Beginner Hand Tools | Carpentry

if you're just getting started in carpentry and 
you're not quite sure what hand tools you're gonna   need then stick around twelve out of the fourteen 
hand tools that I have here in front of me have   been in these pouches for the past 20 years I 
use them for everything no matter the size of   the project they're for here's a list of all 14 
hand tools that I recommend buying and having   with you while working on any project a lot of 
these tools might be familiar to you already   but some of them may not be so let's quickly walk 
through them together but before I do that please   remember to like and subscribe to the channel so 
you don't miss out in any of my weekly content   alright first up is a good speed square this 
thing has so many uses but I won't get into it   here because I did a video on it already and I'll 
leave that link in the notes section below second   is a good six in one screwdriver this tool is 
pretty self-explanatory and it has many uses not   only for the things that you're installing like 
hinges and hardware but for the power tools and   accessories you're using to do the job next is 
in cut pliers now you might not be familiar with   these but they're great for cutting nails and 
they're really good for pulling nails as well   fourth a utility blade this tool gets a lot of 
use from opening boxes the cutting sheetrock and   installation Рsharpening your carpenters pencil 
fifth is a hammer there are hundreds of hammers   out there but I personally like the s twing I 
prefer a straight claw rather than a curved claw   for both finish and rough carpentry but whatever 
hammer that you get just make sure it feels really   good in your hand next up is the sliding T bevel 
this tool shows up mostly in woodworking but it's   great for transferring existing angles to other 
materials or you can use it in conjunction with   a protractor or even a speed square to create new 
angles moving on to the wood chisel there's always   a need for chisel work from hinges to shaving off 
material just to get something to fit better I   found that having a 3/4 inch chisel on me at 
all times is great for almost any carpentry   project god-willing and when you can afford it I 
would definitely recommend buying a whole chisel   set number eight is a nail set what can I say 
when you need to set nails this is a tool to   have moving on to number nine this might be my 
favorite tool that pry bar scraper this tool is   not only great for prying and scraping materials 
but I use this thing as an extension of my hand   so if I'm working on something I don't want to 
get my fingers in a way I like prybar getting   away and let it do the work the other great thing 
about this bar is it's very thin making it easy   to get behind finished trim without damaging the 
wall 10 is a tape measure obviously an important   tool picking the right tape measure is totally 
a personal preference but for me and because of   my hand size I like a 25 foot fat max for more 
information check out the video I did and how   to choose the right tape measure number 11 is 
the flat pry bar this is a great demo tool able   to pry and pull nails and sometimes they use it in 
conjunction with the smaller bar this by far is my   most used pry bar number 12 is a chalk line this 
tool is great for making long straight lines and   almost any material for example it can be used 
for snapping lines and concrete for lining up   walls plywood for making cuts drywall you name 
it lucky number 13 is a torpedo level having a   small level like this and your pouch to check 
level and plumb on smaller tasks is very handy   it can be used alone or actually can be used in 
conjunction with the other hand tools for marking   lines last but definitely not least a good level 
this one here is a 2 foot level it's pretty good   size because it fits within most tight spaces 
it's also big enough then to give you a pretty   good accurate reading on larger things as well 
but when you can afford it I would definitely   recommend getting one that's at least 4 feet or 
bigger well I hope this list of hand tools has   helped to answer your question of what to buy now 
it's up to you to figure out when to buy leave me   a comment below or a question like us subscribe to 
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