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#1 posted 03-03-2012 06:16 AM

I wonder if the writer is going to read this so many times these vague questions are never revisited. The first thing you need to do is ask your self the questions Patron asked you what kind of shop do you want and how big is your workspace. if you are confined to a very small space a had tool shop will serve you best if you are lucky and have a barn the size of a small basketball court then you may want to go the power tool route or you may opt for hand tools because they let you work the wood and there is less dust and less noise or maybe you watched Norm Abram and want to have a new Yankee Workshop in your basement . the reason you need to decide is clear you can do everything with out power tools but most woodworkers these days are of the Hybridized type they use both hand and power tools why its faster and lets you get the work done what is best well ask a hundred woodworkers you will get similar reply’s however no two will be exactly alike nor should they be which ever way you go you will need saws to cut planes and jointers to flatten and drills to bore holes there are tons of little tools that will make life easier and i agree buy them when you need them unless you have Obama’s budget you will want to only buy what you need if you don’t need it to finish the job save your money for a better saw wither it be a table saw or a disston hand saw if you want to learn allot about woodworking join rob cosmans site and they are going to be building a bench this next month no mater what kind of woodworking you are going to do you need a bench good luck

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