Power Tools – woodworking power tools

The miter saw comes handy when you have to make quick but accurate crosscuts. This is a small and portable saw with an 8-12 inch blade in length.

There are three major types of table saws: Bench top, Contractor style and Cabinet style. Bench top saws naturally aren’t stationary tools but I wanted to include them in this list because they have come a long way in the past several years. This saws used to be small and somewhat dangerous to use. Several manufactures have put beefier, safer, more portable, with larger cutting capacity than ever before. That being said I would still caution against buying one of this saws as a stationary tool in your shop. However if you need something that you can take with you to a job site, then this is the way to go.

Drill Press: Sure a hand drill can bore a hole but a drill press can do it so that it’s square to an edge or surface or at precise angles. Larger bits are better used in a drill press as well because you can change the speed to a lower setting. You can also use a wider variety of accessories on a drill press like a hollow-chisel mortiser, a biscuit cutter, and even sand curved edges. Drill presses come in bench top models and floor models. Floor models will have a lot more capacity, but you may not need that. Even if you don’t need the extra capacity, the versatility of the floor models make them attractive to many woodworkers. A good drill press will have a table that’s flat and square to the chuck and be able to tilt to 45 degrees. It should have variable speed and be able to accept 1/2″ size drill bits.

To do your job effectively, you will need to bring the right tools. And when it comes to home improvement or renovation, a band saw would be very valuable. Obviously, you will have a hard time transporting a bulky stationary saw to your beach house. To make life easier for you, you should try a Ryobi band saw.

Radial Arm Saw

“WAIT A MINUTE” I can hear you thinking… what does HUMOR have to do with SAFETY?

With all woodworking projects you will need to get your timber roughly to the right size first, then fine-tune it to the exact dimensions, and finally smooth it to the finish that you want. So you will start by sawing the wood, the plan it down and finally sand it to get the finished product.