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Troy Burns
  • Peterstown, WV
  • United States
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setting up shop
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Hello, My name is Troy Burns I live in Wv, i have the k4 Master system. and a few other Kreg tools. I have been out of woodworking for about 17 years,and now i'm trying to get back into it. I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chad Feb 14, 2012.


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chad replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"I personally think a quality table saw is the heart and soul of many a' shop.  That would be a good investment, if you are willing sacrifice the room it takes.  Defiantly consider putting many larger tools on portable wheeled…"
Feb 14, 2012
Kirk Hage replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Nothing replaces a table saw.  I purchased a contractors saw from Dewalt years ago.  It was midrange in price.  It does do an adequate job.  Everything revolves around the table saw in my shop.  I have all the major tools in…"
Feb 14, 2012
Steven Akers replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
" Hey fellow Appalachian American.  I from the southern part of the state.  I could not make it without my table saw.    Next would be my router.  I added a table to the extension on my saw as a router table.  I buy…"
Feb 13, 2012
robert smith replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"I like the craftsman contractor table saw.  The fence was close to plumb and square.  The best advise I can give you is read your owners manual and spend a little time on squaring up your saws. "
Feb 10, 2012
Jose Eduardo Manucci replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Hello. Brazil is a emergent country and have only in my state many special woods. Forniture plants are growning and we don´t any KREG tools and isn´t possible make order from Brazil. maybe it´s time to change this? Best…"
Feb 9, 2012
Don Dorrough replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"I do have a BladeRunner and, while it does excellent work on smaller projects, to get the pieces down to a more BladeRunner-manageable size, I do still tend to use both the table- and bandsaws. It's great for what it does, but it really…"
Feb 8, 2012
Ray Romero replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Hi Troy, I just got my workshop built and am in the process of stocking it up. I am a hobby woodworker. I have been finding lots of assorted tools at yard and garage sales. Excellent pirces. got a Craftsman Radial arm saw and a Craftsman table saw.…"
Feb 7, 2012
Troy Burns replied to KregRep's discussion 'Kreg Jig Video Project - Jeff Devlin's Twin Bed w/ Built-In Storage'
"Nice detail on the videos . can this be modified for full size or Queen size?"
Feb 7, 2012
bruce jordan replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Troy, One of the best sites for woodworkers is and it is free. There is over 20,000 members worldwide. "
Feb 7, 2012
Troy Burns replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Thanks Heath"
Feb 5, 2012
Heath Jenkins replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"I was lucky enough to pick up a Rigid 14" bandsaw at a woodworking show.  It was a demo unit that they didn't want to pack up for the trip home. I got it and the product they were selling for $350 IIRC.  Luck struck again when my…"
Feb 5, 2012
Troy Burns replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"thanks Leslee   Just in case anyone wants to know hartville tools still has the Kreg Toolboxx for 59.99 and the complete set for is the link."
Feb 3, 2012
Leslee replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"   Troy,    You might have to put your shop tools like tablesaw, bandsaw, and etc. On one side of the shop so you could move from tool to tool. Also check out the pawn shops in your area and garage sales too.  You might want…"
Feb 3, 2012
Ken Darga replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Rich, I'd keep that saw, and use it for more than just an occasional project. Buy larger pieces of lumber, boards or sheet goods, and cut them to the size you need. Larger size pieces are less costly per square ft., which will save you some…"
Feb 2, 2012
Troy Burns replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Ken and Michael  thanks , for the input ."
Feb 2, 2012
Richard Calsada replied to Troy Burns's discussion 'setting up shop'
"Ken, in answer to your questions The saw is a Craftsmen 8 inch tilting arbor bench saw, belt driven by a 3/4 HP motor. The saw tabletop itself is 34" wide x 21" deep. The real width of the saw is 17". After reading your message with…"
Feb 2, 2012

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Which Kreg Jig® or Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® Jr., Deck Jig, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Beginning Woodworker

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At 10:31am on February 2, 2012, Jens Jensen said…

Build your shop according to your current budget and as time passes you will have a nice layout. Im sure there are people on here that dont have money problem and that is why they suggest all high dollar tools which is great if there is no budget ceiling like our Government .


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