Just joined today and I already got a number of emails and one PM welcoming me to the board. Thanks a bunch for the warm greetings!
I’m totally new to this hobby. I’ve been slowly adding to my garage arsenal the past couple of years with a fair bit these last few months. Until recently, my purchases have been mostly general homeowner stuff….cordless tool kit (Ryobi), socket/wrench set (Craftsman, all 6pt), pliers and other misc tools (Kobalt/HF).
In the past few months I’ve acquired some more stuff: 40” top/bottom toolbox, 18V Ridgid combo LIon, Ridgid Circ Saw, small compressor, 5Kw generator, Ridgid R4511 TS, 50’ retracting hose reel, clamping cutting guides (set of 3 from the Rockler sale), small Bessey clamp assortment. Everything was on sale / clearance / used / recon. And a small shed to put the lawn junk in.
Now I’m busy trying to clean out more non-essentials and get everything else on wheels so that I can play around with the space (one slot of a 3 car garage). Got the two lateral file cabinets on wheels. Next comes the two Kobalt work tables. This one is going to take some effort. The legs are 1×4 sheet metal and not very conducive to put casters on w/o raising the height of the work surface. Don’t want to spend the money on mobile bases, but that might be the best option. Once I get that done, I’ll start working on a sheet goods rack. I’ve got 5 or 6 sheets of 4×8 slat wall that’s been sitting in the spot where my truck goes for over a year.
I’ve been on the hunt for some of the stuff the guys are finding deals on…..Ridgid BS/DP, Delta BS/DP, and the DW 735 Planer. No luck on any of these in Houston.
Probably won’t be adding too much to the knowledge base anytime soon, but will certainly be learning lots.