The 15 Best Gifts for the Beginning Woodworker

These woodworking tools are perfect for the aspiring woodworker who needs to build up the essentials and extras in their toolbox and workshop. These are the 15 best gifts for the beginning woodworker:

The 15 Best Gifts for the Beginning Woodworker


1. Kreg KHC-90DCC 90-Degree Corner Clamp
This 90-degree corner clamp is self squaring and great for when you don’t have an extra set of hands. It has an l-handle for quick release and is very easy to set and adjust quickly. Recommended for building anything boxed (bookcases, toy boxes, etc.).


2. Breathe Healthy Face Mask for Dust, Drywall & Sanding, WoodworkingThis camo design mask is made of washable antimicrobial material and is reuseable, a great replacement for the flimsy disposable paper masks you find at the hardware store. It filters down to 1.0 micron to protect against airborne irritants and germs. Great for keeping out sawdust with it’s adjustable ear loops, and comes in a range of colors.


3. Dickies Work Gear 57027 Grey/Tan 16-Pocket Bib Apron
Keep all your tools, screws, nails and accessories available at all times! This 16 pocket bib-style apron is made of a heavy canvas with reinforced pockets. It features 3 chest pockets, a whopping 13 waist pouches and 2 hammer loops! The 2-inch shoulder straps and belt are fully adjustable, making it a must have for woodworking.


4. Eagle America 400-2048 Marking Center Finder

This unique tool helps to mark exact center on your project, up to 3 5/8 inch. It’s convenient, simple to use, and a time-saver for projects that need doweling work.

5. Magnetic Wristband

This magnetic wristband is perfect for holding any small metal object – including screws, nails, bits, bolts, washers, pins, fasteners and more. The size is adjustable, and the strong magnet keeps items from falling off while working. Great for when you need an extra hand to hold items!


6. Kreg K4 Pocket Hole System w/ Screw Kit in 5 Sizes and Face Clamp
This drill guide is perfect for creating pocket holes without any complicated math, and only needs one clamp to secure the jig. This kit comes with the elongated drill and screw bits, as well as 3 different sizes of screws. A great time saver for creating pocket holes to hide the screws, making projects look more professional!


7. WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vac WS1600VA High Capacity Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner
Make cleaning up all the sawdust a breeze with this compact wet/dry shop vac. The accessory storage on the feet and top keep things organized and within reach. This vac also has an integrated blowing port, allowing the ability to blow away unwanted debris as well.


8. DEWALT DWARA 100 Right Angle Attachment

Perfect for trying to drive screws and drill holes in tight spaces. The ergonomic handle doesn’t heat up while in use, and has 5 times a longer life than similar tools. The head has a magnetic ring that holds the heads of screws firmly in place, making it a great addition to any toolbox.


9. 10″ Digital Laser Level
With an easy-to-read digital display, this high-accuracy digital laser level can recall the last 9 angle measurements. It also have an audible indicator at 0, 45, 90 degrees and the last recorded angle, making getting angles correct even easier.


10. Craftsman 30-Foot 14 Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel
This retractable extension cord reel is perfect for the cluttered workshop. Hang it up and out of the way, and you have quick and easy access to an extension cord at all times! Keeps cords out of the way, so no more tripping.


11. Milescraft 3404 Push Stick
Overkill? Maybe. But I enjoy having all my fingers, thankyouverymuch! The non-slipping push stick has an extra tall handle that’s tilted inward, away from the blade and bit location.


12. Premium Anti Fatigue Mat
Woodworking involves a lot of standing, and this 20″x39″ anti fatigue mat is perfect for cushioning knees, ankles, hips and back. With a 10 year warranty, this non-toxic, thick mat will not compress or lose support.


13. “Sawdust is Man Glitter” Woodworking T-Shirt
For the woodworker that has almost everything, get this this hilarious “man glitter” 100% cotton t-shirt. It comes in 5 colors and both men and women’s sizing.


14. Carhatt Legacy Build Your Own Belt Custom Tool Belt Holster
This 100% polyester holster can fit a variety of drills, and has 7 pockets and loops for bits and drivers. A must-have for wordworkers to keep all of their drill pieces together!


15. Black & Decker LI4000 4-Volt Lithium-Ion SmartSelect Screwdriver with Magnetic Screw Holder
This lithium-ion battery powered screwdriver has a magentic screw holder and led light for increased visibility. With a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty and a charger that holds accessory bits and can be wall mounted, what’s not to love?


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