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cmaeda

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 09:33 AM

I use the $15 dovetail saw on Amazon.com (I think its’ 2 Cherries)... requires some work but after you tune it up, it cuts real nice.
As far as planes go, it really depends on what you’re building.
If you’re building small sized projects, I would get a block plane and a #3. Anything larger requires a #4 and #5. I don’t own a bevel up plane (well aside from my normal block planes) so I can’t comment on those.
I would also get a coping saw. They come in pretty handy and some chisels.
I prefer old tools… they are far cheaper and in my opinion, they are a better value.


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