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Tideline77

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04-18-2016 02:32 AM

My first post on Lumberjocks

Looking to tap into the knowledge base here on LJ

My first project is building wall cabinets in my garage / workshop….lots of cabinets,
After that just hobby projects of mostly rustic furniture.

Need to get started with a table saw, jointer, planer and a router table on a light budget

CL in my area has not turned up anything but over priced junk in the two years I have checked it, so the plan is to get the best quality low cost power tools I can find that fit my budget.

For a table saw,research shows the Delta 36-725 from Lowes might be the best option
$600

That leaves $1900 to get a jointer,planer and a router table

please don’t suggest CL….......my head might explode

Appreciate the help


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jmartel

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 03:41 AM

Dewalt 735 planer for $635 right now. Usually goes on sale a bit cheaper a few times a year. Leaves $1265.

Grizzly 6” jointer for $600ish after shipping. Leaves $665.

Build a router table for way less. Just need an insert plate.

You’ll want a Random Orbital sander, some chisels, and good blades for the TS. That will take up most of the rest.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Picken5

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 03:43 AM

You can add a Grizzly G0814 for about $675 (including freight). I’d suggest a Dewalt 735 for a planer, but that’ll set you back another $600. You might consider one of the portable router tables such as the Benchdog 400-01 for about $300. Add a decent router for another $200. Total — about $1775. Leaves you about $125 for some blades or bits. Even though you said you didn’t want any CL suggestions, I still think you’d be better off. I’m still using my old Delta 6” jointer I bought off CL and only paid $175 for it. And it’s probably better than the $675 Grizzly jointer I suggested above. With CL, it’s important to be patient. There are a ton of stupid listings you’ll have to sort through. And sometimes, the good deals on CL will still mean some additional investment in time & money, but it’s usually a lot less money than buying new. And you can build a really nice router table for less than $300. Good luck!

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shipwright

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 03:48 AM

It can certainly be done and done well. Please read this blog.

http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/4678

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#4 posted 04-18-2016 09:29 AM

You’re on the right track….+1 on jmartel’s list below. In addition, craigslist can be your friend.


Dewalt 735 planer for $635 right now. Usually goes on sale a bit cheaper a few times a year. Leaves $1265.
Grizzly 6” jointer for $600ish after shipping. Leaves $665.
Build a router table for way less. Just need an insert plate.
You ll want a Random Orbital sander, some chisels, and good blades for the TS. That will take up most of the rest.

- jmartel

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Tideline77

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#5 posted 04-18-2016 11:22 AM

Appreciate the great info

What do you think of this ? the dewalt 735 reconditioned offered for $100 less than the new one

And grizzly has a very basic router table for $140 ?
Has a few good reviews here

I have a hitachi m12 router and a makita orbital sander and a makita compressor , hand tools ,drill bits a kreg jigs

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knotscott

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#6 posted 04-18-2016 01:09 PM


Appreciate the great info

What do you think of this ? the dewalt 735 reconditioned offered for $100 less than the new one

And grizzly has a very basic router table for $140 ?
Has a few good reviews here

I have a hitachi m12 router and a makita orbital sander and a makita compressor , hand tools ,drill bits a kreg jigs

- Tideline77

That basic Grizzly T10432 router table should be fine to get you started. The DW735 for $100 off should be fine too, as long as its from a reputable dealer. What was the total cost of the 735?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Tideline77

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#7 posted 04-18-2016 01:34 PM

the735 planer is $499 before shipping…...don’t know the shipping charge
60 day money back

from CPO outlet

I have bought reconditioned drills and drill driver and rotary hammer and couldn’t tell them from new

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#8 posted 04-18-2016 01:40 PM

+200 for dust collection

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#9 posted 04-18-2016 01:43 PM

For a table saw,research shows the Delta 36-725 from Lowes might be the best option
$600
Sorry to have to say this, but IMO that’d be your first mistake.

Why are you so reluctant to check CL? If you can find one, for about the same money you might get a saw 5X as good.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Tideline77

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#10 posted 04-18-2016 01:48 PM

been on CL looking for over 2 years

no luck finding anything

I assume it’s just my area

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Waldo88

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#11 posted 04-18-2016 02:05 PM

Why not get tools as needed? Garage/shop cabinets really don’t need a planer or jointer (or a tablesaw for that matter). I have none of those 3 items and work just fine (bandsaw and handplanes instead for me).

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jmartel

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#12 posted 04-18-2016 02:57 PM



the735 planer is $499 before shipping…...don t know the shipping charge
60 day money back

from CPO outlet

I have bought reconditioned drills and drill driver and rotary hammer and couldn t tell them from new

- Tideline77

No on that one. That one for $499 doesn’t come with the in/outfeed tables which are a necessity on a planer. Otherwise you’ll get a lot of snipe. Better to wait until you see them on sale with the tables and extra knives.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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BulldogLouisiana

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#13 posted 04-18-2016 03:15 PM


the735 planer is $499 before shipping…...don t know the shipping charge
60 day money back

from CPO outlet

I have bought reconditioned drills and drill driver and rotary hammer and couldn t tell them from new

- Tideline77

No on that one. That one for $499 doesn t come with the in/outfeed tables which are a necessity on a planer. Otherwise you ll get a lot of snipe. Better to wait until you see them on sale with the tables and extra knives.

- jmartel

You can buy the tables on amazon for around 50 bucks. However, that’s putting it pretty close to new retail, so I’d say Jmart is right.

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rwe2156

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#14 posted 04-18-2016 03:44 PM



been on CL looking for over 2 years

no luck finding anything

I assume it s just my area

- Tideline77

Instead of a consumer saw I would check Grizzly, then. They have a decent hybrid saw for around $800.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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RibsBrisket4me

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#15 posted 04-18-2016 03:46 PM

I have the Dewalt 734 planer and love it, its only $369-$399, new, so that will save some bucks over the Dewalt 735.

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