Acquiring Tools for New Woodworkers,
DIY, and Handyman Activities

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As you start out in woodworking you will likely begin to start collecting a set of woodworking tools. Fortunately the tools can often also be used for DIY and Handyman duties  Choosing your first tools is a balancing act of picking tools useful for specific project, long-term use, and use outside of woodworking.


Hand Tools for a Home Wood Shop

Often, when setting up a wood shop for the first time, a certain amount of uncertainty, is bound to crop up. This is a normal response to an uncommon task.


Woodworking Power Tools


Using and selecting power tools is basic for success in the workshop. To help you better do just that, study the features in this section. While good tools are important, the skill in using them is equally critical.



Shop Tool Inventory


Usually every year one or more of the woodworking magazines will come out with some sort of list of tools they suggest for equipping a woodworking shop. The quality of these vary from useless to marginal; the tools selection usually leaves some major gap in the basic consist and most likely includes a few items most woodworkers consider second tier options instead of a minimum requirement. The magazine lists usually totals up to some ridiculously low cost as well.


Tools to choose in setting up shop


Selecting the best makes and models of tools when starting out.


Let Your Projects Dictate Your Tool Purchases


You'll be amazed at how much money you actually have to spend when there's a project in mind. For instance, I justify all my tool purchases based on the amount of money I'm saving compared to buying furniture from a store or hiring a contractor to do the work. I've equipped a workshop full of tools, each purchased to complete a specific project.


Understanding Woodworking Tools and Their Uses


Woodworking can be lucrative as well as an artistic activity as long as you have the proper tools. Since most of the processes would require a hands-on job, it is important that you have good and reliable woodworking tools to get the job done well.


Shop Tool Inventory


Usually every year one or more of the woodworking magazines will come out with some sort of list of tools they suggest for equipping a woodworking shop. The quality of these vary from useless to marginal; the tools selection usually leaves some major gap in the basic consist and most likely includes a few items most woodworkers consider second tier options instead of a minimum requirement. The magazine lists usually totals up to some ridiculously low cost as well.


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