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Forum topic by zindel posted 05-23-2011 08:47 PM 1595 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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05-23-2011 08:47 PM

Okay these questions happen all the time but hey why not join the club…I have a bday coming up and ill be asking for amazon $$$ to invest in some bigger power tools…sadly i can’t get my table saw…not enough money or space…or power…Anyways here is my wishlist…my projects are just hobby so whatever you guys think is the most useful…

Grizzly G1035 1-1/2 HP Shaper

Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer

Festool OF 1010 EQ

Grizzly G1071 Oscillating Spindle Sander

just as an fyi I do have a router its just no Festool haha

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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#1 posted 05-23-2011 08:54 PM

I would go for the Planer first then the sander. These two are essential to any shop in my opinion.

-- Recycle, Repurpose, Restore

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 09:43 PM

The Festool

Always get the Festool first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Whether you need it or not)

Yeah, I’m just trying to start another battle of an ongoing war. LOL
Actually, I would probably get the planer first

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 10:45 PM

I’ve been going for several years WITHOUT a table saw & it is definitely a limitation. Granted, you can get by without, but I’ve gotten frustrated to the point where I’m pulling the trigger one one finally. Your budget seems to be around $400-$600. You could find a good used saw for that price..

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 10:46 PM

I have all those tools of different brands. The one that changed my work the most is the planer.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 10:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the reply! Jerky i do have a table saw that was my very first thing to get…im just saving for a powermatic i guess i should of been more clear.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 11:06 PM

PM2000? Strong work, my friend. I think that those of us that don’t own one, are also saving up. Of course some of us (not me) are saving up for a….clears throat…..SawStop (said in a whisper) :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 11:07 PM

Oh No! The brake heard me! Run with your dado stack!

I’m kidding, guys. No flames necessary.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 11:11 PM

I agree with from that list, planer first. But I wonder why a Makita planer? The Ridgid or DeWalt (especially the DW735) seem to be much better choices from what I have read up on…

The least useful tool in that list, IMHO is the shaper. A good router / router table will do what a shaper does… But shapers do have their fans…

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 11:17 PM

Totally agree with DB, as usual. A powerful router and quality table will cost you less than the shaper. Shapers are sexy, don’t get me wrong, but they’re very powerful machines requiring expensive bits. In terms of the planer, I own the 735 and have been quite happy with it. The Makita enjoys good reviews but I ponied up for the DeWalt because everyone here has one. I honestly had no other reason. I might have held off and saved up for a big stationary planer, in retrospect. Like the 8” jointer argument (how you’ll always wish you sprung for it), you’ve got to do what you can.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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zindel

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 11:22 PM

Well from what i have read…and i know there are always the people who are mad write the most reviews, but the dewalt seems to have issues with snip at the end…and have read very very view complains with that about the makita…I could be wrong i have not seen either of them in action, but i figure im throwing down that kinda money i may as well make it as worth it as possible. Bertha have you had snip issues?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#11 posted 05-23-2011 11:28 PM

Zindel, I haven’t experienced snipe whatsoever. I usually use the infeed/outfeed tables (which are of course expensive). I only use the fine cut setting, not the dimensional lumber setting, so I can’t comment on that either. It’s a big, expensive portable planer that isn’t really portable. By the time you add the tables and a stand, you’re approaching the stationary Grizzly price (which people like here). If you’ve got the room and can save up the cash, you should look at the stationary planer reviews. It’ll hurt once, but I doubt you’ll regret it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 05-24-2011 12:12 AM

Bertha, if shapers are sexy, I hope my shop doesn’t get raided. I own 20 of them, many are Powermatics.
Of course that is a production cabinet door shop. That’s a whole different animal from the typical hobbyist.
I totally agree with your take on a router table.

I do have the Makita planer. I have had great luck with it. It is only a 12”, but works for me. (I have a 20” Powermatic at the door shop that I can always go use for bigger work) Snipe can often be eliminated with adustment to the in and outfeed tables on the machine, or adding outfeed table for extra support. You can also have snipe on an industrial planer if it is not set up right.

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#13 posted 05-24-2011 04:25 AM

See that, take it from a dude with 20 shapers! Phenomenal, only on Lumberjocks. I’m trying to imagine how much you’ve got in shaper blades, Kent:) Of course, the Powermatic is the centerfold of sexy shapers. I’ve always had a shaper fetish. I owned one when everyone else was going router table. I bragged about my 2hp dedicated 220V but what I didn’t share is my $1000 in custom shaper blades (I was trying to period match the molding in my New Orleans shotgun). I’ve since CL’d the shaper and moved to a 3hp triton home job and about a dozen other routers. I’ve heard really good things about the Makita. Let’s face it, until you move up to a quality stationary model, you’ll be stuck with not having a quality stationary model. I’m not suggesting a Shelix PM, and I’ve been very pleased with my overpriced 875. But if you’re not bringing it to the jobsite, I’d save up for a floor hog. I’m happy to hear that even Kent can force snipe if forced to :) Thanks Kent, this made my night.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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rance

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#14 posted 05-24-2011 04:45 AM

Planer (but go for the DW735)
OSS
Router
Shaper

If the Router is your first one, then move it up one notch.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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WayneC

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#15 posted 05-24-2011 05:06 AM

Any thoughts of a drill press?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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