Here you will find informative articles on tools of all types, especially those made for woodworking but not limited to them. We will, among other things, dwell on which tool to choose, how they work and how they should be used. Here is a list of these articles:
- What Is a Wood Lathe?
- What is a Wood Router Tool?
- Electrical Saws for Wood that Don’t Have a Circular Blade
- Saws for Wood that Have a Circular Blade
- Away with Sanders: Scrapers, Handplanes and co. got you Covered
- The Different Types of Sanders
- High-end electrical tools: Makita, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Ridgid, Maximum, Bosch, Metabo HTP
- Mid-range electrical tools: Ryobi, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Skil and Dremel
- Entry-level electrical tools: Black and Decker, King Canada, Mastercraft and Wen
Tools each have this wonderful property of enabling their user to do tasks that would otherwise be difficult, laborious or even impossible to see through.
Tools in skilled hands can work a lot of materials for many applications: wood for making furniture, concrete to realize the foundation of a house, copper to remake a building plumbing and so on. These tools will be able to work the material in many ways, by cutting, drilling, sanding, machining, sculpting, engraving, grooving, heating (to heat treat or melt them), charring, welding, turning them and so on.
Some tools are used for very specific functions. A chisel mortiser is used to make square holes in wood (generally in order to put a tenon in it and realize a tenon and mortise joint). It doesn’t really have another function to my knowledge, but anyone who tried to hollow out a mortise by hand can understand the usefulness of this tool.
Other tools can have many uses. Take the electric drill, whether corded or cordless. It can obviously bore holes in wood, but also PVC and other plastics, plaster, metals, concrete and ceramic with the appropriate drill bit. It can also drive or unscrew screws or other fixations with the help of the appropriate bit, although some may prefer to use an impact driver for this task since it has additional perks that can help to accomplish it.
However, the electric drill can also remove rust or old paint from a ferrous object with a steel wire brush or sand wood and other materials with a sanding drum, which is especially useful in order to sand irregular shaped contours. Some people even push the tool use even further and have created ingenious drill-powered jigs to make dowels. Personally, I used a drill with a small cutting disc (generally used in a rotating tool) in order to cut soundproof panels, which are very friable.
Many tools can sometimes be used to get to the same result in a different way often with pros and cons specific to each tool. For example, both a brace and an electric drill can bore holes in wood with the appropriate drill bit. That being said, even if the brace is quiet when well maintained and doesn’t require electricity to operate, the electric drill, on the other hand, will do the same task much more quickly and with less efforts. It is very important to take pros and cons of each tool into consideration when we assess it is necessary to buy a tool for a specific task.
Tools come with different degrees of quality and functionalities depending on the brands and models. Price also varies a lot. We will study these issues (and many other) here in order to establish which are the best tool to buy or to loan depending on the task at hands.
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