|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 11-17-2010 02:34 AM||936 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
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: [http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/oil-compressors/3-hp-21-gallon-115-psi-cast-iron-vertical-air-compressor-94667.html] 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.
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