Tools Needed For Woodworking Projects
Have you been thinking about starting your own woodworking business? Are you frustrated because you’re not sure where to start? This article will provide you with some woodworking tools you need and a few ideas on how to make your own projects.
Probably the first tool you should have when starting out is a jigsaw. As you probably already know, woodworking can be quite difficult at times, especially for beginning woodworkers. Because of this it’s very important to have a large variety of different tools in your woodworking arsenal. Because this is such a popular topic, we’ve decided to compile the top five woodworking tools and should be the foundation of any woodworking establishment or garage.
Your jigsaw should come with a set of diamond grit sandpaper, a good set of planers (the better), a set of plans and a cordless angle grinder. These are basic equipment that every woodworker should have. However, if you’re a beginning woodworker the only tools you’ll need are a saw, a straight edge, a hammer, a screw gun and a plane. You may not have these all in one toolbox. These are good start woodworking tools but not enough for today’s demands.
The next set of woodworking tools are those necessary for any decent wood working project. The first item on the list is the router. The right angle router is the staple of all woodworking projects. I’d highly recommend investing in a router of some sort because it will save you tons of money in the long run and will be well worth it. Another item on the list is the band saw which is used for cabinet work.
Next is the circular saw which is used primarily for cutting wood and sheet materials. These saws come with either a coarse or fine cutting blade and the more expensive models will hold up to even the largest of cuts. Another item on the list is the table saw which comes in different variations. Most woodworkers use a table saw to finish off their projects. One of the key points in becoming a successful woodworker is accurate cutting. You can use either hand tools or machine tools for this.
Other woodworking tools include: chisels, file, dusters, sanding tools, drill, band saws, planers, planer and sanding machines. Dusters and sanding tools are used for polishing and finishing the wood. Sanding tools also come in handy for removing the finishes from unfinished wood. A wood lathe is used for grinding, drilling and bonding. Woodworking projects require many other small and large tools that aren’t listed here.
There are some basic safety tips to follow when using any type of woodworking tools. Wear safety glasses and earplugs whenever possible. Avoid hanging items from your work bench by their blades; they may be injured if they make contact with your hard work. Also, keep the wood at a right angle to avoid cuts, scratches and damage.
If you’re a beginner in woodworking it’s better to start with a table saw or a bench saw. These two power tools are the easiest to use because they rely only on power to perform their functions. Power tools dull quickly if not properly maintained. Table saws are more complicated to use but you can learn how to use these more efficiently. For safety, it’s always safer to use woodworking power tools for any woodworking project.
A compound miter saw and a table saw both have several different functions. The compound miter saw is designed to cut very long pieces while the table saw is used to cut stock quickly and accurately. If you plan to work with long pieces you should get a compound miter saw for your woodworking projects. Otherwise, invest in a table saw. They’ll do the job faster and easier.
A standard tape measure will be needed for most woodworking projects. You’ll need to measure lengths and widths accurately for boards, beams and floors. A tape measure can be mounted on the wall or simply hang it from a screw or bolt and it’ll be right there for easy use. There are also electronic tape measures that you can purchase.
One important tool to have when working with wood is an impact driver. Impact drivers allow you to drive nails and screws into hardwoods without the use of a saw. They’re essential for many woodworking projects. Don’t forget to take a tape measure with you whenever you go to purchase impact drivers.