Tips On The 5 Best Tools To Start With-Where To Start
have thought about the Best Power Tools to have for some time. As a Carpenter and Contractor, I know that the tools required to build forms for a concrete exterior stair will differ greatly from the tools required to build an interior set of stairs
How do I know that. . . .having built both, I just know.
One Example: Garage cabinets, as compared to your beautiful kitchen cabinets. Or furniture going into your Penthouse, as opposed to things you would build for a kid’s tree house. It’s all about your desired quality and perception. And, what you consider acceptable.
Sometimes cuts made by a circular saw are OK.
Other times a cabinet grade table saws are the Best Power Tools for the job. It also depends on the type of material you will use – Oak or Plywood?
The 5 Best Power Tools To Have:
1. Circular Saw. Probably the most basic and versatile handheld power tool, in the hands of an experienced user, the Circular Saw can substitute for many other tools. While it takes some practice for most beginners to get comfortable with a Circular Saw, it quickly becomes a standby tool to handle a lot of cutting tasks very quickly. This should be the first of the power woodworking tools every beginning woodworker should consider.
2. Power Drill. While Cordless Drill are very popular and convenient and versatile, Corded Drills have the power to handle a number of drilling tasks. Additionally, corded drills are variable speed, which allows the user to drill anywhere from a very slow RPM all the way up to the drill’s top speed. A 3/8-inch corded version for the beginner’s first drill would suffice. No Need to go out and pay top dollar for this great tool. There are many good choices for under 50 dollars.
3. Random Orbital Sander. The third Best Power Tools every beginner should buy is a random orbital sander. While Palm Sanderare less expensive and can use plain sandpaper, the random orbital version doesn’t sand in patterns, but in a random motion. This will reduce any sanding marks that may appear on the stock. Sanding disks are readily available in a number of grits to fit your machine.
4. Router. While many routers available today offer two different bases (a stationary base and a plunge router base), for most beginners, a quality stationary base model will take care of quite a number of tasks, and can be mounted in a router table should you choose to invest in one down the line. Choose a model that is at least 1 1/2-HP. No need to get any stronger until you get the hang of this powerful and extremely versatile Power Tool. What makes this one of the best power tools, is the variety of bits you can own and there vast abilities.
5: Compound Mitre Saw. I chose another blade tool as one of the best power tools because any woodworking enthusiast must have one. Acompound sliding miter saw is invaluable for cutting compound angles on the ends of stock. Once you get good on a miter saw, you’ll find that your circular saw spends a little more time in the drawer than it used to. This magnificent and versatile saw replaces the old radial arm saw.
We can add to this list very easily as different jobs start to emerge. A contractor should have all the tools needed to do any job a homeowner might need accomplished. The Best Power Tools anyone can really have are all the ones you can afford. Let’s go shopping for the Best Power Tools available.