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pendledad

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581 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: planer bandsaw tablesaw jointer grizzly shop

I’m pretty sure I’ll be ordering the G1023RL from Grizzly within the next couple of days. My question is should I capitalize on the X-mas sale prices and my 5% coupon and purchase another tool(s)?

Some thoughts were:

+G0513X2 BS. So I can get into bandsaw boxes and resawing throughout the coming year.
+G0452P & DW735 planer. This will give me a well rounded shop to mill rough lumber for projects.
+G0555LX & G0452P. This maximizes my discounts with Grizzly sales and coupon. Then I can get the DW735 later (birthday, father’s day, etc…). This will allow for BS boxes and lighter resawing if I choose. And the jointer can clean up any BS work that I do.

How quickly am I going to need more than just a table saw? What is the next most used tool that you brought in the shop?


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Don W

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#1 posted 581 days ago

I have 2 bandsaws, one for resawing ind one for the curves. I use them both a lot.

I don’t use my jointer a lot, I’ve veered off on the hand plane route, but I’d still miss it if it was gone.

I use rough sawn almost exclusively so I couldn’t live without a planer.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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bullhead1

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#2 posted 581 days ago

I have everything you mentioned but a jointer. I just can’t justify the cost of a good one. I bought a glue line blade for my table saw when I glue up boards and it works well. If you resaw, a planer is a must and allows you to use rough sawn and nondementional stock as Don pointed out. A couple of the tool houses where I live have woodworking shows in February with the manufacturers reps there that hand out discount coupons. Last year I got my Dewalt 735 for a $65 off plus a $50 rebate. Check with your local places about woodworking shows and you may get some other savings. Plus they usually have some interesting demonstrations. Next to my table saw and miter saw I use my bandsaw the most. Now if I can just find another on CL so I can be just like Don and don’t have to change the blades back and forth!

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 581 days ago

My vote is for getting a planer and jointer. All of a sudden the world made sense, once I had the ability to get square and straight lumber…

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

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 581 days ago

I agree with Mike. Nothing is square unless you make it so.

-- Art

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sixstring

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#5 posted 581 days ago

Planer and jointer for sure. My old Grizzly jointer and DW735 planer get used on just about every project to mill my material down to size and square/flat.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 581 days ago

+1 more for jointer and planer, but see if you can stretch your planer budget to a stationary. It will last a lifetime and you’ll get more savings with the discounts.

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

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 581 days ago

That 17” Extreme Series Grizz is one of my favorite toys! You can do a lot of things besides bandsaw boxes with it. I’d go for that bandsaw and a planer (I have a Ridgid and have been very pleased with it (5 years old and I’ve tortured it). There several ways to joint wood without a jointer. I love my Ridgid jointer but it is a 1 trick pony.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 581 days ago

I am unpacking my 1023RLW now. :-)
I have a Dewalt planer, HF oscillating sander, Grizzly G0555lx 14 inch band saw, compound miter saw, a used Jet 6 inch jointer and other tools like several routers.

Each project seems to take something different. Always makes for a good excuse to go shopping. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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