5 Things to have in your woodworking workshop

Many newcomers aiming to hit the road in woodworking evaluate their budget and agonize over how they can meet the expenses of purchasing a host of power tools. Thankfully, you don’t have to splurge a fortune to get going. We recommend only five woodworking tools any woodsman should have in their workshop from the start. Most of the tools are relatively low-cost. With these five tools, a newbie can take up many projects.

1. The Circular Saw  

While some people deem the circular saw more of a carpentry tool than it is woodworking, we contradict this notion. Perhaps there isn’t a more adaptable basic handheld power appliance than the circular saw. Perhaps there isn’t a more adaptable basic handheld power appliance than the circular saw. The circular saw is just about as precise as the table saw when used alongside a clamp-on straight-edge and tackles a few of the projects that you’d tackle using a table saw notably cutting sheet items such as medium-density fiberboard or plywood.

For a beginning woodsman, owning the circular saw should rank highly in your repertoire of power tools due to its versatility.

2. Power Drill

Some readers may have expected to see the cordless drill feature on the list, but when talking about basic power tools, the corded drill is more adaptable and robust. The cordless is more portable but much more expensive and has superior capabilities.

A couple of things must be considered when opting for a corded power drill like whether you want a ½-inch or 3/8-inch chuck, keyless or keyed chuck, hammer drill or straight drill and so on.

3. Random Orbital Sander

This simple handheld tool is a must-have for every beginner. Palm sanders are less costly and can make use of plan sandpaper; the random orbiter version utilizes hook-and-loop secured sanding disks and sands in a random sanding motion rather than in patterns.

This motion serves to curb the possibility that sanding marks surface on the stock as a result of sanding. Naturally, ensure that your nearby woodworking supplier stocks sanding discs easily available in an array of grit to suit your preferred model. The key to great sanding is using increasingly finer grits while sanding to remove or reduce marks left behind by previous sanding.

4. Backsaw

The back saw – a hand tool – is similar to a typical handsaw but comprises of a reinforced band running adjacent to the fringes opposite end. This trait makes the whole blade hard so that it remains straight while cutting. Also, this trait eases the process of cutting using a backsaw, while on the downside, the rigid band curbs the depths to which the blade can reach.

You’ll most likely reach out for the back saw numerous times because it tackles tasks quicker than the table saw.

5. Drum Sander

Even though regarded as a luxury tool by many, the drum sander proves valuable when working with figured wood or wide panels. A member of the belt sander line, the drum sander is a specialized floor sander mostly available at rental yards, therefore, a valuable tool that can fetch you passive income.

Check our review section to familiarize with the best drum sanders available in the market.   

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