I alread have a TS,router,scrollsaw, various other hand power tools, but
what would be my next purchase in an ameture's woodshop?
I was thinking bandsaw or drill press but I am not sure which I would get
the most use out of.
Get a drill press, then the bandsaw. Your scrollsaw will handle most of
the light work that a band saw can do, but you WILL find yourself
wanting a bandsaw next. Keep an eye out for a deal on either and snap it
up if you get the chance.
Guess I've never had that trouble. Needs have dictated tool
I can not imagine being without my drill press. And my scroll saw
gets used just about every time I am in the shop.
How often do you use the hand drill, and cuss at it's built in
Does your table saw always make the cuts you need?
And my various stationary sanders earn theiri keep.
just my $.02
On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 19:15:29 GMT, "searcher1"
in all seriousness, I agree with the other posters that you should buy
what you need to do a project. That's worked pretty well for me, so
far. I bought an OSS the night I needed it, and boy am I glad I got it!
There's no bigger waste of money than spending your money on something
to gather dust.
I can hand cut most woods with a rip saw and curves with a coping saw, but I
can't drill truly square holes with a hand drill and sure as hell don't like
drilling any form of steel with one. Drill press was the FIRST workshop
tool I ever bought. That said only you know what your needs are...
As Ed said, if you have the space and cash get the 12. That said I did re
build a yaght galley with hand tools and a hand drill mounted press, I'd
have given eye teeth for a proper 9" - very difficult to use forstner bits
in a hand drill :-).
Get over to Sears. They have 10% off on all Craftsman tools. At least you
get a tool from someone you can trust. I bought a couple this morning. You
really need good tools you do a good job.
R. E. Quick Transit.
(I still like my new Craftsman table saw, and I got 30% off. 10% plus an
additional 20%. I knew what I was buying. When it falls apart and the
accuracy goes all to hell in six months, you people can laugh at me and
point fingers, but I'm betting about $400 that's not really going to
happen. Time will tell.)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
Nope. get a 16 1/2 and then it will double as a poor man's (read: me)
mortiser, and even a drum sander, although that can mess up the
bearings. (Which is ANOTHER reason I just bought a Ryobi OSS) I like my
Delta floor model DP. Some guys think the chuck sucks, but I've had no
issues with it, and run out on my unit is under .002.
You'll most likely need to sell the 9 incher at a garage sale when you
realize the need for a "real" DP.
The preceding is merely my opinion. Don't substitute my judgment for
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