Which Woodworking Tool Do I Need For My Project?
August 4, 2014
Getting ready to start a woodworking project? Maybe you aren't sure what tool(s) you need to complete your project? Let's take a look at some of the tools you might need to tackle woodworking - whether you are starting your first project or adding a new tool to your collection.
There isn't one specific woodworking tool that is more important than another for your workshop - it really just depends on the project you are looking to take on. Unless you get a battery-powered, cordless fastening tool, you will need an air compressor to power any nail gun or staple gun you purchase. If you get a screw gun, such as Senco DuraSpin, you can choose between battery or electric power - in other words, no need for an air compressor.
If you are just getting into woodworking or DIY projects around the home, you will probably want to start with a finish, brad or pin nailer, as these tools are most commonly selected for smaller woodworking projects such as furniture and cabinet building, trim work and craft projects.
Looking for something a bit larger to build? For sheds, home additions, tree houses - or anything else that requires a structural frame - you will need a framing nailer. These nail guns have the power to drive large framing nails, which are minimum-mandatory for any structural project. Once a structure has been framed, you might find a screw gun useful for adding any finishing touches to your project, such as drywall, deck boards, subfloor and more.
Similar to a finish nailer, you might also consider a finish stapler - depending on the small project you are working on. Staple guns can be particularly useful for furniture and upholstery projects. Upholstery staplers are an absolute must-have tool if you are considering refinishing a chair or sofa.
Last, but not least, don't rule out a palm nailer as a viable option for less intense projects - particularly ones that require touch-up with hard to reach areas. A palm nailer is typically used for framing, decking, fencing, pole barns, metal connector straps and other similar applications. While palm nail guns don't offer the benefit of a collated drive to hold a large capacity of fasteners, palm nailers are small, and capable of reaching hard to access areas - where a large tool would not be able to fit. Another benefit to palm nailers, you can find most priced below $100.
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The Team At Nail Gun Depot