Thursday, January 6, 2011

What Tools To Use?

Ever thought about starting a new hobby such as wood working? Or even do-it-yourself projects around the house.  Depending on the project or hobby you’re learning a new trade can be a great experience.  But it can also be an utterly frustrating one!  Finding tools, reading manuals, wasting materials because of mess ups, the frustration can be endless.   It’s cool, don’t sweat is here to help but on only one subject for today: choosing tools.

Always remember tool safety is extremely important.  Always wear safety gear such as goggles, gloves, and any other recommendations that is required by the task you are partaking.  In addition, never use a tool that you cannot handle or not fully versed in.  You can cause tremendous harm to yourself if rules aren’t follow properly.

Below is a tool difficulty skill rating for novices to professionals.

Basic Hand Tools: Phillips Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Pencil.
Always remember: Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty and learn to read a tape measure.

Basic Power Tools: Hand Drill, Assorted Drill bits, Phillips Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Combination Square, Pencil and Basic Carpentry Skills.

Jig Saw, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Hand Drill, Assorted Drill Bits, Phillips Screwdriver, tape Measure, Combination Square, Pencil, and Basic Carpentry Skills.

Routers, Assorted Drill Bits, Table Saw, Jig Saw, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Hand Drill, Phillips Screwdriver, tape Measure, Combination Square, Pencil and a advanced concept of carpentry skills.  Some other tools may be required as a professional.

Anyone can take up a new hobby.  The tool list above is a great start for beginners to professionals.  For more about our Cabinet Hardware and or to see our  Tools just go check us out!

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