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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 11-17-2010 02:34 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2010 02:34 AM

Well, as the topic states, its that time of year again. So I kinda through together a hodge-podge list of what I would like. Any suggestions to this: Obviously these are just suggestions, there is no way that I would expect more than 1 or two of these.. Now this is copy and paste, so this is how I wrote it to my parents, who know nothing about tools:

1: Table Saw: Preferably a Cabinet or Hybrid. Probably better to find one on Craigslist used… they are generally cheaper… by about 50%... If you go CL route: Try for either a Unisaw, a Powermatic, Jet, Grizzly, Walker-Turner, Oliver(these are works of art..), et cetera… AVOID Harbor Freight, Craftsman, Ryobi. Old iron absorbs vibrations better than plastic(ie: Ryobi.) When in doubt ask me.. :)

2: Bandsaw: 14”+ Ill Contribute $350: Delta is buying back my old one, since it doesn’t work, and all nice ones go for $400+ NO DELTA!!!!

3: Compressor: Some thing like this: [] Doesn’t have to be from Harbor Fright… But comparative specs would be a plus..

3: Compressor Tools: Obviously if getting compressor… Paint sprayer, Brad Nailer, etc…

4: Oxy-Propane/Acetylene Rig..(Torch, oxy cylinder, (Ace Cylinder or BBQ bottle(Not needed for the winter month) hose, regs): Craigslist is your friend.. HF might be fine. Oxy-Pro is cutting only: Oxy-Ace allows for welding on top of cutting and brazing..

5: Cordless Drill: DeWalt, Mikita, Porter-Cable

5: Argon/CO2 cylinder+ Regulators(wait on this: I have to see if I can get 220 wired in the garage… for the new machine.. that allows for a cylinder..)(Before I hear complaints, Its INERT GAS.. Not flammable…)

5: Dehumidifier: get rid of some garage moisture(Ie: Rust Causer)

Now I do realize that there are some repeats here, in terms of numbers, that along with the colour codes that I have on the Actual List, put priority to things.

Any Ideas, on brands/models. I want to send a revised list by tommorrow.

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 03:06 AM

Thats going to give Santa a hernia.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 03:15 AM

Santa better give his raindeer some muscle enhancer… and no, not the Viagra Prancer got into…. lol…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 03:35 AM

Newbie, looks like you got it covered. I have found that a good pencil sharpener is a handy thing. Be sure to tell him about it because it’s the kind of thing that he likes to take care of. You know – the little details. He’ll stick the pencil sharpener in your stocking and if you’re like me it will save you a lot of time lookin’ for a pencil and with a good sharp pencil you won’t make as many mistakes. Not making mistakes will save you even more time. This is what stockings are for. It’s where he puts all of the little things that are really important and often forgotten by us overgrown kids. I have learned this over many years of waiting on Santa. Sometimes I get up real early to see if I can catch the old feller in his jolly mischief but it don’t ever work. No matter how early I get up to take a peek he’s always done been and gone. I guess he has lots of Lumberjocks to visit on Christmas Eve. I’ve often heard it said that he and his elves are not bad woodworkers themselves. Maybe he has a special likens for all of us overgrown kids who love all of the tools and such. At any rate, he’s always been good to me and I’ve always loved him so. ;-)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 03:36 AM

You must have been a really, really good boy!!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 03:41 AM

You kidding… I think this year Santa might be watching me a tad more… last year I got the S* end of the stick… my brother got a freakin Wii.. While I got a pair of pajamas.. lol…

Either that, or I will end up building Santa a new crystal ball.. lol..

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 04:10 AM

You may want to check out the Grizzly compressors. The small shop ones look pretty nice for the price.

Here’s the one I decided on, going on 3 years now. It really is quite, quite, shhhh, quite. Highly recommended. Although it may not be big enough for your needs.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 12:36 PM

Looks like Santa needs a lot bigger sleigh, besides putting more muscle of the reindeer.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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