Best Carpenter Tools for Woodworking Contractors

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One of the most traditional roles or trades in the construction industry is carpentry. Carpenters or woodworking contractors are needed for almost every construction project, so if you are wondering what tools are required to carry out your work, we have the list.

This list not only shows you the tools that you need but also provides a brief description of these tools that carpenters use daily. As with every trade, carpenters might require many tools to perform their work but this list summarizes the most important ones or the most used tools in a construction project.

Hand Saw

The irreplaceable always reliable tool that offers many variations but all serve a common purpose. The hand saw is the one preferred by traditional carpenters as they can control the cut while producing a great finish. Because this tool has many variations, the hand saw is always a useful tool to have with you. There is traditional saw, hacksaw, coping saw, and rip saw among others. Hand saws are not a replacement for power saws, but being the most simplistic one, it is helpful, not optional, to have. If you can, having a power saw is a great idea, and a cordless one is even better.

Spirit Levels

Now even available in your smartphone, spirit levels are critical to obtaining the perfect leveled surface or product. Some carpenters prefer having longer levels but it all depends on the application and the type of woodworking job. If you are working with studs, we would encourage you to use longer levels for a neater product. A short level might mislead you if you are not familiar with the tolerances and deviations when using short level.

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