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Posted on Need help pulling the trigger! $5k for Bandsaw, Drum Sander, and Dust Collection

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 10:48 PM

Good question Jack… very good question.

Honestly, there is equal importance in the sander but lesser on the jointer and dust collection… mainly because I don’t see nearly the “need” for a jointer as I have been using other good equipment to achieve similar results for most of my life. A bandsaw and drum sander both have things they do exceptionally better than other alternatives.

While I do a great deal of cabinetry, I have had (and have more planned) far more projects over the years where a good bandsaw would have significantly improved both the range of design as well as the efficiency of time and materials.

That said, I also do a lot of custom casing/surrounds like for windows and fireplaces so that Woodmaster sounds like a really good investment… if the reviews show it’s moulding performance is acceptable. Again, a bandsaw greatly increases the range of designs I am able to build in regards to transitions and columns.

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