8 Must-Have Power Tools For DIY And Woodworking

8 Must-Have Power Tools For DIY And Woodworking

These are the first 8 essential power tools you need if you are new to woodworking or have DIY projects you want to get done. Whether you’re building in a garage shop or starting a backyard project you’ll find these tools super helpful. A drill is an indispensable tool that you almost can’t do without. Table saws, jig saws, and circular saws can sometimes be interchangeable but you’ll need at least one of them. A sander is a fairly inexpensive tool that will save you time and help you achieve a smoother finish. A router is probably the last of these tools you need but once you have one you’ll wonder how you went without one for so long. Pick a tool brand you like when choosing cordless tools so you can use one type of battery. Right now I’m a big fan of Milwaukee tools but there are lots of good brands like Makita, Dewalt, Bosch, Rigid, Ryobi, and more.
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Milwaukee M12 Fuel 2 Pc Kit- 1/2″ Hammer Drill & 1/4″ Impact Driver https://amzn.to/3sJ385f
SawStop JSS-120A60 Jobsite Saw PRO https://amzn.to/2TEv6iG
Bosch 12-Inch Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw https://amzn.to/3cGnEwa
Makita 5″ Random Orbit Sander https://amzn.to/3vsIqYD
Bosch Router, Colt 1-Horsepower https://amzn.to/3vtrhhl
Festool 561438 TS 75 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw https://amzn.to/2IgyScN
Milwaukee M12 Jigsaw https://amzn.to/3eKfi8o

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  1. Colin Maharaj on January 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    2:10 huh! do you know how many times I had to drill in walls? LHM.

  2. Faisal Nadeem Alvi on January 22, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Superb vlog brother Stay blessed always

  3. Thomas nelson on January 22, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    You pronounced it correctly, I work for them

  4. kvernesdotten on January 22, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I have both 12v and 18v tools, and 8/10 times I reach for my 12v as they are much lighter, smaller, usually more than powerful enough and easy to pack in a small tool bag with whatever I need for the task. However I really do feel that 12v is a luxury to get if you already have 18v tools simply because they have limitations.

    For comparison, my 18v drill is according to specs over 3 times stronger than my 12v from the exact same brand. While I love the little guy and use it most of the time, there are tasks I just do not take it to like stirring paint, big drill bits and hole saws, longer lag bolts or even brushes (those for cleaning furniture and car interior). In some cases it – can – do it, but it obviously puts way more strain on the tool than it likes and eats through battery like crazy.

    And yes I am fully aware that in some niches and professions there is absolutely no reason to bring a big 18v tool, but since this video spesifically was about DIY and such I assume we are talking about general purpose tools for around the house and garage. Get-whatever-can-do-the-most-stuff-for-you kinda deal

  5. PML-N Activists on January 22, 2022 at 9:22 pm


  6. Montana White on January 22, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    At work we try to use a impact driver for everything. Never use a drill unless the bit doesnโ€™t have the impact connection. We use dewalt 20v. Both of our drills barely work for some reason, impacts work great.

  7. TubersAndPotatoes on January 22, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    10:40 I don’t like to loan my tools to other people either

  8. D Tiezzi on January 22, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    How many Milwaukee tools. You’re rich af ๐Ÿ˜œ

  9. Hammer Hearter on January 22, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    The rule of thumb with miter saw…7-1/4 and 12 is the way to go for contractors. But if you have money, then go 10 and 12. You have to make sure that the 10 in. is good for portability and they do make lighter ones depending on the brand. If you only want one…..I think Milwaukee’s 12 in. is the lightest of all I have tested, Makita being the heaviest, but the most precise and smooth.

  10. Krowbar on January 22, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Damn I wanted to like this but the moment you told me I don’t need my impact driver and called a star bit filthy but prefer using those trailer park square bits I lost all hope๐Ÿคฃ

  11. Power Tools For Beginners on January 22, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    great video

  12. JFeezy on January 22, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    One of the greatest joys of having a family, owning a home and settling down is the excuse it provides me to accumulate tools.
    You want me to assemble a crib? Better go get some tools for that.
    You want me to rake the leaves? Better get a leaf blower.
    Then a snow blower. Then a pressure washer. Drills, impacts, breaker bars, sockets, wrenches you name it you will need it.

  13. Karl VS on January 22, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    2:47 "…and put a proper Square Drive in there!" – truly a fellow-Canadian, eh?

  14. Tomato on January 22, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I absolutely love sharting sound effects

  15. HAXMAN on January 22, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I have links for the tools I use in the video description guys. Here is the M12 combo I highly recommend: https://amzn.to/3sJ385f Thanks for watching!

  16. Jay Virk on January 22, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    hey thanks brother u explain things very good i learned a lot im a new b to tools

  17. Nick E. on January 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    decent vid, but no multi tool??? way more useful than a jigsaw. i have a jigsaw that is 20 years old and probably only used it 3 or 4 times. i have been through 3 multi tools in that time (tbf they were cheap ones) and hence and now looking to buy a decent one (milwaukee fuel is what i have on order). festool tracksaw is the best bit of kit i have, apart from a decent drill driver (again millwaukee fuel), and will do the same things as a table saw and circular saw. BEST ADVICE (and you said it too) IS TO SPEND AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! cheap tools give cheap results!

