25 August 2019

Basic Woodworking Tools

Get Started on Your Project With the Right Woodworking Tools

If you’d like to take on a project within your home, you need to have the right tools on hand. You can save a lot of money if you do things yourself and if you’re at all handy, there are plenty of projects you can consider. If one of the projects you’ve been thinking about involves woodworking, check your tool stash to see if you have the basics you need. If not, head to Lampert Lumber to get the rest of the items you should have for the job. Here are some of the basics:

A Circular Saw

You can do rough dimensioning on the wood with the circular saw or you can use a good table saw.

Hand Saw

You will also want to have a hand saw along with a router and several router bits so you can do cross-cuts. You will need straight edges and you can cut boards down to their final width with this saw. 


If you want to cut any cures or do any detailed or finishing work, this is how you do it.

Tape Measure/Square

This is an essential tool in any home with any project, practically. Having a square along with a tape measure and a pencil and knife nearby can help you mark and measure anything necessary.

Power Drill and Bits

Once the cutting is complete, you’ll need to be able to put things together. 

Sander and File

You will have to smooth the surface of the final work efficiently or it will get old very fast. Files and sanders can help you get the job done effectively as well.

Chisels and Wooden Mallets

You may have to pound some pieces together to make sure they fit tightly and don’t show any gaps.


It’s nice to have a workbench for this project and many others yet to come. Rather than bend over the ground and try to sand things, you can have them at the right level to prevent back pain and help you get things done more comfortably.

Hammer and Screwdriver

This is something every household should have, even several of spread throughout the house. It will come in handy during this particular project. 

Get Your Woodworking Tools

Whether you have questions about woodworking, know what tools you need, or want advice on the project from start to finish, the professionals at Lampert Lumber can help. Sometimes just wandering the store can help you find what you need or give you inspiration for a future project. We’re here to give you all the help you need for your DIY project, and we have people that can take it over for you, if you so please. Woodworking can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of hard work and it’s not for everyone. Stop by or give us a call and we can let you know if you’re missing any essential tools for the project you are about to embark on.

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