I am an amateur wood-worker. Right now, I am working on a few Christmas gifts for friends and family. I thought I’d share a few of the tools that rock – and make wood-working fun.
Last year, I purchased the PORTER-CABLE 20-volt Lithium Ion Impact Driver. Man, this is one awesome tool. It is powerful – and perfect for outdoor jobs. I used mine to build a deck for my shed. Works great.
I received the SKIL 1830 120-Volt 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Set as a gift from my wife. I could never decide between a fixed-base or plunge-style router – so I got this combo-unit which serves as both! It’s perfect for adding details to smaller projects – or for cutting grooves for shelves or doors.
I use these Bessey GSCC2.536 2.5-Inch x 36-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp for glue-ups on various projects. Again, I’m an amateur, so I don’t really need a ton of clamps. These are relatively inexpensive, but do a good job of holding materials into place. I have four of the 36-inch clamps and six of the 12-inch.
I honestly don’t remember when I picked up my Bosch ROS20VSK 120-Volt Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit, but I do know that I’d be lost without it. Sanding is a “necessary evil”, but the Bosch makes it relatively painless.
Last but certainly not least is the Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System. This jig is perfect for building book cases, cabinets, or face frames. This is definitely a useful tool.
These are some tools that rock. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who loves woodworking, any and all of these would work. Or, if you are just getting into woodworking yourself, I think that you will enjoy these tools, too. Have a blessed day!