Woodworking is a job or hobby that utilizes many different tools and equipment. That means there are a lot of gifts that can be given to make a woodworker’s craft easier and or more efficient. Just by taking a look at the Best 25 Gifts for Woodworkers, you are sure to come across something for your woodworker.

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25 Gifts for Woodworkers

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalCarhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch

  • Customer Ratings: 4.9 out of 5
  • Brand: Carhartt

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalBench Cookie Plus Work Grippers

  • Customer Ratings: 4.8 out of 5
  • Brand: Rockler Store

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalDFM Small Carpenter Square

  • Customer Ratings: 4.8 out of 5
  • Brand: Dfm

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalGalvanized Steel Pegboard

  • Customer Ratings: 4.8 out of 5
  • Brand: Wall Control

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalUltimate Wood Glue

  • Customer Ratings: 4.8 out of 5
  • Brand: Titebond

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalTiconderoga Pencils

  • Customer Ratings: 4.8 out of 5
  • Brand: Ticonderoga

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalJapanese Mini Dozuki Panel Saw

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Okada Hardware

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalWoodworking Chisels

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Narex

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalWaxed Canvas Heavy Duty Work Apron With Pockets

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Texas Canvas Wares

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalFASTCAP GLU-BOT GLUE BOTTLE

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: FastCap

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalPONY 52 Pipe Clamp

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Pony Jorgensen

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalWixey Digital Angle Gauge

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Wixey

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalGRR-RIPPER 3D Pushblock

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Microjig

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalNarex Czech Steel Dual Bevel Carving Striking Marking Knife

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Narex

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalHerbacin Kamille Hand Cream Tin

  • Customer Ratings: 4.7 out of 5
  • Brand: Herbacin

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Blendtec Total Classic Original3M WorkTunes Connect

  • Customer Ratings: 4.6 out of 5
  • Brand: 3M

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalQuickread Yellow Clad Tape Measure

  • Customer Ratings: 4.6 out of 5
  • Brand: Lufkin

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalVari Standing Mats

  • Customer Ratings: 4.6 out of 5
  • Brand: Vari

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Blendtec Total Classic Original6-Inch Flex Precision Stainless Steel Ruler

  • Customer Ratings: 4.6 out of 5
  • Brand: General Tools

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalElectronic Digital Caliper

  • Customer Ratings: 4.6 out of 5
  • Brand: Neiko

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Kevlar-Arm-Sleeves

  • Customer Ratings: 4.5 out of 5
  • Brand: Mokeydou

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalFirst Aid Essentials Kit for Emergencies

  • Customer Ratings: 4.5 out of 5
  • Brand: Coleman

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Blendtec Total Classic Original29 Piece Fractional Inch Brad Point Drill Bit Set

  • Customer Ratings: 4.4 out of 5
  • Brand: Fulton

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Blendtec Total Classic OriginalNail Finder Woodworking Metal Detector

  • Customer Ratings: 4.3 out of 5
  • Brand: Little Wizard

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Blendtec Total Classic Original3-Foot Folding Ruler

  • Customer Ratings: 4.1 out of 5
  • Brand: Robert Larson

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1. Japanese Mini Dozuki Panel Saw

A super light and durable panel saw is what you need to get quick and precise cuts on your pieces of work. Every inch counts and this is the tool to make sure you get the correct cut you’re looking for. This panel has a walnut handle to hold comfortably in your hand, with a .30mm thick steel blade ready to carve away wood with ease.

Specifications

  • Blade length: 5.9”
  • Total length 14.6”
  • Weight 3.84 oz
  • Steel blade and walnut handle
Pros
  • Good for working with smaller material
  • Quickly change out blades
  • Cuts fast and precise
Cons
  • Not very sharp
  • Hard to cut harder woods
  • Cheap quality

2. Bench Cookie

These bench cookie surfaces are made of a mousepad-like material to hold the wood in its place and the bench cookie itself in place. Sanding on top of these also prevents the wood from jittering around, altering your desired finished product. The thread in the center allows for different risers to be inserted for a variety of elevations to work at. The higher the elevation the more suitable for machines with a longer blade

Specifications

  • 4.3” x 3.3” x 3.3”
  • 12.7 oz
  • Foam rubber surfaces
  • Hard plastic core
Pros
  • Holds wood in place
  • Elevates wood so it can be worked on more efficiently
  • Saves on time and clean up
Cons
  • Rubber can get stuck on workpieces
  • Cheaper options are out there

3. Robert Larson Folding Ruler

Tape measures are not the most ideal for flat surfaces.  When working with short, flat, wood surfaces, a folding ruler can make a great gift for a woodworker. Marking lumber with one hand and holding this sturdy ruler in another will bring ease to the job, unlike standard flimsy rulers.

