7 Essential Power Tools for Beginning Woodworkers | Woodworking Basics

7 Essential Power Tools for Beginning Woodworkers | Woodworking Basics

If you are just starting out in woodworking, congratulations! You are embarking on a meaningful and productive hobby. I want to assure you that it doesn’t have to break the bank to get started. Here are my recommendations for the power tools you’ll need to get started. BTW, did you know you can set up shop for less than $1000? Download my FREE GUIDE ►► https://theweekendwoodworker.com/tww-tools/
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  1. Forum and Brim on December 29, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    I love your videos, but I have a question: You mentioned how you can use a table saw to make rip cuts, "cuts along the length of a board." However, aren’t rip cuts technically about grain rather than length vs. width? So if you were repurposing a board where its length was going against the grain, wouldn’t you be making a cross cut rather than a rip cut (cutting along the length of the board)? Conversely, wouldn’t what we traditionally think of as a cross cut become a rip cut (going with the grain)? Similarly, isn’t resawing "the process of slicing the timber along the grain direction to reduce it to thinner sections or to make veneers" ("splitting the thickness of the wood to get two thinner slabs")?

  2. Nayan Mipun on December 29, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    What about breathing masks?

  3. WhitefirePL on December 29, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    The moment Steve said ‘waiting for the plane to fly over’ I got sudden hail hammer on my loft windows…

  4. Wilhelm Taylor on December 29, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    OK, I give up….why not the adhesive random orbital sander? I have both and find the adhesive version to sand flatter.

  5. Bobby Townsend on December 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Cheers Steve, every time I go for a poo I learn something new 👍

  6. The PoopMountain on December 29, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I need a power tool to prevent diarrhea

  7. SilentDiablo on December 29, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I’m just saying… I’ve never seen you and Batman in a video at the same time. Not making any assumptions. 💁🏻‍♂️

  8. Peter Elkelton on December 29, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    You forgot to mention a scroll saw when talking about the jigsaw

  9. Angry Beard Man on December 29, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Impact driver is the best tool I’ve ever bought. I use it for everything. I got the dewalt brushless 1/4 impact about 6 years ago. I have dropped it hundreds of times. Gotten various automotive fluids on it. Used it for construction and auto repair as well as woodworking. It has been flawless.

  10. Here for the videos on December 29, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    With a random orbital you’ll most likely want to hook up a suction hose to it so might as well have it corded.

  11. ABAYOMI Diamond on December 29, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I love the way you explain it thank you sir, very helpful. I want to lean more

  12. andrew ashdown on December 29, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    At last sanity – too many con-men out there with aircraft-hangar sized workshops, a whole factory of tool & machines, and masses of experience – pretending to be just normal guys when they are obviously sponsored by tool-making conglomerates

  13. bob thebuilder on December 29, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    For a semi decent table saw in the UK is ridiculous money a dewalt site saw costs £580 here witch is about $800

  14. Justin Peters on December 29, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Fucking love this dude, awesome video

  15. Taino Rosario on December 29, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Funny he compared some workshops to airplane hangers, and an airplane goes by.

  16. shibashis dutta on December 29, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    So. What’s the recommendation of a table saw. Small size

  17. Josh Buskirk on December 29, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    one tool i would add on is a multi tool. can be used for so much with wood working and other projects around the house

  18. Cs on December 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I hope Steve gets paid lots by YouTube. He deserves it.

  19. SOA Nation on December 29, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I died when his first tool is miter saw. Hahahahahaha. First tool should be circular saw, 2nd is impact drill. 3rd would be impact driver or just buy a flip drive drill bit. 4th would be sander. 5th jigsaw. 6th router.

  20. silly cream on December 29, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Hello Steve, I have a weird question: I need to chip small branches into 4" sections. Wood chippers shred things into pieces too small for my need & feeding the machine one branch at a time takes too long. I want to cut across a bunch of sticks at a time. Should I use a table saw or a miter saw?

  21. Vladimir Chinchilla on December 29, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    What about Ryobi tools? I know they are cheap, but what about durability?

  22. scottrswan60 on December 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    I alway always always learn new stuff with your videos !!!!

  23. alzathoth on December 29, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    what horsepower do you recommend for a table saw? is 2HP enough for cutting 3/4" ply?

  24. Pluckyew on December 29, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I think there is another very essential power tool – dust collector. It makes woodworking so less painful.

  25. Caspa Abriel on December 29, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Steve, yeah I’m just starting out, well a novice. If I buy these 7 tools that’s closing on $1000. Got only a Skill an jig. Might try another hobby. Thanks any way.

