How to got started woodworking and what tools I had In this very first episode of 731 Shop Talk. I share my thoughts on what I think you need to get started! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments. Getting started woodworking doesn't take as many tools as you would think. What woodworking tools do you need? A circular saw and drill can get you started making projects. Once you start woodworking you can upgrade your tools as you have the budget. Some of the best tools for woodworking can be purchased for relatively low cost. There are more expensive options of course but there are budget options to most any tool.