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Most Useful Woodworking Machinery to Own

October 23, 2020 2 min read

Whether you enjoy woodworking as a hobby or you have forged a career out of it, having the right machinery is key. After all, without the right tools, how can you create those brilliant pieces, whether it’s for a friend, family member or customer?

At Calderbrook we have a huge range of woodworking machinery from a number of reputable manufacturers, but how do you choose which equipment to start off with?

Here we take you through some of the most useful woodworking machinery to own.

Dovetail joint machine

A dovetail joint is one of the strongest joints used in woodworking. It is often used to drawers and boxes, where you need maximum strength to hold things together. There are a number of different dovetail joints depending on what you’re making and what wood you are using.

Our dovetail joint machines range from basic manual machines to fully automatic, perfect for accommodating different abilities and applications.

The Omec 650M manual dovetail machine can be used to indent dovetails for drawers, equipped with a mill spindle to cut indents of adjustable height. It can cut 4 types of indents, with different pitches.

On the other hand, the Omec 750 CNC auto dovetail machine can indent dovetails and parallel indents for drawers and other furniture elements. It is controlled by a numerically controlled push button panel, programmed to deliver flexibility and adjustments when needed.


Bandsaws are deemed an essential piece of woodworking machinery and are used for the deep cutting of shaped and straight components. They are designed with a narrow blade to ensure minimal wastage. You’ll find a range of bandsaws from leading manufacturers here at Calderbrook.

The Panhans BSB 400-900 bandsaw is available in a variety of sizes depending on your cutting height and width needs. It can facilitate precise and accurate cutting along with low noise operation.

The Beck 3V high capacity bandsaw is designed to cut bulky material, like insulation, foam or plastic tubing. With maximum reliability, it has a laser sight beam and inverter for infinite control of band speed.

Planer Thicknesser

A planer thicknesser is ideal for planning materials to a precise thickness, as well as straightening up any bent parts. These features make this machine an important and helpful part of any workshop.

The Panhans surface planer is characterised by its smooth and quiet operation, with a maintenance-free structure. With lifelong durability, the planer has a digital display and hand wheel for precision.