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Posted on Rounding out the Workshop - Question about Next Purchase

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#1 posted 02-19-2019 04:22 PM

Everyone has different approaches to doing the same thing. I call it a lot of ways to skin a cat…

Much of what will drive your answer though is what are you making?

I do boxes, and casework for the most part, in both of those areas I “could” do all of the cuts on a TS, with nothing more than a jigsaw for curves. A BS would help on larger pieces. But my work wouldn’t get very far without a jointer, and a thickness planer, neither of which do you have a mention of.

What I am saying is this isn’t a list that someone could tell you a specific buying order, because all of us want help with different aspects. I’d suggest rather than thinking in terms of what do I need to buy next, think in terms of what am I going to make today. When you consistently are NOT able to get the result you hoped for, then look at what tool might be able to help you the most, and if I do get a BS, will it be mostly to cuts curves, or will it be to dimension stock (IE: resaw,) thinking like that will get you onto which BS do I want. And so forth.

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