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Don W

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 04:46 PM

I agree with everyone. And although there is nothing like having the right tool and have it perform flawlessly, reality is life. Until recently I never bought a tool unless I needed it for 2 or 3 projects. That means I needed to make do with what I had for the first 2 or 3 projects.

Up until recently I did all my table sawing on a portable 8” makita TS. Yes I still have that saw, its served me very very well. I built more cabinets on that saw than I ever will on my recent grizzly. Do I wish I had the cabinet saw 30 years ago, sure, but other things were more important.

If you can’t take a skill saw and cut a straight line, you don’t deserve a cabinet saw. Learn to use the tools you have, then get the ones that make you more productive (whatever productive means to you).

I tend to like fiddling with tools, so for me woodworkig is about having fun, and the tools are a big part of the working with wood.

I think its a little sad when a new woodworker thinks he needs all the cool tools to actually do nice woodworking. The fact is, its just not true.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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