5 Tools Under $30 Every Woodworker Needs

5 Tools Under $30 Every Woodworker Needs

5 must-have woodworking tools under $30 you need in your shop! You’ll love having these genius tools to help you with your DIY & woodworking projects. Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description and they help support this channel.

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0:00 5 Must-Have Tools Under $30
0:12 DFM Small Square
2:42 Thin Rip Jig
5:36 DFM Set-Up Block
6:44 Spring Clamps
9:30 Clamping Squares

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  1. Rick Allison on April 13, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I absolutely hate you, in a nice way of course. While I have a boatload of shop tools, adding a few more is always welcomed. Thanks for the informative video. I have to admit, however, watching it cost me a few bucks!!! Others, be warned. lol

  2. somebodypeculiar on April 13, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    At around 3:19 you say to put it behind the blade, but it goes in front of the blade.

  3. Joll Does on April 13, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    You look a bit like John Travolta !

  4. Matthew Sherriff - Growing Food on April 13, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I swear the best square i have is an old 2 inch stanley that i got off ebay in an old lot of tools. Still true and gets into all the little spots

  5. David Dura on April 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Those spring clamps are ALSO great for fisherman… I kayak fish and use a large spring clamp on the end of a line. To tie up to trees or dock structure. They hold but not so tight you can’t quick release in an emergency…

  6. Ryan Liberty on April 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    What size spring clamps do u recommend

  7. kevin ohara on April 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Oh the clamps are handy I use them for gluing my false moustache on my top lip I leave them on all night lol

  8. Lawrence Lunsford on April 13, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Good job Matt! I’ve been thinking about the thin rip jig, may have to get one on order. I recently purchased the 6" spring clamps and all four of the corner clamping squares sets offered by Taylor Toolworks. Both items are well made and a great value in my opinion. Taylor Toolworks is one of my favorite places to order from. 🙂

  9. David Berck on April 13, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Hey Matt, great channel thanks for all the tips! I’ve been looking through your videos trying to find the brand of sandpaper you were really impressed with and I can’t find it. What was that brand again? Thanks so much. I’m a beginning woodworker just getting into it. ~David

  10. Andrew Bennett on April 13, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    It looks like you have squared your blade to the throat plate, not to the table top. Most of the time the stock is registered on the table top, and the blade needs to be square to it. I feel that a larger square is better,. You can easily place it between the teeth on the blade.

  11. Donald Beseda on April 13, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Awesome video thanks 😊

  12. John Phillips on April 13, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Matt that thin rip jig is a awesome tool gonna be ordering one very soon

  13. 731 Woodworks on April 13, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    5 More Tools Under $30 you Need: https://youtu.be/UBKj5CntdQo

  14. Great Grandpa on April 13, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Hello 731. What is you opinion of Carsen Clamps?

  15. wurly164 on April 13, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Are these made in the USA 🇺🇸 ?

  16. Brangustx on April 13, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Sigh. Another INFOMERCIAL where the Youtuber makes money when you click on his links and buy something.

  17. Jason Gibson on April 13, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Glass reinforced nylon. Is handy if you get it out of shape somehow. Because if you put it in the fridge over night it will reform to square in the cold.

  18. Paul Buffington on April 13, 2022 at 6:20 pm


  19. Sean O'Keefe on April 13, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    disliked… checking the table saw squareness to the insert, not the table top….. checking a chisel blade squareness with a metal square…. Hard to watch the rest and believe opinions after these…

    you can even see in the video where the small cutoff gets pushed back to the roller

  20. Alan George Barstow on April 13, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    A caveat: using a tiny square to square up your table saw blade will only be effective if you can guarantee that the red throat plate, surrounding the blade, is level with the table top.

  21. Justin Giovanetti on April 13, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Does the thin rip do the same job of a feather board?

  22. Crae S on April 13, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Anyone seen something like that DFM gauge but in metric?

  23. cisguy1969 on April 13, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Everything you recommended from DFM is sold out.

  24. Terry Mason on April 13, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I prefer a square with a wider blade when squaring my equipment. I currently use an engineers square but definitely see the value in adding the smaller square to my tool kit.

  25. CheeseParis on April 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Pivot! Got the Friends reference. Great tools thanks

  26. Caliedoo on April 13, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    What sucks is that the first 3 items are double the price in Canada!! Over $60

  27. Jay Doe on April 13, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Are there any good corded brad nailers out there?

