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Posted on Got hit with a $750 gift card -what jigs what tools should I buy?

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#1 posted 10-09-2019 04:39 PM

Dust/chip collection – make a plan based on the power tools you plan to have. Warning – its a vortex easily sucked into.

Planer – start using rough or 2s lumber vs expensive box store stuff. With a simple sled can be used to face joint a surface vs pwr jointer.

Hand planes – much better for prepping a surface for finish vs sandpaper and getting surfaces flat. I also use one for jointing edges vs a power jointer, owner’s choice. Used is best value and wont find on amazon. Another vortex…

Clamps – determine type/length based on type/size of projects.

A few chisels, paring for trimming, mortice if you plan to do m&t joinery.

Determine what type of joinery you will do and research the tools needed.

Do you plan to do dovetails and how?

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