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If you were to start over again, given a limited budget, which tools would you buy first?

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How long is a piece of string.

It depends on what you call a small budget and secondly are you talking power or hand tools. Also another big question is what type of woodwork do you want to do as that will also effect the type of tools.
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It depends on what you call a small budget and secondly are you talking power or hand tools. Also another big question is what type of woodwork do you want to do as that will also effect the type of tools.
You can certainly choose how to interpret the question, but I believe it was referring to which tools YOU would buy.

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You can certainly choose how to interpret the question, but I believe it was referring to which tools YOU would buy.
Loaded question...just starting out...think upkeep and maintenance. You need tools to fix, repair, or assemble...then it is pretty clear. Normal type handyman tools, screwdrivers, wrenches, socket set(s), hammer, measuring tape...

If you are talking building instead of upkeep then the list gets pretty extensive based on the activity/interest. Different interests can include both common overlap tools and interest specific tools.

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Hammer, tape measure, drill and a set of wood bits and metal bits to 1/4" at least, Japanese type pull saw, and a circular saw. The first thing I would do is to make a cutting guide for the circ saw. You can build a set of kitchen cupboards with those tools but it would be slow going. And an accurate framing square and level. Almost forgot those.
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Dalboy said it all in a nutshell.
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Tablesaw , miter saw and router . I think there neccesary for most woodworking and would cover a lot of aspects of the hobby .
Then if the budget increased it would be a drill press , air compressor and air nailers . Then build a router table . After that sanders would be a nice addition.

Then if the budget got really be , I'd hire Stick to do it
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Circular saw with guide. I build lots of things with one over the years, and everyone really should have basic skills with one.
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Circular saw with guide. I build lots of things with one over the years, and everyone really should have basic skills with one.
I bought a track saw and it's gotta be the handiest thing they've invented next to the router .
If I had known about making guides for a skill saw years ago , I would have done just that .
Regretting having such a big fence on my table saw now , as it's much easier breaking down sheet goods with the track saw.
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