The Weekend Woodworker
Essential Tool List


Table Saw

10” Miter Saw

Random Orbit Sander

Drill/Impact driver

Variable Speed Jigsaw

Circular Saw

Table saw upgrade option: Ridgid

*This is very similar to the Porter-Cable Saw used in my YouTube videos for the past 10 years.


Drill bit and driver kit (109 pcs)

Wet/Dry 6 Gallon Shop Vac

2, 24” BESSEY bar clamps

2, PONY 1/2-Inch Pipe Clamp

48” black pipes

Strap clamp

Dado Set

Ridgid Dado Throatplate

Framing Square

Measuring tape

Combination square

**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.


Safety glasses

Hearing protection


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.