15 Useful Woodworking Tools || Woodworking Tools For Beginners

15 Useful Woodworking Tools || Woodworking Tools For Beginners

In this video I will highlight 15 woodworking tools that I find useful in my shop. Whether you are a beginner woodworker, intermediate, or advanced woodworker, these tools may be helpful to you as they are for me.

Below are links to the tools in this video, some of these links are affiliate links. DISCLAIMER – As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Woodpeckers Paolini Rulers – https://amzn.to/3H5wPFs
Woodpeckers TS600 – https://amzn.to/3HfWISY
Woodpeckers TS12 – https://amzn.to/3c3yhKo
Fastcap Combo Tape Measure – https://amzn.to/3ksnjCu
Fastcap Metric Tape Measure – https://amzn.to/3H5x7fw
Bessey Revo Parallel Clamp – https://amzn.to/3wJEvso
Bessey Revo Clamp Extender – https://amzn.to/3qwQnN8
Bessey Revo Pivot Jaws – https://amzn.to/3wzBxXn
Self Centering Drill Bits – https://amzn.to/3kunygx
1/8″ Roundover Bit – https://amzn.to/30dwTCI
Dewalt Palm Router – https://amzn.to/3F9DTir
Festool Vecturo Multitool – https://amzn.to/3F9FNzA
iGauging Setup Blocks Imperial – https://amzn.to/3HmUf9E
iGauging Setup Blocks Metric – https://bit.ly/3c4nxeO
Festool Sortainer – https://amzn.to/3Hbg1wQ
TSO Guide Rail Square – https://bit.ly/3Fcs5wd
TSO Parallel Guides – https://bit.ly/3kuTrFE
Festool Track Saw – https://bit.ly/3qqkYMf

Links to guide rail square and parallel guide comparison videos:

Guide Rail Square – https://youtu.be/fBbrXqjXMrs
Parallel Guides – https://youtu.be/vJ6RG9sgKEE

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  1. My Opinion on March 20, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Must be nice, when money is no object. I doubt the average woodworker had pockets as deep as yours 😊

  2. How I Make on March 20, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    I truly can’t watch one of your videos without learning something. Great video and I love your channel. Thank you.

  3. Jay - on March 20, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I have seen ur rail and parallel guide videos as well as some track saw comparison ones, all of this to ask; would you forgo a cabinet table saw and jointer for a descent track saw system, router (replicate dados on the table among other things) and assembly table?

  4. Rollo Rodriguez on March 20, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Is there a "middle" tier tracksaw? It seems my only choice is a Festool or a WEN lol

  5. J VADER on March 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Does parellel guide and square guide only work with festool??

  6. Deborah Coughlin on March 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I’m glad you talked about the little tools that make a big difference rather than the usual miter saw, drill driver, sander, circular saw, etc. I have had a delta table saw for 20 years and just got my first track saw, after being tired and getting weaker with maneuvering large sheets through the tablesaw. I have a renewed enthusiasm for projects now.

  7. Silver Fox on March 20, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Awesome 👍

  8. Me P on March 20, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Very valuable and down to earth advice. Highly appreciated!

  9. Dimensionswoodworks on March 20, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Glad i Finally Got my first TS! It’s been coming in handy a LOT already!

  10. Steven Fernandez on March 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm


  11. hmmmm on March 20, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Interesting but your choices are very expensive for the most part not so useful for the home shop less expensive options are available

  12. MondayMeetup by Woodwork&Whiskers Ash on March 20, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Great video mate

  13. Sue Armstrong on March 20, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Always love your reviews and this video is no exception!! Got some tools to buy now! 😆

  14. Tim Black on March 20, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve got a rack full of bessey k body’s and never knew about that extender. Thanks.

  15. Nine2FiveGamer on March 20, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Great list. I just started using my track saw this year and took your advice on the track square and parallel guides. Built all new cabinets for my kitchen with it. Amazing tool.

