Common types of woodworking tools

Common types of woodworking tools

These are the different tools used in woodworking. They are used by the carpenter and craftsmen when they are working on different projects such as furniture building. Choosing the right tool is very critical when it comes to the construction process. This article is going to discuss the best woodworking tools that you cannot do without. The following are the main types of tools used by cabinet makers and other woodworkers.

The claw hammer

carpenter's claw hammer

This is one of the essential tools that every household should have. It has a finished head and a claw on the other side. It is widely used in construction. It is helpful in driving in and out nails on a piece of wood. A good caw hammer should be well balanced. A hammer that is poor-balanced can twist in the worker’s hand making it extremely difficult to drive the nails. A good claw hammer should be heavy enough to drive the nails easily. It should also be easy to manipulate when pulling nails.

The level board

There are different types of levels. They are used in checking whether the wood levelled (Horizontal). The 6-foot level is the most common one. It is long enough to handle most of the woodworking projects. Most of them are made of metal or brass-edged wood. Each level has a bubble inside that is balanced to make sure that the piece of work is horizontal. This bubble should settle free between the marked lines when you have a plumb or level surface.

The tape measure

tape measure for taking measurements

This one of t host important tools that every woodworker must have. This is used in measuring lengths. The retractable tape measure is the most common type of tape measure. It has length of 25 feet long. It has a “hook” that acts as the reference point when taking measurements. It should be attached firmly when taking measurements. Any loose tape measure should be avoided as it can lead to a variation in measurements. These variations can lead to severe accuracy problems.

The wood chisel

Chisels are for wood carvers. They are also used by woodworkers when cleaning out saw cuts and joints. They are mainly of Chromium-vanadium or carbon alloyed steels. A good chisel should have a hardwood grip. You are advised to involve both hands whenever you are using a chisel. This will help you in controlling it as it whenever it spars away from the wood.