Essential Tools Every Beginner Woodworker Needs

Essential Tools Every Beginner Woodworker Needs

This is a list of the 6 essential woodworking tools I’d recommend for beginners to woodworking or DIY. You do not need thousands of dollars worth of woodworking tools just to start making projects. All you need are some basic woodworking tools. If you are like me when I was a beginner woodworker, I did not have a lot of money to start. I borrowed tools and upgraded as I could. Let me share with you how you get started woodworking with six basic tools.

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*Videos To Watch Next*
DeWalt Combo Kit Unboxing:
Tape Measure Video:
Top 5 Selling Projects:
5 More Projects that Sell:
Beginner Woodworking Projects Playlist:

Tools In This Video:
DeWalt Combo Kit:
Less Expensive Kit:
Kreg K5 Pocket Hole Jig:
Kreg R3 Pocket Hole Jig:
Komelon Tape Measure:
Swanson Speed Square:

See Official Rules Below.
Enter Giveaway Here: GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Official Contest Rules:
Prizes are as follows.
DeWalt DCK466D2 combo kit, Swanson speed square, Komelon tape measure, and a Kreg K5 Pocket hole jig kit.

A. To be eligible for entry you MUST live in the United States and be 18 years or older.
B. No purchase necessary. Completely free to enter. The giveaway ends February 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
C. Entries that do not comply with the YouTube Community Guidelines will be disqualified.
D. Follow all federal, state and local laws.
E. YouTube is not a sponsor of this contest and you must release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest if you decide to enter. No companies have sponsored this giveaway. Tools were purchased by a viewer of this channel and myself.
F. We will not share, sell or otherwise use your personal information. We will only use your personal information to mail the prize if you are the winner.

*Camera Equipment Used for Videos*
Canon M50
Canon 22mm Lens:
GoPro Hero 8:
Microphone I Use:
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Shirts I am wearing in this video is from Glorify Him Gear (on Instagram)

0:00 Intro
0:20 What you need to start woodworking
1:20 Basic Tools to Start Woodworking
1:58 Square for beginner woodworkers
2:24 Circular Saw For Woodworking
2:29 Impact For Woodworking
3:00 Drill For Woodworking
3:23 Donor for the channel
4:00 What can you build with basic tools
6:03 Starting woodworking
6:35 How To Win The Woodworking Tools
8:18 Outro

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731 Woodworks is intended for entertainment purposes only. There are no warranties implied and your results may differ from ours. You should NOT rely solely upon the information and techniques discussed and displayed in these videos. Rather, you should fully research each technique and decide for yourself what is the safest possible work method for you. If you are looking to start a woodworking business you should consult a certified public accountant and/or an attorney for proper guidance.

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  1. Patrick Odom on September 26, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    I’m having trouble with my kreg pocket hole and dowel jig moving while drilling. I am using clamps but I guess it doesn’t have enough holding power. What type of clamps should I be using?

  2. Frank Castle on September 26, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Wow thanks so much for the chance to win I’m a beginner and this would be great to start with. Love your shirt btw

  3. victor whitehead on September 26, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    You are my first go to in this new hobby for me at 67 years old

  4. Jack Bauer on September 26, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Awesome set up. Matt your sponsors and you and most especially Mrs 731 are amazing for helping someone starting out.
    But I have to point out some blasphemy you said in this video that was you saying you don’t really need a Kreg jig. Lol.
    And I’m not gonna lie I would love to have that K95 it’s a beautiful tool. However I have my share of decent tools and don’t want to rob someone else’s chance in winning a load of good tool.

  5. Paul T on September 26, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    Great video and awesome give away!

  6. Michael Mason - LYTOMIZE Woodshop on September 26, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Good luck to the eventual winner, what a haul it will be… I’m cheering you on. @731 – way to pay it forward!

  7. Solavisa on September 26, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  8. Brent the Carpenter on September 26, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Love the channel

  9. Andrew Mesa on September 26, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    New here, I am just starting and wanting to learn to work with wood and this video really guide me because I was thinking that I was needing to have several tools to be able to start, at the moment only have the drill but the idea is to get 1 by 1 the needed set of tool, thank you

  10. Chris Reichert on September 26, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Hope they go to the right person!

  11. Doug Chisnell on September 26, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Sure could use these to get started.

  12. Stephanie Price on September 26, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Awesome shirt!!❤️

  13. Elizabeth Hernandez on September 26, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    I wish I would’ve seen this before to try for the free dewalt kit

  14. Neoma B on September 26, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Would you recommend a battery skill saw or a wired one?

  15. Alan Brott on September 26, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    So sad I missed this give away but what a blessing for someone

  16. city on September 26, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    So I made indoor kennel using basic tools before I found your channel But now I am watching your channel and subscribed I still have a lot to learn

  17. Joseph Kos on September 26, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Bummer, can’t enter because I’m deployed to Kuwait. Says "promotion not available in my area" ☹️

  18. health for life on September 26, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Good luck to all who enters!!

  19. J Savage618 on September 26, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    I’d enter but I have terrible luck lol. I’ve been slowly building my tool collection already an hope to continue to do so now that I have my own garage.
    I recently just found your page an instantly subscribed, I’m completely new to tools but I’ve jumped into a job field with woodworking for a short time before I moved.
    I loved it all I need left is a circular saw to get started with clean cuts atleast.

    Hopefully from your videos I get the courage to build an sell my own stuff. (occasionally build things for wife haha.)

    Good channel an advice tho bro! 🤟

  20. Tyler Neumayer on September 26, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    First power tool my dad got me was a ryobi circular saw and drill set. Didnt understand the impact of those tool until this year. As much as I would LOVE that dewalt set, my current tools still get the job done. Good luck to you new woodworkers!

