Wood working is an amazing hobby, and I got into it when I was in high school. At first, I thought it was all about using hammer and nails and a saw, but boy was I wrong. I had a lot to learn about wood working tools, and I think every wood working enthusiast should know a thing or two about them. But before jumping into projects, allow us to walk you through the basic wood working tools every aspiring wood worker needs to know
The Complete Guide To Wood Working Tools For Beginners
Get to know the woodworking basics for you
As a shop enthusiast, you need to know about the different wood working tools because they all serve different purposes. Knowing these tools will allow you to transition from simple projects to more complex ones. Here’s a rundown of some power tools for wood working that every wood worker needs to know and have in their shop.
Hammers are a must because they can do a lot of things – like driving nails to removing them. Get one that will suit your need as there are varying sizes and structures for a specific job.
Whether you want to start with a hand saw, or you think that a circular saw is a good investment and easier to use, it’s completely up to you. I suggest starting out with a hand saw then move your way to the circular saw and the miter saw.
Drills can help you make holes in wooden or concrete materials with the right drill bit. This makes it easy for you to drive nails or screws down very tough wooden materials.
Get those materials in place with the use of clamps. Clamps are a great help to steady your project, glue them well, or hold the pieces temporarily.
Measure twice, cut once: It’s what my dad always said when we were working with wood. A measuring tape is definitely something you need to have in your toolbox. If you’re particular with measurements, a ruler just won’t cut it. A measuring tape is more accurate when it comes precise cuts.
Squares & Rulers
Mark those straight lines for your woodworking projects with the efficient square and/or ruler. These tools are very important in keeping up with the markings of measurements and adjustments, so make sure you have this tool.
There are projects that are too long or large when created, or when mounted. A measuring tape or ruler won’t help you determine if your projects are leveled or angled. This is why you need to have this baby right here.
Sander is an amazing tool that gives any rough wooden surface the smooth finish it deserves. You can also use a sander to make curves around the edges if you got the right skill.
A set of chisels with different sizes are basically to cut and carve wood. Much like the hammer, this is also a basic tool that every wood worker needs to have.
Driving down nails and drilling screws sometimes don’t get the job done especially if it’s a special project. This is where a nail gun comes in. Be careful though, as it’s a very dangerous tool and it fires nails at high velocity so don’t point it at someone. Be sure to keep it locked or with the safety on if you’re not using it.
A planer can help shape, flatten or reduce the thickness of the wood. You can purchase a hand planer, or you can go for table-mounted planers.
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