I like tools 🙂 I’ve collected a few over the years. Below, I’ll show you around my workshop a little and point out some of my favorite tools I’m currently using. I’ve linked them so you can feel free to shop my workshop.
If you’re interested in my shop tour, check out this shop tour post. And if you’re just getting started, check out this post about the five tools you need to get started and head over to the Getting Started page.
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I’m currently using this Grizzly 10″ Cabinet Saw on this rolling stand. Plans for my workbench/outfeed table can be found here. You can see this post for how to clean and protect your table saw.
I’m currently using this battery powered Ridgid Jig Saw. A cordless jig saw is a game changer.
I’m LOVING the new DeWalt Atomic Drill and Driver set. They’re lightweight, compact, but powerful enough for everything I do.
My go to circular saw right now is the Ryobi Brushless Battery Circ Saw. I also have a Ridgid circ saw that I like as well, but I use my Ryobi most often. Check out how I use it to cut down plywood sheets here.
I’ve been using this 13″ Cutech Planer for a few years now. It’s currently discontinued, so I don’t have a link. Check out how to build this simple planer stand here.
I’m currently LOVING this Ryobi AirStrike Battery Nail Gun. I’m using an 18 gauge size, but they also have 16 gauge and 23 gauge as well.
I’m keeping my Rip Cut and AccuCut cutting guides handy in my shop lately. I use them with my circular saw to cut down plywood and large glued up panels.
I switched to using Diablo blades a while back and haven’t looked back since. You can check out this post for the blades and router bits that I like to use on various tools.
I’ve got several workshop carts for storage, but I also have this Husky tool cart for storage of all my ratchets and small parts. It’s got a power strip on the side that I use to charge my batteries all at once. Check out this post for workshop organization ideas.
I don’t use it often, but when I need to work on a tool, a tractor, lawn mower, or trailer, this 400+ piece mechanics tool set has been SUPER handy in my shop. It’s got literally EVERYTHING I think I would ever need. But I also like this smaller set to carry on the go or in the truck.
These metal Wall Control boards help keep my often used tools handy and are sturdy enough to fill them up without worrying if they can handle the weight.
My favorite tape measure is this Lufkin carpenter’s tape. It shows fractions on the tape to the 8th and I appreciate not having to count all the tick marks.
Not the most exciting, but these Husky small parts organizers have been life savers in my shop. I use them to store my screws, drill bits, shelf pins, and all my small parts so I don’t waste time looking for what I need.
This accessory is super helpful in tight places. I’ve only used it a couple times, but when I needed it, it was nice to have.
I have a whole post here about this little laser measurer. It’s legit one of the coolest little gadgets around and has come in handy MANY times in the short time I’ve had it. Check it out here.
Check out this post for the difference between a drill, driver, and impact wrench. I’m currently using this Milwaukee Impact Wrench and so far, I’m convinced there isn’t anything it can’t loosen.