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#1 posted 01-06-2017 02:54 AM

I am of the opinion that a table saw and a jointer are the first two stationary power tools to buy, with a bandsaw being the third. A jobsite saw can do good work, if you work carefully and allow for the tool’s limits.

Planer and dust collector after that, then a drill press, scroll saw, disk/belt sander, lathe, shaper.

Obviously, in a small space, the first three will get you going along with some hand power tools.

A skilsaw, router, driver/drill, plate joiner, jigsaw/saber saw, makes a good start for hand power tools.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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