Woodpeckers Tools – Most and Least Used

Woodpeckers Tools – Most and Least Used

In this video I share the Woodpeckers Tools that I use the most, and the ones I use the least and reasons for both. Very common question I get asked, hope you enjoy.

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  1. B Wasman on July 11, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    I don’t mind paying for the tool if I could only receive it when promised!

  2. Woodpeckers on July 11, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Hey Jason, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. DavesNotHere on July 11, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    You have more money in Woodpecker’s than I do in my entire shop.

  4. MixingGBP on July 11, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Every time I put on the shop apron, I grab the same things and put them in it: remote control for dust collection, 5mm fat mechanical pencil, 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, a 12 foot tape measure and the Woodpeckers 3.5" Delve square. I was surprised I didn’t see one of those hanging from your wall. I’ve dropped that square about 5 or 6 times to the concrete and it still measures true.

  5. Geoff on July 11, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    I’m looking at the Paolini rules now and trying to decide between stainless and aluminum. Why did you decide to go with stainless? Thanks man

  6. TopSaw on July 11, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Trusquare, great woodpeckers tool

  7. Steve on July 11, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Only thing I can say is man you must earn some money

  8. Daniel Taylor on July 11, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    I’m guilty of drinking the red koolaide too. I have way more woodpeckers stuff than I use, but it just looks so cool hanging on the wall. And speaking of the wall, I like the nice box you made for yours. Classy look.

  9. lane kokoruda on July 11, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    What do you think of the 1282 stainless steel square??

  10. Brian Smith on July 11, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    I love the looks of your woodpecker tools that I will never be done dumb enough to pay the outrageous prices they want for them when I can do the exact same thing with a cheaper tool and save a buttload of money

  11. GrumpyWiseGuy on July 11, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    interesting, I also bought the triangle set, used one of them once, I don’t remember which one, and they have hanged on my wall ever since. I use the 12 inch rule quite a bit. My most used tool is the 3in T Square. It is pure genius. I also have gotten the small Delve Square and it has taken over my shop apron. I am 70 and find that my eyes prefer the stainless steel markings for measurement. They seem sharper than the white on red. Thanks.

  12. Nick Larson on July 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    How about a list of Woodpeckers tools you want?

  13. Fearsome Warrior on July 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Don’t be embarrassed about buying a tool because it looked cool. We buy those all the time.

  14. Ian Harrison on July 11, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you Jason that was a great video I am just starting to buy a little bit of woodpecker myself doesn’t seem to very easy to buy it here in the UK💯👍👍

  15. Todd22560 on July 11, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    When I was an Automotive Tech, I transitioned from Craftsman to Snap-on. That cost a fortune. When I win the lottery, I’ll buy some Woodpeckers tools.

  16. Contessa Adella on July 11, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    What! No table saw runout dial gauge?

  17. Cerberus on July 11, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I bought the 9mm pencil from Woodpeckers and it only took 3 months to get.

  18. donttrustnobody on July 11, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Don’t waste your money on woodpecker tools when you can buy precious machinist tools for a fraction of the price and they’re made of steel not aluminum that gets beat up over time. The woodpecker tools are nice but I really feel that they’re raping people and they know it.

  19. Doug Manter on July 11, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Paolini Pocket Rules may be the best tool they’ve made.

  20. Dan Barillaro on July 11, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    I like using the smaller precision triangle to check inner corners for square. I keep it in my apron pocket and pull it out to check things like drawers and boxes. But the paoloni pocket rule is absolutely the most used for me as well

  21. debandmike on July 11, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I am amazed how all these youtube woodworkers seem to have the entire lineup of woodpecker tools, got to be thousands of dollars hanging on the pegboards. I would think hard about which THREE items I would spend that kind of money on. On another note, this company has issues. I cannot order products, or even if i do order something, the place order button does not work, i tried several times. They did not plan well, and nothing is available, even king peckerwood (whoops!) himself is making excuses in the product videos (you know, the big old guy with the heavy southern accent). how did that happen. Seems like all the other companies can get tools out the door. With all that profit on the overpriced tools you think they would have stocked up on materials and stayed ahead for such times. I’m just disappointed. Awesome tools, maybe, awesome management, not so much.