Specifications

  • 3’ Hardwood ruler
  • Clear and bold inch markings
  • Traditional style
  • Brass joints
  • Foldable for easy storage
Pros
  • 3’ Hardwood ruler
  • Clear and bold inch markings
  • Traditional style
  • Brass joints
  • Foldable for easy storage
Cons
  • Portable and easy to store
  • Lays flat on lumber unlike a tape measure
  • Hold the ruler in one hand and mark with the other

4. DFM Small Carpenter Square

Need to layout patterns and markings on your lumber? To achieve extremely accurate results this carpenter square is the go-to tool. It is pocket-sized but is capable of cross-marking 2×4 lumber.  There are plenty of scribe holes up to 3” in length to achieve the desired markings for pinpoint accuracy.

Specifications

  • 3.5” x 3.75”
  • Five  ¼” pinholes
  • Aluminum
  • 7.2 oz
Pros
  • Small enough to fit in pockets and aprons.
  • Able to cross mark 2×4 lumber
  • Easy to use pin system for laying out angles
Cons

    5. Narex chisel set

    A set of chisels should be in every woodworker’s shop.  This set is of high quality considering the price. You get a set of 4 varying-sized chisels for different circumstances. The beechwood handle is comfortable to hold and the tempered steel blades will slide through the lumbar with ease.

    Specifications

    • 4 piece set
    • chrome-manganese steel blade
    • European Beechwood handles
    • sizes: 6mm, 12mm, 20mm, 26mm
    Pros
    • Tips are easy to sharpen
    • Cuts wood away like butter
    • Made with high-quality materials
    Cons
    • Soft edges

    6. 3M WorkTunes Connect

    Working with loud and obnoxious power tools is not kind to the ears. The safety of the worker is of utmost importance. Protect their ears with these noise reduction headphones. These have Bluetooth capability allowing the user to play music from their Bluetooth devices.

    Specifications

    • padded ear cushions
    • High-fidelity speakers
    • AM/FM radio
    • Built-in mic
    • AA batteries required
    Pros
    • Protects ears comfortably
    • Hours of entertainment
    • Receive and make phone calls
    • Noise reduction rating 24db
    Cons
    • No rechargeable battery
    • Cheap Bluetooth tech
    • Low volume

    7. Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Work Apron

    Protect the user and their clothes with this heavy-duty apron. This professionally crafted apron will provide years of durable protection against sticky substances, sawdust, and stains. It is one-size-fits-all and even has several front pockets to hold phones, tools, wallets, etc.

    Specifications

    • Waxed canvas
    • Cross back-straps
    • Front pockets.
    • Quick-release buckle
    • Shoulder pads
    • Dual Hammer Loops
    Pros
    • Affordable
    • Light and Comfortable
    • Quality Leather
    Cons
    • Cheap straps
    • Poor stitching of pockets

    8. Quickread Yellow Clad Tape Measure

    For much longer cuts of lumber, a short folding ruler won’t do the job. This will accurately provide measurements with ease up to 25’. The design is made to fit nicely into the hand. Also, the mold of the case is made to withstand impact and have an easier grip.

    Specifications

    • 12.2 oz
    • 1 x 1 x 1 inches
    • Plastic case
    • Steel blade
    • Measures up to 25’
    Pros
    • Slides and retracts easily
    • Clips to belt
    • Fractions and decimals on the tape
    Cons
    • Flimsy without support when extended
    • Possibility of the tape permanently bending

    9.  FASTCAP GLU-BOT GLUE BOTTLE

    Prevent excess glue dripping or spilling with this bottle. A gift for the more messy workers. The bottle is designed to suck extra glue back into the bottle once you stop applying the glue. This feature also makes it possible for the tip to not get clogged and stay clean.

