The Weekend Woodworker
Essential Tool List
Drill bit and driver kit (100pcs)
Wet/Dry 6 Gallon Shop Vac
Dewalt Dado Throatplate
Rigid Dado Throatplate
**If stacked dado blades aren’t available where you live, you can buy single blades and use alternative methods, which are covered in my course, The Weekend Woodworker.
***If you buy the Ridgid table saw in this list AND the dado blades, you will need to purchase a special insert plate for the saw. Check with the manual for part number and purchasing info.
Since respirators and N95 masks should currently be reserved for medical professionals, we hobby woodworkers can employ alternatives such as a bandana, scarf, or other homemade masks. The primary concern is to avoid long-term exposure to microparticles, and the hobbyist is already at low risk compared to those who experience this full-time in the workplace. Just make sure your workspace is well ventilated and you’re taking whatever steps you can to protect yourself. Once the crisis has ended, I will update this page to reflect my recommendation for a respirator.
Note: You will also need to keep your shop stocked with items such as wood glue, disposable dust masks, sandpaper, screws, masking tape, and stains, depending on the projects you’re working on.