8 Woodworking Tools under $25 that I use on EVERY Project!

8 Woodworking Tools under $25 that I use on EVERY Project!

I use these 8 woodworking tools on almost every single project I build. These tools are all currently under $25 each and they are worth every penny! See all of these tool affiliate links below:

Remote Starter: https://homedepot.sjv.io/za6NP0
Starrett Miter Protractor: https://amzn.to/3KPoav8
Countersink Bit Set: https://amzn.to/3Zx8tNt
Pocket Square: https://amzn.to/3SCMmTm – Amazon
https://www.rockler.com/igaging-4-precision-double-square – Rockler
Glue Brush: https://amzn.to/3Z6iAJ8
6″ Scale: https://amzn.to/3ELOP8s
Depth Gauge: https://www.rockler.com/router-depth-gauge
Squeeze Clamp: https://amzn.to/3y7wtL7

00:00 Intro
00:05 Remote Starter
01:01 Miter Protractor
01:58 Countersink Drill Bit Set
02:48 Pocket Square
03:35 Glue Brush
04:11 6″ Scale
04:56 Router Depth Gauge
05:18 Squeeze Clamp

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Website: https://www.eveningwoodworker.com/

I am an engineer by day and a woodworker by night… usually after the kids are in bed and before the neighbors call the cops!

I have a passion for building things out of wood and all things woodworking. I am always looking for new projects that look fun and challenging. My woodworking inspiration comes from my kids, my wife, and the forests around my house. I consider myself a serious hobbyist and I hope you can learn something and get inspired from the projects and mistakes that I make. I will also show you how I organize and work in my small shop in 1 bay of my garage. I will share videos of my past, current, and future woodworking projects with the goal of getting you out in the shop making sawdust!

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  1. Zamboni on June 19, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Not trying to be rude, but Starrett is pronouced Stair-it..not Star-it. Been using Starrett Combination Squraes for years. They are very accurate, actual the gold standard when it comes to combination squares. Company started making them back in 1880. Never used the plastic one you have, but I’m sure they are accurate too.

  2. Adam Coe on June 19, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Love the idea with the clamp and the vacuum hose. Have to get me some silicone brushes too!

  3. John Brewer on June 19, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Great video. I use silicone pastry brushes for glue spreading, much cheaper than silicone glue brushes!

  4. j_b_93 on June 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Great Video! I might have to pick up a few of those items for myself. One thing I use with every project is my 6 inch combo square. It’s just a cheapo one from big box store, so I make sure its staying square about once a week, but I find myself grabbing it more often than any of my larger more expensive combo squares.

    And to spin off of your remote start for your vacuums, I grabbed a 110/220v rated remote start off Amazon for less than $25. I use a 2hp DC so needed something that could handle the higher voltage. The relay is inline so I had to do just a bit of wiring, which was no problem, but they have plug in ones similarly priced as well.

  5. Peter Barrett on June 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Spring operated center punch👌1/4 X 2 inch aluminum straight edge (4feet long) all essential

  6. TheTuscan3000 on June 19, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Where did you get the depth stop? Thanks in advance.

  7. David Massey on June 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    For all the years I’ve been wood working, I’ve never thought of using a silicon glue brush. And yes, I’ve glue together many regular brush fibers by forgetting to clean the brush. Great tips! Thanks for posting.

  8. Peggy on June 19, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    As always these tools look very useful and give me ideas on projects of things to make.

  9. wittworks on June 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Not trying to be rude, but….where’s the Festool?


  10. Gregarious WoodWorks on June 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    that depth stop is really great for making repeated countersink holes! thanks for the info!

  11. Warren Pendleton on June 19, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    One of the handiest items I’ve found is rare earth button magnets.
    They act as keepers for my machinist square that is parked on my router case and keep steel rules organized and quick to access.

  12. Jeff Marhenke on June 19, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Is it .002 or .0002?

  13. grandolddrummer on June 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    The Veritas saddle square is one that I use a lot. I picked it up at Woodsmith for $18

  14. Michael Baykara on June 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Agreed on all tools, almost identical to mine.

  15. Doug C on June 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Great video thanks for sharing.

  16. Robert Stewart on June 19, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    You can also spread glue with a silcone basting brush. When the wife asks where the basting brush went just say, "I dunno."

  17. Erik The Viking on June 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Wooden screw clamps are also useful – great for holding angled items like table legs. I use my 6" double square a LOT – more then my other t-squares.

  18. Cory Kocher on June 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Great reviews and recommendations, thanks for sharing

  19. Bob Finnecy on June 19, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Keep the great videos coming…I am really enjoying them!

  20. castlecoders ltd on June 19, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Nice tips, thanks

  21. Bullfrog Pond Shop on June 19, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Those remotes are super handy! Put a small carabiner on it and clip it to one of your belt loops.

  22. shayne sabala on June 19, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you for always putting out useful videos. I will add, machinist squares are a lot cheaper than woodworking squares. I bought a set for a faction of the price that you will find for woodworking.

  23. Riversider on June 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I have a dual remote. one channel for the dust collection and one for the saw. why the saw. If I haven’t used it in a while, I don’t want any surprises on the first start. or if I’m doing a new setup or jjig, same thing. no surprises. I stand outside my garage and fire it up.

  24. Candace Ielasi on June 19, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    plz take all of my money lol
    great items. thanks!

  25. asbrand on June 19, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    You can really cheap out on the silicone glue brush by getting the silicone basting brush in the grocery store. Essentially the same thing, and really cheap. I use ’em all the time.

  26. Terry T on June 19, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Ha! I use the exact same power remote for dust collect and table saw. Love it.

  27. Dave Feinglass on June 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Those Jorgensen squeeze clamps can also latch together end to end to double the length. So you take two 12 inch clamps and connect the ends together to get a single 24 inch clamp… Its super convenient when you need one or two more longer ones. They (the Jorgeys) all do this, so you can take two 24s and make a 48, or two 6s to make another 12. Super feature.

  28. am2dan on June 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Of the 4 of those that I use, I absolutely agree with you. So maybe I should try out the other 4. 🙂

  29. Ataraxia_Atom on June 19, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    .002 is two thousandths, not two ten thousandths