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Posted on Am I doing the right thing here? First 5 powertools.

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 12:32 AM

CMS, slider, would be my first suggestion for jobsite work, along with circ, jigsaw, handdrills, etc. If dust extraction indoors IS critical, Fein or Festool represent the best.

I envy your spunk, ambition, and finances to buy such top quality tools. However, consider paying cash along the way rather than borrowing to start a business. The Makita 18v set is tops, but not the biggest or best of all drills: the batteries just keep working. Hand tools, strategically used—such a hand brace for auger bit boring—will keep you from wearing down batteries or needing a worksite generator. If you bought every Bosch tool (just using this as an illustration not as a recommendation) rather than Festool, you could cut your initial tool outlay by 50% minimum, with some tools even more savings. However, I’m impressed with most Festool tools. They’re good, so my friends say. Hoss routers need tables; jobsite routers need a steady hand—so softstart and less powerful routers, if not overtaxed, might do the trick. Do stay away typical homeowner power tools. They work okay, for a while. Buy right, buy once! That, I do believe. However, for a business venture buy your tools based upon what’s needed for just that first project, then second, etc.

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