06:17AM | 05/26/05
Member Since: 03/02/05
5 lifetime posts
I am a "Happy Homeowner" who does'nt get into large or difficult projects very often but I, of course, perform odd jobs around the home.I am thinking of getting into working with wood as a hobby (bird houses, etc) and maybe tackling some larger projects. I have some power tools. (circular saw, saber saws all and a scroll saw). If I wanted to purchase one power bench type saw which is inexpensive and the most versatile, what would you reccomend I purchase?


06:12PM | 05/27/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts

The most versatile tool in any wood shop is the Router (I prefer the plunge type) and table. This tool with the proper bit can do almost any function other tools perform. I have seen Roll Top Desks and China Hutches built with nothing but a router. This tool can cut,plane,scroll,do fine joinery,make trim,make decorative edges,and several other things you would need other tools for.

Now, if the router wasn't the answer you were looking for then I would say the Tablesaw. In my opinion the first wood shop bench top tool should be the Tablesaw. Unless of course you are going to turn wood.

Go to the bookstore or a wood shop demonstration in your area and see what these tools can do for you.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!


05:30AM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts

Good point about the class. I am in complete agreement with you on that. Most Community Colleges offer Woodworking classes.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!


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