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Hello everyone,

I was wondering how many tools you all have in your workshop- power and hand tools- that you actually use in everyday projects. I like to keep my tools to a minimum. I have a mitre saw, a plunge router with a fence (not a table), a jigsaw and a cordless drill. I also have a hand plane, 2 chisels,a  Jap back saw and some general hand tools- mallets, screwdrivers and clamps.  That's it. I have never felt the need to buy anything more. Anyone here agree (or strongly disagree!) with me? 

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Dewalt cordless drill, porter cable fixed base router with an extra base mounted to Kreg table top router table, drill press, Makita circular saw, porter cable pancake compressor and two gun nail set up, porter cable job site table saw, Ryobi sliding compound miter saw, scroll saw, and apart from my Kreg pocket hole jig, Dremel kit with all the fixings. I have only been woodworking for a little while but have found I can do just about everything I need with what I have. The table saw and sliding compound saw just made life easier but until then, the router, circular saw, and a straight edge were all I had. The Dremel and the scroll saw (an ancient Delta) were for small scale toys and things. I am starting to scale up and was looking to make furniture and like so the tools are getting a little bigger.  The most used item out of all my tools- a tape measure, carpenters square, and an orbital sander.

I think I'd be shocked and amazed if i went and listed all the tools i have in my garage. many years ago to help pay my way through college i worked as a auto mechanic one day i tried to figure out how much I had invested in those tools.  I started with the bottom drawer of my toolbox and when I hit $1000 (in 1977) and hadn't counted everything in that drawer I quit.  

some of the woodworking tools i have ..

Shopsmith with bandsaw, sander, planer, and Jointer.

seperate drill press

craftsman Radial Arm Saw ( $125 used )

at least 3 drills 3/8 or 1/2 inch

dewalt bisket joiner

dewalt 7.2 volt screwdriver

3 routers , one on a table

Milwaukee circular saw

enough hand tools to fill 3 craftsman tool chests, these include the mechanics tools along with the woodworking stuff

a couple of Kreg jigs ( K3 and a mini , gota mention these afterall )


Now if i could get the kids 4wheelers out of the garage i'd have room for a couple more bigger tools,  I've been eyeing a couple of cabinet and table saws.


and i've probably left many many tools off the list.



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