Essential Tools

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The following is a list of tools which every functional workshop needs:


<$40

  • Safety first
    • First Aid Kit
    • Safety glasses
    • Hearing protection
    • Work gloves
  • Various Nuts & Bolts
    • You can find variety packs of 1200+ nuts, bolts, and washers for $30.
  • Dremel
  • Corded Drills
  • Drill Bits
    • Philips Bits (get a lot of these)
    • Spade Drill Bits
    • Metal Drill Bits
  • Tape
    • Painters Tape
    • Masking Tape
    • Duct Tape
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Set
  • Ratchet Extensions
  • Marking Tools
    • Sharpies, carpenters pencils, or mechanical pencils
  • Sanding
    • Sanding Block
    • Sandpaper
  • Hammers
  • Flat Head Screwdrivers
  • Philips Screwdrivers
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Measuring equipment
    • Calipers
    • T-Square / Framing square
    • Meter stick
    • Tape measure
  • Bondage
    • C-clamps
    • Bar clamps
    • Bench vise
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Metric and SAE Hex Keys
  • Torx driver


>$40

  • Table Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Contractor's Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Scroll Saw
  • Belt/Disc Sander
  • Lathe
  • Welder
  • Air Compressor
Personal tools