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The best tools for woodworking           

Becoming a carpenter takes years of education and training. Most people can not only choose the tools they need to do the work and start building a masterpiece. Some woodworking tools are better for certain types of work, while others require only a few pieces.

The basics

Carpenters need to have an arsenal of tools for most jobs; however, the need for more specialized tools increases as the difficulty of projects increases. All carpenters need to have a strong hammer. Hammers with handle of wood are more stable than those with a metal handle and are less likely to break. For the finishing work, lightweight hammer can also be used. Carpenters should have in their tool belts a variety of screwdrivers of different sizes and must also have a drill with drill bits and accessories of different sizes. Companies such as Stanley and Cobalt tools make robust hand tools while Black and Decker, Dealt and Craftsman holes offer high quality and accessories.

Miter saw

Miter saws are used for a variety of projects including timber. This tool allows a carpenter making a perfect cut at an angle of 45 degrees so that the pieces can be put together and makes corners. These are most often found in furniture and cabinetry work, but are also used by installing moldings and crown. Miter saws can be costly; however, there is a more affordable option for carpenters who do often miter cuts. A basic miter box can be purchased for a fraction of the price of an electric miter saw and does not require a power source to operate. The Bosch miter saws are considered the elite in terms of power and precision.

Milling machine

The mills have a wide variety of uses and do the work of a carpenter easy to complete. These can be used to create or dovetail joints but more often are used because of their ability to carve wood intricate designs. Instead of completing the finishing work and carved with a hand tool, carpenters today use routers to speed up the process and make more precise sculptures. With the first models difficult to use, routers have undergone many changes in recent years. Today they are light and numerous accessories make the use of the tool easier than ever. Milling incision is common and can be used to make holes in the center of a piece of wood.

Biscuit joiner

Joining two pieces of wood can be a difficult prospect for many carpenters. While there are several methods of bonding, one of the easiest and most widely used methods is the use of a tool known as biscuit joiner. This machine cuts a small sliver of wood off the edge of the two parts to be connected. The tape is large enough to contain a small round disk called cookie. When this is started and the two pieces are connected, cookie provides a solid bond between the pieces of wood. The enable adores have not existed for a long time; however, they are very popular. Only a few companies produce enable adores and Porter Cable Tools which has the widest selection.


No carpenter wants to present a finished project that has sharp edges, splinters or rough patches. The traditional role of sandpaper or sanding block can be used for small projects, but larger projects require motorized sander to complete the job faster. Sanders can be charged with sandpaper of different thicknesses depending on the project. The orbital belt sanders are the most common types of power sanders acquired by its versatility. Large jobs like sanding a floor may require the use of a drum sander. Sanders are manufactured by many companies as Skill, Hitachi and Black and Decker.