Woodworking Tools

These are the tools I use all the time for my woodworking projects. It’s probably not an exhaustive list, but it should give you a really good idea of what I’m working with.

People sometimes ask me how I was able to obtain all of these tools. The answer is: Very slowly…over a looooong period of time. I’ve been collecting tools for over 15 years.

If you’re just getting started out and feel like it’s impossible to build an awesome collection of tools, just remember that you don’t need to buy them all at once. You only need enough to complete your current project. After many projects, you’ll have lots of tools, and over that time, you will have also acquired the skills required to use them. If you’ve already been collecting tools for a while…then you know what I’m talking about ?

When possible, I’ll try to provide an Amazon link in case you’re interested in buying one of these items.

Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links! When you use one of these links to buy something, I’ll get a small commission (at no extra cost to you), which helps to keep me busy making videos and working on this website!

Homemade Stuff

Bigger Tools

Corded Handheld Power Tools

  • Skill HD77 15-Amp 7 & 1/4″ Circular Saw (probably 30 years old, a hand-me-down. Thanks Jeff!)
  • Ryobi Jigsaw. My version is no longer available, but you can get a similar one here.
  • Ryobi Router (non-plunge style). No longer available…you probably want a plunge style anyway 😉 For my next router, I’ve got my eye on the DeWalt DWP611.
  • Black and Decker Orbital Sander (Cheapo from the Depot)
  • DeWalt Drill (old from a pawnshop, but still kickin’ hard!)
  • Black and Decker Drill (Cheapo from the Depot)

Cordless Handheld Power Tools

Pneumatic Tools

Old School Hand Tools

Other Stuff

  • Various Bits (Hole boring bits, forstner bits, hole saw bits, standard bits of various quality/material, etc.)
  • Screw Drivers, Nut Drivers, Box Wrenches, Sockets, and other mechanics-type tools.
  • Some Pipe Clamps (And a bunch of cheap stuff, from Harbor Freight mostly)
  • Titebond II Premium Wood Glue (I buy it by the gallon).

….more to come!