Top Trim Carpentry Tools

A veteran trimmer reveals his secret weapons

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Coping saw
  • Nail set
  • Stepladder
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Wood glue

You'll also need a finish nailer, an oscillating tool and an angle measure.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Adhesive-backed sanding discs