7 Woodworking Tools I Wish I BOUGHT SOONER!

7 Woodworking Tools I Wish I BOUGHT SOONER!

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There’s nothing more frustrating than NOT having the right tool for the job. Believe me, I’ve been there. That’s why I’m sharing the 7 woodworking tools that would have saved me a lot of time and effort had I just bought them sooner.

// Tools in This Video //
Adhesive-Backed Sandpaper 120g – https://amzn.to/3lzIXIT
Adhesive-Backed Sandpaper 150g – https://amzn.to/3ZbWZy0
Wixey Digital Readout – https://amzn.to/3TAwW2B
Miter Max Corner Clamps – https://amzn.to/42z5Soi
Milwaukee Drill/Driver 2505-22 – https://amzn.to/409thLG
Makita Track Saw – https://amzn.to/3naGZPD

// Chapters //
0:00 – Intro
0:42 – Adhesive-Backed Sandpaper
01:45 – Wixey Digital Readout
02:36 – Miter Max Corner Clamps
03:07 – Quality Cabinet Hardware Jig
03:55 – Milwaukee Drill/Driver 2505-22
04:36 – Dust Extractor and Sander Combo
5:31 – Track Saw
6:16 – Outro

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  1. Lijpe Lowie on September 7, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    This ‘us lifting us up by helping others’ mentality that woodworkers generally seem to have is such a welcome change from the ‘me above all else’ mentality. It’s great

  2. Emanuele Cagnoni on September 7, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Great and well thought list. Thanks a lot. The track saw is especially critical to my choice and you have made a great contribution. I would love to buy the Kreg plunge saw but I live in Italy and apparently it’s almost impossible for the item to be shipped here. Hence my second best is Makita and your review adds a lot of value to it. Many thanks and best. Emanuele

  3. Tony Bove on September 7, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    How does a proper dust extractor differ from a traditional shop-vac? Thanks, Tony.

  4. MORGAN'S Maintenance on September 7, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    The M12 Install Driver is one on my faves… thanks for the Hardware Jig suggestion 👍

  5. Peter Willems on September 7, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    You are edge sanding with the orbital wrong. By sanding in the middle of the pad, you are not getting any action at the centre of the sander. You should be sanding in the first third of the disk. You’ll also get better results if you lay the piece down and hold the sander vertically to edge sand.

  6. Everyday Builds on September 7, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    What tools do you wish you bought sooner?

  7. Jeffrey Phipps on September 7, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Well, I had never heard of adhesive back sandpaper. That blew my mind. I could think of tons of times in the past where that would have solved problems/saved time. Huh.

  8. Curtis on September 7, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Instead of a dro on your dewalt plainer, just replace the red depth indicator with a piece of clear plastic. Scribe a fine line in the plastic and filled in with red paint pen.

  9. MehMeh on September 7, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Wholeheartedly agree on track saw. I love my dewalt.

  10. LVang152 on September 7, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I made the mistake of buying a circular saw instead of a track saw. I’ll never go back again after buying a track saw.

  11. Chase O'Hara on September 7, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I bought that Milwaukee Installation Driver, and I am in LOVE with it. Honestly even using it for rough work, it is magic. If you’ve ever gotten up on a ladder or scaffolding and dropped your drill or impact over and over off your belt or pants, you’ll get why this thing is amazing beyond that is so versatile.

  12. Alex on September 7, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Track saw is in my top 3 i should have gotten early, top 1 for me is a good quality combination square, took me 4 years to get one, do yourself a service, im mostly doing home reno and i use it about half as much as my tape mesure, meaning all the time

  13. SomeDudeOnline on September 7, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    #6 Absolutely. For a long time I just used the little catch that comes with the orbital sander and made sure I wore a mask. Recently, I hooked up my shop vac and found that it makes a monumental difference. I still wear a dust mask but I’m not sure I need to.

  14. Rudolfs Celms on September 7, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I just glued a whole 3 x 6 ft board with sandpaper from both sides , then sawed it into 1 x 0.5 ft pieces, they are really easy to use. and you can make easy angle while holding it in hand

  15. Z Lopez on September 7, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    thanks very helpfull

  16. F Haro on September 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Solid list. The cab shop I work in solved there edge sanding problem by using a sanding disk in a table saw. Cut all rails and stiles a 1/16 inch heavy then switch to the sanding disk. Everything is sanded and uniform.