  22. Alien Gray on July 11, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    rich people problems

  23. James Howard on July 11, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    That wall you designed…. Did you use black laminate or simply paint? That’s an amazing display! Thanks for the informative video’s and thank you for your service to this country! I’m a retired army veteran myself…..

  24. James Collier on July 11, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Another great looking, but very expensive tool brand is Blue Spruce, made to order hand tools with your choice of wood species for the handles, colors for ferrules and frame members, etc. Expensive? Yes, Woodpeckers bought the company. Watch Paul Sellers sometime if you haven’t already. He builds beautiful furniture with no table saw, no planer, no jointer, no drill press, no router, no need for dust collection or hearing protection. He does have a bandsaw and a cordless drill. He certainly doesn’t have any Woodpeckers tools. I think sometimes we take more pride in our tools than in what we build.

  25. Borescoped on July 11, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Have you tried both the aluminum and steel versions of the pocket ruler and the 1281 style squares? Pros and cons?

  26. Joseph Consuegra on July 11, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Is the accuracy of a $130 Woodpeckers square significantly superior over a $30 square?

  27. R W on July 11, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Question: I do not mean to pry into your finances so take this as someone who is trying to start a side hustle for himself. In your shop tour video with Bates you said you purchased the tools in your shop with the profits from your wood working jobs. If I understand you correctly, you are in the Army (SNCO or Officer?) so I know what that pay scale looks like. The tools in your current shop are some of the highest end products available on the planet. What do you make and how often are you making them to generate such profits? So far what I am building is for my use or for my immediate family. I am a public high school teacher so I do not have youtube star status fantasies. I enjoy building and got into about four years ago when my wife began getting bids for a 17 foot long built in for our living room. I thought "I can do that" and got educated via youtube….and by golly I built it and it looks nice (thumps own chest). Enough so I have people asking my wife If I would possibly consider a build for them. Bids in our area for custom work are crazy high. The bid wifey got for the built in was $19,000 dollars. I spent about 4 grand on new tools and another 1,300 on materials doing it myself. Anyways, that is probably more about me than you needed to know, just wanted to give some context to my question so as not to come across as simply being nosey, just trying to draw on your experience. Thanks and thanks for doing these videos. I used yours in my education process.

  28. Timothy Calderwood on July 11, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    I agree–the Paolini 6-inch rule lives in my apron and it is my most used Woodpeckers tool. As an aside, I had the opportunity a number of years ago to attend Gregory Paolini’s Festool school for a week. I don’t know if he still does it, but that was a fantastic experience living in Festool heaven. 🙂

  29. Food Paradise on July 11, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    This is one of the brand I found obscenely over priced of a piece of aluminum which the most abundant metal on the planet. I thought kreg was bad.

  30. R W on July 11, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    This is my conclusion about Woodpeckers tools. Pricey…absolutely. Quality and accuracy…without a doubt. Built to last a lifetime…true and especially if you are blessed with many years. Spread that cost over how many ever years you do woodworking and the price seems very very reasonable. I bought the 8 inch Palini pocket rule, 36 inch straight edge, 6 stainless square and the 32 inch T square in that order. Use them often enough to justify the cost and just plain love using fine tools.

  31. Chris Nash on July 11, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    I bought Woodpecker’s track square. I think… I HOPE that I will find it extremely useful, but like you, there is a high probability that I will only do right angle and straight cuts. I does look bad-ass though!

  32. Teddy Wong on July 11, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    The most used Woodpeckers tool in my shop are the setup blocks. They are indispensable.

