I recently completed a built-in entertainment center in my home that quickly turned into a huge project.
When I started, I hadn’t done much in the woodworking field since building some NYW bookshelves a few years prior.
At the beginning of my project I had a benchtop model Ryobi table saw with the stock blade, a skill saw with a $3 HF blade, and a Bosch 1617 router kit.
The agony of building that entertainment center, and it taking 3 months to do, lead me to acquire some shall we say “more legitimate” tools.
My friend and neighbor also wanted a built-in entertainment center, close to the basic structure as mine, with a few different details, and has been looking into getting into wood working as well.
We started the cuts last night, and OH MY GOSH, how much better life was with a table saw that could rip 4×8 Melamine, dado the groves with a Dewalt Dado Blade, Rabbit the edges, with a sacrificial fence. Drill the pocket holes with the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.
HOW DID I LIVE WITHOUT THIS STUFF?
It took me better part of two weekends to cut my entertainment center boxes, it took us 2 hours, and then another 2 hours to complete the dados and rabbits!
It really does pay to have the right tools for the job. I love this stuff.