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Posted on Expanding my tool collection. What should I get next?

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 10:54 PM

Well…. I guess judging by the the number of idiots that commented I must have failed at getting across what I was really trying to figure out. Before I re-explain my question. I would like to point out that if you really thought that this was a senseless, pointless, or just a dumb question then why would you go out of your way to respond to it? Seems that your comment was pointless, senseless and a waist of time.

Now that that’s out of the way I’ll move on and explain my question better.

Because the work that I do ranges so widely I am trying to figure out which of the tools would benefit me the most moving forward. I understand buying tools based on need. I understand what my needs moving forward are. Because of the wide range of projects that I do the need of a planer is equal to the need of the drill press and it’s about equal to the need of the bandsaw, as I do get offered a lot of rough materials that would need resawing and surface planing. Those would be more for the larger projects, however the drill press and planer could help me on some smaller projects as well. The Lathe and the scroll saw would be more out of want and need, but I have had projects that I have needed those tools for and ended up going to a friend’s shop to use. I am really trying to figure out what’s going to give me the most bang for my buck without overlapping what could be done with current tools.
Judging from a few individuals who were actually kind enough to reply politely. I believe the repeatability of the drill Press would be at the top of my list. However I still wonder how much I could benefit from the planner. I will definitely be going to get a finnish nailer ASAP as I do constantly need it for almost everything.
Thank you to everyone who has replied politely. Your thoughts and advice are appreciated.

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