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#1 posted 10-07-2015 02:19 AM

A good table saw will make you happy. You can make a ripping sled for ripping bowed stock. I do that when I buy rough stock.

Adding a joiner and a planer and you will be set to build a lot of stuff. Saying that, a drill press and a band saw will make for a well rounded shop.

It’s not that you want those tools, you need those tools! :-)

If you have limited space for power tools like me (one car garage), build or buy mobile bases or carts so you can move them around as needed.

Good luck.

Notes: I bought my table saw new (Grizzly 1023), Dewalt 734 planer new, and Jet 6 inch joiner used. Then I replaced the cutter head with a Grizzly spiral cutting head. I should be good to go for the remainder of my woodworking years. An eight inch joiner would be great, but I don’t have room.

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