DIY Woodworking Tools

Wood cutting projects are taking front gear in households these days. DIY lovers have taken projects involving woodcutting very seriously. So, it is must that every DIY enthusiast should know the proper use, safety precautions and maintenance of woodcutting tools, be it hand held or electric. Also, we have listed out some most important inevitable DIY Woodworking Tools in your collection. Let’s roll and find out.

  • Chain saw:
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    It is a handheld equipment. It is the most exciting tool of all the DIY Woodworking Tools. It has a circular blade with teeth on it’s periphery. It rotates along the chain thus a chain saw. It is preferred by most homeowners because it has various uses for cutting types of woods. Helps maintaining a garden, helps cutting wood for fire, slicing wood and lawn care and many other outdoor projects.

    Working with chain saw requires skill as the machine itself if heavy weight between 7kgs to 10 kgs. The continuous vibration may cause fatigue to the user’s hand. Thus, making sure all safety and precautions are taken while using the machine. While buying the machine, make sure that the ergonomics of the machine are considered because there are variety of models available in market.

  • Handsaw:
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    A hand saw is the oldest and a traditional way of wood cutting. If you want to cut a wooden board or you want to cut on to a log or replace a rotten piece of wood, handsaw is your friend. Handsaws basically have teeth on one side that pierces into the wood.

    To and fro motion of the handsaw pierces the saw deep into the wood this cutting it in the desired way. While buying a handsaw, check for number of options as the important part of the handsaw being it’s blade, it becomes necessary to check the durability of blade, is the material used for making blade though enough.

     With advancement, folding handsaws are also available in market. Handsaw come in variety classified on the basis of their teeth on the blade. They’re identified as Hacksaw, Keyhole saw, Japanese saw, coping saw, crosscut saw, Fret saw and Bow saws.As we know that handsaws are manually operated, the biggest advantage is that they are Portable. They can be carried along without considering the availability of electrical supply at that provided place.

  • Chisels:
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    Chisels are most easy to use DIY Woodworking Tools. They have a cutting edge with a sharp forging angle which goes into the wood and cuts it   smaller bits. This action is called chipping action. The basic task of using a chisel on a surface is that it helps in carving.

    They chip off the excessive wood. They’re either used for fine carving or for finishing off a surface. As the finishing achieved is not smooth thus requires finishing after the chipping of excessive wood is done.

  • Planes:
  • Planes

    Typical planes have a knob style structure at top and has a fixed blade at the bottom. It is used to cut off the uneven structure by the action of abrasion. Over the continuous to and fro of the plane, the surface becomes planer. 

    The amount of material removed at a time is decided by the Size and depth of the blade. Different types hand blades available in market are Jack planes, Block plane, Joining planes, Rabbet planes, Scrapper Planes, Spoke shaves.

  • Orbital sander:
  • Orbital sander

    Looking for an electric finishing tool? This orbital sander should be your go to choice. Electric Sanders reduces the stress off a regular hand Sanders. It provides smooth finish surface in a very less time and also leaves no swirl marks.

    Choosing an orbital sander over a circular one is preferable because a regular circular orbital leaves circular swirl marks and does not give smooth finish surface. Orbital Sanders are different from other types of Sanders because sand paper pads are attached to the bottom of the tool that rotate in an orbital motion.

  • Mallets:
  • Mallets

    Many might confuse a mallet with a hammer. But the main difference between the two is that the hammer has a head of metal whereas mallet has a wooden head. A hammer delivers shock whereas a mallet absorbs the shock.

     Mallets are used over joining two pieces of wood logs. Every DIY’er in their initial stage shall understand that as the hammer delivers Shock, using a hammer over a  Chisel might leave a rough surface thus advisable to tap chisels with a mallet.

  • Power Drill:
  • Power Drill

    If you are a beginner and looking for adding tools to your DIY Woodworking Tools box then this might be your best friend. If you’re buying a drill for the first time, it might get a little overwhelming as you might be confused regarding what specs to be taken into consideration. Look for the type of projects that you’re going to undertake.

    The maximum usage and frequency of use of the drill bit. The judging parameters of the drill are the power, the torque and the speed. Also consider the weight of the equipment because lighter the weight less will be the hand fatigue. We recommend buying a drill with a cord it might cause a little of hassle but it will not disappoint you in terms of charge and power.

  • Squares:
  • Squares

    Creating a woodwork without a collection of squares deprives finishing and accuracy from the work. There are many types available in market. Framing squares are used for working on bigger surfaces. Try squares are used for checking the final finishing and correctness of the right angle completed. Combination of squares are used for checking the angles with precision.  Speed squares help you check the 45 degree and 90-degree angle. Bevel squares helps recreate and existing angle.

    These were some of the DIY Woodworking tools specially for taking up woodcutting project. There are many more tools for different purposes but the ones listed above are very basic and are must haves for every DIY enthusiast. For every beginner, we suggest you should invest in quality of the product. Because a good quality tool will not only be made of good quality material but will also have an ergonomically sound design which will make your user experience happy and fatigue free.

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    Manish Yadav

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