10 Best Tools for Joiners

Discover the 10 best rated power tools, hand tools and accessories for carpenters as rated by 1,000's of trades on Tool Talk. Whether you're an apprentice starting out or a carpenter with years of experience, these top-rated tools should give you everything you need to become a master of the trade.

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Makita DSS610Z 18v Circular Saw

Powerful 360 W maximum output but lightweight due to Li-ion battery power unit. Smooth and powerful cutting at the high rotational speed of 3,700 rpm delivered from enhanced motor.

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DeWalt Impact Driver

Powerful and reliable, the DEWALT range of drill drivers features both corded and cordless models and provides variable speed and power.

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Stabila Spirit Levels

Features 1 horizontal and 2 vertical Vials. Accurate to 0.5mm/m in the normal position and 0.75mm/m in overhead position. Removable end-caps for flush fitting. Anti-slip end-caps for easier one-handed marking.

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DeWalt Multi Tool

Multi-function tools use an oscillating action to carry out a large variety of smaller scale, detailed functions including routing, sawing, sanding, scraping, cutting etc. The materials the various accessories can be used on include copper pipes, plastic, dry walls, wood, stone, paint, grout removal, tile adhesive, window putty, caulking etc.

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Makita DMR104W DAB Digital Radio

Portable DAB radio designed for on-site use and great sounding music. Compatible with MP3 players or smartphones via the aux input. Rubber bumpers for protection during use and transportation. DAB signal provides a wide selection of radio stations.

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DeWalt TSTAK

With its strong, easy to use interlocking system, TSTAK units can be configured to your exact requirements, giving the ultimate flexible storage solution. Ideal for trade professionals.

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DeWalt Line Laser

This red cross line laser projects bright crossing horizontal and vertical lines for various leveling and layout applications. It is built tough with an over molded housing and can withstand up to a 1 meter drop.

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Big Wipes Heavy-Duty

Dual-sided for the toughest jobs, when you really need to cut through the dirt. Ideal for heavy duty use on the toughest stains and dried-on dirt, our industrial strength dual sided 'scrub & clean' Heavy-Duty 4x4 wipes offer the fastest deepest clean ever. Containing no fewer than four powerful cleaning agents and four dermatologically tested skin conditioners, Big Wipes 4x4 cleansing wipes are even tougher on grime and even kinder to your hands.

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Estwing 20oz Curved Claw Hammer

Estwing's Curved Claw Solid Steel Hammer provides unsurpassed balance and temper. The head and handle are fully polished and forged in one piece. Our exclusive Shock Reduction Grip is molded on and offers the utmost in both comfort and durability, while reducing vibrations caused by impact.

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12 Irwin Quick-Grip"

Evenly distributes up to 136kg (300lbs) of sustained clamping force. Ideal for temporary hold-down or quick clamping applications. The new quick-change button provides easy removal of jaws for accessory installation or conversion to a spreader, while the new removable swivel jaws and non-marring pads allow the full-faced pads to deliver even distribution of clamping force.

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Wiha Single-Pole Non-Contact Volt Detector 90 - 1000 V AC
New review by DKMProperty
2 months ago

As always for Wiha this is a very well built and sturdy tool. Disappointed it doesn’t have auto shut off and a sounder. Also I noted that sometimes it appears too sensitive and lights up about 4” from the wire and other times it seems to struggle a little. It will always light up when very near a live wire so it’s not a safety issue it’s just I had a cheaper one that could detect a live wire through a plastic switch and this can’t. I do like this tool and will continue to use it day to day but I will likely replace it with a Fluke when I inevitably lose it or the apprentice borrows it and doesn’t put it back.

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Wiha Professional Needle Nose Pliers
New review by Aes Electrical
2 months ago

A absolute must have if you are wiring through conduit systems on your own! They make life a lot easier if you’re fat fingered. Only down side is the price you pay for them but anything that has vde on goes up 40% so it’s expected.

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Wiha Tools speedE II
New review by JMC lighting and electrical
2 months ago

Spent the past few days with the Wiha Speede2. This screwdriver is literally a game changer. With 2 different torque settings of 0.4 Nm and 1.0 Nm, you have the ability to do up cable terminals and screw face plates up quickly with the knowledge you’re not damaging them.

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Wiha Automatic Stripping Tool Up To 6mm
New review by JJJJ PLUMBING
3 months ago

Absolutely garbage. User error. Used on 5mm cable and the top blade snapped off and couldn’t change it. Build quality isn’t up to scratch as well. Would not recommend. Be a lot better if the blade were to pop out to change. I know it broke down to user error but it shouldn’t have broke that easy