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post #21 of 38 Old 10-30-2006, 06:20 PM
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Thanks, Wood, - - I'm actually considering adding on to the back of my house, - - but not actually using it as part of the house, per se, - - until later (much later), - - ifn's ya know what I mean . . .
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Wow, I thought I was getting up there with tools. I see I'm just getting started!! I love my lathe and my tablesaw!! Heck I LOVE them ALL. Gettin started on a shaper table, can't wait to get that one going!!! My planer is a fav too!! I just like tools !!

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I have to choose 2 tools as my favorites: My Excaliber sliding table for my table saw (fantastic) and my Performax 25" thickness sander. You don't realize you need them until you have them (or God forbid, make the mistake of using someone else's -- then you HAVE to buy one), but once you have them, they're tools you can't live without.
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post #24 of 38 Old 11-05-2006, 02:25 AM
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Sounds like a plan Tom

My favorite tool is a mint condition 1960's Sears Craftsman radial arm saw that I picked up yesterday for $75, the thing is awesome!
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post #25 of 38 Old 11-06-2006, 09:59 AM
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My most reached for is my 18v DeWalt cordless drill as well .. Got it right when they first came out , best money ever spent ..
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I seem to use my chopsaw more than anything at moment putting a lot of flooring and decking down lately after that believe it or not a good sharp handsaw. there's some jobs you just can't beat it.

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Sounds like a plan Tom

My favorite tool is a mint condition 1960's Sears Craftsman radial arm saw that I picked up yesterday for $75, the thing is awesome!
I did the same thing got it at an auction. I found out it's under a recall notice though. Thought damn just got it and it's recalled. If the serial number begins with 113 you may wanna check this site out.
www.radialarmsawrecall.com/
Turns out they will send you a new guard for the blade since alot of people has lost fingers and limbs on it. Mine didn't come with a guard new. They also said they will be sending a new table with it. Sounded good to me. Nice saw with new guard and table for $100.
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Routers..... got a half dozen...... if I could only have six tools, I'd have 5 routers and a hammer.
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Routers..... got a half dozen...... if I could only have six tools, I'd have 5 routers and a hammer.
I see you like digging up old threads. Welcome to WWT! Good thread to bring back from the dead.

I guess I should answer the original question.

My favorite power tool... That's a tough one. But I would have to say my Central Machinery #34706 12x36 lathe. I LOVE turning... A CLOSE second is a tie between my Hitachi KM12VC routers, and my Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander.

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Well I like all my tools but I can tell you which one is not my favorite.

My table saw. If you don't know why check out my albums.
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Arrow well .....

It would definitly have to be this......
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Bweick I would sure like to see some stuff that has come off that lathe. I checked your gallery and past posts hoping to see some pics - how about showing us some stuff in the Showcase section?






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My Dads 1940's (?) Boice-Crane "helmet head" drill press. The first power tool I ever used, and I still use it.
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As I am a wood finisher, my favorite tools may be quite different than what you all are accustomed to. I have to say I LOVE my JGA150 devilbiss conventional spray gun. It's a tank and is nearly 25 years old but sprays perfect . You can't beat the atomization, which allows for a beautiful tight to the grain finish that hvlp and air assisted airless can't compare to. However, I would say as for hand tools, I'm really fond of my card scrapers.

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Old Craftsman drill press and my Dewalt cordless drill. Probably use the cordless drill more than any other tool, but my favorite would definitely be the drill press.
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I would have to say that my most favorite portable power is my 20v Dewalt sawzall. Besides all of the uses around the shop, I take mine around the yard to cut dead limbs and to prune up trees in the spring.
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My lathe.
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I missed posting 6 years ago, so I guess I will now.
All my stationary machines are old iron, and my favorite has to me the 1946 Unisaw. With it's 1 hp RI motor, it is soooooooo smooth running. With a Jet Ecacta fence (Biesemeyer clone) it's a pleasure to use.
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