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Important Woodworking Tools Which You Need

Jul 30, 2008
When you are setting up a woodworking workshop you will find that there are many different types of saws available. You will need more than one saw, but how do you know which ones you will need? Miter saws and table saws are very useful and commonly the first type of saw that an amateur woodworker will buy. It?s important to know what you should look for when choosing saws so that you can be sure you?re getting one which matches your requirements. You can get advice about these tools from many experts at woodworking shows and home improvement stores.

Guide to Choosing Saws

Table saws are very important parts of any workshop, this is typically the very first power tool which people choose to purchase. These saws are commonly 240 or 120 volts. A 120 volt saw will run on a normal circuit, if you have a 240 volt saw then you will need a dedicated line to run this. Most home workshops only really need to use 120V as this provides enough power. If you?re a professional then you might consider using a 240V saw.

Things you need to consider: - The power of the motor - Does the saw tilt, if so in which directions - Dust collector ? These saws generate lots of dust so it?s a good idea to stick to a model which clears up the mess - Accuracy ? Choose one that has adjustable guide fences

Woodworking miter saws

Miter saws are very important tools which are required when doing any woodworking projects. These allow you to cut angles very accurately. There are many different choices of miter saws which are available and it can be very confusing to know which one to select. A good way to select the saw is to read consumer reviews to find out what people suggest.

Miter saws are very useful for large projects including replacing the trim around your house. A quality miter saw will allows you to make very accurate cuts which will improve the look of the finished project. You can buy miter saws mounted onto a stand, or on the ground. It?s best to use a stand when you are working with large pieces of wood.

Woodworking Jigs

Woodworking jigs are a fantastic way of speeding up and making complex projects easier. These will also save time on repetitive tasks. If you need to create a number of pieces the same then jigs are a very good idea. When using a jig everything should be identical. The types of jig which you need will depend upon the types of project that you are creating.

It?s possible to buy woodworking jigs from anywhere that sells supplies for wood working. You can also buy these from the internet or even consider making your own. When making your own you could use scrap pieces of material or inexpensive plywood.

Common types of jig

- Taper Jigs ? Can be used to taper the legs on chairs and tables - Dovetail jigs - V bock jigs
About the Author
Clinton Maxwell writes normally for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , a website on machinery in a wood shop . One can see his abstracts on tools in a wood shop and basic wood working tools here.
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