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#1 posted 1139 days ago

Wayne

I have Schwarz’s book as well. Bought it for vacation but am already 20% through it. This forum and the book have me looking more closely at hand tools but boy I do love my power tools. Since I have the drum sander, I use the planers a lot less. The Jet 16-32 puts out a lot of dust so you need a DC system if you don’t want lung problems. (Is it cheating if you include a DC?)

1. Table Saw (I love the SCMS but you can always use miter for crosscuts)
2. Band Saw (re-sawing, curve cutting and straight line sawing rough lumber prior to table saw)
3. Drum Sander (better at smoothing boards, can use 80 grit or lower for rough stuff) handles up to 32” if needed

Guess this would be a good discussion for new woodworkers looking at power tools.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle


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