  18. Rawl R on January 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    – Drill
    – Driver
    – Sander
    – Jigsaw
    – Circular saw/Track Saw
    – Router
    – Table Saw

  19. Nuanced Liars on January 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Drill Driver < Impact Drill

  20. RatherFilm Productions on January 22, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Donโ€™t get a 12v make sure you get at least a 18v

  21. Damian Boyd on January 22, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I would add a angle grinder, recip saw, and not to forget a good shop vac to not only help clean but to hook up to miter/table saws and sanders to keep dust down. And keep in mind your budget vs usage, nothing worse than spending big $$ on something that will sit in a cabinet or buying low quality that will wear out and force you to prematurely replace, while I do recommend the mid to high end tools remember the old saying โ€œyouโ€™ll get more done with a shop full of lower quality tools that 1 expensive toolโ€, also check around as you can find barely used quality tools at a good price.

  22. JN CN on January 22, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    The worse tool advice Iโ€™ve ever heard. I hope not one diy guy listens to this ridiculous advice.
    This guy has absolutely no clue what heโ€™s talking about and clearly doesnโ€™t use tools for a living.

  23. Jacob on January 22, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I think if I have it correct, anything I buy after using your Amazon link nets you some moolah. I followed your link and just bought a griddle set, do you see that?

  24. SithLandlord on January 22, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Great video as always. I still think the Table saw is far more dangerous than a circular saw. I would add 2 tools to your list… an Oscillating/Multi-Tool & a Reciprocating/Sawzaw. Although not a must-have, but If you plan to start making furniture, of course a planer (like a lunchbox planer) is super important for milling your wood to dimension. Although a Jointer being the companion tool to a planer for doing milling, as you mentioned it’s really not needed at all if you have a Track Saw or other tools and unless you have a dedicated shop that’s large enough, totally not worth it. Benchtop Jointers are also pretty much useless.

  25. Matt Barker on January 22, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Hey , ( NOt. A fanboy) Just get rid of everything that is not Milwaukee , ๐Ÿคช

  26. prinzaznyc21 on January 22, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    We need a list for outdoor items like snow blowers, leaf blowers, power washers etc

  27. Timber on January 22, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    For me, I went with a drill, circle saw, Jig-Saw, Sander, and most importantly, a Dremel Rotary tool because my thing is fine carving and wood sculpting. Ended up also getting a reciprocating saw to do what chainsaws are too big to do.

  28. metalic1990 on January 22, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Must have? Check how carpenters are doing their job without power tools. It’s not that power tools are necessary to work with wood or in the garden

  29. Peter Fong on January 22, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™

  30. Marquinton Reed on January 22, 2022 at 9:46 pm


  31. Taeyoung Cho on January 22, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Oscilatting tool. Far by the most used tool in my projects

  32. Oliver Real on January 22, 2022 at 9:49 pm


  33. Treasure Corals / Dmitry Tumanov on January 22, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Great video. What camera / lens did you use to shoot this video? Your colors are just amazing.

  34. Henri on January 22, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Good list of tools! I have just about everything listed but the big ones: milter saw, table saw, and tracksaw. I eventually want a 360 plain laser too but that’s going to be a long while before I get one.

  35. rinat kiriak on January 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    2:12 – that was the moment when i knew, heโ€™s talking shit

  36. Gary Barger on January 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Great video! Thanks so very much for sharing those tool choices with us!

  37. johnellefa on January 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Bruh this channel saved my skin. Thank you for these I had no idea what the heck I was doing ๐Ÿคฃ

  38. BillowsPillow on January 22, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    One YouTuber: "All you need to get started is a sander and a tracksaw."

    Another YouTuber: "All you need to get started is a miter saw and a table saw."

    This guy: "You really don’t need a track saw to start."


  39. Patrick on January 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Home Depot: Hello sir. Which power tool do you need?

    Me: Yes.

  40. Ethan Busby on January 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    12v why.

  41. Fook Yu on January 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    18 v and 20v tools are the same 22 or 24v are more

  42. Martin on January 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    18 and 20 volt are literally the same

  43. csimet on January 22, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    I have 20V systems… both DeWalt (my every day, day in, day out, heavy duty use) and Ryobi (specialty use, rarely needed – less costly) , but I also love my little Bosch 12V 3/8" cordless drill. It can get into places that the bigger 20Vs can’t, even with a small battery attached, and it is so light to carry/use.

  44. Jason Russell on January 22, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Well I damn sure wouldnโ€™t lend tools to the guy who returned a saw with a cut cable

  45. Ramon Dijkgraaf on January 22, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    m12 tools just look weird, just for the look alone i would get the m18’s

  46. Pedro Martinez on January 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Star is kinggggg

  47. PoptheBubble ChartLeaks on January 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    I’m wondering about safety. I have ADHD and I wasn’t raised using power tools. I am afraid of becoming distracted and hurting myself. What are the easiest tools to learn to focus on?

  48. Kyle Rader on January 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    A 12 volt Milwaukee I wouldnโ€™t recommend to a new person. IT guys use them because they much more compact which is fair enough. Everything else I agree with.

  49. Colin Maharaj on January 22, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    10:45 Yeah, I did that to MY CIRCULAR saw. SPARK, then brrr STOP!

  50. David Peterson on January 22, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    I will never understand how a circular saw is so dangerous. Iโ€™ve almost more fingers than I can count courtesy of my table saw.