10 Must-Have Tools For Beginner Woodworkers

10 Must-Have Tools For Beginner Woodworkers

This is my list of the top 10 Tools I recommend for Beginner Woodworkers! All of us got started off somewhere, these tools are what I believe will get you into woodworking quickly and affordably. I get a lot of emails and messages about how to get started in woodworking, this is one of the things I feel is important to understand early on when you begin your journey.

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12″ Planer – http://bit.ly/JM_Planer12
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20″ Floor Model Planer – http://bit.ly/JM_PLaner20HH

6″ Straight Knife Jointer – http://bit.ly/JM_Jointer6
8″ Helical Head Jointer – http://bit.ly/JM_Jointer8HH

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12″ Basic Miter Saw – https://amzn.to/3jA5nDq
12″ Compound Sliding Miter Saw – https://amzn.to/34Qwd5R

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  1. Ken M on January 26, 2022 at 9:41 pm

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  2. jonathan Del Rosario on January 26, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Hi im from phillippine i love woodworking but i dont have powertools hope u gave me

  3. John Burk on January 26, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    What type of affordable tool would i need to round off one side of a 2×6 for log siding

  4. Maxb49 on January 26, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    How do you chop up firewood with a circular saw?

  5. Christopher Salisbury on January 26, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I’m kind of surpised the miter saw is that far down the list. Any woodworking videos I watch make very heavy use of the miter saw. You can do probably everything you would do on a miter saw with a table saw or circular saw but its not nearly as convenient. Also, miter saws are pretty darn affordable when compared to some of the other tools.

  6. Jeff Gravel on January 26, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Sander definitely should have been in the first 5

  7. freaky dady on January 26, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I salute you sir one of the best wood working videos I ever watched.
    I fuken smashed that subscribe button!

  8. ojetoye oluwadamilare on January 26, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    How can I get these tools

  9. cu0ngpitt on January 26, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    for a newbie like me, you see people using pocket hole jigs for LOTS of stuff. do you have a video explaining proper joints? when to and when not to use a pocket screws?

  10. Taggeroni on January 26, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Fortunately as far as the circular saws and bigger power tools, my work provides them until you become a lead (I install storage solutions) but even in my very niche field I use them daily. And I can’t agree with you more on the battery platform, I’ve always used dewalt personally growing up and still use them today, but there’s a few people who roll around with 4 different brands so they have 4 different batteries and chargers with them, and they don’t want to use the adaptors. So I would recommend for battery powered trying to stick with the same brand. And I prefer battery powered as much as I can up to table/meiter saws because most of the time the cord gets in the way during installs and half the time the outlets aren’t operational, but any major cuts we make are always in the truck or on a balcony if in a high rise, makes clean up much easier.

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  12. jazzmiller11 on January 26, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    i love you
    your amazing

  13. Go To For Woodworkers on January 26, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I like the way he goes through the presentation.

  14. The Drake on January 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    I build fish tank stands mainly with 2×4’s and 2×6’s and i was so happy to finally justify getting a 12" Mitar saw. Cutting dozens of boards with circular saw and jigsaw gets really old really fast and the cuts werent always straight. Now i can cut boards quickly and they are more precise and the cut is always straight!

    Table saw is my next purchase, cutting large pieces of plywood for doors and stand skins is a PITA with my jigsaw

  15. Ricardo Hernández on January 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Bless me uncle John Malecki.

  16. Mirick Arries on January 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Very informative

  17. Joseph Romero on January 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    wont a table saw work as a joiner and some times planer for flat edges??

  18. MANIPUR NOOB GAME PLAY on January 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

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  19. alon aldubi on January 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    This clip is one long advertisement for several brands. Way over the top

  20. Daddy Cool on January 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Who’s using an impact driver in a workshop. my impact lives on site. The only time it sees the inside of my workshop is when it’s being cleaned… Which is never. And who screws stud work together. Nail it always.