  17. Wīllüar YoHoHo on September 7, 2023 at 7:34 pm

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  18. Jeff Feldman on September 7, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    You’re right on the money with some sort of dust extraction. I don’t mind (& regularly do) sweeping sawdust & debris, but dust extraction is a game-changer for sanding & the track saw – I see you MDF & laminate. And, yes, I too wish I would have purchased a track saw sooner.

  19. Jake Owens on September 7, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Another dust monkey

  20. tom biggs on September 7, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Dangit son you just cost me money! that Milwaukee driver ain’t cheap! But seriously, I really was thinking about an alternative to my conventional cordless drill, my go-to for driving screws – but tedious to use when jumping back and forth between drilling & screwdriving.

  21. Dan Alaniz on September 7, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Excellent information. Thanks!

  22. fugixi on September 7, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    A Festool track saw was definitely one of those aha moments for me. I struggled with clamping straight edges and using circular saws. Always cumbersome, taking time, not always producing good cuts. Also tried Kregs track saw jig to be used with any circular saw. That purchase pushed me to the Festool TSC55. Going from a regret purchase to an absolute must have in my workshop.

  23. Jeff Feldman on September 7, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Right on w/ sander – dust extraction combo. I too waited far too long. Also agree that a track saw is a game-changer. Good on you for pointing out why a track saw is in a different league than a circ. saw + straight edge. You only get one set of lungs. All of your picks fit w/ my motto for buying many things (esp. tools): buy once – cry once. Thanks for being a straightforward, honest presenter. Also, your calm, humble style is appreciated. #NotASnootyWoodPro.

  24. Bob Nicholas on September 7, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    I hear they sell spray adhesive which you can use on less expensive pieces of any kind of backing on sandpaper.

  25. Wīllüar YoHoHo on September 7, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    I also find tear out reduced with the track saw

  26. Nelson Brum on September 7, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    "With this one easy trick, your wallet will hate you"

    Great recommendations, I didn’t even know about the DRO for the Dewalt planer. Now I need BOTH!

  27. Semo Sancus on September 7, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    On the Wixey digital gauge for planer. I got tired of replacing batteries so I replaced mine with a mechanical caliper (not an electronic one). I actually find it more accurate and it’s always on and ready to go!

  28. Gary Korzelius on September 7, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Liked it so much I Subscribed! Thanks

  29. MrTresto on September 7, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Omg you were doing a lot of sanding without the extractor? That is like death. I’m really happy you got that one. It’s definitely #1 for me. The Dewalt dust extractor is probably the best for the price. A track saw is also super important for any kind of breaking down of plywood. Throwing a 4×8 in a table saw is difficult and not too safe…

  30. Double D on September 7, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    People use the name "Dust Extractor" without even knowing what a dust extractor actually is. Or they call a Shop Vac a Dust Extractor. They are two totally different things and every single one of these young new wood workers have no clue just how different they actually are. I suggest people actually research the two differences. I will say this. You shouldn’t be using a SHOP VAC as a DUST EXTRACTOR. For Drywall or Sanding. Dust extractor s are NOT shop vacs. They are what they say they are. They extract dust. Fine particles that are hazardous to your health. And can also travel farther distance. A shop vac with a bag is not a dust extractor. Unless you have 1 that is OSHO certified with HEPA filters. Not all filters are rated equally. You can literally be shut down on a commercial site for failing to use the proper filtering and procedures. Then there is the mistake people make when they purchase an ACTUAL Dust Extractor and then get pissed when they realize it’s not designed to pick up screws and nails and such off a job site. They aren’t designed for that. They mostly don’t have the power for that. You are also wasting your money slowly killing your Shop Vacs using them drywall dust sanders and palm sanders. But hey to each their own. We can’t all read the description of tools. Sadly the kids these days buy tools because they Look cool not for what they do. China owns you. lol

  31. Vociferon Herald of the Winter Mist on September 7, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    A track saw is no longer considered option IMHO. It’s a tool that belongs in every shop. My daughter set up my husband’s new track saw for an emergency job while he was out of town. Within an hour she was making the most precise cuts I’ve ever seen in my life. She’s more accurate with that track saw that my husband ever got, even after decades of using a table saw. I’m talking dead on, cut after cut, every time. Not even a fraction of a millimeter off. She could direct that blade down a pencil line so perfectly that every trace of the line was gone. If she wanted to cut to one side, there’d be zero visible wood on the cutoff beside the pencil line.

