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Top five tools for your Carpentry and Joinery journey


With plenty of students moving through apprenticeships in carpentry and joinery, many will eventually be looking to start their own business. Here, IronmongeryDirect’s David Saxby, Senior Category Manager explores some of the innovative tools available for carpenters and joiners starting out in their career.

Cabinet Hardware Jig

A multi-use jig such as this Cabinet Hardware Jig can save money on additional tools. Suitable for cabinet handles up to 800mm centres, this tool allows for accurate drilling on site and saves ample time, and can also be used for shelf pin holes, and drilling drawer holes. What’s more, the jig does not require any additional tools or accessories to adjust, and can be registered from the centre of doors as well as the edges. The Cabinet Hardware Jig is manufactured from aircraft quality aluminium, so users can be assured of its robustness and durability for many years.

Mirka Dust Free Sanding Kits

Sanding kits are, of course, an essential carpentry and joinery tool. However, dust has always been considered a problem – not only for the time spent cleaning it up, but also due to the numerous health issues that dust can cause. Therefore, Dust Free sanding kits offered by Mirka are a must-have.

Complete with sanding blocks, Mirka’s Abranet strips, and dust extraction hoses, carpenters and joiners will be able to sand dust free when using these kits. What’s more, Mirka also offers a Roundy Kit Dust Free Sanding Block. Ergonomically designed to fit into the palm of the hand, this kit is comfortable to use for a range of tasks, including paint stripping and lacquer sanding.

Trend Hinge Router Jig

For cutting hinge recesses into doors and frames, the Trend Hinge Router Jig is the ideal tool for the job, providing an accurate and easy to use template that saves time on site. Hard wearing, the template is made of 12mm phenolic plastic that is suitable for a range of doors, and features a fourth hinge template for when users are working on fire doors.

Souber DBB Morticer Jig

For locksmith work, this durable Jig is designed to accurately mortice lock cases every time. This jig will cut the mortice body and face plate, and, with the addition of a plunging cutting, this allows for a quick installation of tubular latches and deadbolts. This saves ample time and money on sight, increasing cutting speeds by up to 50% - adding value to your offering.

Reisser Cutter Screws

High quality screws are crucial for a successful business, with durability a key factor. Reisser Cutter screws are the ideal addition to a carpenter and joiner’s toolkit. Perfect for softwood, hardwood, chipboard and MDF, these precise screws are self countersinking to prevent surface damage to the wooden surface. No pre-drilling is required, and these screws are available in a range of sizes and plating finishes to suit any job.

A high-quality, robust tool kit is essential for starting and maintaining a successful carpentry or joinery business. All of the above tools, and over 18,000 other products are available under one roof at www.IronmongeryDirect.co.uk.

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