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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 11:57 PM

2S or S2S lumber is Surfaced on 2 sides (ready to go stuff) it is more expensive. You also have more options when you can dimension your own lumber, even if that means making 2×4s straight and flat and “nice” looking. My top 3 would be Bandsaw, Planer, and jointer. It would open a lot of doors. Yes, you can use your router as a jointer, you could even use it as a planer if push came to shove. you could get a jigsaw or scroll saw instead of a band saw.
If you are doing mostly small projects a scroll saw might not be a bad direction.
A benchtop sander might be a good idea also
Some type of jointing device (biscuit cutter or dowel jig) for frames is handy

-- Ty

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