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, LA
United States

Open carport with very small attached storage room.
Fitting it out with Harbor Freight and Craigslist power tools – strictly on a budget here.

So far, this is what I have (though none of it is set up properly yet).
Craftsman 10” tablesaw “with wings”/extensions – Craigslist buy $75
10” Compound sliding mitre saw – Harbor Freight $65
7” Craftsman Circular Saw – It’s too old to remember when/where i got it of how much or I paid for it.
16” Craftsman direct drive scroll saw – Craigslist $65
Craftsman Jigsaw (same age as Craftsman drill below – old)
10: 5 Speed Drill Press – Harbor Freight $54
Craftsman (hand/power) drill (so old it uses U-blades)
Angle grinder – Harbor Freight $9
6” Woodworker’s Vise – Craigslist $25 (I think I overpaid & it’s smaller than I want but space and the shop being outside limits me from getting/making what I actually want.)
4” Ohio Forge Swiveling Bench Vise – $25 (again think I may have overpaid but it’s a good vise)
Misc clamps ranging in size from 2” to 48” – mostly Harbor Freight, a couple Craigslist – total ~$25-35
2.5 gal Shovac – Ace Hardware $19
Misc tools brought over from past home/auto maintenance projects (screwdrivers, hammers, hand saw, etc.)

Still need to buy:
Sanders – random orbit, belt

Still need to make:
- Crosscut sled for table saw
- Drill press table
- Multi-function table/cabinet, preferably to hold table saw, router and drill press. Maybe also a sander. The issue here is how to secure it under the carport if I store tools in the cabinet as I am most likely to have to. I don’t want to have to resort to something really “ugly”/obvious like a Master lock on each door/drawer.

Things I need to think about:
Whether or not to replace a 3’ level – the aluminum edge/base has become pitted.
Whether or not to replace a hand saw – the blade has become pitted.

Pallet wood – free for picking it up. Wish I had a truck, it would be a lot easier than using my Prius.

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#1 posted 08-23-2017 11:11 AM

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