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My 7 Day Spending Spree

OK,

You guys know I am new here and new to woodworking. So when I get fetermined to do something I go out and do it. These are my initial purchases for my workshop:

Dewalt Compound Miter Saw DWS 780 Paid 425.00 brand new
Skil 3320 Drill press Paid 40.00 Still in box
Porter Cable Framiing Nail gun Paid 65.00 (2000 nails)
Bosch Router Combo (fixed/plunge) Paid 125.00 Just like new
6 Router bits Paid 65.00
Assorted nails/screws/bolts (~20K pieces) Paid 50.00
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I already own a cheap Skil table saw which I really need a new one and better one.

On my list:

13 inch planer/jointer
Plate (biscuit)joiner
Band saw

And upon relfection and listening to everyones advice I am going to forgo the RAS for now....

Anything I am missing?

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Anything I am missing?
Better table saw (yes, you mentioned, just reinforcing)
Dust collector
Clamps
Random Orbit Sander
Air compressor - useful even if the nail gun is electric.
Hand planes
Accurate squares - 90 deg and 45 deg.
Large disc sander
Flat steel rules. Get the centre finding ones, and they also help to locate the centre of boards. I use mine all the time.

The list can go on, and I expect others will add their own suggestions.
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A few things to consider...

#1. Cordless drill(s)
#2. Fully charged batteries for the cordless drill.
#3. Levels...
#4 . Pencil
#5. Block plane
#6. Tape measure
#7. Phillips bit(s) for cordless drill
#8. Laser level
#9. 5/32s drill bit
#10. An assistant
#11. Some sort of miter saw for trim
#12. Framing square
#13. Lunch
#14. Shims
#15. Battery Charger
#16. pull saw
#17. good 1x4 's
#18. Adjustable cabinet jacks
#19. Chisels
#20. No. 10 Cabinet head screws
#21. Clamps
#22. Full set of twist drills and index
#23. Wonderbars (2)
#24. Jig saw
#25. Step ladder
#27. Nail set
#26. Hammer
#28. brad nailer and micro pinner with nails
#29. titebond III
#30. shop vac and dropcloths
#31. counter sink bits
#32. portable table saw
#33. hole saw kit up to 3"
#34. basic plumbing kit to cap off supply lines under sink when tearing out; tubing cutter, soldering equipment, etc.
#35. cordless impact driver
#36. awl for centerpunching prior to drilling cab's handles, knobs.
#37 Jigs for cabinet hardware holes
#38 sanders, belt, orbital, and pad
#39. Blue Prints
#40. Corded drills (3/8" & 1/2")
#41. A 2 ton cube van
#42. Pliers (large slipjoint included)
#43. Stud Finder
#44. Caulk (& gun)
#45 Power Planer 3 1/4"
#46 wax sticks
#47 Pair of folding work benches with screw vises
#48 Gimlets
#49 utility knife
#50 Bar of soap
#51 Digital camera
#52 Hand screwdrivers (slot & phillips)
#53 lights
#54 Pencil Compass Scriber
#55 extension cords
#56 festool
#57 How about the bill/contract
#58 Hot glue gun and glue sticks
#59 Safety Glasses!
#60 Compressor
#61 Beer Today 09:51 AM
#62 Extension cord(s)
#63 Air hose
#64 Driver Bits for the various screws (to use in the drills)
#65 nails for the nail gun
#66 Tylenol/Advil/Aspirin/Percocet
#67 Popsicle sticks
#68 A small note book
#69 Wood filler
#70 This list so u remember to Bering it all home at the end of the job
#71 A hammock so you can relax while your assistant does all the work.
#72 A small note book.
#73 Tri-Squares, 6" and 12"
#74 Combination Squares
#75 Complete First Aid Kit, including Crazy glue, and Epinephrine pen.
#76 Hack saw and extra blades.
#77 Chalk Box
#78 Basic Electric tools and supplies(to be able to hook us overhead exhaust fans, under cabinet lighting, etc.)
#79 File/Rasp
#80 Putty knives/spatulas
#81 thermos of coffee
#82 pocket hole jig and bit
#83 plate joiner and biscuits
#84 radio
#85 flashlight (#53 lights ??)
#85 stain marker (touch up)
#86 Screw Drivers (for hand work)




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A few things to consider...

