|Forum topic by stevef22||posted 07-11-2010 06:07 PM||6241 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-11-2010 06:07 PM
Hello everyone. I am new to woodworking. I have asked a couple of questions regarding what major tools should I first invest in… I have found about 5 different listing for the Shop Smith Mark 5 and Mark 6 units on craigslist. They range anywhere from $550 – $1200 dollars.
1. Are these good units to combine a joiner, band-saw, planer, table saw?
2. I noticed some say they do include a jointer, other ads did not mention a jointer. Are these systems modular. ie. Did they sell the Shop Smith Mark 5/6 with different addons? What addons are the best?
3. Is this a good tool for cabinet building (first big project I want to tackle) or am I better off buying separate tools?
I already have a Rigid 10” table saw, Dewalt portable 12” planer, Some cheapo Wood carving tools I bought at Harbor Freight ( a cheapo hardware and tools business here in San Antonio ) Cordless drill, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, 4X 36” Clamps, 4X 24” Clamps, A 5” vise. Two large workbenches with pegboard on the back.