Are you interested in woodworking but overwhelmed by the amount of tools available? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 must-have new woodworking tools of 2016 that will simplify your woodworking experience and take your projects to the next level. These tools are beginner-friendly with easy-to-use features and will allow your creativity to soar.
1. Table Saw
The table saw is the cornerstone of any woodworking shop. This versatile tool has a flat table surface with a circular blade mounted on an arbor, and can be used for a variety of cuts. The new Bosch 4100XC-10 is one of the best table saws of 2016. Featuring a powerful 3.0 horsepower motor, a large cast aluminum table, and a SquareLock rip fence, this tool is as accurate as it is powerful.
2. Random Orbital Sander
Once you’ve made your cuts, it’s important to sand them down to a smooth finish. The random orbital sander is the best tool for this job. The DeWalt DWE6421K is a top-performing new sander of 2016, with a 3.0 amp motor and a compact design for easy handling. It also comes with a dust bag to keep your workspace tidy.
3. Compact Router
A compact router is a must-have tool for any woodworking beginner. They are ideal for small projects such as trimming and shaping, and can be used on a variety of materials including wood, plastic, and metal. The new Makita RT0701C is a standout compact router of 2016. With a 1.25 horsepower motor and a variable speed control dial, this tool is powerful and precise.
4. Compound Miter Saw
A compound miter saw is a woodworking staple. Also known as a “chopsaw”, this tool allows for angled cuts in two directions, making it perfect for a variety of projects. The new Hitachi C12RSH is a top-performing compound miter saw of 2016. With a laser marker system and a 15 amp motor, this saw is both accurate and powerful.
5. Cordless Drill
No woodworking shop is complete without a cordless drill. This tool is essential for drilling holes and screwing in fasteners. The new Milwaukee M18 is one of the best cordless drills of 2016. With a 3/8-inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck and a powerful 18-volt motor, this drill is versatile enough for any project.
Equipping your woodworking shop with these must-have new tools of 2016 will not only make your projects easier, but they will also provide you with the versatility you need to take your woodworking to the next level. Don’t forget to wear protective gear and always read the user manual before using any new tool. Happy woodworking!