A switch over to a different craft is in the cards. Specifically, we’ll be covering some of the ins-and-outs of carpentry work. After all, despite the backbone-like strength of structural steel, many conventional structures choose lumber as a core construction material. Pause for a moment and consider those wooden beams and plywood panels. Then, while still sensing the sawdust in the air, start thinking about carpentry tools.
Shaping and Assembling Lumber
Carpenters expertly wield hammers. As that impact tool is pulled back, it smacks down with precision. Nails are driven through structural wooden beams by this action. A building framework is coming together. Even in the steel sheds mentioned in previous articles, this work is next on the agenda, for that long shed needs partitioning. Screwdrivers twist while chisels and sanders add an attractive finish to the lumber faces, but wouldn’t all of this manual labour go that much faster if the carpenter contractors had an arsenal of must-have power tools at their disposal?
Must-Have Carpentry Power Tools
A powered nail gun has replaced that arcing hammer blow. This gun-like device uses cartridges of nails, which are driven deep into the lumber by pneumatic pressure. Nails are the conventional ammo here, but these versatile power tools can also shoot staples into the wood. Take note, this is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment, which is why it’s typically equipped with a special safety measure, one that only releases the nail if the business end of the tool is pressed against a surface. Next in the carpenters’ armoury, a cordless drill is an indispensable asset. Little charge packs abound on the construction site as this essential tool roves the wooden framework. Even from a distance, the high whine of a drill or screwdriver bit penetrates site chatter. Viewed up close, the power tool is buzzing screws into window and wall frames. Instead of many wasted seconds of arm-numbing screwdriver action, charged drills can drive screws home in under 3 seconds.
Equipped with Essential Finishing Equipment
A handheld circular saw spins its sharp disc at high velocity. Wooden beams fall to the ground. The frame sections are assembling. Those nail guns and cordless drill are making short work of the assembly stage. Meanwhile, finishing tools are coming out. They’re the palm sanders and abrasive planers that add a polished finish to the wood, or they shave just a fraction away from a sliding joint so that the entire frame comes together without a single issue.
This is our hypothetical steel shed. Prefabricated alloy frame segments are being hoisted into place and welded. Meanwhile, far below, the carpenters are partitioning the floor. Using these must-have power tools, the lumber construction materials are rapidly assembling, so maybe the electricians’ turn is up next.