#1. Cordless drill(s)
#2. Fully charged batteries for the cordless drill.
#3. Levels...
#4 . Pencil
#5. Block plane
#6. Tape measure
#7. Phillips bit(s) for cordless drill
#8. Laser level
#9. 5/32s drill bit
#10. An assistant
#11. Some sort of miter saw for trim
#12. Framing square
#13. Lunch
#14. Shims
#15. Battery Charger
#16. pull saw
#17. good 1x4 's
#18. Adjustable cabinet jacks
#19. Chisels
#20. No. 10 Cabinet head screws
#21. Clamps
#22. Full set of twist drills and index
#23. Wonderbars (2)
#24. Jig saw
#25. Step ladder
#27. Nail set
#26. Hammer
#28. brad nailer and micro pinner with nails
#29. titebond III
#30. shop vac and dropcloths
#31. counter sink bits
#32. portable table saw
#33. hole saw kit up to 3"
#34. basic plumbing kit to cap off supply lines under sink when tearing out; tubing cutter, soldering equipment, etc.
#35. cordless impact driver
#36. awl for centerpunching prior to drilling cab's handles, knobs.
#37 Jigs for cabinet hardware holes
#38 sanders, belt, orbital, and pad
#39. Blue Prints
#40. Corded drills (3/8" & 1/2")
#41. A 2 ton cube van
#42. Pliers (large slipjoint included)
#43. Stud Finder
#44. Caulk (& gun)
#45 Power Planer 3 1/4"
#46 wax sticks
#47 Pair of folding work benches with screw vises
#48 Gimlets
#49 utility knife
#50 Bar of soap
#51 Digital camera
#52 Hand screwdrivers (slot & phillips)
#53 lights
#54 Pencil Compass Scriber
#55 extension cords
#56 festool
#57 How about the bill/contract
#58 Hot glue gun and glue sticks
#59 Safety Glasses!
#60 Compressor
#61 Beer Today 09:51 AM
#62 Extension cord(s)
#63 Air hose
#64 Driver Bits for the various screws (to use in the drills)
#65 nails for the nail gun
#66 Tylenol/Advil/Aspirin/Percocet
#67 Popsicle sticks
#68 A small note book
#69 Wood filler
#70 This list so u remember to Bering it all home at the end of the job
#71 A hammock so you can relax while your assistant does all the work.
#72 A small note book.
#73 Tri-Squares, 6" and 12"
#74 Combination Squares
#75 Complete First Aid Kit, including Crazy glue, and Epinephrine pen.
#76 Hack saw and extra blades.
#77 Chalk Box
#78 Basic Electric tools and supplies(to be able to hook us overhead exhaust fans, under cabinet lighting, etc.)
#79 File/Rasp
#80 Putty knives/spatulas
#81 thermos of coffee
#82 pocket hole jig and bit
#83 plate joiner and biscuits
#84 radio
#85 flashlight (#53 lights ??)
#85 stain marker (touch up)
#86 Screw Drivers (for hand work)




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You have done this list before I see Thanks, I can use it as a guide. I do have some of the things. I do have a compressor and the basic drills and things.
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You have done this list before I see Thanks, I can use it as a guide. I do have some of the things. I do have a compressor and the basic drills and things.
It wasn't just me. It was a thread that the members added to.





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I was gonna say, that's quite a list to come up with on such short notice!

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A few things to consider...

