Welcome to our Tool Reviews page! We use such a wide variety of tools to do all of the projects you love seeing. We typically mention the features of a specific tool when we’re using it in a post, but we don’t always give it a full review.
In the list below, you’ll find all of the specific tool review posts we’ve done. The tools range from yard tools to painting to sawing and much more.
If there is a specific tool you’ve seen us use and would like to learn more about it, please shoot us an email (Sean@CharlestonCrafted.com) and we’d be happy to write about it.
Also, if you represent a tool company and would like us to review your tools, you can email Sean for that, too!
We’re going to be working harder to bring you reviews of more tools, so we’d love to know which ones you’re interested in. Hope these help!
Here's a list of some of the tool reviews we've done. We use a lot of different tools to do all of our projects. We've done specific reviews of many of these tools, which are included in this list. If you would like for us to do a tool review of a specific product, please reach out to us and let us know!
The Mullet M5 Dust Cyclone is a portable dust collection system that connects directly to your shop vac to filter out dust and wood chips before they go into the motor of your vacuum.
The Wagner FURNO 500 is a versatile tool for use on many types of projects. We use it most for its wood burning capabilities, adding a rustic look to many of our decor pieces.
If you paint a lot of projects, then you definitely want to consider investing in a paint sprayer to speed up the job. This HomeRight sprayer is our absolute favorite!
The RYOBI 40V Self-Propelled Mower is amazing. We love how well it cuts, how quiet it is and that it works with our other batteries.
We love our Kreg Jig and use it for almost all of our woodworking projects!
The RYOBI 40V Expand-It System is great for all of our outdoor tools, using a single battery and swapping out a bunch of tool functionalities.
Our custom branding iron from Gearheart Industry is fantastic and we love marking everything we make!
The Wagner Studio Heat Gun is awesome for melting things and also charring wood to various levels, adding a cool touch!
We reviewed the Dremel SawMax and Stylo+, and the Gorilla Hot Glue Gun when making these quick frames!
Our outdoor storage shed was easy to install and works perfectly to store all of our lawn and garden tools.
In this post we share specific tips for using Frog Tape.
Kreg Mobile Project Center
The Kreg Mobile Project Center is one of our favorite work surfaces. Here is our unboxing video!
Basic woodworking information for every project
- How to buy wood for DIY woodworking projects
- Common vs Actual wood dimensions
- The best wood fillers for your project
- The ultimate wood stain guide
- How to get the best plywood for your money
- How to use a Kreg jig
- See all our printable PDF woodworking plans!
- See all our favorite tool reviews
- 100+ of the best woodworking project ideas!
- How to get cheap and free lumber for woodworking projects
- Woodworking project ideas to make and sell
- Where can I buy wood for woodworking projects?
- Will Home Depot cut wood for you?
- Will Lowe’s cut wood for you?
- 62 easy beginning woodworking projects
Remember to also always use safety equipment while woodworking and using tools. Make sure you have proper eye protection, ear protection and a good mask to keep yourself safe.
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