  21. Shane Eckel on January 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Yinz? You from the city of champions?

  22. Louie Moreno on January 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Nice 👍

  23. Joseph Romero on January 26, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    well i have everything but a planer and jointer , ill add those to the list

  24. Luis Santana on January 26, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon your channel John. The content is amazing! I had a question that I hope you or maybe your minions could answer. How did you get started? What’s the John Malecki or minion origins story? Secondly could you answer this in a video with suggestions for others who want to start working in a shop for a shop or for you lol, thanks in advance. You guys are great 👍

  25. Nuka on January 26, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I am a novice looking to go to school for carpentry. I have fallen in love with woodworking in 6th grade middle school and want to start my own business. However, I want to only use hand tools. No power tools at all. Traditional techniques and alike

  26. Kraig Kilborne on January 26, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Might be a stupid question but; why do you need a table saw and a circular saw? Straighter, longer cuts? I’m working on a budget and they seem like they do the same thing

  27. MST '-' MAN on January 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    ♥.♥ Thank You.

  28. Hassan Fawzi on January 26, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    We’ll done good job , I’m chief Engineer I have almost every tool’s .

  29. Sam Ho on January 26, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    @John Malecki Hey John what is your go to woodpeckers measuring tool? Say if you were to buy your first, which would it be?

  30. GO wood 2020 on January 26, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    It’s good when you have some good money

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  33. Sizwe Mavuso on January 26, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Man, I felt that " I freaken love ya"!

  34. Groovesalad1 on January 26, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    is there a reason you didnt include sander? maybe because you can hand sand things and that’s expected to own like a tape measure, pencil, glue?

  35. Ben Bixel on January 26, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you

  36. Alec Silva on January 26, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    And the sander? 😂😂

  37. oscar black on January 26, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    For a start can a track saw take the place of a table saw?

  38. Crispy C on January 26, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I wonder how much all this costs. Daamn

  39. Gene Hawkins on January 26, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    I might say that was a good video for people who don’t know that much about them. I would watch more of videos, but it’s hard to find!!

  40. Jonathan Langston on January 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Being from the UK, I love how the US literally have tools for EVERYTHING to make the job easier. I was a plasterer by trade, and always remember working with an old joiner who still used a saw which he sharpened, hand planers, hand drills and chisels……the guy was a true artist and his work was millimetre perfect!

  41. C4V3M4N28 on January 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Hello video, happy 1 year birthday!!

  42. Christopher Salisbury on January 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    It’s also interesting to me that you really stress safety with a router and not so much on the table saw. I would think there are way more table saw accidents than router accidents. I haven’t looked up any stats or anything but I’ve just heard about a lot of table saw injuries and I don’t think I’ve heard of a single router injury.

  43. Andre Garcia on January 26, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    He sounds like iron man, and every tool is apparently the “most versatile tool you can have in your shop.”

  44. TheOtherPseudonym on January 26, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    damn. i love the ron swanson picture. where can i get one of those?

  45. Ronnie.G workshop on January 26, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    What about bosch is that any good

  46. James7Thompson8 on January 26, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    GOD Bless You My Brother! Thanks For The Lesson “Teacher”, Truly My Friend. ONE LOVE!

  47. Mickey Pigduck on January 26, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    The biggest problem as a beginner is justifying tool cost for something you might end up not liking to do. But the other side of that is cheap tools lack the accuracy that more expensive tools have and crappy results is not a confidence builder. It was when I finally decided to spend the money on good stuff did I realize I’m pretty good at this. Wouldn’t call myself a journeyman but I’ve made some nice stuff. Good luck to all you newbies out there.

  48. Baby Boo on January 26, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t buy cheap tools even if you have to save for a while buy Dewalt, yes they are more but worth it in the long run. But I will say i have a old black and decker jig saw it worked great but after years bought more expensive jig. Some say Iam too old fashion but i do like tools with cord even though i have a couple cordless ones.

  49. MFTomp09 on January 26, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I see a belt/orbital sander is missing from this list. My orbital sander was maybe the third power tool I bought after my cordless drill and circular saw. I actually probably use it the most out of all my handheld tools.

  50. Frank Su Huang on January 26, 2022 at 10:40 pm