Power Tool Course

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £200

Run by: David Free
at Great British Woodshop


Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd
Oakcroft Rd
West Byfleet
West Byfleet
KT14 6JH

Contact course provider

About the Course

Welcome to the Great British Woodshop. For those hungry to get their hands on the big toys this is the course for you. If you're already comfortable with hand tools and want those jobs to go faster with less effort then a power tool is the answer. In this course students will learn how to set up and use the tools safely and which is the best tool for each job from rough work to fine cabinet work. You will also learn different woodworking techniques that can make the difference between the project looking like home DIY or a professional piece of work that can be handed down for generations. The right tool for the right job isn't only easier and faster, it gives you a terrific sense of enjoyment, accomplishment and pride.

All safety equipment is provided but wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.

All classes are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free.

Number of students: 4 max
Price: £200
Duration: 1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses Only. Flexible schedule.

COURSE CONTENT - You will get hands on experience with the following tools and learn how to operate them safely and how to get the best out of the tool.

Table Saw
Band Saw
Scroll Saw
Circular Saw
Reciprocating Saw
Power Mitre Saw
Jig Saw
Hole Saw
Drill Press
Thickness Planner
Routers and Jigs
Router Tables
Power Planes
Angle Grinders
Grinding and Sharping Stations
Metal Power Saws
Belt Sanders
Sanding Stations
Spindle Sanders
Palm Sanders
Orbital Sanders
Nail Guns
Air Tools
Fein Multitool

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. Local train station is aprox 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.

Want to review this course?

A self-taught do-it-yourselfer, I needed a course that made a step-change in my ability to use power tools accurately, safely and productively. The Great British Woodshop's Power Tools course did exactly this. David Free combines years of furniture building professional knowledge and skills with an ability to provide constructive feedback; he strikes an ideal balance between explanation and providing opportunity for hands-on experience with a range of power tools. Attending the course is akin to working with an old friend who offers advice on projects and with whom you chat about varying topics that range from tennis to skiing over a sandwich at lunch.

- - #11142

I was amazed with the variety of tools David has in his workshop and how quickly I managed to pick up some of the techniques he was showing. David explained everything very thoroughly and ensured safe handling of all the tools and equipment throughout the day. I would highly recommend his courses.

- - #10577

Review this course


Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

Browse all UK Tools: power tools, hand tools & sharpening tools courses, Furniture making courses, and Woodwork courses

  • Accessible by public transport

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.