I read somewhere that there are 4 essential tools for any shop:
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Band Saw
Well, I just ordered the last one I was missing, a Jet 10in Band Saw
Have to love Amazon Prime with $3.99 next day shipping for a bandsaw!
I’ve read the reviews and this one seemed like the best deal for my needs- something compact and with the features and options I was looking for (fence, dust collection, extension wings, etc.)
I’m pretty sure my wife is going to clamp down on my spending now- she already thinks I’m out of control but likes that I’ve found a hobby. I work way too much with a full time job and my own business at night, so woodworking is a nice release. Still, with the recent purchase of a table saw, dust collector, and enough baltic birch to build a small house (for the router table and various jigs) I think I’ve about reached my limit.
I’ve got the wiring and drywall done on the “workshop wall” in the garage and the dust collector hung. Last night I put the last coat of wipe-on poly on the router table and stand, so it’s complete.
As soon as I do a little cleanup and set up the new band saw I’ll be posting pictures- then I need to start on the cabinets and storage!
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA