Basic Tools Carpenter Dads Must Have

Although carpentry or woodworking involves the extensive use of your hands, the success of the stuffs you are working on would not be possible without a proper set of tools. I will be sharing in this post basic tools needed for any woodwork project you have at hand.

Hammer: This is a tool efficient in fastening or joining pieces of wood. The claw hammer is a typical type which is very useful and versatile. The claw hammer has smooth and  semi-round head. One side is used for pulling nails and the other side is used for striking them.

Utility Knife: The ideal utility knife to have  is the one with a locking mechanism that involves the use of disposable razor blades. This  tool is helpful when cleaning up a hinge cavity. Do you want to engrave a design or your name on your project? A knife is useful in this case.

Chisels: A chisel performs almost the same function with the knife. It cleans up the joints and mortises. They come in sizes of 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch. Chisels are great investments and so it is best to buy all available sizes.

Screwdrivers: Screwdrivers come in varieties known as Phillips, flat head, square head, star and Torx. Just like the other tools, they are sold in different sizes too.

Layout Square: As the term suggests, this is best tool to use in making a square line for an end cut in a jiffy. In fact, this can also be used to mark any angle up to 45-degrees or measure up to six inches.

Level: Do you need a piece of wood measuring perfectly horizontal or vertical? A level can help you achieve just that. Purchase a long one and short one for easy use.

Retractable Tape Measure: This is obviously used for making measurements. Apart from having standard metric markings, a locking mechanism and a slightly loose hook situated at the end of the tape. This tool is great for making external and internal measurements.


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