    Specifications

    • 2 chamber system
    • Holds 16oz
    • Plastic
    Pros
    • Mess-free
    • Cheap
    • Nice flow
    • Keeps glue fresh
    Cons
    • Cross threaded cap
    • Flows from the bottom, up
    • Air leaks

    10. PONY 52 Pipe Clamp

    This pipe clamp is a great gift for all woodworkers who need to have their lumber tight and secured. Crank the handle to achieve desired tightness. Its baked enamel finish ensures this product’s durability. Gluing lumber together has never been easier while using this.

    Specifications

    • 1.44lbs
    • steel thrust bearing
    • Crank handle
    • 1- ½ inch square clamp faces
    Pros
    • High clamping pressure
    • Will last a lifetime when taken care of properly
    Cons
    • Not meant for lighter clamping needs

    11. Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

    Relying on your eyes to determine the degree of angles manually still leaves room for error. Minimize error with this digital angle gauge. It’s simple to use, all that is needed is that you zero the device while using a reference surface.

    Specifications

    • 6x4x1 inches
    • 2 AA batteries required
    • Range of  +/- 180 degrees
    • 2 buttons
    Pros
    • Easy to use
    • Cheap
    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    Cons
    • Poor build
    • Slow updating the display

    12. GRR-RIPPER 3D Pushblock

    Safety is the number one priority when working with wood and the dangerous appliances involved with the process. This pushblock is to ensure said safety for your hands specifically. Its high friction durable grip will prevent any hand from losing its grip, providing the most efficient product possible.

    Specifications

    • Plastic
    • 1.8lbs
    • Adjustable
    • Moving blade guard
    • 1/4″ thin rips
    Pros
    • Safe
    • Durable
    Cons
    • Expensive for what it is
    • Instructions for assembly are not accurate

    13. Vari Standing Mat 34×20

    Working on your feet for long periods of time can take a toll on your feet and the rest of your body. The Bari Standing Mat is designed to support your feet, hip, knees and back. No workstation is complete with this standing mat to provide the comfort that you need.

    Specifications

    • 34×20
    • 5”/8” high-density core
    • Plastic
    Pros
    • Alleviate pain from standing
    • Plush
    • Small and compact
    Cons
    • Leaves residue on shoes and socks
    • Mat slides on carpet

    14. Wall Control 30-P-3232GV Galvanized Steel Pegboard

    Organize your workspace with this steel pegboard. Its steel frame prevents the holes from deteriorating over time from constant usage. There is more than enough space to store most or all of the woodworkers ‘ tools. 

    Specifications

    • 32×16
    • Steel
    • 1/4in Pegboard Pegs
    Pros
    • Solid & Durable
    • No spacers needed behind the board
    Cons
    • Expensive

    15. 6-Inch Flex Precision Stainless Steel Ruler

    A pocket-sized ruler may be a gift a woodworker may need. Precision is key and this ruler will provide that. For small works and repairs, this 6” is the one

    Specifications

    • 6”
    • Stainless steel
    • Rust Proof
    • Sliding pocket clip
    Pros
    • Light
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to read
    Cons
    • Clip is loose
    • Sharp
    • No decimal on the scale

    16. Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper

    Measuring the thickness of objects with a plain old ruler is not good enough for the job. If you want the most accurate measurement then this digital caliper will be needed. This is a versatile tool that can handle all of your measuring needs.

    Specifications

    • Three Measuring Modes.
    • Stainless Steel
    • Large LCD screen
    • Battery-powered
    Pros
    • Large and clear LCD screen
    • Accurate
    Cons
    • Turns on by itself after a couple of minutes.
    • Difficult to close

    17. Narex Czech Steel Dual Bevel Carving Striking Marking Knife

    Carve away with ease, using this carving knife. Its steel blade is sharp enough to cut through wood like a hot knife through butter. Marking and carving wood has never been easier.

