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Top 10 Must have Tools to start Your Woodworking Journey Right

After long considerations we have put together the top 10 woodworking tools that any rookie woodworker should have with them. Whatever may be the type of woodworking techniques, having these tools should set you on the right track. As Wallace De Wattles once quoted “It is essential to have good tools but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way”. Therefore we urge you to explore, find the right kind of tool that will suit you.

Power drill

Power drills may be the best buddy of the novice woodworker. In the workshop and for so many reasons electric powered drills are utilised. They're not just drilling holes. Consider seriously purchasing the corded pattern if you buy your first power drill. Drills with a current of 110/120 v have far higher torque and lifespan than wireless drills. Some may find cables getting in the way, yet with a weak charge they will never let you down.


The router is a flat base power instrument, and a revolving blade stretches past the base. They route an area in hard materials like wood or plastic (hollowing it out). Routers, are most commonly used in woodworking. The router tables can be hand-held or attached. Similarly, tools with routers with the correct bits and accessories can also be utilised (such as plastic router bases).

Circular saw

This is a round or circular blade full of sharp, wood-filled teeth. Although they exist in varying power levels, all circular saws are electric. Most are household corded instruments, although cordless circular saws have seen considerable improvements.

In three varieties, circular saw blades come:

  • Blades: lengthwise cut material along with or with the grain
  • Blades cutting: To be sawed through the grain
  • Combination Blades: For tearing as well as crossing.

Sharpening stones

Sharpening stones or whetstones are used for sharpening and grinding the corners and instruments of steel, such as chisels, hand scrapers and blades.

These stones come in a variety of different forms, sizes and materials. They may be flat, or for complicated borders, for example those related to wood carving or tooling. They are also contoured. They may be formed of natural quarry material or manufactured stuff.

Chisel set

A wood chisel is essentially a steel with a handle that is sharply angled. Without at least one decent wood chisel, it is difficult to build great furniture. And much more beneficial is a wood chisel set. For so many various processes in creating wooden joints woodwork chisels are utilised. You must purchase three types of wood chisels to start with basic traditional woodwork: chisels, mortising chisels, and paring chisels.


Clamps come in a range of forms and sizes with the basic objective of holding wood parts until the glue dries. Clamps can also be used for sawing to secure wood. The four common types: bar clamps, right-angle clamps, pipe clamps and C clamps. Each clamp has a distinct technique for getting the job done.


Planes are not abrasive sanding equipment but rather cutting instruments. Every style of plane uses a fixed blade to shape and gradually smoother wood fibres. The main variables for how much material may be removed at a time are blade size and depth.

These are the range of hand planes you might want:

  • Jack Plane: These instruments eliminate a great deal of material in a pass. It is available for smoothing or jointing, since both are curved edge and straight edge kinds.
  • Block Aircraft: Those are tiny, sturdy aircraft. It is ideal for close work, where very smooth joints are required.
  • Joining planes: Like jack planes, except for smooth borders and joints. Jointers usually have lengthy frames.
  • Planes for Rabbet: Used for cutting grooves at the proper angle of the border grain. 
  • Scraper Planes: For super-smooth finishing, made to scratch tiny fibres off wood surfaces. Sometimes these aircraft are nicknamed scraper cabinet.
  • Spokeshaves: hand planes for curved surfaces. Originally they were for wheel spokes in wagons, but all woodworkers found their manner helpful.

Hand saw

Every woodworker's shop will always have a place for handsaws. Handsaws for fast working or when fine precision cuts are necessary are simple and straightforward to operate. There are no cumbersome weight, dull cables or batteries that die good things about the handsaws. Handsaws are constantly ready and not costly to travel.

Here are some handsaw designs to consider:

  • Ripping Handsaws: Cut with the wood grain
  • Crosscut Handsaws: Cut across the wood grain
  • Combination Handsaws: Can do both rips and crosscuts
  • Backsaws: Have rectangular blades with braced backs for miter cuts
  • Carcase Handsaws: Larger and stronger backsaws
  • Coping Handsaws: Like jigsaws and bandsaws for curved cuts
  • Dovetail handsaws: For fine dovetail joint work
  • Keyhole handsaws: Made to cut interior holes


Make no mistake with hammers. Hammers are generally made out of steel, however some of them are metal or plastic. Mallets are fitted with wide hardwood or leather handles that fit various sizes of heads.

Mallets are significantly more soft than hammers and rather than provide shock absorbed. They leave little impressive markings, which makes brushes excellent for joining together wood parts.

Woodworkers from the beginning should realise that you never use a steel hammer on chisels. The hammering of steel causes chisels to sting or poke in the wood producing rough finishes. But tapping chisels with a sleeve lets them slice with steady pressure cleanly through wood.


The purpose and composition of hammers varies. Rookie woodworkers have a numerous options and have to determine what they want before purchasing with their hammers. These are the major types of hammers for woodwork:

  • Finishing hammers are all-purpose. This is your first buy as it is so convenient.
  • Framing hammers are tough. For most woodworking tasks, they are nonetheless a tad over-kill.
  • Tack hammers are like brad drivers. They have two distinct head sizes without claws and are tiny work. They have no claws.