What woodworking tools to buy?
I'm getting into woodworking and I was wondering what I will need most importantly. I have a drill, bits, jig saw, sander, and screws/nails. What i was looking at is a table saw, miter saw, and a router. Also, would i need a circular saw if i have a miter saw and table saw?
- meLv 710 years agoBest Answer
A circular saw is great for on the spot cutting. You need a good sized work table. Chisels, a rasp, a sanding block and papers. Steel wool - planer - keyhole saw - hacksaw - small hand saw - punch - socket set - allen wrenches - clamps - an "L" - 2 retractable measuring tapes - yard stick - chalk plum - pencils - scrapers - brushes - tack cloths - screwdrivers - vise - wood putty - wood glue - rubber cement - you sure you want to do this :) Compressor is nice - staple gun - hot glue gun - brads - (beer) 2 sized levels - a wonder bar ( not bra) shop vac ( use your wife's she will kill you) a dust pan and brush, a scrap box, a small tool belt, work gloves 2 sets, safety glasses x2, tin snips, utility scissors, box cutter, tape (duct, masking, clear ) a degree in engineering and a psychiatrist.
I'm sure I'm forgetting important stuff like fine scrapers 12-inch ruler, and protractors, pliers mouse sander and belt sander and heat gun but that will get you started.
Seriously a small compressor is great for everything from nailing to scaring the dog to power washing the drive way to painting your creations, quick drying something inflating the kiddy pool and your tires.
Silly as it sounds all this stuff is very expensive and can literally cost thousands by the time your done.. Hit garage sales and thrift stores for tools that are still perfect.
- opinionatedLv 710 years ago
i can agree with buying good tools,they will take care of you better in the long run.
but,if the better tools are more expensive than you want to spend,and would also take away from buying materials then nothing wrong with going cheaper.
buying cheaper and actually making something is better than buying quality and not being able to afford to make something.
after a time depending on what you like to make,you will see what tools and quality tools wil suit you best.
the list you show you want to buy,will take you a long way in getting you started.
buying used is a great way to go,people decide to get out of woodworking,or families sell estates,or people upgrade all the time.
if you buy as you need then you won't have tools collecting dust. most times doing it this way,the 1st time you use the tool,it will pay for its self
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- LucilleLv 44 years ago
If you are planning to start on your woodworking project, this isn't something you should use, it's something that you would be insane not to. Truth is, I've been a carpenter for almost 36 years, and I haven't found anything like this for less than 10's of thousands of dollars.
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- donnyvLv 610 years ago
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