The most common tools which we would consider "must haves" because they are required for so many purposes are:
2. Circular Saw
The Bosch CCS180 Circular Saw, part of the CLPK430-181 Combo Kit (on sale now)
3. Random Orbit Sander
4. Jig Saw
For beginners that want to cut wood into curves and shapes, a jig saw is the perfect power tool to accomplish this goal. This tool can also cut straight, but it requires a very, very steady hand so I wouldn't recommend buying a jig saw for this purpose. Using a jig saw is pretty straight forward. For a beginner, and even when you become experienced, tracing what you are cutting onto the wood will reduce the risk of wasting wood or possible making mistakes in spacing that can't be undone. We recommend a corded jig saw, where you have maximum power and unlimited run time (no waiting on a battery to charge mid-cutting).
5. Miter Saw
This saw is always being debated as the "most used saw" and it's usually put up against the circular saw when beginners are trying to decide which one they should buy first. They are very different as you can tell in the images. A miter saw is a stationary tool that has the spinning blade attached to a movable arm. The arm is adjustable so it can be used in different angles.The miter saw is better for precision, however, with the blade not being very big, they cannot cut anything that's more than a foot wide. This is why the circular saw has higher priority on our list.
There you have it, our recommendations for tools you should start your collection with. Edmonton has had some chilly weather lately, HOWEVER next week we're supposed to get a few days with highs of +17 degrees Celsius! This is the perfect time to get outside or open up those garage doors and get the ball rolling on that list of projects. Right now we are having a huge sale on power tools by Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee, and Bosch (see flyer by clicking here). If you're just starting out, come by Edmonton Fasteners and our experts will answer all your questions and find the right power tools for you, whether it's high end or low end, cordless or corded, etc.Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you in our next post!