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Forum topic by beaufish posted 04-28-2009 05:59 PM 1350 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2009 05:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: power tools kits

Hello there. Long time forum lurker… first time real poster!

Friend of mine thinks he has some disposable income and wants to get into woodworking. He wants to get into all at once instead of the old fashion way of saving pennies to get your first TS (like I just did). Once upon a time I thought Woodcraft or Rockler had “starter tool kits” listed on their sites (TS, jointer, planer, drill press, dust collection, ect). But for the life of me I can’t seem to find this anymore. Was I having a midwork hallucination??? I would like to help him out… so when he finds out that he really doesn’t like it I can buy some of his tools for cheap!!

Any help would be appreciated!


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#1 posted 04-28-2009 08:02 PM

I have not seen any package deals but if your friend has a budget we will gladly help him spend it! List the items he wants and I am sure there will be many a response to each tool.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 04-28-2009 08:20 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

I’ve been going to the Rockler store by me and getting their catalogs and flyer’s for a long time and a package deal like that doesn’t ring a bell. But I’m sure if you walk into the store waving a bunch of cash they’d be more then happy to put one together for you! :)

But, I think you’d be better off researching and picking the machines of your choice rather then getting the machines they choose to put in a package,

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 09:10 PM

I agree go for the best of the bunch. Select them one at a time that will satisify his needs and wants.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-28-2009 09:57 PM

thanks for the help guys. I finally found what I partially remembered. Just looking in the wrong place. See below.

Thanks again for the help!


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#5 posted 05-02-2009 07:47 PM

I’ve seen a few ads where companies will piece together 3 or 4 tools of their own in a package deal. I think I saw a Jet advertisement a few weeks ago like this. It didn’t really seem like all that much of a discount, though, and from what I understand most woodworking stores make their money off of everything else BUT their power tools (so I’m guessing there isn’t much of a markup to discount off of.)

I agree with the other guys, though, just because a company churns out a good jointer that doesn’t necessarily mean they made a good drill press too. I’d shop around and piece it together.

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 08:02 PM

The Jet jumbo kits are pretty light duty. Alot depends on how much you have to spend. How much room you have to work in. What are you going to make. I agree with the other guys you should shop around and buy different brands. Go to www.Tools They have dfferent brands at good prices. Good luck!

God Bless tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 04:14 AM

it seems that grizzly had one also


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