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Forum topic by pendledad posted 12-27-2012 09:17 PM 1477 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2012 09:17 PM

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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#1 posted 12-27-2012 10:37 PM

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.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 11:03 PM

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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#3 posted 12-27-2012 11:55 PM

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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#4 posted 12-28-2012 12:01 AM

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

-- Art

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 12:10 AM

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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#6 posted 12-28-2012 12:11 AM

+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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#7 posted 12-28-2012 02:50 AM

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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#8 posted 12-28-2012 03:40 AM

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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