Tools every woodworker needs | Start Building for under $1000

Tools every woodworker needs | Start Building for under $1000

Start Building for under $1000

– Chop saw
– Table Saw
– Sander
– Router
– Doweling Jig
– Impact Driver
– F Body Clamps
– Bar clamps
– Tape Measure
– Speed Square

Additional Mentioned Tools Mentioned:

– Chop saw
– Track saw
– Table Saw
– Jig Saw
– Circular Saw
– Japanese Pull Saw

– Impact Driver/Drill set

– Planer
– Joiner

– Sander
– Sanding Block
– Card Scraper

– Router
– Block Plane

– Doweling Jig
– Kregg Jig
– Domino Joiner

– F body clamps
– Bar clamps


  1. Steven D. Jones on February 7, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Pawn shops

  2. Jon S on February 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    How do you keep the sawdust out of that glorious beard? With all the dangerous machinery you work with, I’d trim that so it’s not hanging close to the fast moving blades! 😀

  3. Perpetual Maker on February 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Great video — I really appreciate your comments on the expensive tools — nice to aspire to but not needed for the beginner. I built a lot with a circular saw and dowels.

  4. Faran R. on February 7, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Now I just need to build a workshop

  5. ceasarspartacus on February 7, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    See, this is super useful for me. My father passed recently, and I’ve inherited the shop my grandfather built. Learning the tools is a chore, but its fun. Honestly, I don’t know what I need, but its nice to see that I have most of what I need to get some good work and skill development. Lathe still scares me, but the planer is less terrifying now

  6. Jeffrey Price on February 7, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Chop saw you link is now $360! Your $46 sander is now $65. Ugh!

  7. Raziel De Melo on February 7, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Also, from experience, as a beginner, when all I had was my skill saw, I built my own track out of 96in(8foot) plywood. It was cut for free at the store. You can also simply upgrade the blade from 24 teeth(standard) to a 40 teeth and then 50$ t60. My point is, you don’t need to spend too much to improve and get better results.

  8. 69 Sound on February 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Nice, I am a Milwaukee fan and I already have some milwaukee tools (drill, driver, jigsaw, sander). Maybe not the best for the table saw ot the miter saw because milwaukee has focused a lot on battery fed tools instead of corded ones. But maybe DeWalt or Makita will work for me.
    I honestly think it is worth to spend the money on woodpeckers stuf since you can rely on them to be precise and truly square.
    I also found that a nice battery fed "skill saw" can be great, specially if you make a track for it to run on.
    In my area, i find bar clamps to be a better purchase because F clamps tend to be much more pricey. But F clamps tend to be better quality as well.
    The router, any good and small one with a plunge base option is a great option. Mine got stolen, but I will say it is basic to get going.
    Maybe I would add there the pockethole jig too, the jigsaw and a nice circular saw (it is hard to make long cuts with a jobsite tablesaw and it is convinient very often).

    Great video, I still have some things to buy

  9. Andrés Salinas on February 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    $1,000 USD is quite a lot in México but still, this helped a lot. Thank you. I just finished my first protect, a wooden vise (I think it’s called that way) and now I’m ready to try and make a lot of things and maybe even sell some easy making wooden stuff. Here in México wood it’s not so common so there’s definitely an opportunity. Thanks again.

  10. 397 Coney on February 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Pencils; “I buy cases of hundreds of these and just chuck them everywhere in my shop”😂😂😂😂. Exactly what I do.

  11. Afternoon Woodworker on February 7, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you for calling your miter a “chop saw”. I worked construction in college and all I ever knew it as was a “chop saw”. When I first started watching woodworking videos, I was honestly confused to here “let’s visit the miter” or “on the miter bench”. I do appreciate the talk of someone who’s been in the system and knows what’s what.

  12. ferdinand05 on February 7, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Wait, did I hear Festool right off the bat when you said start building for under $1000?

    Jokes aside, great video, thank you for the information!

  13. M. Campbell on February 7, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Extremely helpful. Thank you!

  14. R M on February 7, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I just bought a combo kit of Makita. 300$ at the Makita store.

  15. Michael Jones on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    AvE has a good video on tracksaws

  16. Jay Artz on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    You should buy a set of the tools, make something and give away the tool set =)

  17. Raed Jarrar on February 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Sad to see that less than a year later and due to inflation, the cost is now at 1225 plus tax (10% where I live). That is a 36% increase from the original budget.

  18. Trevor Maclean on February 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I was installing some.lvl beam on my house just after my son was born, I was working late at night and had to be quiet.. no joke I cut every single joist with one of those pole saws .. prolly shouldn’t have but hey any port in a storm

  19. Bo Can3 on February 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Jason, you have helped me immeasurably(pun, intended), in my understanding of carpentry. Learning from your cabinet build series, I realized that I was doing things the hard way…what’s so hard about building a SQUARE. Wooden. Object? Lemme’ tell ya… You Sir have squared/ouch/away my approach to the point where I will be building a cabinet for a friend with almost, as much confidence as you. Your videos are really informative and funny/snarky/wise-Assed as YT censors will allow, keep it up!

  20. Michael Hyde-Parker on February 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    great video Jason as always. I made a chair for the first time using that exact same Kreg jig & it’s nice & solid, I used longer than the recommended screws for going into the legs & it’s great.

