10 AFFORDABLE Woodworking Tools You Want To Have

10 AFFORDABLE Woodworking Tools You Want To Have

Here are 10 affordable woodworking tools, all under $75, that would be great gifts for woodworkers or just great woodworking tools to add to your shop.

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Bessey Utility Knife (Knife Only) https://amzn.to/3ErDZSM
Bessey Utility Knife (Knife and case) https://amzn.to/3DlSZQI
Incra Tiny-T https://amzn.to/3IcjdsJ
Pica Pencil https://amzn.to/3Ig3KI7
Pica Pencil With Lead Pack https://amzn.to/3DgmQKo
Bessey UniKlamp 6″ https://amzn.to/3EiISxo
Bessey UniKlamp 12″ https://amzn.to/3Ig4bSL
GRR-RIP Block https://amzn.to/3di1EcA
FastCap Track Rack https://amzn.to/31uXevX
Franklin Sensors Stud Finder https://amzn.to/3If1GQy
Gorilla Gripper https://amzn.to/3Ibo9hk
Bora Lumber Rack (4 Level) https://amzn.to/3poboaE
Bora Lumber Rack (6 Level) https://amzn.to/3Itg0Fk
Rubber Hammer https://www.woodcraft.com/products/dead-blow-mallet-14-oz

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Time Stamps

0:00 Intro
0:24 Bessey utility knife
2:37 Incra Tiny-T
4:37 Pica pencil
7:42 Bessey uniklamp
9:34 GRR-RIP block
12:08 FastCap track rack
14:04 Franklin sensors stud finder
15:45 Woodriver rubber hammer
17:26 Gorilla gripper
19:19 Bora lumber racks


  1. LifeGeneralist on June 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I legit almost lost it yesterday looking for studs. Every single stud finder I’ve purchased has been TRASH. Don’t fail me Jason lol

  2. John Isley on June 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Excellent choices Jason Cheers John.

  3. Hansang Bae on June 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I’m getting those Bora racks. I have the traditional triangle shaped ones and it’s annoying because you have a triangle sized area that you can’t use. Unless you have a shorter ones etc. Thank you, great list. And that track holder is perfect. I may just make one, but will probably lazy-out and order them! 🙂 And those Franklin ones are great. But if I even suspect there’s water pipes, I break out my Wallabot. LOVE IT!

  4. Brent Mcbride on June 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I made some gates that I had to pick up on my own so I bought the gorilla gripper for 2 inch material. Works great!

  5. Ron Cunning on June 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    This is the best list of ideas for Christmas gifts I’ve seen. I’m thinking “Merry Christmas to me.” Thanks Jason!

  6. BK Makes on June 20, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Boom! FastCap and Franklin in this guys XMas stocking😄, thx JB!

  7. Cari Day on June 20, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Love your straight forward videos. Couple of questions:
    1. Is there a video about the differences in clamps?
    2. Why would you prefer to have the lumber vertical? Wouldn’t you be afraid of 8’ boards bowing from the weight/gravity?

  8. Daniel Kanaszyk on June 20, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    A better knife than the bessy would be the Milwaukee fastback

  9. Barny Gumbel on June 20, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    To put something on a Garagedoor is not an good Idear

  10. Dan Kilen on June 20, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Great list. I have used some of these and definitely agree with the summary. Already use the Bora lumber racks and sheet goods gripper. Want to add Gripper push block, Bessey utility knife and the Franklin Stud finder. Nothing more frustrating then not being able to find the studs. franklin has so many different ones. You called this the Pro is there a part # also?

  11. 3dmazter on June 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    I also got 2 of those hammers.
    Mine are blowback free and they are great for domino’s and aligning material for glue ups.

  12. Matt Stanton on June 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    I cut my thumb straight down the middle with that knife because i was changing the blade with sweety hands. Not a safe design.

  13. ilive4livemusic on June 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Great list! My family will thank you. I’ll get something’s I’ll like and they won’t spend an arm and a leg.

  14. Snyder Custom Woodwork on June 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Those push blocks have been an amazing addition to my shop! Thanks for all the other great ideas Jason 👍🏻

  15. samlaw98 on June 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    10 and a quarter mm, wtf 😂😂😂

  16. Dave @ Regency Woodworking on June 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Great video – gave my a lot of ideas for gifts for me to buy and my wife and kids to give me! I’ve taught online for 20 years and know just how much time and effort you spend to get the videos looking as professional and clear as you do. Great job! Also, I have both the Gorilla gripper and the Bora Lumber Racks and I agree with your comments 100%.

