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5 Must-Have Power Tools for Woodworkers

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There are many useful power tools to help with woodworking projects, but some are more irreplaceable than others.

Woodworking can be a very enjoyable business or hobby. Taking raw, formless materials and turning them into something functional, elegant, or both is a source of great pride and accomplishment. Even if you’re just a hobbyist or a beginner, there are some must-have power tools you should make sure are in your toolkit to produce the best results in the shortest amount of time. And don’t forget to practice appropriate power tool safety!


The reality is that pretty much everyone should have an electric drill. This tool is incredibly versatile, making quick work of common applications such as making pilot holes and setting fasteners. A power drill will be the most frequently used and most important tool in your woodworking toolkit.


A jigsaw is handy, portable, and a great way to step up your woodworking. A jigsaw allows for non-linear cuts whether it’s adding elegant curves or simply cutting out an arched cat door. Being mobile, they can go where other similar tools cannot and they are simple to operate. A quality jigsaw such as the Festool Cordless Jigsaw PSC 420 will create smooth, perfect cuts every time.

Table Saw

When you need the perfect cut, a table saw is the way to go. Every woodworker needs this in their toolkit to quickly and efficiently cut all of their wood. There are other options—like doing it by hand—but the cuts won’t be as clean or straight, and it will take forever. It’s important to invest in a quality table saw—such as the Jobsite Saw Pro that we have in stock—because you will be using it almost daily when woodworking.


The router is necessary for woodworkers because it has many different applications. These can be used to cut dadoes and rabbets, get smooth edges, create fashionable edging, or even create intricate designs and lettering. This jack-of-all-trades tool will do a lot of different jobs and help you elevate your end products.

Orbital Sander

Wood needs sanding, but doing large projects by hand would be a nightmare. An orbital sander will get your wood silky smooth in no time flat without needing to follow the grain of the wood as a belt sander does. This gives the orbital sander a leg up because it’s easier to use, especially for beginners, and makes your projects go smoothly.

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Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Abingdon showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, Shaper, Mirka,  Makita, Saw Stop, and Grex.

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