As woodworking experts, we know how difficult it is to find a legitimate source where you can get all the tools and plans you need for your projects. And if you’re not careful, you may even find yourself being ripped off or scammed.
One of the most popular sources out there is Woodcraft, but is it really a legitimate company? We find out in this Woodcraft review.
The website of Woodcraft.com is detailed and includes everything you need. Whether you’re getting started on your own woodshop or adding supplies to your existing one, Woodcraft offers a lot of options to choose from – which we discuss below.
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Power Tools and Accessories
This section on the website provides all the power tools you need. From air compressors to saws and blades, this is where you go for power tools big and small. Woodcraft compiles products from all the well-known brands such as Dewalt, Rikon, and Laguna.
On the left side, you’ll find the filters you can use to search for the product you need. They have a lot of items, so if you do not want to sort through it all, you can browse and filter the speed, HP, product type, brand, and so on.
Each of the products is labeled clearly with dimensions, which is a good bonus for us since it’s easy for you to know if the item will fit into the space you have.
The hand tools are similarly sorted like the power tools and accessories. However, since there is a wider selection in this department, they are sorted into different categories on the page.
Whether you’re looking for gauges, hammers, mallets , vices, wrenches, and even tape measures, you will find the hand tools you’re looking for in these subcategories. Much like the organization of the power tools section, the hand tools section can be filtered through as well, making things easier for you.
You can choose how many pieces come in the set, the length, capacity, and the brand. If the prices are a bit high for you, you can filter with just clearance or sale results as well.
When it comes to hardware, Woodcraft really supplies you with everything you need. A lot of woodworking shops online only sell tools or equipment, but Woodcraft is more of a one-stop shop. You can find all the things you require from start to finish no matter the project.
Aside from those that we already mentioned, the hardware section includes edge mounts, connectors, fasteners, and more, with all the items divided into subsections.
Even though it’s a bit overwhelming at first, we easily found the tools we needed for our project because the hardware is separated into types, depending on your woodworking plan. They even go as far as to categorize them via style. So if you have a more rustic piece in mind, you can find all the western-looking hardware they have in one place.
Wood and Finishing
Aside from woodworking tools, one thing that makes Woodcraft stand out is they also have wood pieces. Choosing the wood is a crucial part of any project, and it’s usually difficult to pick out unless you’re seeing it for yourself.
This is why Woodcraft has photos along with each type of wood and organizes them clearly for your convenience. You can sort via the type of cut, type of wood, color, and even domestic, exotic, or assorted pieces.
If you don’t know what you need, Woodcraft will show you with the filter “uses”. And if at any point you feel that you need personal assistance, their customer service is always ready to help you pick out the pieces for your next project, whether it’s a bedside table, an entertainment unit, or smaller items.
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Woodcraft doesn’t neglect your workshop needs either. They don’t only focus on your projects, but they also pay attention to your organizational needs in the shop. In the workshop section, you can find everything you need to make your workshop tidier and more efficient.
There are organizational tools, workbenches (if you don’t build one yourself), and safety tools available among other things. If you have anything missing from your workshop, chances are, you can find it in this section on Woodcraft.
They all come at affordable prices as well and are of high quality. We have purchased a few items in the past from this department and all of them remain intact today.
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Kits and Plans
Are you new to woodworking and need some guidance, inspiration, or ideas? Or are you an experienced woodworker who has run out of ideas and could use some help? If your answer is “yes” to either of these questions, then this section is for you.
Labeled “projects”, this part of the Woodcraft website has woodworking plans available if you’re looking for ideas. They’re easily organized into different projects and even books, magazines, and DVDs to help you along.
Perhaps you want to gift someone a small woodworking kit that already has everything included without having to sort through each section. Woodcraft project kits are also a great option.
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Home and Garden
This is probably one of the most interesting things we discovered when we decided to make this Woodcraft review. Despite the name, Woodcraft isn’t only a place for those working in a woodshop. They expand their reach into the home and garden as well under the appropriately labeled tab.
They also have grills and smokers, and outdoor accessories and tools. If there is anything you need out in the yard, chances are Woodcraft carries them as well.
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If you’re a budgeteer, Woodcraft also has a “specials” section which lists all of the deals, discounts, and clearances they are having. The newer items are sorted into this section as well and you can even find gift options such as gift cards and wishlists.
Woodcraft also has its very own magazine. Under this section, you can browse previous issues, read through the editor’s blog, watch videos, and download patterns. It’s all very easy to navigate with an enormous amount of information available on one site.
Customer Service and Support
Woodcraft makes customer service, technical support, and expert advice all available via phone. You know you will be getting a real person on the other end ready to handle any questions you may have.
This is very important if you need assistance with your projects. Automated responses just don’t cut it sometimes, especially when you need the help of a real human being.
Woodcraft Review Conclusion
Woodcraft is really the definition of a one-stop-shop for everything you need when it comes to woodworking and more. They offer a lot of support, a wide variety of products, and a ton of information and ideas. Whatever you need for your wood shop, project, or at home, there’s a high chance Woodcraft carries it in their site.