5 Woodworking Tools You Didn't Know You Needed Until Now!

5 Woodworking Tools You Didn't Know You Needed Until Now!

These five woodworking tools make your life easier in the wood shop. I never even realized how much I needed these five woodworking tools until I got them. These are some of those woodworking tips and tricks that help make your work easier and safer!

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  1. Hopkins Tree Experts on February 28, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    The only thing I don’t like is that I’ve been trying to watch a review video on a HF router I just got but I keep seeing more and more of your videos to watch 🤣🤣 I’m just starting woodworking and your videos are perfect. You really do a good job of showing both the sort of get by cheaper method and showing the higher end more efficient way to do things.

  2. Tony D on February 28, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I just subscribed after watching a handful of your videos! I’m a carpenter with advanced Degenerative disc disorder in my neck and lumbar. Don’t know how much longer I can continue. Thinking of getting into woodworking since I have a 900ft squared storage building I can convert to a shop. Thanks for the helpful videos to get me started!

  3. Indigo_Wolf on February 28, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Pretty sure that the stops on the Woodpecker Edgle Rules are plastic so you don’t shred the anodization. Woodpecker doesn’t tend to cheap out on stuff. Pretty sure this was a conscious decision. If they went with metal stops they would have had to have done something line HDPE liners.

  4. csimet on February 28, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    One of the handy features of the setup blocks when used to set the height of your table saw, is it spans the insert plate across the actual saw table top. Most inserts tend to be just a tad lower than the table itself (as to not cause work pieces to catch) and measuring from the plate to the saw blade top may cause inaccurate cut depths. I use mine all the time for this exact reason, along with 1-2-3 & 2-3-4 blocks and brass sticks to set cut widths precisely.

  5. Michael Brown on February 28, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Interesting comments on tape measure inconsistency. Can you recommend a tape measure that is dead nuts accurate?

  6. badtolz2122 on February 28, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Wouldn’t metal on metal wear? That’s probably why the stops are plastic. Like the video.

  7. paul1060 on February 28, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    oh i’m getting the dowel jig. Dowels and pocket holes are essential

  8. Oliver Gongaware on February 28, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Matt I have a 4,6,starette combination squares plus a 12 inch starette combination square plus an 18 inch blade for it . I use all of these all the time . I take very good care of them because they are very precise.

  9. Jord on February 28, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Or buy a caliper and save a fortune….

  10. Doug Bowman on February 28, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    What kind of bee’s wax do you use on your cutting board projects

  11. Timothy Wozniak on February 28, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Jessem (Canadian manufactured) makes a comparable dowel jig.

  12. Matthew Sherriff - Growing Food on February 28, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Plastic dowel jig… tell me about it. Those things are useless, great alternative

  13. Dahna on February 28, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    I love that bench!!!!!

  14. Chris Barham on February 28, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    It’s a shame that the framing square fence isn’t available anymore. I could definitely use one.

  15. Joe Balch on February 28, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Excellent video, would like to see more. I’m ready to purchase everyone of those shown

  16. Stoneinthefield on February 28, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    I need them all! Great video.

  17. Christopher Nicholls on February 28, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I believe that is a jig to hold a scrapper for sharpening? or honing the edge?

  18. Hue Janus on February 28, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Lee Valley makes those edge guides for the squares.

  19. Joanne Bassler on February 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Great video! Thank you. Had my eye on the Dowelmax for sometime. Your video convinced me to drive to Kelowna to pick one up! Can’t wait to use!

  20. Alan Mydland on February 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    those are some great ideas for sure, thanks

  21. Redbook 209 on February 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Awesome vid.

  22. Dennis Smith on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Very nice video with great tool information. Also, I wish someone would send me those woodpecker rulers.

  23. Alan Kessler on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Unless I missed it I don’t see a list anyway where to buy these tools

  24. Thomas Greenman on February 28, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Great, informative video! And since you’ve got a southern accent, you’re speaking my language!

  25. Earl Cummings on February 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    the DowelMax was one of the items I bought early when I started woodworking over a year ago shortly after the Kreg pocket hole jig……no more pocket holes for me on the pieces I sell. Still use pocket holes for a few things every now and then……there’s just something about hidden joinery I don’t like and have found a lot of customers don’t either. Glad to see the "pocket hole king" onboard with the dowelmax

  26. Christine Dauzat on February 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Love the dowelmax it seems to be fool proof

  27. Joshua Puyear on February 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    From what I found looking into the stop blocks for the edge rules is that it is carbon fiber and plastic mixture. And personally I don’t think I would want them to be metal or aluminum because it could scratch or damage to rule

  28. Quantiples on February 28, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Dowelmax is awesome. I have the Festool Domino as well, but 99% of the time I use the Dowelmax because I trust the accuracy more and the joints are MUCH stronger. I may even sell the Domino at this point….

