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#1 posted 02-10-2012 09:15 PM

Good advice from Greg.

Especially the quality tool issue.

I would rather have 3 or 4 really good chisels, for instance, than 3 six-piece sets of crappy ones.

Folks work differently and on different stuff so it’s very hard to suggest what tools another person will need.

For furniture making, I think a good flat assembly table is important. Plenty of good clamps.

Sharpening equipment for those good chisels and plane cutters. I like the “scary sharp” system, but you mileage may vary.
I like Japanese saws for hand saws, but I also have some old Disstons.

I’d hate to have to do without my little Rikon 10” band saw; wish I had a big one too.

I think a lot of folks on this site have and use the Ridgid oscilating belt/spindle sander. I don’t have one, but I have a belt/disk sander and a set of drums I chuck up in my drill press. Think the Ridgid would be better.

I need my Skill saw for sheet cutting. Would not want to do without this tool. In fact I have designed and have started to build me a home brew version of a panel saw to use with this tool.

Man, this could go on forever. Just plan on spending every spare penny you will ever have on tools and you will probably have most of the bases covered.

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