Woodworking Tools for Beginners

Woodworking is an art form that creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. Are you interested in beginning a new hobby in woodworking but not sure what tools to start with? Don’t worry! Excel Blades has got you covered! In this post, we will be highlighting the most essential tools for beginners that will plunge you right into your new niche. 

Let’s dive into our list of must-have woodworking tools for beginners:

1. Mitre Box Set

A mitre saw is one of the most efficient and simplest ways to cut wood. It is the tool you will need if you want to take on a project that uses standard pieces of wood. Our metal mitre box set includes a heavy-duty knife handle, a steel pull saw blade with 46 teeth per inch and a 5” hand-powered mitre box with two cutting angles that has the ability to cut straight or angled pieces. This indispensable tool is engineered with high quality aluminum and steel for strength and durability, making it the go-to for woodworkers of any level. 

2. Coping Saw

A coping saw is extremely useful in woodworking. At Excel Blades, we offer a plethora of coping saws. A coping saw is a C-shaped, steel frame with screw holders that capture pins on the ends of the blade. You don't need to turn to a power tool for your projects a coping saw offers unique abilities for cutting smaller pieces. The Excel Blades coping saw collection consists of lightweight saw blades crafted for the projects that offer more precision than power tools. This will result and reflect in smoother curved cuts for your projects.

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3. Sanding Sticks

You have probably heard of sanding paper, but have you ever heard of a sanding stick? They are basically the innovative, revolutionary tool for soldering small hard-to-reach spaces and are the perfect woodworking tool for beginners. Excel Blades’ sanding stick is made of impact-combating plastic with spring-tensioned technology. The best part of these sanding sticks is that they offer a rotating belt, which allows you to adjust as you wear down parts after long-term use. The spring-loaded stick allows you to easily replace the grit after regular wear and tear. Excel Blades offers replacements of all grits in various quantity packs. 

4. File Sets

When starting out in woodworking, you will need some of the simplest yet effective tools: Files. Woodworking files are essential hand tools you will need when diving into this hobby. They will assist with smoothing and shaping for intricate projects. At Excel Blades, we offer high quality steel files in many sets from mini files to equaling files, we have got you covered. 

5. Hand Drills

Drills are staple woodworking tools for beginners. There are many forms of drills out there, but for times where a cordless drill does not provide a fine enough option, manual drills are a lifesaver. Excel Blades offers specialized drill bits of many sizes and varieties which create clean, precise holes. The only requirement for these manual tools is a bit of patience as they require a steady hand. You will be able to have complete control of the speed. This way, you minimize any issues with tearing or creating too big of a hole in your pieces.


6. Pull Saws

If you are a home decorator, DIY-er or handyman, the traditional hand saw is just for you. Excel Blades pull saws are engineered using high quality aluminum and steel for strength. They are more lightweight than power tools, resulting in less energy needed for cutting. They also offer more flexibility and are very versatile due to thinner blades, which make them perfect for beginners. Pull saws are easier to use for fine detailed work due to the extra control gained by pulling the blade towards your body. These saws rarely need to be sharpened because the blade itself is very hard. Pull saws are known for their durability and are rated as an excellent professional tool. 

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7. Measuring Tools

As a beginner in woodworking, you will quickly remember the mantra, “Measure twice, cut once!” Having reliable and quality measuring tools is very important in woodworking. At Excel Blades, our mantra is “Measuring made easy.” We offer a variety of different shaped and sized rulers to measure in different units and help guide you to draw those perfect lines. From framing squares to measuring tapes, you can find all the tools that you will need.

Measuring Tool

Woodworking is the perfect activity for those who enjoy working with their hands. At Excel Blades, we offer a plethora of hand tools, such as our coping saws and pull saws, along with many more. Our tools are not only made of high quality materials, they are also proudly made in the USA. When shopping for woodworking tools for beginners, it is very important to invest in quality tools to help support your craft. Good-quality tools serve as an investment for many years to come!