|Forum topic by AJswoodshop||posted 09-15-2012 06:18 PM||1457 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
09-15-2012 06:18 PM
The problem with starting woodworkers, they don’t know what to buy. So I’ve come up with list of tools for beginning woodworkers.
Getting into basic tools,
A jigsaw is a great starter tool. They can do curved, and straight cuts. You can pick up a jigsaw for about $30.00-$120.
A power drill is also a great tool, you really need a drill to do woodworking. Drills retail from $30.00-$250, a good drill cost about $60.00.
A circular saw is really just a hand-held table saw. It does everything that a table saw can do. The prices range from $39.99-$200.00 dollars.
Getting into stationary machines,
The second most used tool in my shop is my drill press. They are great tools, that you’ll find handy in the shop. They make huge drill presses, but to start out, all you really need is a bench top drill press. A decent drill press retails for about $200 dollars. You also need lot of drill bits for it, and a nice drill press table is nice to have too.
Tools you shouldn’t buy,
Down the road, a miter saw is handy to have. But for new woodworkers, a Table saw comes with a miter gauge. Which makes crosscuts nicely, you can also do miter cuts with a miter gauge.
Radial arm saw,
RAS take up a lot of room. And again, a good table saw miter gauge will make crosscuts perfectly.
You can just use screws, a nail gun is not needed for most woodworking projects.
Again, think of tools that you will actually use.
Basic projects that you can build with these tools,
Hopefully this helped, for more information about these projects, and tools. Visit my project list, for more information.