This is more than a routing course, we will show you the fundamental uses of each tool, how it works and where best to employ it.
Whilst it is perfectly feasible to make furniture using hand tools without ever plugging anything in, some processes are better done with a powered tool.
We have aimed this class at those who are thinking of buying their first tool or who already own some but aren’t sure if you’re using them correctly or to their full capacity.
This course covers the portable tools we think you are most likely to use in your own workshop.
Power tool safety and best practice
Choosing the right power tool
Drills, drill/drivers, impact drivers and SDS
Circular saws: mitre, track and table
Jigsaws V. Bandsaws
Routers: jigs, templates, tables, cutters and guides
Our advice for buying tools, especially power tools is to buy the best you can afford. Not only are they safer, more powerful and easier to use, the very best of them such as Festool will also hold their value for many years. Look for trade and industrial rated tools. Axminster has a wide range covering all budgets.