If you’re thinking about installing wood floors in your home, you might be wondering what power tools you’ll need to get the job done effectively. While you will need quite a few manual tools to complete this work, there are only a few required power tools, and most of them are standard in any workshop due to their highly varied utility.
Sure, you could choose to use sandpaper for your wood floors if you don’t want to invest in a belt or orbital sander, but that would take ages and wreak havoc on your hands as your sand and buff every individual plank. Instead, it’s better to have a power sander on hand so you can quickly adjust each plank and keep the workflow going.
Wood floors are usually nailed down, but going straight to hammering nails into your wood runs the risk of causing it to splinter and crack. Instead, use a power drill to create pilot holes for each nail to go into so that you don’t damage your beautiful new floor.
Planks won’t always be the right size, and many of them will need to be cut to fit—this is where a table saw comes in handy. Planks can be cut by hand, but a table saw will quickly cut each piece down to size, and it will do it with extreme accuracy once its parameters are set.
Some planks will need to be fitted around architectural elements of your home, such as door trim. Simply cutting these planks down to a certain size won’t be effective because there will be gaps around the architectural flourish. A jigsaw gives you the freedom to cut freeform through the plank to match the flourish so the plank will sit flush.
A jamb saw looks like a circular saw, except the blade is horizontal and parallel to the floor. The benefit of this tool is to cut the bottom of the door casing so your wood floor planks can be easily slid into place and create a uniform look.
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