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What Do I Need To Start Woodworking?

April 20, 2023 3 min read

It is said that the tools do not make the craftsman. However, whether you are looking to start industrial woodworking or simply set up your own small woodworking shop, the right tools will actually make a big difference.

When it comes to setting yourself up to begin woodworking it is important to invest your money wisely in the right basic tools. They will not only improve the way in which you work but will also help to save you a lot of money in the long run, cheaper tools could really be a false economy. 

The basics

The very first thing that you will need to start woodworking is some space in which you can store all of your equipment. Whilst you may only be starting small it is worth thinking about the future and if you can afford a little more space for expansion this is well worth it. It will save you moving everything later down the line. 

There are some very basic woodworking tools that you should consider, and these will help you with a range of different tasks:

·       Combination square

·       Marking gauge

·       Clamps

·       Handsaw

·       Smoothing plane

·       Chisel set

·       Mallet

·       Sharpening stone

·       Router

·       Circular saw

·       Random orbital sander

·       Power drill

Whether you choose to invest in a circular saw or opt for a table saw, or even both, it is well worth considering buying refurbished models of these more expensive items. Refurbished woodworking tools that have been thoroughly checked and maintained can represent very good value for money and will allow you to spread any initial budget that you have that bit further. 


Find The Right Supplier


Look for a company with a good reputation - like us - who has the knowledge and experience when it comes to refurbishing woodworking machinery and offers a wide range of different types of machinery so that you can purchase exactly what you need. 


It is important to remember that if you are beginning from scratch then you may not necessarily need to buy everything at once, so just ensure that you have the essentials and add to this as and when you can. 

If you are purchasing electrical woodworking machinery it is very important to understand all of the safety information regarding the use of your equipment, so make sure that you take time to understand every feature of a machine and follow the appropriate safety guidelines. 


In addition to learning how to use all of the electrical woodworking machinery that you have purchased you may also want to ensure that you have learned some of the basics. Enrolling in a woodworking course can be a great way of not only learning new skills but also practising them as well. 

Taking the time to learn all of these skills will not only help you when you start woodworking but will also help to ensure that you are following best practices with regard to health and safety whilst you are working. 

If you’re ready to look for the tools you need, why not take a look at what we have to offer. We’d be happy to help you get set up to start woodworking with quality equipment you can count on.