10 USEFUL Woodworking Tools/Accessories

10 USEFUL Woodworking Tools/Accessories

This video features and demonstrates 10 woodworking tools and accessories that I use in my shop and find very useful. Links to the tools discussed in this video can be found below.

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Affiliate links to the tools used in this video below:
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Item 1 – Pica Pen https://amzn.to/3gzeILt
Item 2 – Fastcap Combo Tape Measure https://amzn.to/3n66iNY
Item 2 – Fastcap Metric Tape Measure https://amzn.to/3m4Ox0b
Item 3 – Woodpeckers Paolini Rules https://amzn.to/3m2MCJC
Item 4 – Digital Calipers https://amzn.to/3gyrQ3b
Item 5 – Bessey Strap Clamp https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-Strap-Clamp-with-90-Degree-Corner-Pieces-12-ft-Capacity-VAS400/309901172 (this is not an affiliate link)
Item 6 – Bessey K Body Extenders https://amzn.to/37OSbpO
Item 7 – 3D Printed Multi Rack https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmanteaWoodworks?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=852910022 (this is not an affiliate link)
Item 8 – Carter Magfence https://amzn.to/39X3qiI
Item 8 – Carter F.A.S.T Bars https://amzn.to/3gCIcYw
Item 9 – True Position Hardware Jig https://amzn.to/3m7DzHp
Item 10 – Harvey MG-36 Compass Miter Gauge https://www.harveywoodworking.com/?ref=bentswoodworking

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Time Stamps

0:00 Intro
0:37 Pica Pencil
2:17 Fastcap Tape Measures
4:16 Woodpeckers Paolini Pocket Rules
6:38 iGauging Digital Calipers
7:46 Bessey Strap Clamps
10:14 Bessey K Body Extenders
12:48 RAB Jig Multi Rack
15:43 Carter Magnafence System
18:44 True Position Tools Cabinet Hardware Jig
21:47 Harvey MG-36 Miter Gauge
24:46 Closing


  1. Joe M on March 20, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Love the tool videos. Keep them coming.

  2. A. De Jesus on March 20, 2023 at 7:24 am

    very helpful info. Thanks for that. And keep the vids coming.

  3. Manu Thomas on March 20, 2023 at 7:26 am

    no metric for paolini rule ?

  4. Bobby-C on March 20, 2023 at 7:26 am

    Tip on the Bessey strap clamp. I have had one for a few years and love it. One thing that was annoying was how often I accidentally loosened the side clip on the short end of the strap and had it slip out. It’s not elegant, but I tied an overhand knot in the end of the strap so it cannot slip out of the short side. Other than that minor thing, that is an awesome clamp.

    I am trying to justify the cost of several so I can batch out small projects.

  5. Eric Jackson on March 20, 2023 at 7:27 am

    Good info – thanks! Bessey’s extender really came in handy on few projects. Have you seen the Vario K Body REVOlution, these are quite handy as well.

  6. Sebastopolmark on March 20, 2023 at 7:28 am

    GREAT video Jason. Aside from the tools, you state YOUR opinion why YOU like them. I can’t see why, at this time, there are 13 lug nuts that give this review video a thumbs down? ?? ??? Thanks again.

  7. LordHog on March 20, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Thanks for showing off the Harvey MG-36 Compass Miter Gauge, it was on sale for XMAS, so saved a bit of money which is nice. There contact info shows Montclair California which is only a few cities over from where I live.

  8. Bobby-C on March 20, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Question on the woodpecker rulers. They have a divot for the pencil. Does that mean you have to account for that divot in measuring? Otherwise the flat part of the rule and the divot for the pencil is not the same distance from the edge

  9. rod potts on March 20, 2023 at 7:31 am

    I was just checking out the Harvey miter gauge this week. May go for the 4 hp Harvey table saw as well.

  10. Northern Brent on March 20, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Great video thanks! Always enjoy your videos.

