Five Tools Every Handy-Man Needs

Scroll Saw

The scroll saw is a handy tool to have in your shed. It’s an electrically powered saw that’s fantastic for when you need to make high precision cuts in wood. Or, for when you’re working on a project that demands attention to details. Some even use the scroll saw for arts and crafts, so it’s not only great for wood workers.

Circular Saw

Another must have saw, which is perfect for when you have a job that the handsaw can’t handle. The circular saw makes the job of cutting wood so much easier, as well as more efficient. The Circular saw is essentially a circle shaped blade which spins at high speed enabling it to easily and accurately slice through wood. It’s very similar in design to a table saw, however unlike the table saw it is quite portable and easy to lug around with you.

Hand drill

You probably already have a good idea about what you need a hand drill for. Everybody, even people who aren’t into wood work usually have one of these. They’re the go-to for creating holes in just about any material. Basically it’s a hand-held device which has a “drill-bit” which rotates at high speed in order to bore holes. When you’re shopping for a drill, make sure you check online for some reviews. Ryobi drills are some of the most popular as they’re known for their high build quality.

Drill Press

When a hand drill doesn’t suit the job, then you probably need some thing more powerful like the drill press. The drill press is similar to a hand held type of drill in the way it works, however instead of you holding it, you bolt it down. Because the drill press is bolted to the floor, or bench it’s very sturdy. They can do repeated and tedious tasks like drilling holes over and over again with ease. The best drill press for you depends on what sort of work you need it for. If you’re doing mostly hobby/woodwork then a bench-top drill press will suit you fine.

Hand Saw

No workshop would be complete without a handsaw. Although they’re limited compared to electrically powered saws, if you just need to do a simple bit of sawing then they fit the bill perfectly. The best hand saw should be made out of a strong steel so the teeth stay sharp for a long time. Often cheaper brands are made from poor material that wears fast.