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Woodcraft Supplies - What Every Carpenter Needs
by Ned D'Agostino

Whatever the project, the most valuable assets of a carpenter are his or her woodcraft supplies. If the carpenter does not have the proper supplies, he or she cannot do the job at hand. If you are a true carpenter you will probably have a favorite store where you purchase all or most of your supplies.

If you are new at this you will want to find a store nearby that has every thing you need. If there is not a shop nearby, you can always go online and order just about anything, although it is not advised to buy lumbar online. Below I will discuss the different tools that are important to any carpenter and what they do.


The first is the table saw, this power tool is very important and is a must have in any wood shop or shed. The table saw will be used for practically every project you set out to accomplish. It is most likely to be the most sound and important investment you are going to make in your carpentry endeavors.

When you are looking to buy a first or a new table saw, you want to get the best saw you can afford. This is mainly because you will be using it so much. You'll be using it every day to cut wood down to the size that you need.

The second tool we will talk about is the band saw. This is probably the most underrated tool used in woodworking. There are many that think that this tool is not a necessity for carpentry work. The band saw can do many things such as re-cutting wood, ripping wood, doing crosscuts, cutting circles and cutting joints.

The third tool that is on our list of topics for discussion is the drill. What wood worker could do without a drill? Drills are used in a few different ways. You can use it to make screw holes in many different materials, especially wood. You also use the drill to screw or unscrew bolts, rivets or screws from wood and other things.

The fourth tool is most likely going to be a set of tools. It is essential for any woodworker to have a good selection of measuring tools. You will want to measure, check the measurements and re-measure just to avoid having to start the project over because of a simple mistake.

The fifth and last tool we will talk about is the router. A router, along with a good selection of router bits, is great to have in any wood shop. With a variety of bits you are sure to make your project look wonderful and unique. A router can cut designs in wood and add wonderful art to any project.

With a wood shop needing so many tools, it is essential to take care of them to avoid having to spend a lot of money to replace rusted and broken woodcraft supplies. You should have a tool case to keep you smaller tools, nails and screws in to keep them from getting wet. You should also oil and clean your tools regularly and after projects to keep them from rusting.

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