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#1 posted 12-02-2012 06:09 PM

Check out the Ridgid r4512 at HD, it’s way better than the PC at Lowes. Eventually you’ll get bit by the tool bug and start spending way too much, but there are lots of basic tools you’ll need for that to do list.
Router is important, but not as necessary as other tools to start with. TS is a must. You’re set with the MS, you should get a decent stand and Lowes has one for 100$ that is every bit as good as the DeWalt at 200$.
A couple of your projects scream jointer and planer. These two tools will take you from amateur to pro in your basic wood shaping. Don’t under estimate the importance of good straight and square wood.
You will need clamps….lots of them. Check Harbor freight for the smaller clamps. Best price anywhere.
Several good cordless drills are a must too.

Good luck.

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