5 Tools Under $30 Every Woodworker Needs

5 Tools Under $30 Every Woodworker Needs

Every woodworker needs these 5 awesome tools for under $30!
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*Tool Under $30 (at the time of this video)*
Band Clamps – https://lddy.no/1934i
Track Rack – https://amzn.to/3w2Lu0M
Double Square – https://lddy.no/1934g
Incra Rule – https://amzn.to/3L5Frgd
Jorgenson Clamps – https://amzn.to/3MmwkJD

Other tools seen in the video (some of these are over $30 but I typically get asked about them) –
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Woodpeckers Squares – https://amzn.to/3Mb6cRG
Paoloni Pocket Rule – https://amzn.to/3weghGA
Bessey Parallel Clamps – https://amzn.to/3N49qXa
12 Inch Bessey Clamp – https://amzn.to/3kZp9L8
Plasti-Dip https://amzn.to/3l08bMz
Pica Pencil – https://amzn.to/3MwZQwl
Incra iBox – https://amzn.to/3LhwnVF

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0:00 5 Woodworking Tools on a Budget
0:14 Edge Band Clamps
2:03 FastCap Track Rack
4:19 Sunday Ad
5:30 Benchmark Double Square
7:48 Incra Rule
9:36 Best F Clamps for Woodworking


  1. BJ Vanderboom on May 18, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Have you tried the f-style clamps from TayTools? I’d be interested to hear your opinion/comparison between those and the Jorgensons!

  2. Jamal Laidley on May 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Cool 😎

  3. Steve Woodman on May 18, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Love these vids. I build boats at viking yacht company in jersey and this scribe is one of my favorite tools we use to make all seems perfect inside the cabin on the darkwalnut and teak panels/furniture

  4. C Carson on May 18, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    There’s a ton of commercials in this video, But that’s okay cuz I think it’s making you money 👍😁

  5. Barrio Woodworks on May 18, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Makita track guides will fit the Fastcap track rack.

  6. Robert Gillcrist on May 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks! I appreciate the knowledge. Just found your channel, subscribed!

  7. Adam Chesis on May 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    WETZLER clamps are the best ever made, buts sadly they’re not made anymore

  8. bbest8 on May 18, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    👊 Awesome tools & tips!

  9. MrWookie1981 on May 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Band clamps can be cheaply made with regular $2 spring clamps and bicycle tire tubes. Just cut the tube in 4" chunks and slide them on the clamps. Save the $20 per clamp for Festools or Tacos.

  10. Mike Taylor on May 18, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Super nice objective teview Matt. Really love the band clamps and double squares. I REALLY need some of those garage door track saw clamps.

  11. Johnathon Allen on May 18, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Something I’ve come to like A lot is the project select roller and brush cleaner.

    I used a hole saw to drill a hole in the center of the lid of a 2 gallon pale.

    Then I fill it up a quarter of the way with Paint thinner.

    Insert the brush and spin away.

    It’s made cleaning my brushes much much easier.

  12. Ninth Planet on May 18, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Plastic clamps – you might as well flush your money down the crapper. The WILL break in the not-so-distant future. Way too much worthless plastic infiltrating the workshop.

  13. Space Dragon on May 18, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Most dowel jugs are under $30. I have several for different applications

  14. Kris Gray on May 18, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve had the issue of my Jorgensen clamps popping off during glue ups because the rubber and paint combo of the clamp isn’t good. The plasti dip is a great idea for them im gonna pick me up a can this week. Other than the rubber feet I agree they are substantially better than my bessey f clamps .

  15. Lee’s Legacy Woodworking on May 18, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I have the Jorgensen clamps. Those are my favorite small clamps that I own.

  16. David DeJulio on May 18, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    100% agree with those F clamps! Can’t beat the price for the quality and durability.

  17. Macker Melchor on May 18, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Spring tool for setting finish nails

  18. BrianNBarbi Lapp on May 18, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    I made a river table and it’s warping. What r the best c-channels to get and where can I find them?

  19. Rob H on May 18, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    How does the track saw bracket protect the splinter guard? It looks like it would be resting on it.

  20. Ronin on May 18, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    If you keep posting these you are going to have to build me some new shelves….

  21. telefrag93551 on May 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Dude I love these videos, thank you!

  22. Witt Works on May 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Didn’t know Mike put the rockler bandy clamps on notice!

  23. 4321 Woodworking on May 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    5 tools under $30 = $150 I’m about to spend, ha ha ha. Another great video Country Breakfast!!

  24. Generations Woodcraft on May 18, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I’m a huge proponent of having multiple double squares in high use locations in the shop. Great video!

  25. Xavi Rik on May 18, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I’m with you, I hate it when my clamps beyend, beyending is bad and then it’s beyent

  26. Dennis Duncil on May 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    On my calls I put a board on like a l shape for clamping better than skinny edge

  27. 731 Woodworks on May 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    What is your favorite tool under $30 that you own?