    Specifications

    • Steel
    • 090″ thick and .380″ wide
    • 2.75″ Blade length
    • 4.125″ Handle 
    Pros
    • Sharp
    • Makes fines cut
    Cons
    • Tip is a little flimsy

    18. Titebond H6838 – III Ultimate Wood Glue

    Having glue around the workshop to apply to pieces of work is awfully handy. Not just any old glue but Titlebond Ultimate wood glue. This strong adhesive only needs up to 30min of clamp time to stick together forever.

    Specifications

    • For wood
    • Tan
    • 16oz
    Pros
    • Quick to dry
    • Can be sanded
    Cons
    • Expensive compared to competitors

    19. Little Wizard II Nail Finder

    Does this woodworker reuse old, used timber? That already used wood could have nails or screws in it that could damage blades and saws. This nail finder will prevent such things from happening quickly and effectively. Not only are you saving time but you will also be saving money by not having to buy new blades.

    Specifications

    • Weight: 1oz
    • 9 volts
    • LED’s
    Pros
    • Visual and audio queue when it detects metal
    • Accurate
    • Fairly priced
    Cons
    • Needs to be adjusted constantly to provide the most accurate results
    • Struggles to pick up on smaller metals such as staples

    20. 29 Piece Fractional Inch Brad Point Drill Bit Set

    A lot of woodworkers have the basic, generic twist drill bits. A set of 29 different drill bits will provide a variety of choices for the worker. These alloy steel bits are packaged into a small and durable carrying case.

    Specifications

    • Alloy Steel
    • Polycarbonate case
    • Fractional Inches
    Pros
    • Drills smooth holes
    • Durable case and drill bits
    • Easy to read sizes
    Cons
    • Some bits aren’t totally straight

    21. Ticonderoga Pencils

    Measuring with all those fancy tools won’t mean much if there isn’t a utensil to markdown said measurements. Pencils of any kind would work but Ticonderoga Pencils have a hard lead that will create a thin, visible line that won’t break on the lumber.

    Specifications

    • Wood
    • #3 H graphite
    • Latex-free eraser
    Pros
    • Precise Lines
    • Hard graphite
    • Non toxic
    Cons
    • Sharpening can be difficult

    22. Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream Tin

    Working with wood all day will dry out the workers from all the sawdust. If you know a woodworker who deals with dry skin, this is a gift for them. This cream can also be used as a lip balm.

    Specifications

    • 2.5 oz
    • Hand & Lip cream
    • Uses glycerin
    Pros
    • Won’t leave a greasy film
    • Absorbs quickly
    Cons
    • Scent not super pleasant

    23. Kevlar-Arm-Sleeves

    Avoid getting splinters, fiberglass, cuts, and scrapes while at work. These lightweight sleeves are comfortable and won’t affect the quality of the work. Save money on first-aid kits and doctor trips with a purchase of these sleeves. 

    Specifications

    • Double Ply
    • Kevlar
    • Stretchy fabric
    Pros
    • Cheap
    • Lightweight
    • Soft
    Cons
    • Itchy

    24. Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch

    Organization is important in everyday life, no matter the situation. This tool bag will keep all the tools in one place so the woodworker does not need to constantly search for those lost tools. With its 27 pockets, there is space for plenty of tools. 

    Specifications

    • Polyester
    • 2 pounds
    • Carhartt Brown
    Pros
    • Plenty of pockets
    • Durable
    • More than just tools
    Cons
    • Does not fit large tools

    25. Coleman Camping All Purpose First Aid Essentials Kit

    In case there is an emergency, there should always be a first-aid kit nearby. This needs to be in every workshop because you never know when someone can get injured on the job. Be prepared with all the basic first-aid gear as this provides 207 pieces. 

    Specifications

    • 205 pieces
    • Durable, semi-hard case
    Pros
    • Provides basic first-aid
    Cons
    • None

    What to Consider Before Buying

    To narrow down your ideas for a gift to buy, here is what you should keep in mind. Consider the following below before buying.

    Safety

    Safety should always be the number one priority when working with lumber. Our guide has different tools, accessories and safety equipment to ensure one’s wellbeing. If you know a reckless woodworker then there is something here for that need

    Conclusion

    Long and thorough research has been done to find the best possible gifts to give to a woodworker. It is a specific activity that many people do not actively participate in. We hope that you find the perfect gift after going through our list of the 25 Best Gifts For Woodworkers.

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