  21. LaRae Gallant on February 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    WOW switch up the speed of the video to 1.75, and you have a *completely* different personality! 😆

  22. Christopher Mulvihill on February 7, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Where did that shirt come from? Badass. Props to the maker.

  23. Horror Animations on February 7, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    So when I grow up I really want to be a quadruple threat Actress singer dance and set design but I also love woodworking so that is going to be my side job because I love it

  24. David Sayers on February 7, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I bet this guy knows all about the bird which is the bald eagle.

  25. Dwayne Gross on February 7, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    If you get a Dewalt table saw, don’t get the 8” as you cannot stack dado blades and are very limited. Get the 10” inch instead as you can stack dados.

  26. Tony Gore on February 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I would love to see some examples of how the job site table saw plays into wood working. I have one but it was an absolute frustration until I built a outfeed table

  27. Jeff Thomas on February 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Very interesting video, how do you feel about Shopsmith setup. They are around $4800, you get 5 pieces of machinery at one time.

  28. Bo bo on February 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Like how over there dewalt is a cheaper brand, here in oz its a bloody expensive brand

  29. Mark Sullivan on February 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    This is magic. Thanks for the practicality and LINKS!

  30. Shari Heinze on February 7, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Most jobsite saws do not take dadi blade sets, but you can do the tilt

  31. Harry Lisle on February 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Never mind! – if you saw my comment on another video about your favorite tools… Lets just say, I moved a box in the garage, and found my favorite tool I misplaced – but blamed my kids for using…

  32. Horror Animations on February 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Great video I will keep this in mind when I grow up

  33. Go To For Woodworkers on February 7, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Great Selection, way to go!

  34. Cram on February 7, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Can we get an updated version of this? Some of these links are unavailable items and several much higher priced (planer was close to 500). Would be nice to have an updated list.

  35. Joe R on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Now if only the lumber was affordable. lol
    Aren’t Chop Saws primarily for cutting metal? And Miter Saws for wood? I know many people call a Miter Saw a "Chop Saw", but from what I understand, a Miter Saw cuts at angles, and a Chop Saw just cuts straight.

  36. Casper Espresso on February 7, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    In order of importance:
    Tool organization,
    Heated garage with cold beer,
    Projects that provide an income,
    Like-minded friends,
    Kids and wife ( optional).

  37. Sean Neiber on February 7, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    While I agree with most of these options, inflation has not been your friend. The total for all the linked items is now ~$1275. The only things I would have added, but maybe they were just assumed would be some safety equipment. Something like a mask(which, granted you probably already have several) and also some eye protection. While they are still relatively cheap, it pushes the total up closer to $1300.

  38. Warren Whittle on February 7, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Wot, no hammer?

  39. Joshua Scott on February 7, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    In terms of sanding my dad has always recommended a corded sander. He’s never found himself in a situation where he’s needed to sand away from an outlet. I’d couple it with your "extension cord from the ceiling" idea
    Batteries are where all these companies get ya.

  40. Zachary Costarella on February 7, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Great video, thanks a lot. i do have a question kind of off topic. I have been building a pretty nice and functional all in one type mobile work table. I have used my old dewalt jobsite table saw for years but just picked up an old craftsman to install into the table. My question is why do all saws have the fence on the right side? I prefer it to the left not sure why, i am right handed. I switch to the right when i need more rip capacity but thats it. Can i switch it to the left in my table? Does it limit anything or change function in anyway? Thanks

  41. 12snapper43 on February 7, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Finishing tools? Brushes clothes and spray gun?

  42. Sweet on February 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    You don’t have to have chisels but they are damn nice to have. A good set with every chisel you will ever need as well as a case to store them in will only run you about 75-125 dollars. If you’re a fancy ass there are some sets that are like 2-300 and come with sharpeners. Either way you go, whichever you get, you will likely have them for the rest of your life

  43. Crispy C on February 7, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Where does everybody get their tools? Home Depot? I don’t know where else to go.

    Edit: the job site table saw is $900 bucks at the home depot by me.. cad though not usd.. tools are a beautiful thing but golly there expensive

  44. Peter Medenwaldt on February 7, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Every tool I have (besides a belt sander) is dewalt and it all works perfect. I don’t have a jointer but I use a dewalt electric hand plane with a guide and have had almost no issues..(not sponsored by dewalt but it’s the brand I chose ) great video, definitely don’t need festool or jet etc to Make quality work

  45. The Andrews on February 7, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you! Setting up my son for the first time shop and this video was excellent. Thanks again. BTW, recently came across your videos and subscribed immediately plus recommended to friends. Great Information, always. Much appreciated.

  46. Tony Eatinsky on February 7, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    23:48 yeah, can you buy a shop space for under $1000 ?

  47. P Orh on February 7, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Next video should be small part inventory..what you will need on hand in your shop,..fasteners, bolts screws, washers and all hardware. Sandpaper grits that are must haves. So, I guess my point is, do you as a DIY’er just buy hardware one job at a time or do you stock up so your daily maintenance jobs can be done without the trip?

  48. Pete & Patrick on February 7, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Loving your videos. I am Scottish builder and finally setting up my own woodworking garage have picked up lots of tips so many thanks

  49. Fluffy on February 7, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Coming from a real beginner that uses expensive tools at the shop at my school, ryobi tools are definitely worth the lower price for beginners.

  50. Kenny Homer on February 7, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    I think that list costs more than $1000. But great video. I only need a few more things now