#1. Cordless drill(s)
#2. Fully charged batteries for the cordless drill.
#3. Levels...
#4 . Pencil
#5. Block plane
#6. Tape measure
#7. Phillips bit(s) for cordless drill
#8. Laser level
#9. 5/32s drill bit
#10. An assistant
#11. Some sort of miter saw for trim
#12. Framing square
#13. Lunch
#14. Shims
#15. Battery Charger
#16. pull saw
#17. good 1x4 's
#18. Adjustable cabinet jacks
#19. Chisels
#20. No. 10 Cabinet head screws
#21. Clamps
#22. Full set of twist drills and index
#23. Wonderbars (2)
#24. Jig saw
#25. Step ladder
#27. Nail set
#26. Hammer
#28. brad nailer and micro pinner with nails
#29. titebond III
#30. shop vac and dropcloths
#31. counter sink bits
#32. portable table saw
#33. hole saw kit up to 3"
#34. basic plumbing kit to cap off supply lines under sink when tearing out; tubing cutter, soldering equipment, etc.
#35. cordless impact driver
#36. awl for centerpunching prior to drilling cab's handles, knobs.
#37 Jigs for cabinet hardware holes
#38 sanders, belt, orbital, and pad
#39. Blue Prints
#40. Corded drills (3/8" & 1/2")
#41. A 2 ton cube van
#42. Pliers (large slipjoint included)
#43. Stud Finder
#44. Caulk (& gun)
#45 Power Planer 3 1/4"
#46 wax sticks
#47 Pair of folding work benches with screw vises
#48 Gimlets
#49 utility knife
#50 Bar of soap
#51 Digital camera
#52 Hand screwdrivers (slot & phillips)
#53 lights
#54 Pencil Compass Scriber
#55 extension cords
#56 festool
#57 How about the bill/contract
#58 Hot glue gun and glue sticks
#59 Safety Glasses!
#60 Compressor
#61 Beer Today 09:51 AM
#62 Extension cord(s)
#63 Air hose
#64 Driver Bits for the various screws (to use in the drills)
#65 nails for the nail gun
#66 Tylenol/Advil/Aspirin/Percocet
#67 Popsicle sticks
#68 A small note book
#69 Wood filler
#70 This list so u remember to Bering it all home at the end of the job
#71 A hammock so you can relax while your assistant does all the work.
#72 A small note book.
#73 Tri-Squares, 6" and 12"
#74 Combination Squares
#75 Complete First Aid Kit, including Crazy glue, and Epinephrine pen.
#76 Hack saw and extra blades.
#77 Chalk Box
#78 Basic Electric tools and supplies(to be able to hook us overhead exhaust fans, under cabinet lighting, etc.)
#79 File/Rasp
#80 Putty knives/spatulas
#81 thermos of coffee
#82 pocket hole jig and bit
#83 plate joiner and biscuits
#84 radio
#85 flashlight (#53 lights ??)
#85 stain marker (touch up)
#86 Screw Drivers (for hand work)




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I was with you until number 67. Why popsicle sticks, but no popsicles?

Greg

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I was with you until number 67. Why popsicle sticks, but no popsicles?

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they probably melted
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Pretty much everything in cabbys shop. Lol
Nice list.

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I was with you until number 67. Why popsicle sticks, but no popsicles?

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One use of popsicle sticks is as glue spreaders.
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A few things to consider...

