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#1 posted 01-22-2015 01:03 PM

Do you have basic maintenance tools – sockets, ratchet. end wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, wire strippers, etc.? Always something needing fixed.

Hand Drill – corded is cheaper – drill bit set
Circular Saw
Jig Saw
Saw Horses to build workbench
HF F clamps
Clamping edge guide for circular saw

I built a lot of shop stuff – tool cabinet, workbench, shelves, other tables – with this list 30 years ago, and still use most of it. Fancy glued and screwed joints, but it got me started and has held up well. Think about what joint techniques you want to use as this will drive tool choices – hand tools or machines? Some folks use chisels a lot, some don’t. Some have every type of hand saw. Some use router tables and or table saw. For hand planes you could start here Welcome and good luck!

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