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#1 posted 08-14-2009 04:59 PM

sharpening equipment? quality squares? marking knife? I would go for those first as ‘essentials’ , anything else can be improvised/figured out.

I find my drill press is getting ALOT of use, from roughing up mortises, to installing hardware, precision holes, etc. and I don’t have a chopsaw/mitersaw – I use my table saw with a miter gauge for those (or circular saw for panels)

router table is also a fantastic thing to have, mine got ruined in a flood, and will be replaced soon once I get the time for it – still … before I’ll ever get a mitersaw

but thats just me. I find those other machines more versatile and useful.

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