14 Essential Tools for the Woodworking Beginner

One should have a basic knowledge for any practical application be it a cooking or woodwork. Every craftsman should know what tool to be used at what point. Knowledge of basic tools in woodwork would help you to become a flawless woodworker in future. So let’s discuss about 13 basic tools for woodwork which are beginning woodworking tool and will help you to start your own woodworking business.

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Essential Woodworking tool list to get started

Hammer

It is metal hunk fastened at the end of a stick. This is a perfect tool for inserting a nail on the wood, as it had one flattened side and the other side is slightly convex in nature which is used to drive out the nail from the wooden surface if the nail is unnecessary. Therefore it is one of the essential woodworking tool kit.

Rip Claw Fiberglass Hammer

hammer

Combination Square

This tool is perfect for penciling or knifing fines lines at an angle of 45 degrees and 90 degrees, hence it comes in beginner woodworking tool list. It is an important tool because this gives a perfect straight line of the mentioned degree. 12-in is the most common.

Combination Square

combination square

Clamps

This tool helps in holding the final assemblies firmly together.

Spring Clamp

Clamps

Marking Gauge

This tool is perfect to cut out a parallel line to the board’s edge. This is important for curving out exact tendons, baseline and mortise for dovetail.
Mortise Gauge

Marking Gauge

Marking Knife

This tool is better than pencil for marking purposes as it gives a specific location and a line for beginning of any chisel or handsaw work.

Premium Marking Knife

Marking Knife

Bevel Gauge

This tool contains a pivoting blade which helps in locking it at any angle. It helps to transfer different planed angles to work piece and locating table saw blade angles. It is mostly used for laying out dovetails.

Stainless Steel Blade and Brass Fittings

Bevel Gauge

The moisture Meter

It is very necessary to measure the amount of moisture content in the wood on which you are going to work. This is important for a long-term success of any woodwork. There are two types of moisture meters present. One is has pins which can leave very tiny holes on the surface of the wood which needs to be filled up and the other type is pinless moisture meter, which has sensors on them which detects the amount of moisture present in the wood.

 Moisture Meter

The moisture Meter

Dovetail Saw

Japanese pull saw (dozuki) is an example of a dovetail saw. This saw are the best ones because, even the less expensive ones are immensely sharp.

Dozuki Dovetail Saw

Dovetail Saw

Coping saw

This tool is perfect to remove the waste between the tails and the dovetail pins.

Coping Saw

Coping saw

Chisels

1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/4 in, 3/8 in are the 4 basic chisels. Chisels are useful for cleaning grooves or squaring mortises made with partial drill bits.

 Chisel Set

Chisels

Shoulder Plane

Its uniqueness lies on its blade that extends the full sole’s width, so that you can smoothen the corners.

Shoulder and Chisel Plane

Shoulder Plane

Block Plane

For smoothing end grain, chamfering edges and leveling joints, the block plane is a crucial tool. Block planes exist in low angle and standard models, depends on the usage.

Block Plane

Block Plane

Card Scraper

These economical tools are the perfect ones for smoothing out delicate particles such as tiger maple or any small particles projected out from a clean board. They are quite cheap, easy sharp able and long lasting.

Cabinet Scraper Set

Card Scraper