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Ultimate Gift Guide for the Wood Worker | 2023

Updated: Apr 11

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the woodworker in your life? Whether they're a seasoned pro or just starting out, a new tool can be the perfect present. In this gift guide, we've rounded up some of the best woodworking tools on the market, from hand tools to woodworking jigs and everything in between. From beginner-friendly options to more advanced choices, there's something for every skill level and budget. So whether you're shopping for a birthday, Christmas, or any other special occasion, you'll find plenty of great gift ideas here. So, let's get started!

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Gifts for Wood Workers Under $10

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  1. Center Hole Punch

  2. Center Finder

Gifts for Wood Workers Under $25

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  1. Flush Cut Saw

  2. 90° Corner Clamp

  3. Japanese Pull Saw

Gifts for Wood Workers Under $50

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  1. Hedgehog Spiral Feather Board

  2. Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig

  3. Moisture Meter

  4. Work Tunes Headphones

  5. Klein Tools Digital Gauge

  6. Apron

  7. Circle Scribe

  8. Milescraft Dowel Jig

  9. Dust Deputy Cyclone Dust Collection

  10. Digital Calipers

  11. Roller Stand/Pedestal Roller

  12. Kreg Drawer Slide Jig

Gifts for Wood Workers Under $100

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  1. Home Right Electric Paint Sprayer

  2. Bora Edge Clamp Guide

  3. Wen Scroll Saw

  4. Micro Jig Grr-ripper

  5. 8" Dado Stack

  6. 6" Starrett Combination Square

Gifts for Wood Workers Under $200

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  1. Kreg Pocket Hole Pro

  2. 48" Parallel Clamps

  3. Dust Right Dust Separator


Woodworking Gifts Under $10

Center Punch Tool

A center punch marks the spot for drilling by putting an indention into the wood. With a spring loaded mechanism, using the punch is as simple as firmly pressing it down into the wood until you hear the click of the internal hammer jabbing your workpiece.

What makes it great: Drill bits tend to wander off the mark as it spins in the drill. A small indention on the mark give the bit a place to nest into the wood preventing it from wandering off your mark - a great tool when precision is a must. For about $10, this makes a great stocking stuffer. Find it on Amazon


Center Finder/Scriber

Quickly divide a board in half and draw a line with its center scriber. It is a simple tool that can save a lot of time while eliminating mistakes made dividing fractions. Stick your pencil in the center hole and snug the posts to either side of your board and drag along the length marking the center.

What makes it great: Where precision and speed are necessary, this handy tool takes the time and math out of dividing a board in half. It even has built-in notches at common fractional distances off center for easy marking. Find it on Amazon


Woodworking Gifts Under $25

Flush Cut Saw

Every wood shop needs a flush cut saw. It allows you to trim excess wood protruding from your work piece. Most commonly used for trimming dowels flush when joining two pieces. The SUIZAN flush cut saw is a great entry-level trimming saw that will get used over and over again.

What makes it great: The "pull" action cuts as you pull the saw towards you enabling more control as it rides across your workpiece without marring the surface. With teeth on both sides designed for hard or soft woods, this will quickly become your go-to trimming too.

Premium Upgrade: Upgrade to the larger 9.5" Japanese Pull Saw for larger woodworking projects.


90° Corner Clamp

Every woodworker since the history of woodworking has wished they had more clamps. It doesn't matter how many you have - more is always better! This is especially true if you are working in your shop by yourself. Creating a box or a picture frame involves marrying two pieces at 90° from one another - a difficult task with only one set of hands. A set of 90° corner clamps will hold the pieces together while the glue dries, keeping them perfectly set in place.

What makes it great: Unlike other woodworking clamps, these are built specifically for holding two pieces 90° to one another. Spring-loaded pressure constantly holds the wood in place while your glue is drying. Find them on Amazon

Premium Upgrade: Heavier duty and increased panel thickness capacity with WETOLS corner clamp


Japanese Pull Saw