Mankind has used wood for countless generations, shaping it to construct buildings or craft fine furniture. The woodworking tools have retained their basic form, though powered machines make many tasks easier. Hand tools give carpenters precise control, while both handheld and stationary power tools can work on large and unwieldy pieces.
Power tools are available in sizes small enough for hobbyists or big enough for industries. Woodworking tools and equipment help craftsmen fashion wood to their needs.