To build nice furniture you need a handful of decent tools that you won’t outgrow. This article will help you select the right tools that strike a balance between price and function. You need to use these tools correctly, you need a place to work; a driveway, garage or corner of the basement will do nicely. You need good materials and you need plans and ideas for things to build that look nice and can be constructed with these tools, methods and materials. Top 10 carpentry tools you might require are mentioned below;
- Measuring Tools i.e. combination square, tape measure:
Combination square will lay out your joints and cuts, and check all your work to ensure your cuts are accurate. A 16′ measuring tape is absolutely a right choice for furniture and cabinet work.
- Saws; jigsaw, miter saw, circular saw:
Jigsaw seems so simple, yet it is a subtle thing, capable of immense finesse in skilled hands. Through little practice and getting your hands on you’ll be able to cut very close to the line with your jigsaw. Miter saw were once the provenance of the high-end finish carpenter. Circular saw would be the best choice to straight-line rips and cutting plywood. They are divided into two general categories – worm drives and in-line saws, also known as sidewinders.
- Boring Tools such as power drill, awl:
Nothing beats the raw and unlimited power of a corded drill. A handful of the corded drills have clutches and speed settings.
- Finishing Tools; rasp, file, sander:
Rasps and files are freeform shaping tools. They can be used on their own to create shapes or they can clean up the work left by other tools, such as the jigsaw.
- Joinery Tools; biscuit joiner, pocket hole jig:
Joining flat panels to make a box is the ultimate and basic goal of a lot of woodworking and there are a lot of ways to get there, from nails to fancy locking sliding dovetails.
- Fastening Tools; hammer, screwdriver:
Lots of furniture can be built using a hammer and screwdriver mainly because these are two tools you’ll never outgrow, you should select your first hammer and screwdriver with care.
- Workholding such as Workmate or clamps:
Your accuracy will be greatly increased if you can immobilize your wood as you work it and that’s why you need some kind of bench and clamps.
- Routers & Router Bits:
Routers are available in many designs and at many different horsepower rating such as a plunge router, a two-handle, fixed-base router, and a D-handle, fixed-base router.
- Planes such as bench planes:
All types of planes are capable of cutting wood by producing shavings, but not all are designed to produce plane flat surfaces as the name implies.
Woodcutting chisels are designed to meet either general or specific cutting requirements. They are divided into two groups, those that cut by: paring or chopping.