Below you will find a comprehensive list of basic but vital tools you will need if you are looking to take up woodworking or woodturning as a serious hobby or profession. The following tools are not listed in a specific order, but really do form the basis of any decent workshop.
Boring, but so important, please read our advice at the end of the article on basic safety measures you should take. We would always advise that you read any safety advice provided with all tools you purchase and that you research the best equipment such as goggles, ear protection or gloves, among other things, for your own safety.
Now for the fun stuff…….
We would recommend eye protection is your first priority when working with wood or any tools. Tools can be faulty and you never know when something may break or snap. Wood is an unpredictable material and can splinter or crack and bits can fly off. Safety goggles are a must at all times. Dust particles are created in abundance when working with wood and protecting your lungs should be high up your priority list. We would recommend wearing dust masks when working with wood to avoid breathing in any dust created. There are many options for this so please choose the mask most appropriate for your task. When working with power tools, the noise can become extremely loud so ear protection is also really important to avoid damage to your hearing over time. We would recommend you research ear protection options as there are many different types and you should try to find one that works best for you and your projects.
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