Top 25 Recommended Leatherwork Tools





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Published on Nov 12, 2016

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In this video I have compiled a list of 25 leather work tools and sets which I think make up a great collection to start leather working with.

These are all tools which I personally use almost every day and have arrived at often after trying and discarding other items. This isn't all I use but it's the core of the workshop and with what's shown here you can accomplish a wide variety of leather projects.

My hope is that if you want to start leatherwork and you're a bit lost with what you need to buy and the choices on offer, this is a great place to start. You can buy some or all of the items here or use it as a basis for creating your own shopping list.

To accompany this video you can view this web page which contains descriptions, links and prices for all the goods shown:


I forgot to include the stitching pony in the video (there was bound to be something) but I have added that to the website.


00:00 Intro

04:59 cutting mat
05:56 thread snippers
06:23 diamond awls
07:31 pricking irons
08:32 wing dividers
09:19 turbo lighter
10:04 parallel pliers
10:49 cobbler's hammer
11:29 thread burner
12:36 bone folder
13:10 v-gouge
13:55 skiving tool
14:57 roughing tool
16:02 edge bevelers
17:24 maul
18:38 groover/creaser
19:53 strap cutter
21:38 strap templates
23:27 edge slicker
24:36 hole punches
26:24 scratch awl
26:55 heavy knives
29:34 light knives
32:51 rulers
34:45 poly board

36:05 eBay
42:55 Tandy starter kits


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