  26. Ian on December 29, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    A decent mitre saw looks to be fairly expensive. Seems a bit of a waste to buy one if you’re also going to buy a table saw, which can do the same cuts.

  27. Snowfursings on December 29, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I’m 11 and I have been wanting to try to woodwork and make awesome decorations for presents and for myself

  28. Snowfursings on December 29, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    And if I have any extra or want to make more I will sell them

  29. Dan Williams on December 29, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Love the caffeine lol

  30. PeaceOfMind on December 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks man I really enjoyed this! What’s a good beginners project you recommend?

  31. Kevin Monceaux on December 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I tried to get your free guide. The send me the tool list link just took me to a 404 not found page.

  32. Chris Hinson on December 29, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    This is pretty bad advice. Anyone interested in woodworking should start with a cheap used table saw with cast iron top and wings. A Jet contractor saw for example would be great. Next should be thickness planer. With these two tools and purchasing lumber S3S, 90% of projects can be made. Most experienced woodworkers use a miter saw as rough cuts for length and while everyone has one, it’s more of a luxury. Crosscuts should be done on the table saw for final cuts. Next would a jointer. Including things like a jig saw and drill is pretty silly…those are dirt cheap to begin with and can be really cheap used. This is more of a "so you think you might want to build something with wood" list. But I don’t really know who that fits. Stick to channels like the Woodwhisperer and Stumpy Nubs. Following this advice will result in purchasing the wrong shitty tools and having to replace them or simply start over.

  33. Braulio Ojeda on December 29, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    ty a lot

  34. Ryan Sloan on December 29, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    What voltage drills do you recommend? Would 12V suffice?

  35. Ayaaz Thaliph on December 29, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Loved the explanations. thank you

  36. Howard Swing on December 29, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    What is the constant music in the bac ground Just for that reason i give this video a big fat F- IT REALLY SUCKS

  37. Royce017 on December 29, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I’m late to this video but i’ll put my two cents in. You need a drill but you don’t NEED an impact driver. Buy a 3/8 impact wrench and buy the adapters they make to drive screws. Take care of two things at once

  38. Jonathan Davalos on December 29, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Hey I’m comment 1 thousand
    Hello future woodworkers

  39. Mralabbad on December 29, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I got the Neanderthal package.
    A No.4 plane, a few chisels, a mallet, a fine tooth handsaw, a steel ruler, a square and a few clamps. It all cost me about 100$!
    I just finished my first piece, a 4 legged stool.
    I literally made in my bedroom on the floor because i don’t have a workbench yet😂
    It was hard and it took me quite a while,
    but for a beginner it looks great!
    Most of all it was satisfying to know you can still do it all without buying a bunch of machines and supplement them with time and extra elbow grease.
    Of course I’m doing this as a hobby so this is very sufficient for me!

  40. Rand Althor on December 29, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Out of miter, circle, or table saw, which one to get first to do some cross cuts for projects?

  41. jennifer walden on December 29, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I bought a Ryobi 7 1/2" corded circular saw, recommended on the tool list, but the edge guide is impossible to find. I guess I’ll take my chances on an edge guide that looks similar. Can you recommend a substitute for Part #202218001 (the edge guide kit for this saw)? I found the dust nozzle, but it was hard to locate.

  42. Jacob Hempel on December 29, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Is there really no need for a planar or jointer for woodworking?

  43. OctaAndy has ADHD on December 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Ok, so I have everything you listed and a little bit more. I’m ready to start upgrading some of my tools (drill press, router table, etc) and adding some other new options (bandsaw, lathe, planer, etc)

    Can you do a video on your recommendations of what to get next please?

  44. Chris Galovits on December 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Hello. Have a question regarding storage of power tools. I’m new to using them and starting to get into woodworking. I live in wisconsin and am making a garage workshop. My garage is not insulated. During winter, is it ok to keep the tools in the garage. Not sure if that can damage them or not. Any advice? Thank You and I enjoy watching and learning from your videos Steve.

  45. Stuart Freeborn on December 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Steve, what are you thoughts on buying a Flip Over Miter/Table Saw as opposed to buying the two saws separately?

  46. Karl Hauser on December 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    This is my favorite woodworking channel.

  47. Ultra on December 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    1:57 save some time!

  48. Fede Halle on December 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Great video. Simple is always good, well done

  49. Joseph Romero on December 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    hahha id bought my first miter saw 2 weeks ago, a 12 inch sliding, took it out of box set it up then took it back that day for a 10 inch compound …..its waaaay over kill for this

  50. James Terlecki on December 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Great video!!