If you are looking for a way to turn a small backyard workshop into a comfortable workshop with plenty of room to work, a vertical lathe is the machine for you. Lathes come in all shapes and sizes but vertical versions are compact and portable enough to handle most jobs and give you access to many different kinds of tools.
A planer is the most common tool you will find on a vertical planer. This is what makes them so popular because it allows you to cut the wood away without having to saw it. The power of the planer is its ability to make very fine cuts. You don’t have to worry about any splinters or nicks when using this tool. For homeowners who don’t like the idea of working with a blade saw, the planer is a perfect choice.
A table saw is another piece of equipment that most homeowners enjoy owning. There are two main varieties of planers available. One is called a single unit and the other is the table saw/stacker. The single unit does not do anything but cut but the table saw/stacker is able to cut both sides of the wood but is only able to make one cut at a time.
A hammer can be a hard to use tool in a small workshop. The lathe makes a hammer a breeze to handle because it allows you to slide a flat surface along a roller. It is possible to do intricate work with a curved surface but no more difficult than working with wood. There are hammers that are meant for doing intricate work like getting rid of knots and marring your work piece.
An excellent hammer is also a wood lathe. It works the same as a regular hammer but is made of a different material. Metal hammers are used to cut sawdust. It’s important to use the right size of the hammer so that you don’t accidentally damage your work piece.
An axe is another tool that comes in handy with the lathe. This is perfect for doing detailed work around the house or especially for cutting small nails in small sections. An axe comes in a variety of lengths, so it is possible to handle a variety of tasks. It is good to use an axe at a low speed, but slow enough that you don’t tear your wrist muscles.
If you need to bend metal, there is a tool called a die you can use on a lathe. This tool is used for turning. With a lathe this is possible because it’s a continuous process. The tools come in different types, so you can get one for your specific needs.
The best thing about all these tools is that they are portable and easy to use. They are also durable and will be able to take a beating no matter what kind of a work area you have. Most tools are designed for heavy duty work, so you can use them for a long time without being concerned about breaking them.