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#1 posted 01-22-2015 04:42 PM

@Coel – Plywood needs a circular saw. You can cut with hand saw but the birch will get tearouts. Since it will be a lot of cuts I will skip handtools for ply wood. As for solid wood you will need a set of hand planes.

Table saw
Router. I would not recommend handtool router as a first choice here…..... Once you have done a few projects hand routers will work for u. You will understand soon enough.
Hand plane. Jack and #4 from Stanley
Combination Square +1 BigMig

Sounds like you are new in this. Please visit your local interest on power tools like table saw safety and the router. Both very useful but equally dangerous.

The reason for power tools is due to material. Plywood, mdf and chipboard does not work well with hand tools. Hand planes does not work on mdf and chipboard. Plywood is also not great with handtools. However power tools can also be used on solid wood.

Stay safe.

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