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Newb to the forum, would like Basic Shop tools list.

Hey there everyone. I have built furniture and worked with different trades for a long time and I found a dirt cheap commercial space for a shop. I'm thinking of opening a studio and will need to augment my current tool collection and replace many with higher quality stuff.

Does anyone have or know where I can find what I would call a "Reasonably equipped" shop tools list?

I also need to budget in for what kind of capitol I'll need to start and that would sure help!

thank you so much in advance.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-07-2015, 07:32 PM
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What do you have and what do you intend to build?

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The tools you would need would vary depending on the projects you want to do. The only thing I would say is a must would be a table saw. Just pick a project and see what tools you need to do it. I've been building stuff for 45 years and once in a while I find myself buying a tool I've never had before to do a particular project.
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Does anyone have or know where I can find what I would call a "Reasonably equipped" shop tools list?

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I have a table saw, compressor, some air nailers and staplers, cabinet clamps, hand grinder, skill saw, router w/ table, jigsaw and assorted other hand tools and ect. I know I'll want a planer and possibly a band saw.

I intend to build tables of all sizes, chairs, shelves, storage, racks and other household needs and wants.

I really thought there might be some lists or threads where there would be lists. I am trying to organize for my business plan, I'll need to know ahead of time what my tools budget will be as I set up the space. I certainly will continue to research and list, but thought that a group setting would save time and heartache later.

I appreciate your input.

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Like Steve said - by the tools as you need them!

But a few suggestions - do buy a good band saw. Band saws are a must for any professional workshop. I own the Jet 14 inch pro and I'm happy with it.

You mentioned a planner... yes! It's a must for any serious wood shop. Consider a jointer/planner combination tool. I bought the Jet 12 inch combo and after 1 1/2 years - I can only say good things about it. The Jet is easy to switch function and both tools are top notched!

Drill press is another must for any serious wood shop!

Back to Steve - will you need a lathe? Sharpening system? Scroll saw? Many folks swear by their miter saws and I've never needed one... Like Steve said - buy as you need!

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Great advice from all previous posts! Good to have main objectives to build, but IMO knowledge is key - to know what tools are required, how to use them, always keeping them (& all tools) clean and in good operating condition. Consider also reviewing wood books, magazines, & on line info to increase your woodworking knowledge. Good luck on your new business adventure. Be safe.
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Sounds like a track saw would be right up your alley. Get a good one and you don't even need to finish up your cuts on the table saw.

A Domino would speed up production also.

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Just get a Grizzly catalog… All the ideas you could ever want.
Tom,
Saw your big toolbox in your posted photos.
Now that's the way to make good use of shop space.
Looks like it will hold everything except your stationary tools.
Great job on lots of drawers.
Either you're short or that's one tall cabinet.
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We have a big arse spraybooth........and it does me no good these days because it's full of M/C's and other "stuff".So.......

If I was designing a new shop(and am),early in the design phase would make room and engineer a 3 sided,"Binks" style booth....vs a drive in style.

It effectively takes up zero floor space because when we don't need it's usage,I'd wheel a cpl big honkin Snap-On bxs within it's footprint.Any space on top would be used for(besides fan)for lite storage of bxs N such.Barn door tracks,ceiling mounted around the opening,can be used for either trolley'ing parts past the booth or establishing a curtain perimeter.I will never own a shop without a booth....and we're NOT a dedicated "finishing" shop.It's just a facet that,IMO,can't be ignored.Good luck,BW

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Thanks guys! The space I'm looking at has a "built in" area perfect for a booth.
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Table saw, 8 inch jointer and 15 inch planer (if you can swing it). Go from there.

Those three tools will be the heart of your shop.
Good luck.
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