Favorite Tools and Supplies

DIY PETE FAVORITE TOOLS

Tools I recommond

On this page are links to many of the tools, equipment, and supplies I use out in the shop. Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission for recommending the tools to you. If you do end up purchasing through the link Iā€™d really appreciate it.

New to Woodworking? Here are the first 5 tools you should research.

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*Please note that I am a Ryobi Sponsored blogger and have been exclusively using Ryobi and Ridgid tools over the last 2 years. There are a lot of great tool companies out there, so please do your research to find the best fit for you. Ryobi tools are affordable, durable, and perfect for the average DIY'er. If you are more of a contractor or someone building on a daily basis, I'd recommend going with Ridgid as it is a bit more durable.


Woodworking Tools

Drills

Ryobi 18 Volt Drill and Impact Driver Kit
Ryobi 18 Volt Drill
Ridgid 18 Volt Drill and Impact Driver Kit
Ridgid 18 Volt Drill

Saws

Ryobi 12 Inch Sliding Miter SawRidgid Miter SawRyobi Miter Saw Stand
Ridgid Miter Saw Stand
Ryobi Circular Saw
Ridgid Circular Saw
Ryobi Table Saw
Ridgid Table Saw

Ryobi Jig Saw
Ridgid Jig Saw

Jigs and ClampsKreg Jig- $99 I use the K4 and it does everything I need it to.
Jack Clamp (set of 2) - $124.99 Use my JackClamp coupon code to get $5 off any order over $50 - Code: DIYPETE5Festool Domino - This is an expensive tool, but if you are getting into more advanced woodworking and joinery this will save you so much time and make things easy. (I only recommend this to advanced DIY'ers)

Sanders and RoutersRyobi Orbital SanderRyobi Angle Angle Grinder
Ryobi Router
Ridgid Orbital SanderRidgid Angle GrinderRidgid Router
Jointer and Planer

Ridgid JointerRidgid Planer

Metal Working Tools

Welder / Plasma CuttingHobart Flux Core 110 Volt Welder - $359
Hobart 250CI 110 Volt Plasma Cutter - $799
Torch to Heat Metal for Patina - $56

Cutting and Grinding
Ridgid Chop-SawRidgid Angle Grinder

Concrete Tools

PolishingVariable Speed Concrete Wet Polisher with 5 inch Pads - $180
Stadea 5 inch Concrete Polishing Pad Set - $39
Hand Polishing Concrete Pad Set - $57

FinishingCheng Concrete Sealer
Cheng Concrete Wax

Basic Leatherworking Tools

Tandy Leather Scratch Awl Set - $30
Tandy Rawhide Mallet - $37.00
Leather Hides - $39
Leather Over Stitcher Wheel ā€“ $57

Stencil Making Vinyl Plotter - I've used this to make all sorts of stencils, signs, and decals over the years. I've owned a Graphtec since 2011 and it's bomb proof. I'd highly recommend this for any serious DIY'er. You can make all sorts of signs, vehicle graphics, and promo items with this. So if you are starting a new business and are going to spend money on signs, why not invest in your own plotter? I ordered the vinyl plotter on Amazon, and I get supplies from USCUTTER.com.