What Wood Working Machines Are Used by a Handyman?

Guest post by Harris at precioushandyman.com. Precious Handyman is a review and marketplace website for hand tools and power tools.

When it comes to wood cutting, handyman cannot stay behind his best pick. From cutting woods to shaping different furniture pieces, you need to have some of the best wood working machines in your handyman toolbox. In this article, we shall cover some of the essential tools for wood cutting and shaping that every handyman must have.

Make a list of these tools before you start your search online or at the store directly. The list will help you to compare the products amongst various brands, select a budget, compare the features, and pick the most suitable ones.

Wood Working Machines Are:

Jigsaw machines:black and decker jigsaw

Jigsaw is the most essential tool that we get to work on wood materials. It is the master of all wood cutting tools. All you need to be careful about is the selection of the right blade. Unless you have a proper blade, jigsaw would not help much to cut or shape the respective wood item. Several blades are available in the markets that run on one jigsaw machine.

These blades also help you in installing a kitchen sink, laminate plastic objects, metal, and other tasks other than woods too. There are amazing varieties of jigsaws available at the store that you may have to check.

Why jigsaws for wood cutting and shaping?

Cut smooth shapes and make smooth curves in wood with the help of jigsaw machine. It is one of these reasons why you will always find this machine in a handyman’s house, bag, or garage. Some blades of jigsaw bend and get curved while cutting the harder or thicker boards. Thus, you would need some guidance or training on using these.

Similarly, for cutting tiles or other metals, you may need guidance on the right usage of blades on your jigsaw machine. To share some basics with you, a jigsaw machine performs cuts in both up and down directions. Ideally, a good jigsaw machine blade is 2 to 2 and half inch long and ¼ inches wide in size. That is the basic blade.

Even for your DIY wood cutting projects, you will save much time if you collect all the necessary tools as mentioned below;

  • Clamps
  • Jigsaw machine
  • Sawhorses
  • Noise reduction plugs
  • Extension cord
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Utility knife
  • Carpenter Square
  • A strong work bench to keep the wood logs or pieces
  • Chisel
  • Power drill machine (corded or cordless)
  • Claw hammer
  • Allen keys
  • Pair of pliers with different shapes

These tools are easily available at stores and you may now check the purpose of every single tool online in other articles. Make sure you check the warranty and handles. Handles are most important as the make help you in handling the tool properly without losing the grip. Some tools have rubber handles that avoid slippage. Hope you found the article informative. If yes, share it with others who are in similar tasks or profession.


Harris has been a handyman tools Advisor for over 10 years. He has proudly helped thousands of handymen to find best tools as their need. He runs precious handyman and provide a 1 on 1 and group consulting services as well.