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Tools needed for your van build.

What tools do you absolutely need to build a van yourself?

We have a few suggestions that will make your life a lot easier.

Tools that we would not build a van without.

Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 Inch Plunge Circular Saw Kit, with Stackable Tool Case and 55 Inch Guide Rail just click the link to find it on Amazon

number one tool in van building

The circular saw makes all the cuts square, fast and easy. Always follow the rule measure twice cut once. Most of the time we measure four times, write it down and always double check before we cut. No need to waste wood, time or money.

CRAFTSMAN Tape Measure, Self-Lock, 25-Foot click the link for our favorite one. This one not only is self locking it gives you the fraction numbers. We find that real helpful.

Kreg R3 Master System With Classic Clamp click the link for the one we use. The Pocket hole jig system for do-it-yourselfers. This helps with cabinet making.

Corner Clamp,AFAKE 90 Degree Right Angle Clamp for Woodworking,Aluminum Alloy Body,Adjustable Swing Jaw,Carbon Steel Threaded Rod Wood Working Jigs for Metal Welding,Photo Frame,Cabinet,Drawer click the link to check it out. Keeping your cabinets square while you put in your screws makes you feel like you have an extra set of hands.

Makita JV0600K Top Handle Jig Saw, with Tool Case,Teal click the link to the left. You can get a cheap one of these but if you are considering putting in windows or making precise cuts you will want a quality jig saw.

Milwaukee 21 Piece Bi-Metal All Purpose Hole Saw Kit With Case click the link for the set we use. Building a van you make lots of holes. This kit is good for both wood and metal hole cutting.

Ryobi 12-Volt Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Cordless Drill/Driver Kit-HJP004L click the link for the one we use. We have two always by our side. This will save time from changing from drilling bits to screwing bits.

BOSTITCH Nail Gun, Brad Nailer, Smart Point, 18GA click the link to shop for it on amazon. A brad nail gun is a must have for the areas you don’t want a screw showing. You can build without one but you will be glad you have it.

BOSTITCH Air Compressor Kit, Oil-Free, 6 Gallon, 150 PSI link to purchase on amazon. You will need an air compressor to use the nail gun above. The compressor comes in handy to blow the saw dust off of your work. This we use everyday.

Bosch 1617EVSPK Wood Router Tool Combo Kit – 2.25 Horsepower Plunge Router & Fixed Base Router Kit with a Variable Speed 12 Amp Motor link to purchase on amazon. The router is used often in our Wicked Cool Vans build. You will find both the plunge and fixed base useful.

If you are interested in more tool suggestions send us and email. We will gladly help you set up your shop for a van build. If you do not want to spend money on all these tools that is fine. Just hire Wicked Cool Vans for your van build.

*links above are a part of an associate program

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