  11. Mark Aramaki on March 20, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Nice recommendations…thank you!

  12. Aziz Waheed on March 20, 2023 at 7:31 am

    bad trading your 1st item is Pica Pencil then then on Pocket ruler you use different pencil …..!!!

  13. Pappy Daddy on March 20, 2023 at 7:33 am

    This product is made for children. Cheap soft plastic body. Manufactured improperly such that feeding the strap through the device is nearly impossible. Another Chinese product fail and a company that sells it doesn’t care about you. Just take the money and run Bessey.

  14. rjtumble on March 20, 2023 at 7:33 am

    I recently saw a video where the guy showed how to use the calipers to measure an outside depth. Instead of balancing the end of the caliper and extending the little bar down (which can be inaccurate) he used the top of the gauge. Flip the calipers over and notice when you extend one side, how there’s a ledge. Put the part that doesn’t move on the top of what you’re measuring and extend the other part down. Sits nice and flat on the thing you’re measuring, neat trick. I think it was "You are using your calipers wrong!" by Erik Cortina

  15. Christopher ABELA MEDICI on March 20, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for sharing the video. Very interesting tools. I enjoy watching your detailed and informative videos. Stay safe.

  16. Deb Berk on March 20, 2023 at 7:35 am

    Do you have top 10 projects for complete beginners? Looking to find out best projects to learn woodworking, how to pick wood, proper ways to use the grain of the wood, how to dry wood, proper way to use oils and types of wood seals.

  17. Michael Kaye on March 20, 2023 at 7:35 am

    Love these kinds of videos. Just ordered the Festool clamp rack.

  18. Leon Bridges on March 20, 2023 at 7:37 am

    Again on the Carter set up blocks, They measure from the body of the blade to the fence. The set in the teeth will cut narrower. Are these supposed to be accurate or just "sort’a close?

  19. McElvy Custom Woodworks on March 20, 2023 at 7:39 am

    I have some of the 50” clamps and have still needed longer clamps from time to time. The extenders just solved a lot of problems and saved a lot of money in the long run for me. Thank you.

  20. Mikey V on March 20, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Jason great video, I just sent my list to Santa.

  21. Michael L on March 20, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Outstanding vid Jason. You did a great job and I have quite a few of the tools you described.

  22. Steve Black on March 20, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Awesome stuff Jason.👍

  23. BVR Railway on March 20, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  24. Joseph Nicotra on March 20, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Great video! Planning on buying the cabinet hardware jig. Really cool idea for the mft accessory storage.

  25. Chad Hibbs on March 20, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Great video, Jason!

  26. No Quarter Craftsman on March 20, 2023 at 7:51 am

    The ONLY problem I’ve had with my green one from Fast Cap is it doesn’t lock in place. It slowly retracts. However, I still MUCH prefer these for super accurate measurements!

  27. Lundy’s Wood Crease on March 20, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Love those Fast cap tape measures and I just picked up the blue one. And Thought I’d take the metric challenge since listening to episode 1 of the Green Suiters podcast. 😉
    Either way you have great taste.

  28. Amit Chauhaan on March 20, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Thanks a ton Jason, this Practical presentation of yours of Tool/Accessories has wonderfully solved one of my problem in fabricating Interior Signage for a corporate. I really appreciate your Hard Work & Dedication…I truly Loved it…Stay Blessed & Merriment Dear +++++++++

  29. Charles Hinton on March 20, 2023 at 7:54 am

    When I saw the Harvey miter gauge I thought I wanted one.
    Unfortunately I don’t like that the angles on the fence are more appropriate for a right tilt saw vs the more common left tilt.
    I recently ordered the Rockler fence for miter gauges and will see how well that works for me once it finally gets here.
    I enjoy your videos, thanks for doing them.

  30. Joe Gonzales on March 20, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Great information!!! I’m getting some of those pencils!!

