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Posted on New into wood working, need help starting

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 03:24 PM

I have a miter saw and I’ve got to say it gets little use except to cut off lengths to feed to the table saw or router. Spend some money on the up grades to the table saw. An after market fence/rail system, a link belt , zero clearance insert, and a couple of good thin kerf 10” blades (rip blade for those pallet boards, fine tooth ATB 60-80 tooth, TCG if you are cutting plastic (Formica)). As for nail guns I agree with the others, they are low on the list. If you are talking for the flooring rent the gun. Planners and jointers will eat in to your budget but are useful tools that will serve you well as your interest grows. As others said we have been building our tool collection for many years (myself 30+ years). Be selective and buy the best you can of any tool you buy. Watches those nail and staples in the pallets – get you self a hand held metal detector , it will save you the cost of a new blade or even more!

-- Bob, FL Keys

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