From primitive society to today, woodworking has been closely related to human daily life. Such as wooden houses , wooden furniture for households, agricultural tools, wooden raft, ships, vehicles, and even wooden crafts in our house .They are all inextricably related to woodworking.
Therefore, the impact of woodworking tools on human life are too important to be ignored. In ancient times, there were no machinery. Carpenters used saws, axes, hammers, chisels, planers, etc. to complete various woodworking tasks. Today, with the rapid development of the technology, there is gradually a modern mechanical woodworking tools with high precision and high performance.
Primitive society Woodworking tools are mainly made of stone and bone. Compound tools gradually appeared in the Neolithic Age. Stone tools such as "axes, adze, chisel, and knives" have appeared by that time. Though woodworking tools have begun to be used as a complete set, the processing capabilities of wood are still at an elementary level.
The Bronze Age bring some new occupation like Professional woodworkers, turners, engravers, etc. appeared in the early Bronze Age. In the heyday of the Bronze Age, Woodworkers have mastered the skills of how to create smooth wood, using grinding techniques that have been invented in the Neolithic Age. Knives and saws for cutting wood also appeared after this.
In the Early Iron Age, the saws gradually became longer, the tooth on the saws tended to become clear therefor the performance of saw were further improved. the initial shovel appeared with a certain ability to make the wood more smooth.
With the time going on, woodworking tools developed rapidly at this stage, steel cutting tools were gradually popularized. The hardness of the cutting tools increased, and bow saws appeared, all of which improved the wood processing ability.
Then Middle Ages came, it was the peak of the development of woodworking tools. Frame saws appeared which contributed to the invention of a variety of more complex wood tools, especially the planer. The planer developed from the initial knife shape to with a handle then fixed in a pedestal.
The next few hundred years the carpenters' tools developed in a trend of how to be more accurate and subtle , but it did not seems to have too much change.
With the time flow and the development of science and technology in modern days, woodworking machinery began to appear. The accuracy, stability, safety and convenience of woodworking tools have been improved greatly.
Today, in 2021, All kinds of power tool have been invented. Drived by the newest brushless motor, powered by rechargeable lithium battery, these cordless compact tools are so amazing that human being use them creating the house, the city we are living right at the moment.
To conclude, the improvement of tools has greatly improved the efficiency of modern woodworking & construction operations.