10 Tools Every Woodworker Should Own

Welcome back everyone!. This week I wanted to highlight 10 tools that I currently have in my shop that I think ever woodworker should not only know about, but should own. I often get asked about tools that I have, or get asked how I feel about certain tools. Now, most people that have either been following me or are subscribed to me know that I am a huge supporter of Festool. However, just because I use a lot of their tools, that does not mean that I do not have less expensive tools that are a necessity to my daily work in the shop. This video is my attempt to highlight some of those tools. I took some time to figure out what 10 things I would recommend people invest in that would help with overall efficiency and productivity in the shop.

If you want to find out more about the tools that I talk about in this video, or purchase them for your own shop, I will leave links below to all of these tools. To be clear, I am in no way sponsored by any of these companies, or backed by any company for that matter. I simply want to share with all of you what tools, that don’t cost an arm and a leg, have made the most drastic difference for me. These are all items that I truly believe in.

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Jason Bent

Kreg Set Up Blocks

Incra Tiny T

24″ Bessey Revo Clamp

Grex 23 Gauge Pin Nailer

Festool CXS Drill Set

Bahco Card Scraper

Jessem Clear Cut Stock Guides

Festool Miter saw Hold Down Clamp

Incra Guaranteed Square

Woodpeckers Square

If you want to learn more about my shop apron, check out the website below.

Dragonfly Woodworking and Leather

20 Replies to “10 Tools Every Woodworker Should Own”

  1. I've made 10's of 1000's of cuts on a miter saw and have never used or needed a hold down clamp. What a useless tool suggestion. PS – your apron is gay af!

  2. Cool I do some amateur leather working I could easily make one of those aprons. It just be a matter of figuring out what pockets and other stuff I would want and locations. Looks like you have plenty of room for additions to yours lol! Thanks man !

  3. Great video 👍🏼👍🏼

    Who designed your shop apron?? Batman and robin?? Pass the antigravity glue

  4. So much for "not a lot of money"…halfway into this and 500 or more bux later, we got clamps, nail gun, a proprietary miter attachment plus more and yet, only half way.
    No. It is a lot of money.
    Have fun with it…

  5. I love that festool hold down clamp!!… I have to make lots of small cuts at work on a regular basis!

  6. Pretty good list of tools. What alternatives do you suggest for those of us who cannot afford to buy Festool, Woodpecker, tools? Not necessarily Harbor Freight level but somewhere in the middle so to speak.

  7. 50 to 55 seconds. Affordable/Cheap eh? ok. Let's put that to the test:

    1. 1:58 45 bucks for 7 pieces of soft seemingly well designed aluminum rated 5 stars with over 200 reviews. Great.

    2. 2:09. 190 bucks for an air pressure Pin nailer. I've heard of worse pricing for what you get with this. 3.5 out of 5 stars isn't great, but I don't know if it's bad either. I'll check the negative reviews thoroughly later. Good I suppose

    3. 3:27 to 3:34. LOVE the idea of that, but 3 bennies seems alittle high for something rated 3.5 out of 5 stars though I've never used one before.

    4. 4:14. for 49 bucks and 5 star rated and what it's made of and purpose, this is a reasonable value. Great

    5. 5:00 to 5:35 for it's purpose, …ease of use versus price of 90 bucks?…eh.>I don't know about this one. Seems overpriced for how not very strong it seemed in the video here. It'll have to come down to 70 before I consider buying it..especially for 3 out of 5 star rating. Average interest here.

    6. 6:29…for 260 bucks….Eh…overall..I've found better value elsewhere on this one. Knock that price down to 2 benny's flat and then we'll talk. 4.5 out of 5 stars rated so it would seem to be well built, but priced too highly.

    7. 8:19. 23 bucks with shipping for it's purpose and build quality..not bad but I'd wait until it's 20 flat with shipping.

    8. 9:24 card scraper… for 10 bucks or less. I"m cool with that and how it's built.

    9. 10:17 6 inch for 75 bucks all the way to the combo units for 150 bucks…hmmm. I don't know about this one. Too high overall. I'll pass.

    10. 11:03. apron depends on the individual model you select. This I can spurg on some.

  8. Festoon advertiser
    Don’t worry you did enough and they will keep providing tools to you.This video sucks.ALL HIS TOOLS ARE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE .AND NOT RELATIVELY AFFORDABLE.

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