Tools are always a good investment if you are going to use them. This is why we’ve put our woodworking tools for kids guide together by interest level.
First Test of Interest Level
This is a crucial time in a young woodworkers life. To see if they are interested in woodworking crafts we recommend .
It features foam wood and is completely safe for youngsters. Some of the reviews say it’s cheap and somethings break. Well I think this is great. It’s a cheap way to see if this is going to be a hobby that sticks. I think it’s a good $20 bucks spent to test out their interest.
I had a friend try this out with her five year old son and seven year old daughter. They both had a fun time with this kit. The saw broke after a few uses but that’s OK. Both of the kids wanted to do more woodworking projects so I made my next toolkit recommendation. You can see it below.
Beginner Level Interest in Woodworking
These are some kits I recommend to my friends kids and grandchildren for ages seven to about twelve. Every kid is different so ultimately it’s your decision as the parent! For girls with woodworking interest I suggest this kit from Lowes. . It’s perfect for a young girl if she likes pink. These are real metal tools and are of good quality. They should last for a long time and will easily integrate with future tools you may purchase. If you are doing DIY woodworking projects that have more nuts and bolts to them, I highly this kit, . The nut driver, crescent wrench, and allen keys are plenty for your child to contribute to the project.
Intermediate and Beyond
At this level of interest usually the child, or young adult, is able to figure out what they need based on instructions. If you for see this being a continued hobby, it’s time to make a serious investment in your tools, workshop, and skills. At this level of interest, your child’s tools and your tools will start to blend. I still think it’s important to have their own advanced set of hand tools. This is this a tool set I bought for my son around age 13. It features metric and standard drive sets, Allen wrenches, and wrenches for woodwork. This is also a good choice if they are starting to help work on the car too. They will need a good set of chisels for woodworking. I own a few of this brand, Tuma Crafts, but not this full set. They are high quality and have lasted many years.
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