Small Shop Power Tools
Having the right tool for the job makes a project easier and safer. In this episode, boatbuilder Greg Bauer, who is WoodenBoat School’s shop manager, introduces the viewer to four essential power tools of most boatbuilding and woodworking shops: the bandsaw, tablesaw, thickness planer, and jointer. Greg has been working with wood for many years and has a thorough understanding of how these machines work, and he has plenty of hands-on experience using them. In this video, he discusses the many factors to consider when choosing woodworking machines, including budget, shop space, safety features, compatibility with other tools, and quality and durability. Greg dissects each tool, examining its inner workings and demonstrating its proper operating procedure and maintenance schedule. Whether starting a workshop from scratch or enhancing an existing one, this episode will guide your decision-making process.