    And she got FAST with that thing. She’d trot out to the shop to make a cut and be back in a few minutes later with the piece. To get that kind of accuracy with the table saw it would’ve involved some fiddling and a miter gauge to make it that perfect.

  32. Jackson T on September 7, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    For me it’s the Amana 55XXX series countersink bits. I pretty much don’t touch all my old countersink bits now.

  33. Gabe on September 7, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Equation for calculating the number of tools needed: need=(tools I have) +1

  34. Jody Gates on September 7, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    I have the track saw on my short list, but the Milwuakee driver and WIxey gauge are both new to me, a great list of things to add and reasons to get them. Thanks!

  35. Gerry McIntosh on September 7, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve been a contractor for decades. The list of tools you mention are excellent, especially the track saw, although I use Festool along with it’s dust extractor. I can cut on someone’s dining room table without leaving anything behind. (Not that I do that, but you could). Cheers

  36. DAN HUNIK on September 7, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    The wixey digital readout is a gift from the gods. It is super accurate once set up and saves so much time.

  37. Kuldip Maharjan on September 7, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    00:12 besides dust collector that is 😀

  38. Michael Bradford on September 7, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Influencer marketing at it’s best…dishonesty, also at it’s best.

  39. Dogwoodworking on September 7, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the earnest rationale on a track saw. Not working on a job site, the dust collection is not pressing to me but fell for the trap that everyone has one so I must too!

  40. THOMAS DUFF on September 7, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    You talk about beware of knockoffs and then you promote a rip off of the Cam Clamps….

  41. 1970gregg on September 7, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    Love the Milwaukee installation driver and I also use a Bosch sander but just with a shop vac for now. Makita XGT track saw is my next tool purchase

  42. Broody kay on September 7, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    That’s funny because the one tool I didn’t think I’d need was a track saw but sooner enough I drank the Kool-Aid…….and I was right I rarely use it for actual woodworking although I between the slabs I process and those I process for others it has paid for itself….Well I bought a Wen with a Makita track…..there ain’t enough work in the world to justify a Festool ha ha ha

  43. Glenn Ryzebol on September 7, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Couple of cheaper items that i cannot (now) be without. CA glue. I hummed and hawed about buying it. I`m cheap and wondered if it would really be all that. It is. I use it every day it seems. Also a set of set up blocks. Same thing. I use them ALL the time. Most recently I invested in 3 bessey parallel clamps that i had resisted buying for years because they are not cheap. My current cheapo garage sale pipe clamps got the job done, I thought. They have improved and de stressed my glue ups SO much that i will certainly be buying more in the future. I went with large ones this time as you can do short glue ups with long clamps but you can`t do long glue ups with short clamps but i do more short glues than long.

    Great video thanks for posting

  44. Answer is 42 on September 7, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    After watching both vids. A bandsaw to me is essential. I never loved the jigsaw but a bandsaw…

    And a edge sander. Again not something I use every day but when I want to sand something straight…well I have one. This reminds me I have a couple of doors that could use the edge sander

  45. Miles McGrew Woodworking on September 7, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    What is the hose/fitting/reducer whatever you have with the sanding setup? I can never find a light, flexible host for my DeWalt ROS, and I can never find a good fitting. I wish someone made a knockoff Festool braided hose, they look so perfect in how it bends.

  46. Fred Pierce on September 7, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent presentation. I’d just like to say that I am fine when tool companies are sponsors of YouTubers so long as YOU the demonstrator show us why the product excels. No need to box yourself out from sponsorships whatsoever. Everybody needs to make money. No apologies are required.

  47. Jason J on September 7, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    The irony is #4 you say be careful for knock offs but #3 is an actual knock off of the clam clamp.

  48. Edrian Moore on September 7, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    My brother you are a straight talking man respect

  49. chrisprice2200 on September 7, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    When mentioning duct extractor, is that a certain type of vacuum, or simply a quality shop vac?

  50. Emory E. on September 7, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Great video! Just found your channel and subscribed and watched like 3 other videos. I love your relaxed and natural presentation style!!

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