|Forum topic by nighthawke||posted 08-03-2015 04:38 AM||638 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-03-2015 04:38 AM
New member here, I’ve been lurking for some time now, and I finally decided to register an account to seek your wisdom.
I have been woodworking for a little under a year now. I’ve grown frustrated with not having some of the larger staple woodworking tools, and I am the type of person that likes to buy the last tool first. With that said, I came into a windfall this year with a massive bonus from work, and I’d like to invest that in my budding hobby with equipment that I can grow into. My budget is around 5,000$ for a Planer, Jointer, Bandsaw and Dust collection.
I know opinions are going to vary, and I’ve read so many reviews, but ultimately, I can’t decide if this will be a good “package” to start out with.
Planer - Grizzly G0453PX 15 Planer with Spiral Cutterhead
As you can see I selected all Grizzly equipment because it seems to be the best value for the money. I don’t live anywhere near their three locations though, so being able to see and touch these machines in person does not seem possible. I live in Western NC, about an hour from Charlotte, and an hour and a half from Asheville. The local woodcraft seems to carry powermatic and jet. I’d MUCH prefer buying local and not having to deal with shipping the equipment, but I also don’t want to pay double for the privilege.
I welcome any and all feedback, and genuinely hope