In the world of carpentry, with all the fields that it represents (carpentry, restoration and painting) we can differentiate with two large types of tools, hand tools and power tools.

It can be difficult to master them all, and over time many have become obsolete and transferred to more artisanal work while others have changed. The hand tools used by carpenters today have been used for many years and are tools that do not require electricity. Thus they managed to create complicated jobs despite not having power tools.

Among the most used hand tools we can find the following:

- Tape measure: the standard tape measure.
- Levels: a vital tool, with which to verify both horizontal and vertical surfaces.
- Hammer: a quality hammer that is reliable is required.
- Miter box: used to make cuts at different angles.
- Wooden brush: with a metal blade at its base that is used to smooth, devastate, polish, brush, etc.
- Compass: allows you to measure equal distances and make circles.
- Screwdriver: to introduce and remove all types of screws.
- Rasp: tool with triangular teeth of various types according to its use.
- Square: used to draw angles and check edges.
- Chisel: cutting tool that is also used for cupping.
- Maces: hammer used to hit pieces of wood without damaging them.

There is a wide variety of hand tools, but in the large carpentry workshops, the most prevalent are the power tools, among which we highlight the following:

Portable power tools:

- Circular saw: used to make cuts in large wooden plates.
- Jigsaw: makes circular cuts in all directions.
- Circular saw for angular cutting: makes cuts at 90 and 45 degrees.
- Electric brush: to brush all types of edges.
- Drills: available in different models and sizes.
- Belt and orbital sander: smooth the surface of the work and then be able to paint.
- Milling machine: you can make all kinds of decorative moldings.
- Plunge router: For inlay pattern work,the best Plunge router can help a lot.

Fixed power tools:

- Endless saw: split logs by pulling boards.
- Drilling machine: it makes holes of different diameters.
- Slicing machine: make moldings using tools of different forms of cutting.
- Fixed sander: polish large.
- Lathe and lathe copier: widely used to give multiple cylindrical shapes to the wood.
- Brushing brush: used to flatten a wooden surface.
- Combined machine: in a small space you can brush, spray, drill, mill and cut in length with professionalism.
- Miter saw: to get very fine work with moldings, jambs and skirting boards.
- Square: machine of great dimensions that is used to cut wood, melamine or chipboard plates in square and with precision.
- Gooseneck sander: suitable for sanding large wooden slats.
- Sierra marquetry: to make models of all kinds.

As you have seen, the tools for carpentry are multiple and vary depending on the type of workshop we have and the work we do in it, but there is one point in common that should be attempted in all workshops and carpentry; keep the tools in good condition and stored in a safe place after use.

In addition, each tool should only be used for what they have been designed for.

And of course, we cannot forget the necessary personal protective equipment such as glasses, gloves or masks.
If you need hand or power tools and protective equipment for your work, choose the most important tools.

Author's Bio: 

Imon is a freelance writer. He loves to write for blogs and magazines. He is a passionate full-time blogger.