Category: Woodworking Tools

Woodworking Hand Tools

Whenever starting woodworking from home, you should really take into account the types of tools that you would need, not just for the project at hand, but potentially for woodworking projects in the future. Before you start out however, we suggest reading this guide written for a beginner in the world of woodworking.

Woodworking Hand Tools for Beginners

Here are some important hand tools that you should purchase when just starting out: For the woodworker and furniture restorer at home, you want to focus on smaller, less expensive hand tools that would allow you to work on a range of materials and types of woods. For example:

  • Hammers – A must for any woodshop!
  • Chisels – An often undervalued hand tool
  • Saws – A range of saws including hand saws, and circular saws
  • Tape Measure – needs no introduction!
  • Woodworking Clamps – to keep your projects in place while working on them
  • Power Drills – they make working on wood much easier!
  • Planes – Block Planes and Smoothing Planes are very useful
  • Levels – If you want your furniture to be straight then a level is quite important

Make Sure Your Workspace is Kitted Out

If you are just starting out, you should just aim for a simple set up, clamps, a work bench, and a tool organizer. As your proficiency levels go up, you should consider investing in better tools.

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