The 5 Essential Woodworking Tools – Start a Woodshop

The 5 Essential Woodworking Tools – Start a Woodshop

Every woodworking task can be done lots of ways. Which means almost every woodworking project can be done with just a few tools. I go over the 5 tools needed to make almost any woodworking project. I also talk about corded vs cordless, which brand to get, and mention a few non-woodworking tools that I use a LOT in my woodworking.

This video is sponsored by The Home Depot Prospective tool review program.

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5 Essential Tools (affiliate links)
Dewalt Atomic Circular Saw:
Ridgid Circular Saw:
Ridgid Octane Jigsaw:
Dewalt Atomic Drill/Driver:
Ridgid Sander:
Ridgid Octane Router:
Milwaukee Vacuum:

Milwaukee Variable Speed Grinder:
Ridgid Octane Grinder:
Bernzomatic Hose Torch:
Ryobi Soldering Iron:

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  1. Unknown on March 17, 2023 at 7:24 am

    One thing I would have included that I would recommend before some of the items you showed…….clamps.

  2. Trev Haydon on March 17, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Nicely presented useful info for the newbie woodworker. Good job. Thank you, much appreciated. All the best from North London, UK.

  3. Bahaa Krayem on March 17, 2023 at 7:35 am

    English is not my language but I learned from you more than any other video I saw before.. Thank you so much

  4. Wolfgang on March 17, 2023 at 7:36 am

    That’s loads of good and reasonable advice, thank you very much!

  5. Grar Varg on March 17, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Corded vs cordless: corded is best.
    What tool brand: the one you can afford
    Circular saw vs jigsaw: jigsaw anyday
    Pocket screws are for lazy carpenters
    Drill vs driver: drill
    Router: get the router table instead

  6. Antonio Claudio Michael on March 17, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Great video caleb nice and informative

  7. White Lab Workshop on March 17, 2023 at 7:47 am

    I love the straightforward commentary on all the tools. No BS, just “here’s when it’s useful, here’s when it’s not.” Excellent video!

  8. Jk Canvas on March 17, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Great video and well put together. Awesome recommendation for tools.

  9. Neisha T on March 17, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Yesssss Paid Sponsorships! Here for it all!

  10. Moran Guy on March 17, 2023 at 8:13 am

    If you are working in small area or even shop , all tools except for impact driver and drill I would take the corded. Corded tools will keep working for years without depending on batteries…

  11. Steve Pilgrim on March 17, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Just an outstanding overview & set of tips for selecting power tools. Thanks so much.

  12. omgitzsteg on March 17, 2023 at 8:15 am

    This one was really good. I wouldn’t have thought about a lot of those points on my own, especially in the middle of Home Depot. +1

  13. Callee Harris on March 17, 2023 at 8:17 am

    I have watched you use all of these a lot. Great video sweetie!

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