Tools & Resources
The right tool for the job is the one you'll use.
Some of these tools I started with, and some of them I've upgraded over time when my needs changed. I want to share everything I use to encourage people getting into woodworking and give them an idea of what you might need to get the job done!
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CNC & Accessories:
- Carbide 3D Shapeoko XXL
- Powermatic 3HP PM1900TX-CK1 (Amazon)
- Dust Extractor - Festool CT MIDI (Amazon)
- Shop Vacuum - Ridgid HD1400
- Other Shop Vacuum - Ridgid WD1640
- CNC Shop Vacuum - Shop-Vac 8891411 (Amazon)
Precision Measuring and Marking:
– Woodpeckers 24″ T-Square (Amazon)
– Woodpeckers 3.5″ Delve Square SS (Retired)
- Woodpeckers TS-6 6" T-Square (Retired)
- Woodpeckers Mini Square (Amazon)
Hardware & General Shop Items:
- Gloves - Firm Grip Pro Carpenter (Amazon)
- 123 Blocks - (Amazon)
- Glue - Titebond III (Amazon)
- Glue Bottle - FastCap Glu-Bot (Amazon)
- Glue Brush - Rockler (Amazon)
Stationary Power Tools & Accessories:
– Bandsaw – Rikon 10-326 (Amazon)
– Dado Blade – Freud SD208S (Amazon)
– Drill Press - Delta 8" Benchtop
– Drill Press Table – Homemade
– Drum Sander – SuperMax 16-32 (Amazon)
– Forstner Bits – Ryobi (Amazon)
– Jointer - Grizzly G0656 8"
– Lathe – Jet 719110 (Amazon)
– Miter Saw - Ridgid R4210 10" Sliding (Amazon)
- Miter Saw Blade - Diablo 90T Ultimate Polished Finish
– Planer - Steel City Works 20" 5HP Planer
– Full-Kerf Table Saw Blade – Quinn Saw 40T
- Large Pocket Hole Jig - Kreg K5 (Amazon)
- Medium Pocket Hole Jig - Kreg R3 (Amazon)
- HD Pocket Hole Jig - Kreg HD (Amazon)
- 18V Drill/Driver - LE Ridgid Gen5x Brushless Hammer Drill
- 18V Drill/Driver - Ryobi P1811 Compact (Amazon)
- Impact Driver - LE Ridgid Gen5x - Brushless Impact Driver
- Other Impact Driver - Ryobi P237 (Amazon)
- Cordless Brad Nailer - Ryobi P320 (Amazon)
- Air Brad Nailer - Harbor Freight 2-1
- Palm Router - Ridgid R24012
- Table-mounted Router - Bosch 1617 2.25HP (Amazon)
- Plunge Router - Bosch 1617 2.25HP
- Orbital Sander - Festool ETS EC 150/3 (Amazon)
- Other Orbital Sander - Festool ETSC 125 Li Set (Amazon)
- Backup Orbital Sander - Bosch ROS20VSC 2.5A Variable Speed Orbital Sander (Amazon)
- Belt Sander - Ryobi BE319 3"x18"
- Biscuit Joiner - Ryboi JM83K 6A (Amazon)
– Respirator – Home Depot
- Tablesaw Push Block - MicroJig Grr-Ripper (Amazon)
- Push Blocks - Microjig GRR-RIP Blocks (Amazon)
- Bow Products GuidePro - Amazon
- Parallel Clamps - Bessey 50" Revo
- Pipe Clamps - Bessey H-Style 3/4" 48", 24"
- Spring Clamps - Home Depot HDX
- Face Clamps - Kreg Automaxx 3"
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