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What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?
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I am looking to get a new tool for my wood working shop. Here is a link to what I currently have... My Tools. I want…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Lee Dec 13, 2016.

 

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Steven Lee replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
" bandsaw / drum sander bandsaw has ability to resaw wood for small projects and cutting curves drum sander can do double duty as a planer just by switching grits and if you look up planer sleds, also a jointer."
Dec 13, 2016
Paul Leenerts replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Philip, I know this is a little late and you've probably already made up your mind or even purchased your next tool, but I thought I would toss in my 2 cents just in case you may find it helpful. I've owned all of the tools you listed for…"
Dec 13, 2016
Nelson Howells replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Not what i should buy BUT just got my self a DeWalt 12 inch sliding miter saw came with a "FREE" saw horse to mount it to, couldn't resist at $299.00."
Dec 13, 2016
Tim Grace replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"I think Ken was spot-on.  Although I use my planer and jointer a lot, I upgraded my band saw from a 9 inch bench top model to a 14" floor standing (Laguna 14bx) and have been more pleased with that addition than any other tool in my shop.…"
Dec 7, 2016
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Nov 28, 2016
Philip Miller replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"I believe I am now convinced to get a band saw. I love my Grizzly Table saw. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a table saw. The only issue I have with it is the wrench that comes with the table saw to change out the blade is cheep and I would…"
Nov 28, 2016
Philip Miller replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Ken, Thank you for your advice, this was really helpful."
Nov 28, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Considering your focus, I'd say band saw, 14" or bigger. The other tools on your list are a little more specialized and unless you plan on doing large runs, there are other ways to get good results, like using a router table for edge…"
Nov 25, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Phil, #1 BandSaw---for cutting curves, as well as straight line cuts---short and fairluy long pieces. A very handy tool, for use in any shops. For long pieces, an infeed and outfeed extension is very helpful, to support the workpiece. A fence is…"
Nov 24, 2016
Philip Miller replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Would you think a bandsaw would be better over a scroll saw? Philip"
Nov 23, 2016
Philip Miller replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Thanks David, I like the idea of a drum sander not sure how much I would actually use it."
Nov 23, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Phil, My pics, from your list, are: Band Saw  Scroll saw. For a joiner, my choice is a router table. I 've had two joiners, a 4" and 6", got rid of both of them. A planer is useful, if you're cleaning up lots of rough…"
Nov 23, 2016
james wilhelm replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Philip , agree with David , the drum sanders are great and jet makes them in a few different sizes , I have a 10-20 and it works great , JIM !!"
Nov 22, 2016
David Dean replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"If it was me Philip I would go with the drum sander if there is one thing I hate and that is sanding."
Nov 22, 2016
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What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?

I am looking to get a new tool for my wood working shop. Here is a link to what I currently have... My Tools. I want something that will be used an not sit in the corner collecting dust. I do a lot of small builds. I am thinking of getting the following:BandsawDrum sanderPlanerJointerScroll SawI honestly am not sure what to get, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.See More
Nov 22, 2016
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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® R3 (Jr.)
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Intermediate Woodworker
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KregTool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I have my own furniture business and I have a God given talent for woodworking.

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