  21. Joshua Scott on September 26, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    I am trying to start in woodworking exited to see if I can win

  22. Steve Iv on September 26, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    Matt your awesome buddy, Great vids with even greater tutorials, But you need to tell me where you buy your devout T-shirts. Thanks. 🤜 🙏 🤛

  23. Kris on September 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Wish I could enter but I’m from Australia.
    Love your work Matt Outlaw

  24. JK ALIF on September 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    Wish I could get it

  25. Beau Brusius on September 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    I love this guy. ESPECIALLY the fact that he is a believer 👍

  26. Jose Fontanez on September 26, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Do you have the plans for that 2×4 farmers table and bench. Once I get back from deployment I’m looking to get started as a hobby. I would like to furnish my house with my bare hands.

  27. Richard Hatt on September 26, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    As you named them off I was here, yup, yup, mine is 30 years old but works. Hey, I have a Ridgid driver too! Don’t need any of the prizes, good deal. How do you not get off track while working at home. I keep seeing things that need doing like the lawn mowed, trees I wanted to cut down, the metalwork bench I want to clean off, the rolling woodworking bench I need to clean off, the stationery bench needs cleaning. I get off on other things and never make it back.
    I never really had a work place until a few years ago when I decides to do more woodworking and made a rolling bench. In the garage there was not enough room but I made a bench that could roll out of the garage where my table saw was recessed in so the outfeed was over 6 feet. I had my cutoff saw, sander and something else on the top. I had a multiple I mounted on the side to have power to the bench. I got a router and it fits into the tablesaw area since I upgraded to a bigger saw.

  28. Jan Zelic on September 26, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    This set would help me out a lot as a begginer with almost no budget for tools because all my money goes to supporting my family but i don’t live in the U.S so that is unfortunate 😕😔

  29. Brice Ellis on September 26, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome to see you doing these give always. I do hope someone that can’t afford and will use them gets them!!! I’ve been following you for several months now!!! Love your work.

  30. Eric Williams on September 26, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I got a similar combo set, that included a reciprocating saw and oscillating tool. I also got an orbital sander that I absolutely love!!!
    Wow, I just finished the video and that’s awesome that you gave all that stuff to some one.
    I hope they put it to good use.
    I couldn’t imagine having someone help out like that, as you are willing to.
    There are good people in this world after all.

  31. AWL THAT Woodworking on September 26, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve been building practically nothing but your stuff. Would love to get tools from you. Great videos as always

  32. knightnation on September 26, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Wow! You started with just those🤯. I’m just trying to start doing some woodwork. Just to make a little extra cash. Love your channel an your down to earth vibes. I’m trying to start work my way to get these tools.

  33. Joseph Davies on September 26, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    The fight with the wife to get some good tools

  34. 731 Woodworks on September 26, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    Check out these beginner Woodworking projects:

  35. Jonathan Green on September 26, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Jonathan Green

  36. HeliRy on September 26, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Stupid question time:
    If I can only afford a saw with an 8 1/4 blade, can I just flip a thicker piece over and finish the cut that way? Or is that asking for trouble?

  37. girtgist on September 26, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Newbie here and not because of the tool give away. I’ve watched a few of your videos and I’m learning a lot. I want to start a little side business with my daughter. She has a crafty eye and good taste in color combos. Thank you for your videos!!

  38. brandon bonner on September 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    I love your shirt

  39. Sheila Kelley on September 26, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Well, as much as I would love to win these tools, I can’t find where I am supposed to enter. That’s ok, I have always made do with what I have. Good luck to everyone who enters! May the odds be ever in your favor!

  40. Great Grandpa's Woodworking on September 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Hey 731. What hand tool or power hand tool you don’t have but would really like to have?

  41. Jeff McGee on September 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    You’re the man!! Every video I get to watch I think it more and more! My momma always told me to spread my smile!! That’s what you’re doing is spreading smiles! It makes a world of difference!

  42. Neoma B on September 26, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Where would be a good place to get a table saw, especially one at a affordable price point. Thanks in advance

  43. The DIY Project Zone on September 26, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I enjoy how down to earth and informative you’re in every video, it’s truly a breath of fresh air!

  44. Marisela Garcia on September 26, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I need this so I can finally take the leap and start my woodworking business!!!

  45. Jim Sloan on September 26, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Man I missed the giveaway!

  46. Cody Moore on September 26, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I’m starting my woodworking adventure because of your channel. Gave me the confidence to start woodworking on the side then when I get my business established I’m going to do it full time. I absolutely love working in my shop on my own time and it’s not a matter of’s when I establish a business from it. Learned that from you as well. Keep up the videos I couldn’t thank you enough, and mrs 731 too!!👍🏼👍🏼

  47. Proverbs House on September 26, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    So my mom just purchased a house and will be moving across 3 states so she is closer to us. She has asked me to build her several things for her house and this kit would give me everything that I would need to be able to build the things she asked for.
    This is so awesome – I would be able to pay it forward as well!

  48. Dahna on September 26, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    How do you get your lumbar if you dont have a truck? Thats my issue.

  49. Monty Harrison on September 26, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    Just joint you channel after watching your videos on beginners mistakes. All of them are on the mark, I would like to add another that a lot of videos don’t have and that’s planning your projects.making a material list.type of finish for the project. Having been in the transportation industry for most of my adult life and running a service truck for most of those years, you have to plan a head to get repairs done quicker so you can move on to the next one. This applies to woodworking project as well, there nothing like getting half way though a project just to fine out you don’t have enough material to finish the project.

  50. Nicholas Prater on September 26, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    Just watched this video on the day of the drawing a few hours too late 😭 been watching woodworking videos non stop the last few days and just picked up a circular saw from a pawn shop yesterday