If you’re getting started with woodworking, eventually you will need to get general woodworking machinery that will help you with your craft. Actually all levels of woodworkers are using machinery including lathes, routers, grinders, mills and sanders, and all woodworkers know just how expensive these machines can get. And sadly you can’t just have one equipment doing all, you really need to invest in a couple of them to make the most of your woodworking craft.
The Right Kind of Tools – There are a few tools that every woodworker should have in his inventory; here is a list of them:
One of the best places to start looking for machinery is at the local hardware and in various department stores. The local DIY hardware store is a great way to get started as many times you will find good pieces of equipment and let’s face it, it’s quite convenient to get there whenever you need something.
It’s definitely a good idea to try to save some money by purchasing used woodworking equipment but it’s also important to not buy the first used tools you can find. You will be able to find plenty of sellers on the net and you will also be able to meet many sellers if you start visiting flea markets, but you should keep in mind that some used woodworking equipment can be a waste of money instead of a good investment.
Who to buy used tools from
Inspect and Test the Product Before Buying It
A good solid workbench is a must and it’s helpful to have a vice, preferably a wooden one to prevent wood on wood being damaged. If you intend cutting a lot of wood particularly outdoors then an old door on a couple of saw horses will be fine.
The main points of PUWER include ensuring that the woodworking machinery you are using is:
All equipment, large and small, is covered by the PUWER regulations, including hand tools such as hammers and knives, larger machines and saws, lifting equipment and even ladders and photocopiers.