#1. Cordless drill(s)
#2. Fully charged batteries for the cordless drill.
#3. Levels...
#4 . Pencil
#5. Block plane
#6. Tape measure
#7. Phillips bit(s) for cordless drill
#8. Laser level
#9. 5/32s drill bit
#10. An assistant
#11. Some sort of miter saw for trim
#12. Framing square
#13. Lunch
#14. Shims
#15. Battery Charger
#16. pull saw
#17. good 1x4 's
#18. Adjustable cabinet jacks
#19. Chisels
#20. No. 10 Cabinet head screws
#21. Clamps
#22. Full set of twist drills and index
#23. Wonderbars (2)
#24. Jig saw
#25. Step ladder
#27. Nail set
#26. Hammer
#28. brad nailer and micro pinner with nails
#29. titebond III
#30. shop vac and dropcloths
#31. counter sink bits
#32. portable table saw
#33. hole saw kit up to 3"
#34. basic plumbing kit to cap off supply lines under sink when tearing out; tubing cutter, soldering equipment, etc.
#35. cordless impact driver
#36. awl for centerpunching prior to drilling cab's handles, knobs.
#37 Jigs for cabinet hardware holes
#38 sanders, belt, orbital, and pad
#39. Blue Prints
#40. Corded drills (3/8" & 1/2")
#41. A 2 ton cube van
#42. Pliers (large slipjoint included)
#43. Stud Finder
#44. Caulk (& gun)
#45 Power Planer 3 1/4"
#46 wax sticks
#47 Pair of folding work benches with screw vises
#48 Gimlets
#49 utility knife
#50 Bar of soap
#51 Digital camera
#52 Hand screwdrivers (slot & phillips)
#53 lights
#54 Pencil Compass Scriber
#55 extension cords
#56 festool
#57 How about the bill/contract
#58 Hot glue gun and glue sticks
#59 Safety Glasses!
#60 Compressor
#61 Beer Today 09:51 AM
#62 Extension cord(s)
#63 Air hose
#64 Driver Bits for the various screws (to use in the drills)
#65 nails for the nail gun
#66 Tylenol/Advil/Aspirin/Percocet
#67 Popsicle sticks
#68 A small note book
#69 Wood filler
#70 This list so u remember to Bering it all home at the end of the job
#71 A hammock so you can relax while your assistant does all the work.
#72 A small note book.
#73 Tri-Squares, 6" and 12"
#74 Combination Squares
#75 Complete First Aid Kit, including Crazy glue, and Epinephrine pen.
#76 Hack saw and extra blades.
#77 Chalk Box
#78 Basic Electric tools and supplies(to be able to hook us overhead exhaust fans, under cabinet lighting, etc.)
#79 File/Rasp
#80 Putty knives/spatulas
#81 thermos of coffee
#82 pocket hole jig and bit
#83 plate joiner and biscuits
#84 radio
#85 flashlight (#53 lights ??)
#85 stain marker (touch up)
#86 Screw Drivers (for hand work)




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I think you forgot the cup of coffee.

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To your original list I think you could skip the biscuit joiner and put the money to something else. Not much you can't do without biscuits (though they are nice at mealtime).
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I was with you until number 67. Why popsicle sticks, but no popsicles?

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Glad you got into woodworking, I started about 5 years ago and find it very relaxing. Honestly besides the needed power tools, such as say a good quality tablesaw and possibly a router, I have found it easier to learn using hand tools first and then moving up to the power tool upgrade. I bought some high price power tools and totally destroyed wood..lol. I love my miter saw but it's mainly for thin pieces. Anyways, I would invest in some good hand planes and chisels too learn thoroughly how to make good,solid basic joints. Get a nice handsaw and practice dovetails. I too bought a biscuit joiner and honestly never use it, as I prefer making the joints by hand. Sure there's a place for it, but I'm not up the skill level to make huge pieces yet. Just my food for thought.
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Cabman endorsing pocket hole jig and screws? #82
Popsicle sticks can be used with cauls too.
Just kidding Cabinetman. I know that was someone else's addition on that list.
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Cabman endorsing pocket hole jig and screws? #82
Popsicle sticks can be used with cauls too.
Just kidding Cabinetman. I know that was someone else's addition on that list.
OK, what is wrong with pocket hole jigs?
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A few things to consider...
#8. Laser level
#9. 5/32s drill bit
#18. Adjustable cabinet jacks
#23. Wonderbars (2)
#37 Jigs for cabinet hardware holes
#39. Blue Prints
#41. A 2 ton cube van
#45 Power Planer 3 1/4"
#48 Gimlets
#56 festool
#71 A hammock so you can relax while your assistant does all the work.
#78 Basic Electric tools and supplies(to be able to hook us overhead exhaust fans, under cabinet lighting, etc.)
#81 thermos of coffee
Looks like I still have a few items to check out. :-)
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