  31. ELEMENT86 on March 20, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Rulers look nice but 160 is to high is rather put that money towards a table saw

  32. Tyler Smith on March 20, 2023 at 7:58 am

    I used strap clamps last year making a dozen picture frames for Christmas presents, and they were absolute life savers for keeping all of the frames consistent during glue-up, and when i was drilling to add dowels for re-enforcement afterwards.

  33. dafirnz on March 20, 2023 at 7:58 am

    What’s the 32mm system?

  34. fotopdo on March 20, 2023 at 7:59 am

    There is one imperial measurement on the True 32, 16” on center.

  35. Richard Bruler on March 20, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Why do people push PECKERWOOD tools. The Paolini Rules of course are not available and if they were, they’d be over priced. Soon as he started with the peckerwood shit I paused the video checked to see if it was available…guess what. NOT available. Comment and never bothered watching the rest of the video.

  36. David Hall on March 20, 2023 at 8:04 am

    32mm thats an inch and a quarter, it may be 320 mm

  37. Adriaan on March 20, 2023 at 8:05 am

    I have used and hated the Fastcap metric (blue and yellow) measuring tapes. The problem is it is all in mm. In Europe we like the separation of 10 mm is 1 cm (10:1) and as soon as you get above 1 meter: that’s 1000 mm The amount of digits is getting mind-boggling. So different from the European style metric tape measures. So I HATE the Fastcap metric versions. I have three of them and can’t return them to the shop because they are only a Fastcap reseller not Fastcap themselves. Don’t buy the Fastcap metric tape measures !!!

  38. Chris Parker : Woodworking - DIY - Tool Reviews on March 20, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for the mention Jason! Very happy to see you enjoy using our products! Great video too….love my iGaging calipers. Got the 8” and man are they nice.

  39. Brent Prosser on March 20, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I’m gonna need you to stop making these videos! I continue to be broke because of all of these cool tools. Lol. For the love of my savings account, stahp!!! Hahahaha

  40. Anthony on March 20, 2023 at 8:08 am

    The Harvey sure is a nice looking piece of kit. If you had set up your Incra 5000 on the right side of the blade, would you have a need for the Harvey?

  41. MrX MrY on March 20, 2023 at 8:10 am

    2:39 "metric and standard"
    let’s not forget that metric is the standard in the vast majority of countries around the globe. only countries that refuse to join the rest of the world in the present insist on using the stoneage system.

  42. Rick Herrick on March 20, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Great reviews, thank you. At 14:30 I think you said the mounting clips come with the MFT trays. From their Etsy site, those clips are an additional $15. Hopefully I am wrong but thats how it appeared to me. Thanks again Jason.

  43. Dean Kaye on March 20, 2023 at 8:14 am

    do you know if those k-body extenders would work with jet parallel clamps? though I suppose you could make one out of wood if not

  44. Manu Thomas on March 20, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Got that Pica pencil …awesome! My first use was for sanding …these Mark really well between grits esp when you get finer which is where the carpenters pencil was falling short

  45. Courtney Kachur on March 20, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Call that strap a cord just one more time. I dare you. 😆

  46. fotopdo on March 20, 2023 at 8:18 am

    I Gauging makes a different model of calipers that I would recommend over the EZ-cal version. It’s called the the Fastener Cal, and is only a few bucks more. It has all the same features, but adds a fraction mode intended for quick fastener or nut size identification. Standard fraction mode displays the closest 1/256", the "nut" mode gives you the closest 1/32" which is more than close enough for most woodwork. Both are great, but that feature makes it that much more useful.

  47. Jim Duhaime on March 20, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Excellent information. These videos are valuable.

  48. Bob James on March 20, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Wow you are the second American to realise metric is better, coming from a Brit who grew up with imperial that then changed to metric

  49. Jeremie Jey on March 20, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Great tools

  50. Nikolai Cook on March 20, 2023 at 8:22 am

    3 small rulers $160 "relatively inexpensive" I think you’re in a different league there bud