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Forum topic by tooladdict posted 05-21-2007 01:07 AM 1049 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2007 01:07 AM

I resentlt came in to 600 dollars I hadn’t been planning on. I got the thumbs up from the wife to blow it on tools but I’m a little over whelemed with my options. Any suggestions>


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#1 posted 05-21-2007 01:17 AM

Well given that you have not posted any projects yet and I’m not sure what type of work you do and also what tools you may already have, then I would have to say a couple of Lie-Nielson hand planes, you can never have too many. Perhaps a miter plane and a skew block plane.

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

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#2 posted 05-21-2007 01:26 AM

Do you have a preference between lie-nielsen or Robert Sorby

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#3 posted 05-21-2007 01:32 AM

The only Sorby I have seen are the blades on older planes. Are they making a line of bench planes now?

I have a few Lie-Nielson and like them alot.

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

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#4 posted 05-21-2007 01:43 AM

I have always loved the lie nielsens, but I was refered to sorby.

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#5 posted 05-21-2007 01:48 AM

Do you have a web link for Sorby Planes or are they old ones?

I’ve been working on restoring a set of old Stanley bench planes. There posted in my Blog if your interested.

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

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#6 posted 05-21-2007 06:00 AM

I know a few ways I could spend it! I don’t know where to start for your needs. What do you do, what do you have? Or maybe, what can you not do now that you would like to able to do if you had the right tools?

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#7 posted 05-21-2007 03:52 PM

Jeff is right, what needs and what type of wood working do you have as well as what do you want to do. If you have a lathe, maybe some chucks, tools, etc would be in order. A table saw, unless you have one, a cross-cut saw, band saw, router, jointer, drill press, planer, sanders, the list goes on and on.

Let us know what you pick up.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 05-21-2007 04:25 PM

Perhaps we should answer what we would buy if we had $600 mad money and let the tool addict pick from that input. I would probably buy planes, a Leigh dovetail jig or a used performax sander if I could find one.

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

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#9 posted 05-21-2007 04:32 PM

A little over the range, but I would say the Festool Domino. The Domino itself is at a special price of $660 through the end of May at Woodcraft and other places. Of course, you will still need to spend an extra amount for the Domino tenons and all the other accessories. But, a great tool to get with the extra money.

A Leigh dovetail jig is also a good idea too Wayne. And so is a drum sander. Maybe you can find a shaper for around that price, instead of buying a router and router table.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#10 posted 05-21-2007 08:26 PM

What would I buy? Right now I’m in the market for both a jointer and a better bandsaw. I like Grizzly’s 1.5HP new 14” bandsaw. It’s right at that price range. I also like a JET bandsaw that is similar to the Grizzly. $600 is enough to get a very adequate 6” jointer or possibly a very low end 8” jointer. I looked at a Rikon 6” a few weeks ago. It was less than $500 and has gotten good marks on several internet reviews. The 8” version was nearing $900.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#11 posted 05-22-2007 03:05 AM

tooladdict, we’re just dying to help you spend your money. Some more specifics as to what tools you already own and what sort of work you do, or plan to do would really help us all with the strong desire to help you part with that money!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 05-22-2007 03:51 AM

Of course, if you’re really struggling to blow the cash, I could send you my address! I like suprises. I could even show you how to deduct the gift from your taxes. Any takers? No. Oh well. Gotta try!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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