I need advice, (and lots of it). Only in the last 9-10 months have I quit borrowing good tools from friends and buying cheap tools at…, well, that one store. I truly can not find enough time in my wood shop. I have only now been able to purchase some better quality tools and would like to move up the food chain to machinery, although I still need years of practice with hand tools and power tools. Here is what I would like to do: I am interested in buying a bandsaw, (probably 14”-possibly a 16”), a jointer, (6” maybe 8”, a planer, a dust collection unit (cyclone), a mortise, lathe, and disc/band sander. I would like to spend about $1,500.00 on each of the first four, but about $8,000.00 to $8,500.00 for all. One more caveat: I would like to have involve a variety of brands, (rather than give all of my money to only one company), such as Delta, Jet, Grizzly, Powermatic, Rikon (maybe?), and probably someone I am leaving out. I have read seemingly hundreds of reviews…information overloaded!
Any advice, (besides shorten my post.)
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