Getting into carpentry so im a beginner and just wondering what tool brand I should go with.
Welcome to Workshop @Todd1. We have loads of experienced woodworkers in the community who will be happy to guide you on your journey from beginner to expert! Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with anything or have something to share.
This is a topic that regularly pops up on Workshop. I'd encourage you to check out this previous discussions and then come back with any specific questions you might have about specific models. It would also be helpful to know what kinds of projects you plan to tackle.
Great question @Todd1 and welcome 😀
I'm a fan of Makita but also own Ryobi. Ryobi is great value given its pricepoint and quality, epsesh with its long warranty. In saying this, my dropsaw (gifted to me) has been replaced twice as it just can't handle being used as frequently as I do.
However Makita are better made tools. And they also have an awesome range. They're not too expensive either
There's an obvious benefit in sticking with one brand so you have one battery for all tools.
Go all Makita for better quality tools at a good price point and as you build your skills and passion it'll save you upgrading later on - because you will want to.
Stick with Ryobi because they'll meet and even exceed your DIY/beginner needs.
Mix it up. Go with Ryobi for your less used tools and Makita for the more frequently used tools like a drill, jigsaw, circular saw.
Hope this helps.