  28. ANiPHOSiTY on May 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    That one time in band clamp…

  29. Bob Jett on May 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Recommendation for a digital calipers

  30. Cee Jay on May 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Good sponsor for today lol

  31. Witt Works on May 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Makita and Festool tracks are identical.

  32. James Pierson on May 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    For some reason I was unsubscribed from you today. I didn’t do it. Love your videos.

  33. BlueBlur on May 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Full disclosure my first thought this AM was "Here we go the 731 Product review channel again!" But gosh darn it, your lists and videos always rock! This one with your track hack is genius use of space. Forgive my early morning grumbling and keep up your good work 🙂

  34. Fix It French on May 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Favorite tool is tough. My 90° right angle clamps are pretty awesome. My brand is “WETOLS”, but there are a ton of other brands under $30

  35. Bicycle Repairman on May 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Another great video. One thing I would recommend is checking out the Bessey Tradesmen Professional f style clamps. I have the Jorgensens and they’re nice compared to others, but I always reach for the Besseys first.

  36. Kyle Olson on May 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I think one of the main considerations with clamps is ergonomics, or how it feels to use. In different situations, I want different ergonomics. Heavy clamps can be too hard to work with, or I need a one handed trigger clamp or a deep throat or I need to fit in a tight space.
    I have many clamps from both Bessey and Jorgensen. For the Clutch style F-Clamps, Jorgensen has 3 sizes, light, medium, and heavy. Of those, only the heavy clamps and maybe the smallest light duty clamps get used. Bessey has two sizes and I’m interested in both. Generally I think for the same size clamps, the Bessey is far more solid, but there are certain jobs that suit the big size of the HD Jorgensen better. At smaller sizes the bars of the Jorgensen flex too much.
    In fact, the HD Jorgensen Clamps and the smallest Jorgensen trigger clamps are generally the only ones I’ll continue to add to my collection. For everything else, I’ll probably use some Bessey clamp. I like the Bessey Trigger clamps better in every size but the smallest, and I especially like the Uniklamp instead of a clutch style F-Clamp. I definitely prefer the Bessey Pipe clamps over Jorgensen. I also find that the pads come off a little easier on most of the Jorgensen clamps.
    The Jorgensen clamps aren’t bad, but the Besseys are almost always a little better.

  37. JEFF ALLRED on May 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I have 20 of the Jorgensen clamps. They are fantastic. F style clamp rack at Rockler also under $30.

  38. Thomas Lee on May 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Good call on the Incra & Jorgenson-will never buy another blue & yellow clamp again!

  39. Rudy Gonzalez on May 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Got all except for the tracksaw

  40. Ronswoodshack on May 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Really cool tools!! Thanks Matt

  41. The American Woodwright on May 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Ok suggestion…. You need to make this segment “731’s 7 tools under 31.” 😉

  42. Jimmy Dunn on May 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Matt, I love these videos! I have purchased lots of these items after you have presented them. I would like to note I started my clamp collection with these Jorgenson clamps, however, I had a little different experience than you. Yes, they are very economical (not cheap) but the link you provided were to the ones I purchased a few years back and are the MD or Medium Duty clamps rated at 600 lbs. of clamping pressure. These do bow when really torqued down but do not remain bent to the extent of the other ones you showed. The ones you were using/showing were the HD or Heavy Duty line. Yes, they are much more "Robust" clamp and I don’t have any of those so no experience with them as far as bowing goes, because they are more expensive and rated at 1000 lbs., more than I would ever need. The LD or Light Duty are rated at 300 lbs. and really bow and bend. Probably more than I needed to say but just thought you would like to know…so there you go. 😉

  43. Kelly Blosl on May 18, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    GREAT!!! 5 tools under 30 dollars,,,,, as I tell my wife,,,,,, Get ready to spend under 150,,,,,, LOL

  44. Birdy McPig on May 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    We do a lot of 1/8 thick solid edging where I work. Sometimes we tape it on. I’m curious as to how those band clamps compare.

  45. John lp on May 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    My shop full of jergonson F style clamps. I picked up several at lowes on sale last year after using them I went back and got more. ( I also love my bessly parallel clamps but the are heavy for some jobs )

  46. Graeme Payne on May 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    The difference between 1/8" divisions and 1/64" divisions is Precision, not accuracy. Accuracy is closeness to the "true" value, which for a steel rule is more or less constant. (They do vary with temperature, but in a typical climate-controlled workshop the variation is insignificant.)

  47. Brandon Crockett on May 18, 2022 at 8:23 pm


  48. Eddie on May 18, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    The Fastcap Tracks are horrible. Do not recommend

  49. Jessica Herweck on May 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    No sir. I can’t watch this. Every time I watch one of these I end up with a new Amazon package and have to tell my husband “but it’ll help with another project”. 😂😂

    I’m totally joking. Love these videos because I appreciate your honesty with the good and the bad.

  50. Albert Treado on May 18, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Those Jorgensen clamps are actually 2 for under 30!