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Essential woodworking tools for beginners & professionals!

by Julian Meier

Woodworking is not an easy task, it requires experience, knowledge of woodworking and the right tools. Today it is becoming easier and more accessible to novices thanks to the development of advanced technologies and increasingly powerful tools. Whether you want to make home furniture at home, for more sophisticated projects in the workshop or for various repairs, there are tools adapted to your needs. However, you should also choose your tools according to your own skills and ability to make good use of them. Here is a guide to essential woodworking tools.



Woodworking amateur? equip yourself with the essentials!

If you’re new to DIY and woodworking but plan on getting started, there’s no need to buy a whole bunch of tools to get started, you won’t use half of them and you’ll be quickly discouraged by the investment. Unless you aspire to be a real woodworker, here are the essentials to have in your toolbox.

A cordless drill and screwdriver :

The drill is an essential tool in general but also in terms of DIY on wood. Opting for a dual-purpose model, both drill and screwdriver, will allow you to refine your work. And it’s ideal for working on raw wood or panels with ease.

 

4.7/5

BOSCH ROS65VC-5 5-Inch

$219.00


Soft and Comfort a Grip for minimizing hand fatigue
The pad-dampening braking system for reducing Swirl Marks
Vibration Control to reduce vibration for maximum comfort and superior handling
Has two-dust collection units dirt-free job site.
4.7/5

Makita XFD12Z 18V LXT

$119.00



Comes as a complete kit with two batteries
Overmold protection for added durability
Powerful economical drill
Sub-compact lightweight
Looks really cool in all black
Not recommended for larger drill bits
4.4/5

BOSCH GSR18V-535CN 18V EC

$129.00



High torque powerful brushless motor
Very compact and lightweight
super comfortable in-hand
Superior build quality with 3-year warranty
compact battery with brilliant lifespan
In the higher price range

A jigsaw

The jigsaw simplifies all cutting operations on wood. You can use it to cut a work surface or any other surface made of wood, PVC or even plastic. Whether corded or cordless, choosing a jigsaw offers multiple features and is best suited for cutting small surfaces.
4.8/5

DEWALT 20V MAX Jig Saw

$146.08

$169.00

Bright LED light to illuminate the working surface
Features a variable speed trigger
Operates on a brushless motor
A compact size for an easy grip
4.8/5

Makita XVJ03Z 18V LXT

$145.90



It makes 600 strokes per minute
LED light that illuminates the working area
A variable speed trigger for convenience
Tool-free blade changing system
4.8/5

Bosch JSH180B 18V

$129.00



Comes in a compact design
Features an LED light for visibility
Easy portability and convenience
It is 30% lighter than other jigsaws

A sander :

The sander is a very practical tool for polishing, smoothing, or stripping a surface. In carpentry, and especially for amateurs, a cordless sander is more practical because it allows you to perform small sanding jobs for an optimal result, quickly and without great effort. There are different types of sanders to choose from depending on the task at hand: vibrating sanders, giraffes or eccentric sanders. Ask a professional beforehand or read our guide to choosing a sander. Advanced handymen, improve your skills! If you feel you can do some woodworking without too much difficulty, it may be time to supplement your tools with more sophisticated ones. So in addition to the above mentioned equipment for beginners, here are some additional tools that might also be useful to you.
4.6/5

BOSCH ROS65VC-5 5-Inch

$219.00


Soft and Comfort a Grip for minimizing hand fatigue
The pad-dampening braking system for reducing Swirl Marks
Vibration Control to reduce vibration for maximum comfort and superior handling
Has two-dust collection units dirt-free job site.
4.8/5

Milwaukee M18 Palm Sander

$112.50

$162.33

It meets customer requirement
Equipped with a powerful motor that Easy to use
It has 3/32-inches orbit diameter
Item weighs 2.7 pounds
Variable speed dial: 7, 000-12, 000 max OPM
Has 5-inches sanding pad
4.8/5

DEWALT 20V MAX Orbital Sander

$129.00


Variable speed for various speed applicatio
Brushless motor delivers long run time
Weighs 2.55 pounds
Rubber over-mold grip for more comfortable sanding
Replaceable 8-port hook-and-loop scraping pad for easy, quick paper changing

A circular saw :

Owning one allows you to make straight cuts and clean angles. A portable circular saw is even easier to use than a jigsaw. Discover our tips for choosing your circular saw.

4.8/5

Makita SP6000J

It has a large cutting capacity
Variable speed control dial
Precise and accurate cutting
It operates on a very powerful motor
4.6/5

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX

Features an anti-kickback design
Comes with a universal dust port
Splinter-free and precise cuts
Made in an ergonomic design
4.6/5

MILWAUKEE'S 2730-20 M18

This product is highly durable
Easy to use and handle
Comes with a carrying bag
Lightweight but very powerful

A router :

The router is a multifunctional device very appreciated by the professionals of the do-it-yourself. It allows you to make different types of assemblies with more ease: tenons, grooves or mortises.
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4.9/5

DEWALT 20V Max XR

Fine adjustment screw
Comes with a variable speed dial
Precise and accurate cutting
It operates on a very powerful motor
4.8/5

MILWAUKEE'S Cordless Compact Router

Fine adjustment screw
Comes with a variable speed dial
Over-discharge and over-heat protection feature
LED lights to illuminate the working surface
4.6/5

Makita RT0701C Compact Router

This product is highly durable
Easy to use and handle
Comes with a carrying bag
Lightweight but very powerful

Professionals, equip yourself properly!

Professional woodworkers and woodworkers are in for a treat! This is your chance to add to your gear and buy some new toys. As a professional, you need the best equipment, the most robust, the most complete and the easiest to use. Choosing the right equipment is essential, because the investment is important and the frequent use of these devices requires a high quality.

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