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Since the industrial revolution, technology has improved the quality of workshop tools and machinery. Now, with less labor-intense tools, workshops have become an excellent way to earn an extra income or to fulfill a lifelong hobby.
Many homes have created a space for a workshop in the garage or basement. In contrast, others have created a business with an entire area for their workshop needs.
Whether you are creating a new space or upgrading your current workshop, few will have the same tools prioritized on their list. However, there are several standard tools that every workshop should have. Here is a list of the top five tools you need in your workshop.
A router table is a stationary table that helps you with various woodworking projects. It allows the person working on it to use many different angles, not limited to upside down and sideways angles.
2. Power Drill
What workshop is complete without a power drill? The versatile drill bits make it easier to assemble frames, woodworks or hang art pieces in a home. Patented in 1889 and created in 1895, this tool drills holes in wood, metal, drywall, concrete, glass, and plastics, for screws, nails, pipe or wires to go through.
3. Power “Hand” Tools
Hammers, chisels, and screwdrivers are essential tools for any workshop. These are the tools that help to fine-tune minor details in home projects or construction work. Now there are electric-powered versions of these tools that make it quicker and easier to get all jobs done.
4. Bench Sanders
A belt sander is a very powerful type of sander. It is designed to strip wood quite fast. Such sanders are made up of drums that make a loop with sandpaper around them. At times, these sanders are used with your hands to move across surfaces.
5. Thickness Planer
Woodwork requires evenly shaped wood pieces for a durable and quality end product. Pre-cut wood can be expensive in the hardware store, and other available woods tend to be uneven. A thickness planer shaves each side of wood until it is smooth with a consistent thickness.
Once the flawed wood is put through the thickness planer, it becomes even enough to lie flat on all sides and rest evenly with other pieces of wood.
It has three design components to get the job done:
What Did We Learn?
Note that these tools are an investment in your workshop business or hobby. Don’t be afraid to conduct online research or visit an outlet to test these tools for yourself.
Each device has several models designed by different brands with various features. The wide array of options means that there is a model for each tool that will meet the needs you have and provide the quality you need.