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Order of Purchase for floor tools

I have a table saw and dust collecter. I need a drill press most of all, so it is number one. The planer would be before a jointer, but the bandsaw might be before the planer.

I can use hand planes to get by without the planer and jointer right now. I can use a scroll saw and jig saw to get by without a band saw for smaller stock. The drill press is more of a necessity right now for me along with some hand planes.

What order did you guys buy your floor model tools?
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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tablesaw, jointer, sander, bandsaw, planer was my order. My tablesaw had a built-in router wing. If I didnt have that, my second or third purchase would have been some sort of router table..... You need one of those, if not a home made version.

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tablesaw, jointer, sander, bandsaw, planer was my order. My tablesaw had a built-in router wing. If I didnt have that, my second or third purchase would have been some sort of router table..... You need one of those, if not a home made version.

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I have a router table. I was just wanting to see the variety of ways sequences people stock their workshops since everyone has a different need.
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In a way, you could say was blessed by getting them all in one shot, so I'm likely not going to have stellar advice for you. I inherited a large portion of my woodworking tools in 2009 from a good friend of mine I'd like to call a master craftsman. However, I'd gladly trade the tools off for one more day of watching Don use them.

Don was a very methodical man when it came to tools. He'd study the real need to buy whatever tool for whatever the projects were to be for months on end (all the while scrimping and saving to buy the best he could and buy it outright). As his wife told me after he passed away, he'd start planning the next major tool purchase on the trip home with his latest.

Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....

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Heres the order and where from.

Drill press (HF 20"), Planer, Band saw 14", Jointer 6 1/8" all from Sears and all Craftsman professional. Wife works there and I paid pennies on the dollar.
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What's your method?

Sheet goods, particle board, plywood for cabinets etc. straight line furniture
1. table saw
2. planer
3. jointer
4. bandsaw
5. router table

Curved furniture, hand fit joints, mostly hand surfacing with planes
1. bandsaw
2. planer
3. tablesaw
4. jointer
5. router table

The bandsaw is the least promoted as a first power tool. However, in my experience the more you use one and tune it precisely, the more you will turn to it. It rips and resaws better/safer than the table saw and with just a little clean up using a hand plane takes out the saw cut lines. It won't "kickback" and the blade can be covered right down to the work surface with the guard. A push stick or scrap can be used to push the work completely through. The table can be tilted a few degrees either way to make dovetails. Anyway, it's a cool tool! bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Table saw, jointer, bAndsaw, lathe. Planer, drill press, router table are all bench top.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Table saw then air compressor.
When you are under-tooled, you will be making lots of jigs. Even simple temporary jigs have to be brad nailed both to make a fence and to sometimes act as a clamp. Never underestimate the value of an air nailer.

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