Always handy and useful, all carpenters use a tape measure even for the smallest work. This is crucial for having the right dimensions for your work. Among the tape measures, make sure to use the most adequate one with the right precision on it. There are multiple options, including electronic types, that can help you measure your wood pieces. Be sure to have one with the option of meters and feet because sometimes both systems are used in the plans and on the job.
Another vital and important tool for carpenters is the claw hammer. We recommend a hammer 20 oz with steel handles as it will allow for the right driving force and great grip while using it. When using steel handle hammers, make sure they have rubberized grip for better control and improved grip performance. Wood handles are OK if you are driving a lot of nails but will make your hand sweaty unless you are wearing safety gloves.
The sledgehammer is another type of “hammer” that can fit into this category. Remember to use a sledgehammer powerful enough yet lightweight to complete your work to avoid being too tired from the weight of it.