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Posted on Rounding out the Workshop - Question about Next Purchase

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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 02-20-2019 03:40 PM

In this picture is a 2 car garage with a 12’ ceiling, aside from the visible 2 cars and the dust collector, there is/are…

Contractors Table Saw with 12” to the left of blade and 40” to the right with a router wing installed
14” Band saw
6” Jointer
13” planer
Drill press floor mount
12” miter saw on stand with dust enclosure
20 gallon 2 stage air compressor
sanding station table with oscillating spindle sander, and 4×26 belt & 6” disc combo
2 30”x 5’ workbenches
5’ tall x 42” wide tool chest
Veritable boatload of hand tools human and electric powered
And of course almost every available inch of wall and ceiling space stores something else.

What I hate about it is that to go out and play with my tools it takes about an hour or so to set it all up. If your Florida House is that large and you’re motivated to make it work than you can do it. Jonah makes a good point however that you should let your work drive the purchase, unless it’s a tool that you know you’ll eventually be buying and you fall into a silly deal. There are often stories here where an LJ will go to look a tool and discover someone that is clearing their shop…. a quality tool in good well cared for shape that is 50% + off of new pricing is hard to walk past.

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