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Forum topic by mIps posted 07-31-2013 05:20 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mIps

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07-31-2013 05:20 PM

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I was alerted that I had forgotten about some money, about $100.00. I was pondering what tool would be the best to try to locate. For this amount, most likely looking at used. I have drills, a jigsaw, sander, circular saw, table saw and router. I was thinking a planer but I don’t know if I can find one at this price.

Thoughts and input appreciated.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 05:28 PM

A planer would be my choice too.
You don’t have to run out and spend the $$ at this very moment. Sit on it for a bit and try to put a bit more on it until you have enough for what you want.

FWIW, amazon still has the dewalt DW734 for $329.66 shipped. It’s a great planer.

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 05:33 PM

I don’t know how much you do with machines or hand tools, but if you have been working primarily with machines, get a large assortment of decent hand tools like planes, chisels, saws, etc instead of looking for a single machine. From my experience you can get a lot of good used hand tools for 100$ especially if you buy them from some of the guys on here. I bought two restored planes from BigRedKnothead and are great.

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mIps

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 05:38 PM

Nitewalker: It’s a good theory but not gonna happen anytime soon. I’ll be lucky to get another $50 of “spending money” in the next year. Just the way things are right now.

MaroonGoon: Probably good advice but I am not of the hand-tool persuasion. I am just too impatient and get frustrated with poor results easily. Not a good combo for hand-tools.

Thanks for the input.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 05:48 PM

“found money” goes into the piggy bank and does not warrant a “what should I buy NOW with it”...

down the road when you will be working on a project that will REQUIRE tool X – you’ll have piggy bank to help sponsor said tool X as opposed to going through the “if only I didn’t spend this money on the other useless tool which sits on the shelf unused…”

that’s my $0.03 (on sale today you get an extra cent)

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mIps

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 07:24 PM

Purp, solid point there but it’s either gonna be tool(s) to do stuff I can’t do now or parts for stuff I am currently working on. There’s only so much you can do with remnants of remnants of a broken thing.

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mIps

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 03:59 PM

Well, as it turns out, the answer was locking casters for the cabinets and a new shop light. Maybe next time.

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 04:05 PM

I didn’t see routers on your list ? If you don’t have one I think a used is do able for $100 if bought at a garage sale you can ask them to through in the router bits. I’m afraid any planner you could buy for $100 would not be worth having.

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knotscott

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#8 posted 08-04-2013 04:41 PM

I’m with Jim….a router sure is handy, and there are a few good ones in the $100 range. PC690, Hitachi M12VC, even the newer Cman routers from Chervon Power are ok. Get 1/2” shank.

A planer is great too, but not many options for $100.

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#9 posted 08-04-2013 04:54 PM

Right after I said your not lightly to find a planner in the $100 range I saw this on Craigslist.

http://roseburg.craigslist.org/tls/3954710123.html

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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