  28. Linda Savary on April 13, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I bought that thin rip jig and the knob broke off in a week.

  29. kevin ohara on April 13, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t know how we lived before these bits of crap there useless waste of money lol

  30. Jacob Harrison on April 13, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    One easy trick for 1/4" rips specifically is to make a push stick out of 1/4" plywood on the bandsaw. The high top sneaker shape is my favorite lol. You can keep it under pressure all the way through the cut no problem. 1/8" inch rips??? Then I’d worry about the jig. Just another option that doesn’t cost nothin.

  31. fredy flores on April 13, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Good morning Matt,,have you ever made a waking stick , cane? With the head of a masonry hammer. I’m asking because i want to do one and would appreciate any pointers.

  32. Gamer 210 on April 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    No I don’t need new tools!! Lol. No no. No. 😂😂

  33. Contest Will on April 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Nice video too bad with this inflation the next one is gonna be 5 tools under like $33 or something

  34. Thomas Byrne on April 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    great presentation …. very useful !

  35. Tom Hostetter on April 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Hit the affiliate link for the thin ripjig and its no longer available and the dont know when it will be back in stock.

  36. Robert Dennis on April 13, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    what am I doing wrong here?… i don’t see the links to the products in the video

  37. Aluminum Movies on April 13, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Great show Iove the shirts and the content .

  38. Florence Hargis on April 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Spring clamps don’t work well for us old farts with weak hands. What else can we use?

  39. Ninth Planet on April 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    There’s no such thing as quality plastic. It will break, just a matter of time.

  40. Ian Fraser on April 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    The thin cut jig is a safety hazard as it goes against the basics of using a table saw as its teaching people to apply a binding technique, the left side of the blade always is for the wood to fall away without pressure eliminating kickback, twisting which can cause the user to reach across the blade trying to stop the wood from hitting them. How did this product get approved for safety? We have been cutting 1/4" strips for decades without the potential for binding the wood, thats how people get hurt, say if the bearing fails. What other ways might a new owner of a table saw apply this method to other cuts without the knowledge that this is potentially dangerous pattern to get used to that they might apply elsewhere with different cuts. I have hundreds of hours on a table saw and I would not allow this in my shop or on site, its forming a bad habit and those are dangerous when one can lose fingers.

    If you endorse this product, please add video of what happens to a user when they bind wood on a table saw and go over the safety aspect of doing this prior to displaying this product for the safety of those eager home woodworkers just learning their tools and those with experience as a reminder of how we lose fingers. I’ve taken a coworker to the hospital for reaching over the blade and cutting his thumb wide open on a table saw and I know a few carpenters who have lost their fingers to these tools, fingers are not replacable. We need to respect them more than we need them to be easy to use.

  41. Michael Hannah on April 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Dude brother riv is the man!! What an awesome gift from god man. Can’t wait to see your other videos. I am just getting started this weekend on some small stuff. I’m new to the whole woodworking thing. Got a logosol lumber Mill. I am going to work from there with a planer and make some cutting boards. Starting simple… I think??? Haha

  42. Burntsider on April 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Re the small square: Can one be sure that the insert has not sagged or crowned? Would it be better to index off of the saw deck?

  43. Brent Fowler on April 13, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I like the pins. However I have the woodpecker version of that square. I love that thing. Thanks for another awesome video Matt!!

  44. Dan Menard on April 13, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Every DFM tool in Canada is at least double the price….$60+…..for the pieces you showed….not worth the money here.

  45. Bob Wiese on April 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    God Bless you Matt!!

  46. Rich Williams on April 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Great video. As usual. One thing however, you shouldn’t align the table saw blade with the insert as it could be slightly off to the table. I use a square that sits on the table, not the insert.

  47. Loretta Stephens on April 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I can’t seem to find the minisquare, the first one you reviewed. Can you help? Also, I live in Montreal. Are these only sold in the U.S.?

  48. John Waclawski on April 13, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Matt, you’ve done it again!! Spent my money for me! Absolutely love that Thin rip jig! Ordering one this week. Thanks as always!!

  49. Vincent straub on April 13, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Dfm couldn’t keep up with your video. They are all sold out. Email them now for sponsorship! Lol

  50. Joel Copeland on April 13, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    i use a 123 block to square my saw blade, I have that exact thin rip jig, and I use setup blocks for my height adjustments have many of the same clamps… We all have very similar tastes in tools because we are all working with similar product, wood… Great video, I really enjoy you stuff… Fist bump…