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Woodworking Tools - A Comprehensive Guide

Woodworking is a popular and relaxing pastime. When you get started, you will need a range of woodworking tools. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get started. By purchasing what you can utilize and shopping for discount tools you can build your collection without spending a fortune.
Chisels
Search for high quality, resilient chisels, as these will get a great deal of use. Rockler woodworking chisels are durable and inexpensive. You will need a range of chisels in sizes from 1/4 to 2 inches wide, depending on the project. Chisels can be used by hand or you can tap them with a wood mallet.
Clamps
Clamps are needed for gluing projects together. A wide array of sizes are readily available. These are usually economical, so select them up whenever you find them.
Squares
Squares are necessary for accurate measuring. You will need a framing square or a carpenter square. A try square is typically used in furniture making. These come in sizes from three to twelve inches. Search for squares that are marked in inches and metric. A combination square has 2 pieces: a head on a steel blade. These are an excellent tool for determining 45 or 90 degree angles.
Drills
Drills are available in corded or cordless designs. Corded drills work well and are more economical. Terrific features to look for include reverse, variable speed controls and attachments for a drill press. If you want a cordless drill, look for high voltage batteries to be sure it will have sufficient power. Search for a model with 2 batteries, so one can be charging while you work with the other. You will need a range of drill bits for woodworking projects.
Hand Planes
Hand planes are made from steel or wood and are used for a range of purposes. A jack plane is used for rough shaping and is available in twelve to fifteen inch sizes. A block plane is used for cutting. Smoothing planes are good for fine cuts and are 8 or 9 inches long.
Other tools you will need include:
• 16-ounce claw hammer
• wrenches.
• screwdrivers.
• measuring tape.
• safety glasses.
• sandpaper.
• level.
• hack saw.
• pliers.
• hand saw.

Finding Woodworking Tools.

Don’t rush out to buy the most inexpensive tools you can find to supply your workshop. Wait till you can afford quality items that will last. Purchasing inexpensive tools is a decision you might well live to be sorry for. An excellent set will last for several years, unlike inexpensive tools which will have to be changed many times over the same time period.

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The internet is a good place to search for discount woodworking tools. Search for well known names, such as Rockwell tools, Sears tools, Hitachi tools and Ridgid tools. Rockler woodworking tools are well known for quality. By purchasing significant brand names that are known for quality, you are most likely to end up with a product that will offer you years of reliable use.

One way to find quality tools at an inexpensive rate is to buy them used. These can be found at flea markets, yard sales, antique auctions or your local classifieds. Tools are often in good condition, especially if they got little use. Hand tools are often a good bet when bought used.

Take care when purchasing used power tools. They are usually excellent if they were carefully or rarely used. Check them out completely and try them to be sure they are in good condition. Ask about how typically they were used and when they were first bought to get a much better idea of the general condition.

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