  29. Dylan Nguyen on February 28, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Stop blocks are probably plastic to not scratch or mar the surface of the aluminum.
    When you tighten down or slide the plastic can’t scratch the harder aluminum. But aluminum on aluminum will scratch easily

  30. Joe Dance on February 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    It attaches to one leg of a carpenter square.

  31. Jack on February 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I have the Woodpecker edge rulers, and I think the reason the stop is plastic is because a metal one would scratch the markings off over time.

  32. Jeff Thomas on February 28, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    The woodpecker tools are very expensive, i use a brass bar set. That is easier for me to use for height measurements

  33. DSDesign Woodworking on February 28, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Some good tips. The Kreg set up blocks look nice, but for ~1/3 the price you can get a digital height gauge that gives any height you want up to around 3" instead of 7 fixed heights topping out at 1/2"..

  34. Southern Blueblood on February 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I noticed something, in description the link for the foot switch is for Taylor tools. The box for the switch shown in the video is actually a harbor freight item. Just saw that, your video’s are awesome and fill up most of my saved videos in my woodworking file.😁

  35. Debbie Nichols on February 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Hi ! Where do we get the measurements to make these 5 tools on the 4×4 plywood ? Thank you !

  36. J the AC Guy on February 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    half a million views. and the guy doesn’t know the basics of a tape measure. Good video still tho 😀

  37. MadMonk67 on February 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Nice stuff, but Woodpeckers tools are so overpriced, it’s ridiculous.

  38. 731 Woodworks on February 28, 2022 at 11:55 pm

  39. mmcgrl on March 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    You put that on a framing square. Lets you ride framing square against edge of the board. Nice tool.

  40. Johnny five on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    My five tools.

    1 tri square
    2. Making Knife
    3. Diston back saw. 14" crosscut
    5. 1/2" bevel chisel

  41. S. Bradley on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    I do hope you made some affiliate link dollars because this was a great video, and Amazon is sold out of basically all of it. Appreciate your work.

  42. huskyyam on March 1, 2022 at 12:02 am

    And the ONE most efficient simple-to-use
    and important tool for anyone anytime
    anywhere is deliberately and blindly ignored
    in the US and therefore unused due to sheer blinkered
    foolishness …


    sigh….. tsk tsk…

  43. Russ Martin on March 1, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I bought a dowel jig that cost about $70. I wish I had the Dowel Max, however it was out of my price range at the time. Someday I’ll get one.

  44. Pedro DaCosta on March 1, 2022 at 12:03 am

    This is the best channel on YouTube.

  45. The Blind Woodworker on March 1, 2022 at 12:06 am

    That little tab on the end of all them tape measures is made to be bent when I was a superintendent for a construction company I always had a spot on the wall that you could hook your tape and made sure that was always one for it and always a plum line so everybody was the same everybody set their tools by my tape measure but yes that little tab on the end can be bent

  46. Orrin Kelso on March 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Because your using the wrong tape measure. Those are fine if your framing a house but crap for wood working. Get a good 3/4 inch tape. I use the Stanley 16 ft 3/4 inch tape. I check it when I get a new one against a starret 12 inch square. Then I know it is accurate.

  47. Texas DBox Outdoors on March 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    GR8 Video! New sub here because of this video. Didn’t know some of these tools you showed even existed. Thx!

  48. William buckley on March 1, 2022 at 12:11 am

    G’day Matt. I owned a lounge sweet once but didn’t know it was joined with dowls and glue. agfter a few years the joints fell apart. I never would uyse dowl joinery. Sorry but I tell how I see it. good video though, keep up the good work. 🙂

  49. joekamar on March 1, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Good stuff Matt , I loved the Starette square , I actually inherited 2 of them from my grandfather about 45 years ago and they were over 60 years or so old when I got them and they still look like they have very little ware because my Grandfather and I always take very good care of our tools.

  50. Mr. Pancakes on March 1, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I will be purchasing 0 of these tools.