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Forum topic by BigAxe posted 04-22-2016 12:25 PM 845 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2016 12:25 PM

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I started woodworking a few years back. My original plan was to use a router to cut my joints and I made a significant investment in routers, bits and jigs. But for the last few years I have been making all my joints using hand tools. I am considering selling my router and accessories that I have accumulated and now never use.

The question is if I do sell them will I regret it two or three years for now. Do people who gravitate to working with hand tools eventually go back to working with power tools?

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#1 posted 04-22-2016 01:49 PM

I do a lot of hand tool work and the last power tool I would sell is the router—it’s too useful for a variety of tasks. Now if you have a dovetail jig and some of that kind of specialty stuff, it may not be necessary and I doubt you are going to go back to those if you like cutting joinery by hand.

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 03:59 PM

I agree with Jay. One day down the road you’ll kick yourself for selling it all.

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