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Postby wags83 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:34 am

I'm trying to get more into woodworking and I want to build things. I asked for tools for Christmas but my parents got me some gift cards since they didn't know what I needed. I have a variety of hand tools, a drill, a circular saw; but what would you guys say is a must have?
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:44 am

Are you at big or small things. Good cordless drill and circular saw are good starts for power tools, but you'll need a table saw to build anything substantial. Sliding compound miter saw would also be good. These two things can easily cost $500+ each. Harbor Freight has a decent miter saw for like $100 bucks tho. Your best bet for a table saw might be Craigslist
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:05 pm

My roommate just got a really nice miter saw with a sliding stand. I've been kinda searching craigslist for things too but I have some money to spend at Menards.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:09 pm

wags83 wrote:My roommate just got a really nice miter saw with a sliding stand. I've been kinda searching craigslist for things too but I have some money to spend at Menards.

You get what you pay for typically with tools (unless you're buying Dewalt), but here is a $200 10" tablesaw. Probably a good little saw to get you started with. Do research first, lots of people have good information on saws online. For example, this one will need work to make the cut square and the blade that comes with it is crap
http://www.menards.com/main/p-2257932-c-9082.htm
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Re: Woodworking

Postby awright » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:14 pm

What about doing everything with your hands like a man? The most important tool you will need is time
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:11 pm

Tyler wrote:
wags83 wrote:My roommate just got a really nice miter saw with a sliding stand. I've been kinda searching craigslist for things too but I have some money to spend at Menards.

You get what you pay for typically with tools (unless you're buying Dewalt), but here is a $200 10" tablesaw. Probably a good little saw to get you started with. Do research first, lots of people have good information on saws online. For example, this one will need work to make the cut square and the blade that comes with it is crap
http://www.menards.com/main/p-2257932-c-9082.htm

I was actually looking at getting this one. I decided against it though. Got some good thangs though. Got a pretty neat jigsaw and a variety of hand tools. It's was nice because they were also running a bag sale where everything you can fit in the bag is 15% off.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:36 pm

What are you going to build first?!
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:27 pm

Tyler wrote:What are you going to build first?!

Idk. I really want to eventually build a bar but that might be a bit ambitious right now.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:46 pm

Yesh, you would want a table saw for that to rip paneling or hardwood floor for the sides/top.

Makes a shelving unit for all your beer stuff
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:20 pm

I was thinking about that but I don't know if I want that heavy of a shelving unit for that. I was thinking about getting wire shelving for beer stuff.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Huss Buss » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:59 am

werd with glass about getting a table saw for big projects. sounds like you got a good start with tools now
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Corey » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:30 am

Walmart had some good deals last night on tools

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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:49 am

Black and Decker make crap tools
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:07 am

Tyler wrote:Black and Decker make crap tools

Yeah but they make really good toys.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby wags83 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:40 pm

Oh man I'm very tempted to get this. Haven't researched the quality of these but for the price it's very tempting. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/t ... 04853.html
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:59 pm

Not bad, sounds like you dont need the miter saw at all, and it's not even a sliding one!
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Postby wags83 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:14 pm

Well my roommate has a miter saw but I expect I will eventually not live with him.
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Re: Woodworking

Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:36 pm

wags83 wrote:Well my roommate has a miter saw but I expect I will eventually not live with him.

Lol. Good one. Just buy it then!
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Re: Woodworking

Postby DannyFanny » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:40 pm

Just take his if you're already burning bridges.
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