|Forum topic by Eddie||posted 280 days ago||741 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
280 days ago
I wanted to post for some advice here before I make a regrettable decision.
After 7 years of school, 2 degrees and 1.5 children(our boy is due in 5 weeks), I will be graduating this month. On Father’s day, no less.
With the collision of graduation and father’s day I have the chance to purchase another tool (maybe 2) for my small shop.
I have been making a few furniture pieces for my sons nursery and have begun working on a few boxes.
Here is what I currently have:
Table saw (mediocre craftsman)
In my recent projects I have found that it would be really nice to have:
The option to use a lathe would be really nice too since they are quieter and I could do that while they were sleeping…
Anyways, this leads me to the question…what should my priority be?
I have seen shopsmith’s for sale in my area for <$100 and that seems like it would work to be a vertical/horizontal drill press and a lathe (and a disc sander as a bonus). The complaint seems to be its table saw ability but I already own that.
I would probably hold out for a lower priced 12”-14” bandsaw instead of the smaller <10> bench models.
What do you think guys?