There are many woodworking tools which are available for any woodworking project. You have simple hand-held tools, electrical tools, and battery operated tools. In this article, we will answer some of the common questions asked regarding woodworking tools
What are basic hand tools?
Basic hand tools which are required for any woodworking project would be screwdrivers. You can get a set of screwdrivers of varying sizes or buy one with interchangeable tips. Other tools would be a hammer, tape measure, pliers utility knife and blades, adjustable wrenches, stiff blade, and putty knife.
What woodworking tools should I buy first?
There is no basic list out there telling you what woodworking tools you should buy first. The buying decision rests on a number of factors but the following three is the most prevalent.
- What is it you are trying to do? What is your woodworking project? This will dictate what tools are needed to complete the project
- Your budget. The bigger the budget the more tools or quality of tools you can purchase. For example, instead of using a hammer and nail you could get a nail gun which would make the task a lot easier.
- Your experience of using the various tools which are out there
What is a hammer used for?
A hammer is a handheld tool used to strike another object. It consists of a handle to which is attached a heavy head, usually made of metal, with one or more striking surfaces. There are dozens of different types of hammers. The most common is a claw hammer, which is used to drive and pull nails.
What is a try square used for?
A try square is woodworking or metalworking tool used for marking and measuring a piece of wood. The square refers to the tool’s primary use of measuring the accuracy of a right angle,90 degrees. To try a surface is to check its straightness or correspondence to an adjoining surface.
What is the purpose of a table saw?
The purpose of a table saw is a quick and easy way to cut wood. A table saw or a sawbench is a woodworking tool, consisting of a circular saw blade, mounted on an arbor, that is driven by an electric motor. The blade protrudes through the surface of a table, which provides support for the material, usually wood, being cut.