  33. Dominik Rodler on July 11, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I’d give you 10 out of 10 for taste for the materials and design of your wall! Also, really well organized and nice tools 🙂

  34. Jim Swigart on July 11, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    I have almost every Woodpeckers tool ever made. Maybe a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. They are made right here in Ohio by American workers. If you have any issues, they are very easy to deal with and take care of any problems. Try staying up until 3am to get an answer from a Chinese company through an interpreter. As far as the track square guide, I use mine with my Festool track saw and wouldn’t be without it.

  35. Howard's Channel on July 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    I just saw an ad from them today about a new tool. The band saw pattern guide. I have made a lot of adirondack chairs and having that to help cut out the pieces would be a big time saver and would also prevent me from accidently cutting too close to the pencil line and trashing the workpiece. For $200, it looks like it could be a good investment. They have some clever engineers who must stay up late at night thinking this stuff up.

  36. Jim Carr on July 11, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Woodpecker’s motto should be, " There’s a sucker born every minute".

  37. James Collier on July 11, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Ever watched a Bob Van Dyke woodworking video? I’m guessing most of you have, they’re numerous. In his router three-part class, he talks about how he got away from commercially made router table fences. He uses a piece of cherry now for a fence, clamped on with F-clamps, and a hammer to adjust it. He’s a world-class woodworker, teacher and furniture school owner. The Woodpeckers tools are great-looking, many of their design ideas are innovative. You can get by so much cheaper than Woodpeckers and still build fabulous furniture.

  38. G and j Boyd on July 11, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    I just ordered my 1st woodpecker square the 1812 , your opinion on the rest of woodpecker tools will be helpful when I look at purchasing another item from woodpecker

  39. Scott Williams on July 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the video, I have many Woodpecker tools and they are top notch, you definitely can’t beat the quality.
    All those who are dissing woodpecker for the price of their tools are probably just jealous because they can’t afford them. Keep the content coming!

  40. Nicholas Schrader on July 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    A couple thousand dollars of tools on that wall. But not sure what projects for wood workers out of a garage need that kind of tools are best for arcitects

  41. Richard Sell on July 11, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Why would anyone want you to have you send them the tools you don’t use, I would want the ones that do get used. I would love to see something what the heck you would use the precision square on.

  42. Andrew Pinson on July 11, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    I noticed you did not show to many of the Woodpecker jigs. I have bought a number of them, use them and then quickly put them back under lock and key. Most uses of them can be done with cheaper tools or home made jigs, but I am a sucker for shiny well made tools. I see almost no videos on woodworker using them, so it looks as if this would be a good opportunity for video makers to show detailed full use of them. Takes a small fortune to buy them though.

  43. James Connors on July 11, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Reminds me, need to purchase track square…

  44. thefilthelement on July 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Is there a specific reason you went with the stainless over the aluminum for the pocket rule?

  45. Incognito Wraps Las Vegas on July 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    How’s it gone just found your Channel the other day. I started watching some of your videos. I did subscribe. Love your work, out of curiosity do you have plans for your woodpecker display? I love the way that it looks and I’m interested in getting majority of the tools that you have hanging there.

    Thanks a lot have a great day

  46. Industrial Bourbon on July 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I love Woodpeckers tools and I know you pay for quality but I still think they are way overpriced.

  47. SFB on July 11, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Send me all the tools you dont use

  48. Ryan Rich on July 11, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Jason. I have an 8" pocket rule and while I like it do you find how easy it is to slide somewhat irritating? With the dual screw configuration for the tightening I find it not the easiest to creep up on a measurement that I want.

    Nice to hear your thoughts on the track saw guide. I’d love to get any guide for my track saw but are priced way out of any of my budget.

    Appreciate the videos.

  49. B Wasman on July 11, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Have you ordered a Woodpecker tool where they make a three month delivery time and then push it back several months.

  50. Michael Avery on July 11, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    I’m sure woodpeckers makes some phenomenal tools, but so do a lot of people and I don’t know if I could justify the price of them..but I can see why everyone displays them when they get them I’d show them off too.