    Now I just need to convince my wife that I “NEED” the festool MFT.

  16. Dan Lynch on March 20, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Is that a military lid in a press on the wall behind you?

  17. Steve Eure on March 20, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Bent, great video. And timely too. Although I own a vast number of the tools you mentioned, I’m in the process of buying a track saw and accessories for it. My next purchase will probably be the TSO Parallel Guides. I already own their guide square.
    There is one tool that I use almost every day along with my Paolini rule and that is the Woodpeckers Delve Square. I love this little triangle square and although WP tools are always noted for being costly, this little square is invaluable to me and worth the investment. The old saying of "buy once, cry once", rings so true in woodworking tools.
    Again, thanks for the timely video. God Bless!

  18. Patrick Haggerty on March 20, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Do you think there is any real benefit to a battery-powered track saw over a corded one? I’m shopping for one now and I’m torn.

  19. Matt Bowers on March 20, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Love this type of content.

  20. Route24 Design on March 20, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    How does the Festool OF1010 compare to palm style router?

  21. United Country Arkansas Properties on March 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  22. John Vodopija on March 20, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I only recently bought a track saw and honestly cannot believe how handy it is (and how long it took me to buy one). A track square is my next purchase. Great video. Cheers 👍😎🇦🇺

  23. Ben on March 20, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I agree with all of your recommendations except setup blocks – I find that it takes more time to get out the case of setup blocks and pick out the correct one, then put it all back away…than if I just use my tape measure or match it up with a mark on the material I’m cutting. And I rarely find it necessary to have a bit/blade height be an exact number, rather it usually just needs to match a material thickness or can be eyeballed to a certain depth.

  24. Go To For Woodworkers on March 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Great selection!

  25. Saw Dust on March 20, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for this video and I agree with your basic list. Most are my go to tools as well. What I’m interested in is the rack you have for your MFT clamps to hang on and the green dust hose attachment on your track saw. Need a small clamp rack and that looked interesting, did you 3D print it?

    What is the purpose of the green dust hose adaptor? Looks like it might make the dust hose less intrusive.

    Thanks again and as always, looking forward to more of your videos.

  26. Don Buttram on March 20, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Jason, thank you for sharing your thoughts and favorite shop tools! Love the level of detail. I recently purchased a track saw and I totally concur. What a game changer.

  27. August Silva on March 20, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    This was one of the most helpful tool suggestion videos I’ve seen! I actually made some Amazon purchases from watching it! Thanks! Your channel is one of my favorites!

  28. Troy Kelly on March 20, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I use my tsc55 all the time as well (REB). Do you have the new one yet? Reason I ask is, I’ve always found it slightly underpowered and was wondering if the KEB is any better. Thinking of getting the 75 and using the 55 exclusively on my crosscut station… but can’t seem to find a 75 for sale anywhere. I joint with the 55 a lot as well… maybe another 55 dedicated to rip would be fine. I am one of those guys that likes my tools ready to go without a bunch of setup and fussing.

  29. Chopper on March 20, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    It comes off pretentious when you try to act thrifty when it comes to parrel clamps, while standing in front of a wall of Festool tools.

  30. mohican jim on March 20, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Love the angled clamps!

  31. Kyle Olson on March 20, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    While I like the regular parallel clamps, the weight makes them less than ergonomic for small clamping operations. While I have traditionally used a combination of regular bar clamps and trigger clamps for these tasks, what I find myself reaching for more and more often is the Bessey Uniklamp.

    The Uniklamps are light parallel clamps, with the weight like an average bar clamp. They have a deep reach, but given that they’re parallel you can target the center of your clamp anywhere up and down the contact surface. They won’t apply as much pressure as the strongest bar clamp, but they’re not weak and it’s pretty rare I need significantly more force. About the only major drawback is that they are clutchless clamps, you need to think while using them. When yo performing an operation where you need extra hands while clamping, you’ll go back to a trigger clamp.

