10 May, 2014

Framing Carpenter

I am getting into the carpentry trade, I am wondering what is the best tool belts and access to get and tools I have all basic things but I want to be comfortable and have good tools. Well, I have your answer right here. If you’re just starting out, all you need is hip tools. Twenty oz straight claw hammer (don’t try to be a hero with a 28 oz framing hammer until you’ve driven a couple of thousand nails. ), nail puller, razor knife, 30′ tape measure (without all the fractions marked), chalk line, speed square, one inch chisel, flat and round pencils. That’s all a new guy needs; you’re not going to be cutting, laying out, etc for a while, so you don’t need a bunch of power tools and such. You’ll mostly be toting lumber to keep you out of trouble.

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  1. Dharmu Nesmith May 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm #
    Occidental leather makes a nice nail bag combo
  2. Wiz Raneesh May 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm #
    Before you invest in a bunch of tools why don't you work in the trade a while and see which tools you often use. Every one likes different things. that's why we have so many brands to choose from.
  3. Wizard Robot May 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm #
    any belt is good, just get some suspenders they make a big difference.
  4. Karen Nguyen May 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm #
    get what is comfortable to you. your going to where it most of the day I find leather is best don't get one with 52 pockets framers only need two to four pockets and a place for your tape and hammer. good luck
  5. Randi Fujiyama May 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm #
    look at the guys you work with,,if one apprears to be good ,,ask him what brand he likes just stay away from anything made overseas--it is dangerous