Woodworking power tools come in all shapes, sizes, prices, and brands. If you’re a beginner at timber framing, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options out there. But there are 7 power tools that will make your work easier, whether you build barns or homes. Let’s take a look at those seven essential timber framing power tools that can bring your projects to life quickly and easily!


                                 Alt Text: Image of a selection of industrial power tools and machinery for timber framing woodwork projects or construction building

1.Heavy Duty Drill
                   A heavy duty drill is a must-have for timber framing. It is used to drill holes in the wood to help it create the joints that hold the house together.


              Dewalt 1/2" (13mm) Spade Handle Drill DW130V


              DS4012 1/2" Spade Handle Drill - Makita


               Hitachi 1/2 Spade Handle Drill, 550 RPM, 6.2 Amp

2.Circular Saw
              A circular saw can be used to cut wood, metal, and plastic and is perfect for cutting wood boards to the desired length. The blade on a circular saw spins in a circular motion and it is this motion that creates the cutting action.


               Makita 5007MGA - 7-1/4" Magnesium Circular Saw with L.E.D. Lights


              XPS01PTJ 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 6-1/2" Plunge Circular Saw Kit (5.0Ah) - Makita

3.Heavy Duty Router
          A heavy duty router is a power tool that is used for cutting moldings and trimming pieces of wood. A router has a round bit and a spinning motor, which can be set to various speeds depending on the task at hand. Also, it is easier than using a table saw or band saw to cut intricate pieces of wood.


              Makita RP2301FC - 3-1/4 HP* Plunge Router


             Dewalt3 HP (maximum motor HP) EVS Plunge Router

4.Chain Saw
        Chainsaws are essential tools to have on hand when building timber frames. While chainsaws do a lot of the heavy work, they can be difficult to use and will require some regular maintenance. That's why it's helpful to have a one-stop-shop resource where you can find all the machine parts and power tool replacement parts you need.


               Makita UC4051A Electric Chain Saw, 16"

5.Chain Mortiser
         A chain mortiser is a power tool that can be used to create mortises (holes) in timber framing. It also comes with a set of chisels that are used for cutting the mortises.


               Makita 7104L - Chain Mortiser

6.Belt Sander
          A belt sander is a power tool that is often used in the construction of timber frames. The belt sander can also be used to shape wooden boards by using 220 grit sandpaper instead of a sheet metal like on other machines.


                 Makita 9403 - 4" x 24" Belt Sander


                JET 708598K JSG-6CS, 6" x 48" Belt / 12" Disc Sander with Closed Stand

7.Power Planer
            A power planer is a machine tool used for the rapid and accurate shaping of wood surfaces and edges. This essential tool can be used to remove material from a board, make edges straight, or finish an edge. It can also be used to perform similar tasks on metal or plastic sheets.


             1806B 6-3/4" Planer - Makita

           If you're a DIY enthusiast or contractor looking to save time on your next project, MMTools one-stop-shop will have everything you need: specific tools like saws and hammers; ready-made construction supplies; replacement tool parts; as well as industrial power tools.