    On the setup blocks: While I believe iGaging has fixed this for a new version like the one you have, the old version I have comes with an extreme annoyance – the blocks were in a plastic case with the blocks laid out in an order which was just unintuitive enough that I would waste time getting the blocks in and out. Even worse, that plastic case could break easily and there was very little to keep the blocks from falling out and forcing you to play pick-up sticks. For that reason, I strongly recommend getting blocks in a case where they are wedged into foam in order.

  32. bob driggers on March 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Have you compared the fastcap tape measures to each other? I’ve yet to find 2 tape measures from other manufacturers that are exactly the same!
    Thanks for your videos……..I usually pick up great info.

  33. Mario Gomez on March 20, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Its time to get bent!!!! No not really good video brother

  34. Pedro on March 20, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Best regards. Friend, your channel has very interesting and high quality content, I encourage you to consider also posting videos with Spanish subtitles or a Spanish channel. Greetings from Peru. Congratulations.

  35. Rene S. on March 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I find your videos really helpful too. You are an excellent trainer, and i am grateful i found your videos.

  36. Chippy Chippy on March 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the video, really enjoy these, and I like the comparison videos too. Stay safe!

  37. Hansang Bae on March 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    @3:21, I *love* the Fastcap flat tapes. They lie flat so there are no parallex issues that can happen when using normal (curved) tape measures. Also, the *killer* use for tracksaw is being able to break down sheet goods at lumber/homecenters if you don’t have a minivan or a pickup truck. I take a foam board to HomeDepot and cut down my plywood using my tracksaw. It saves a ton of time.

  38. Cary Carpenter on March 20, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    You did leave off one tool that I think you will agree with me on, your work apron! I just purchased mine and will have my video chat in December. I have a Festool problem also so I will be going with green stitching as well. I have most of the tools except the Bessey accessories and the TSO rails which will be a future, after Christmas, purchase. Keep making the videos they mean more to us novices than you will ever know!

  39. Ali Naito on March 20, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I had never heard of a guide rail square. What is the use case for using guide rail square versus parallel guides?

  40. David Marshall on March 20, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Great video sir but the only thing I can complain about the companies that sponsor you.

  41. Jason Palmer on March 20, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Do you have the TS55 or TS 75. I have been wanting one but not making the 75 yet. I can wait until back in production. I thought buy once; cry once. Your thought?

  42. willot1 on March 20, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Great set of tools. What was that marker that you were using 2;23, marking for shelf pins, I think.

  43. Troy Kruse on March 20, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I don’t really think I need a tool tip from someone who has what looks like a retail style Festool display in the background of their video. A little to pricey for my taste

  44. rjtumble on March 20, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I have (and like) a few of the fastcap tape measures as well. I have the white, yellow and green ones. I discovered the green one is around 3/32 (ish) off from the white and yellow (haven’t compared the yellow and white to each other yet). I’ll probably as fastcap about it, but I figure if I use the same one throughout the project, it doesn’t matter that much.

  45. Mark Koons on March 20, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    You put together good videos and chose to feature really useful tools.

  46. Randy Warnock on March 20, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    The self-centering bit I used over 30 years ago was called a Vixbit. I was training inmates to build cabinets for Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources at Cedar Creek Corrections Center.

  47. Grant Rosen on March 20, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Great video, I always like to see what the different makers have to say about tools. Also, I love your hat press! I was on the trail from 95 to 98 at Ft Knox. Where and when did you do your time?

  48. Jon Bower on March 20, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I bought the TSO track square because of your comparison video, about 6 months ago. Great purchase, Thanks Jason. Also, that DI cover in the background gave me a slight flashback from the CC’s at USCG bootcamp.

  49. Michael Lydon on March 20, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Trim router👌👌👌

  50. Chris Nash on March 20, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    I didn’t see a tablesaw in your shop. Does the track saw replace all the tasks you would do on a tablesaw? I would think a miter saw would be an essential daily tool.