding finishes. But, before going into details in maintaining an outstanding project, you need to begin primary.  Here are the basic woodworking tools to get started.

Hammers, screwdrivers, and nails

These tools are the most basic and important accessories any beginner/professional carpenter has in his workshop. Screwdrivers and hammers come in different shapes and design, however. So, choose the ideal tool considering the project you intend to handle.

Hand saws/panel saws

Hand saws are also essential elements in any woodworking workshop. With the correct set of tools, you can be able to crosscut wood and straighten their edges accurately.

Other essential saws include:

  • Jigsaw
  • Circular saw.
  • Chainsaw (only if you want to cut large trunks).

Power drills

Power drills will help you drive fasteners and make round holes among other minor tasks. With the right handy tool, you can achieve maximum outcomes under short duration.

You can have either of the following drill types:

  • Corded drill
  • Cordless drill

Smoothing tools

A set of smoothing tool kit is a must for every beginner. These handy tools help smoothen any wood surface before the final work (either painting or pattern finishing).

A complete set should include:

  • A Rasp
  • An orbit sander.
  • Smoothing plane.
  • Jack plane.
  • Block plane

A Vice and a workbench

A bench Vice is an integral tool that holds your work piece in a stationary position. Place your woodworking piece in place, and screw, plan, and drill all your wood elements efficiently.

Woodwork Vice comes in different dimensions (jaw width, throat depth) and designs. However, the recommended size for use by a beginner is the metal power 150mm steel bench Vice.

A Thickness planner

This is an important tool that helps trim boards and wood pieces to a specific width or depth. Not only will it trim, but it will give any wood surface a smooth finish.


Minor set of tools never to miss

There are tiny details that should never miss in any woodworking garage. Below is a complete list.

  • Combination square.
  • Steel tape.
  • Woodworking compass.
  • A scratch awl.
  • Chisel and mallet.
  • Pliers (different designs).
  • Hand scrappers.
  • Dust mask.
  • Utility knives.
  • Sharpening stone.

With the right set of tools, you can move from being a beginner to becoming a woodworking expert.