  17. Ben Marshall on June 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm


  18. Dean Kaye on June 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    This is one of the best "Christmas gift Ideas" lists I’ve seen. all quality products and none very expensive. Lets face it though, how many of us actually shop for other people. I’m watching this to shop for myself!

  19. Lou Eubank on June 20, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Excellent vid. Great gift ideas and yes, please do more! I have the deadblow hammers from Woodcraft and have them laying around everywhere. Didn’t know about the track holders…they will be a priority. Thanks!

  20. WuudTV on June 20, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Ended up getting the utility knife. All great recommendations but that’s something I’ve been searching for. Just the knife is old out on Amazon so I got the knife and case. Thank you!

  21. Shilo on June 20, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Hi Jason, you once showed/linked some great bench dog holders. I can’t find the video or links. Do you mind pointing me in the right direction? Thanks 🙏

  22. Thomas D on June 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    The first use I bought a rubber hammer for with deadblow shot was to set in plastic sheet rock wall anchors. You can get them with one side white the other black.

  23. harm864 on June 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Great list! I found the Franklin stud finder about 6 months ago & you are 100% spot on. I will never use another finder again. It is accurate every single time. I don’t have to fill a bunch of holes in my drywall anymore.

  24. Kapy Tan on June 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    I love your channel. I am a newbie woodworker (less than 2 years) and I find your direct approach perfect for me. I already have a few of the items you are talking about today. Thank you.

  25. Rufio6814 on June 20, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    A request would be to get these out just before Thanksgiving or around there. I don’t know I need these things and most people who get gifts have their shopping done by now, or my family does.

  26. WyrGuy2 on June 20, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    For me the Milwaukee ‘Fast Back’ knives are my go-to, (but I’m an Electrician) and have been for several yrs now. Come in a two pack AND 50 extra blades for $19.98… and, that’s in CANADIAN pesos! Great list… shared with several other ‘buddng’ woodworking buddies.

  27. jwar on June 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    I have the gripper block and that thing works so well with my jointer planer. I have also used it with my Table saw and my band saw, also at times with my router table and my shaper. My grip rip is the best for small materials at the table saw

  28. Michael Watson on June 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Wife: Why did we just buy a bunch of woodworking tools?
    Me: Jason Bent said they were great affordable gifts for my woodworking friends!
    Wife: You don’t have any woodworking friends…
    Me: Oh shoot, guess I’ll just have to put them in my shop until I get some.

  29. J M on June 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Carried a similar (to Bessey) Kobalt knife for years. It doesn’t have the nice extra blade carrier or the "presssure disk". I’ll have to check it out and consider the comment below WRT the "cut with slippery hands". Great video.

  30. Cheney Concepts on June 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Well done! Gave me a few ideas to add to the arsenal!

  31. Hugh Templeton on June 20, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Great video thank you for sharing 😃

  32. Friday Workshop on June 20, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Love a good dead blow hammer. It’s the one you mentioned just a rubber hammer or is it also a dead blow hammer?

  33. Brian Boccia on June 20, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Best part of the pica pencils is the narrow neck that can fit into smaller holes to mark through drill holes for example.

  34. laggmonkei on June 20, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Well technically most people in the world would want the metric version of the incra 😛

  35. Tyler Cobb on June 20, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    I love the gripper block. So much better than the paddles that came with my jointer.

  36. John on June 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    The Uniklamps are amazing for the price. Got 5 of them recently and they’re my go to clamps now.

  37. J Patrick Rice on June 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Grrriper block is also great for using on router table, I have two of them

  38. Brian Akins on June 20, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    you mention vertical wood shortage is preferable to horizontal… why is that? thanks!

  39. Collin Cunningham on June 20, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Definitely be careful changing the blade on that utility knife, make sure your hands and the knife are dry. It’s quite easy to slip and cut your finger when closing the blade holder. They being said, I like that this one has the thumb rest, I have a similar knife without that and it’s really easy to pop open the blade enclosure when you’re trying to put a bit more pressure on a cut

  40. Arthur Griffin on June 20, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    As usual great content and thorough to boot
    Thank you