Our Tools and How They Launched Us!

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Do you ever use certain tools and remember when you bought them? Like remembering what project you bought it for, or when your last one died at the most inconvenient time and you had to sprint out and buy the one you use now? Fine – it may sound kind of cheesy, but we have A LOT of memories and milestones associated with our tools that tell a story of how we started and when we decided to officially create our business.

This taught us a big lesson on how to invest in tools when starting a woodworking business – whether some were done the right way or the wrong way! Because it can always be a bit scary to make your first big purchases.

So I’ll list these tools in the order we bought them with a brief description and what result came from investing in it (there will also be a link at the end of each one if you’re interested in investing in one of these for your very own business!!).

Ryobi Circular Saw. I’ll cut to the chase – we were not a woodworking business yet and all we wanted was to build a coffee table and a bed frame. We couldn’t afford a table saw and didn’t want to spend any more money than we had to on multiple tools. This has been a very good saw for us and we still use it from time to time, but now that we have a track saw, miter saw, and table saw, it doesn’t make many debuts anymore. https://amzn.to/2EOxGvF (Check it out!)

This is our Ryobi circular saw that we bought as our first tool when we were starting our woodworking business.

Rigid 10-inch miter saw. This little miter saw has been SO GOOD to us. We still were not a business when we bought this little guy, but we were learning that we actually really, really liked building furniture!! After our coffee table and bed frame, we went on to build sofa tables and bed-side tables for our little apartment. As our skills grew and we got more and more excited about our new talent, we knew this tool would be awesome for making the process go faster – TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY. Fantastic first investment in the business we didn’t know we had yet lol. https://amzn.to/2EOxGvF (Check it out!)