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Hi! I'm a younger (33) woodworker who grew up watching New Yankee Workshop and doing various projects with my grandfather in his basement. I haven't done much woodworking lately, but I'm ready to get back into it.

I just recently finished a multi-year (weekends and evenings) remodeling project to add a second floor to my house, so I have a pretty good assortment of tools that you'd use for remodeling (miter saw, portable table saw, cordless set, hand tools, etc.) but now that that's done, I'm ready to get serious about woodworking.

I just bought the Incra "The Works" router table package (backordered for the next 6-8 weeks) and will be mounting in it my dad's Milwaukee 5625 that he bought for a project that we worked on about 10 or 15 years ago and has hardly ever used since. I'd really like to convert that router to the JessEm 5626 setup with the remote control, but we'll see if I can find the parts.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking about how I want to outfit my shop in the years ahead. What should my next purchases be? Better table saw? Better dust collection than my shop vac & dust deputy? Jointer? Planer?
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Welcome Doug...
if you start a post for each item you want to get into you'll get better responses and detailed information..

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Welcome to the forum Doug, and thank you for filling out your profile .
Sounds like your on the right track . I have to say this tool addiction affliction has cost me dearly
Everyone who visits asks me what all the tools are for, to which I have no answer lol

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Doug

Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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@drcoyle - Welcome to the forum Doug - glad you filled out your profile, but if you could, a list of tools you have (size/type of larger power tools) is helpful. Remember that a lot of folks have done a lot of woodworking with minimal tools in the past, and still today. Norm and the New Yankee Workshop was one of my favorites, along with The Router Workshop.

If you're asking for help in buying tools, you're already on a slippery slope. We like helping people spend money.
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If you're asking for help in buying tools, you're already on a slippery slope. We like helping people spend money.
it makes us ecstatic...

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@drcoyle - If you're asking for help in buying tools, you're already on a slippery slope. We like helping people spend money.
There are plenty of us that will gladly help you spend your money.
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Someone tell me why I shouldn't go down the Festool rabbit hole.... (Besides going broke, of course!)
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Someone tell me why I shouldn't go down the Festool rabbit hole.... (Besides going broke, of course!)
I bought into Fe$tool because I wanted good dust collection . I figured what price can you put on your lungs.
Itís a tad overpriced imo , but prior to learning I was getting layed off, I thought I had money to burn .
Iím extremely impressed with there miter saw . I do a lot of cuts inside my house for renovations , and thereís not a lot of good options out there for dust collection.

Love there TS75 track saw ,and I think itís the best tool Iíve added to my collection.
Bought there Domino joiner also, but canít comment on it yet ,as I havenít used it.

For a router table and fence I went with Incra . Checkout there clean sweep inserts . They have a good dust collection system from what I see in there videos .
I have all the parts but havenít built the table yet

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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