What do you need to build a guitar? Here is a basic list of the tools you will need. Tools that made this list are tools that I use on every build OR tools that I have used in the past until I replace them with more expensive tools.
Today we look at a combo...
Something to Clamp
For clamps, I believe in using anything cheap as long as it clamps squarely. I buy 90% of my tools off Amazon; the one notable exception is clamps. I pick my clamps up at Harbor Freight. HF hits the right point between cheap and usable. Here are some examples:
Something to Drill
A drill / drive is the handiest tool that you will use in so many around-the-house tasks. For guitar work, I use a hand drill for drilling tuner index holes to chucking up a polishing attachment.
- 2 speed Black and Decker cordless Drill - You'll know that I do not love B&D, but they make good tools for a good price. I have this drill.
- 2 speed DeWalt cordless This Drill is on my wish list!
- WEN Drill press The drill press I have is super cheap and not made anymore. This WEN is significantly better.