So I am brand new and want to setup a workshop in my garage. I am cleaning everything out of my 2.5 car garage that I havenít used since I moved in and have a ton of space to fill, but I need recommendations on what tools to fill it with. My budget is 1-2K, but I can go up to 3-4.
I have a delta 10 inch compound miter saw, dewalt 10 inch circular saw, black and decker jigsaw, black and decker power drills/screwdrivers, and some clamps. other random tools that a homeowner picks up after 15 years as well. I also have a 15 gallon shop vac I was planning on using for dust collection.
Tools I think I will need, table saw, router (not sure plunge or fixed), random orbital sander (donít like the sander I have now, its square and the sheets of sandpaper just slide right out). Oh yea and I want a lathe and appropriate starting chisels to go with it.
I know there is a lot more I am missing and I hope you can help me out
Woodturning is almost a separate hobby all to itself. Once you get started it can take over your entire life ... or so they say. So, go big or don't go yet.
You have a 10" Dewalt circular saw
oh my gosh! How did that purchase come to be? That should be able to cut 4" X 4" no problems. Build a deck, did you?
If you are buying NEW then I highly recommend Grizzly Industrial for you woodworking machines and the woodturning lathe. I own or have owner 6 different models from Grizzly and they were all great. Best bang for the buck I know of.
Used machines require a wary purchaser with some knowledge of bearing noises, wear points etc. Bearing are about the cheapest repair out there. They are factory coded as to shaft and bore size, so no mystery when it comes to buying replacements.
Other issues like wear, result in loose trunnions or sliding ways, but typically a tightening of the gibs screws is the cure. Worn drill press bearings result in runout, but again are pretty simple to replace if you are mechanically inclined.