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AJswoodshop

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679 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer drill press bandsaw

Out of all the tools in your shop, which one do you use the most, and what’s your favorite tool in your shop. My most used tool in my shop is probably my drill press, or bandsaw. My favorite tool in my shop is my 1950’s Dewalt jointer. It weighs about 400lb, and has a really nice fence.

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop


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woodshaver

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#1 posted 679 days ago

I’d be lost without my pencil so That’s first and then my tape measure!!!! After those I get to use the rest of my tools and finally it’s my camera so I can post my project on LJ’s :)

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 679 days ago

My router table and drill press get a LOT of use.
My favorite would be my router table.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 679 days ago

The last time I answered this question when asked, I answered with My Tablesaw Super Sled. While that is a very valued tool, I now would have to admit that my purpose-built woodworking workbench gets more use than all other tools combined. It is where I begin and end a project, and it is where I often will just stand with my head in my hands staring at plans and making adjustments to those same plans.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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knotscott

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#4 posted 679 days ago

I’ve always been especially fond of my table saw….it gets the most use, is the most expensive tool in my shop, and is the one I take the most pride in owning.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 679 days ago

My Bandsaw!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 679 days ago

It is like picking between your children. However, the TS gets the most run time besides the DC, which isnt very exciting.

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 679 days ago

Yeah Shane, that DC sucks! (pun intended)

”ka-dunk….chink!”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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nwbusa

1016 posts in 883 days


#8 posted 679 days ago

I’d have to say my workbench, for both questions.

-- John, BC, Canada

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Moron

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#9 posted 679 days ago

the useless tool between my ears

Tough choice after that but I think a Band Saw is my favorite

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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NedB

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#10 posted 679 days ago

Favorite and most used is my tablesaw, hands down.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Cosmicsniper

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#11 posted 679 days ago

My Unisaw, no doubt. If I ever bought a bandsaw, that would probably give the Uni a run for its money.

My new spindle sander is quickly creeping up the list, however. I love that thing.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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remi1023

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#12 posted 679 days ago

any of my hand planes

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Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1756 days


#13 posted 679 days ago

LOL. That’s true, remi. For the most fun out of my pocket (shop apron), I love my rabbet block plane.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Hawaiilad

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#14 posted 679 days ago

I’d have to say my two Hegner Scroll saws get the most work out, and then the band saw Jet and Rigid Spindle Sanders. Planer, Joiner and router table receive allot of use as well….most favorite would have to be the Scroll Saw

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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DamnYankee

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#15 posted 679 days ago

My beer fridge while waiting for the glue or finsih to dry

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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