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Forum topic by AM420 posted 05-08-2017 06:07 PM 1296 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AM420

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05-08-2017 06:07 PM

Hey all, I’m posting for the first time, but have been reading a lot of threads on this forum that has helped me a great deal as I endeavor to become one covered in sawdust on a regular basis.

I’m currently planning out my workshop and doing a lot of research to determine the best power tools to stock it with on my budget and space available. As I figure out which tools to buy I want to make sure I’m getting the best prices. Since Memorial Day and Father’s day are fast-approaching I’m thinking it will be an optimal time to buy outside of Black Friday.

I don’t want to dive in a buy up all of my tools on Memorial Day only to find out better deals are offered on Father’s Day. Or maybe stores stretch the sales out for both at the same.

With the vast knowledge and experience buying tools of the folks on this site, I’m hoping you can steer me to the best time to buy my tools and get to cutting and carving. I have thought of piecing my shop together by hunting down good used tools, but with my lack of experience I don’t want to get take for a ride on a malfunctioning tool that I don’t discover until it’s too late, especially with the pricey and complex power tools.

Thanks in advance for any advice! I’m looking forward to learning and building to be a little less dependent consumer and a little more independent maker/builder.


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jonah

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 10:42 PM

The only kinds of things that are genuinely good deals on Father’s Day are small stuff, so it shouldn’t affect major purchase planning. You might see the odd 10-15% off deal, but those happen all the time. It’s like Black Friday – you might find a good tape measure, but more than likely the same thing was available other times of the year for the same price.

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#2 posted 05-09-2017 12:54 AM

auctionzip.com check it out and see whats around you. Aldi had the chisels last year for fathers day so it would be good to check there site also .

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#3 posted 05-09-2017 02:38 AM

Should be in the hot deals thread, we’ve been cleaning up the last several days.

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AM420

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#4 posted 05-09-2017 12:27 PM

Thanks for all the info. I was hoping for better deals on the big stuff, but sounds like it may not happen. When I was looking at the Dewalt 7491 10” table saw at Lowe’s a guy stopped by to tell me how good it is and to wait for a spring holiday because he said he had seen them up to $100 off. We’ll see if any deal pop up.

I did find a pretty good deal on Acme Tools. They are giving away batteries with the purchase of some bare tools. The onw I want to get is a free 20v 5.0Ah battery with purchase of a 6 1/2” Dewalt circular saw. I needed a circular saw anyway and the way they retail the prices on those batteries it’s a good deal.

I’ll keep hunting down deals at Memorial Day approaches and hope for the best.

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#5 posted 05-09-2017 01:39 PM

Welcome to Ljs
The best deals I’ve found are before and after Christmas has the best sales, fathers day sales usally have things like screw guns on sale.I don’t know if you have checked Grizzly.com out they have very good values on woodworking equipment.
Not sure if you have checked out some of the post and blogs about table saws but many find portable saws unsatisfactory after a short time of using them. Her’s a blog by our resident table saw expert that lots of new woodworkers find very helpful.

http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/32154

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AM420

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#6 posted 05-10-2017 11:56 AM

Thanks for the info and link. Unfortunately for me I need to work out of a one car garage and all major tools need to be moved and stored when I’m not using them, so a portable saw is the best I’m going to be able to get.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-10-2017 12:56 PM

AM
They make mobile bases for larger saws .

https://www.harborfreight.com/300-lb-capacity-mobile-base-95288.html

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-10-2017 05:05 PM

My workshop is a two car garage which has two cars parked in it. All of my large equipment: table saw, Planer, Bandsaw etc are on mobile bases. Move the cars out, spread out the equipment and go to work. So don’t let the size of your shop limit your tool selection.

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AM420

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#9 posted 05-10-2017 05:37 PM

“don’t let the size of your shop limit your tool selection.”

Unfortunately I can’t change the physical doimensions of my garage. With a car in it there’s pretty much zero space around it. In the back there a small 4×6 closet that I will need to keep all of my tools in. A larger table saw will take up a big chunk of that space. Add in other larger tools including miter saw, jointer, planer, drill press, band saw, etc, not to mention some storage for wood and all other tools, and it fill up pretty fast.

Believe me I would love nothing more than to have better than benchtop tools, but it’s just not in the cards right now. Even with all of the projects I have in mind I don’t think I need to wheel out for much more than I have in mind. We’ll see.

But I appreciate all the help and advice.

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