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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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I stumbled upon this forum while researching template guides for my new 1617EVSPK. My woodworking experience (30+ years ago) was limited to my dad's hand tools and high school woodshop. My wife and I just bought our first home so I've been busy converting the unfinished detached garage to a workshop with room for one car. So many toys, so little funds...I've slowly been accumulating tools based on the need. Why buy a router instead of a table saw first? I blame Amazon for making me an offer that was hard to resist. I look forward to all the tips I can learn about routing (and life) from everyone in the forum.

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Alfredo; If you haven't already bought the tablesaw, buy a good quality brand name circular saw first!
-it's really portable
-with a square and cutting guide/rail, you can do most of the wood cutting involved
in renovating
-with a really good blade, reserved for the purpose, you can even do cabinetry.
Doing renos you'll use your circular saw more than any other power tool.
My personal choice...always has been...is an 8" rather than a 71/4".
If you're cutting 5/8" or 3/4" plywood, the speed (production) of the circular saw is untouchable by any other power tool (including setup time).
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I should have also pointed out the obvious; with a circ saw you bring the tool to the material rather than the material to the tool, which can require a LOT of room in which to work. Think in terms of ripping a 16' 2X12...
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Welcome to the forum,, Im also new with the Bosh1617 A lot of good info here.
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I should have also pointed out the obvious; with a circ saw you bring the tool to the material rather than the material to the tool, which can require a LOT of room in which to work. Think in terms of ripping a 16' 2X12...
Thanks Dan, I have a descent Makita circular saw that I've used in fixing some framing issues in the garage with. I just got done assembling a jig to rip 3/4" plywood for some shelves and cabinets and picked up a Diablo blade just for that purpose.
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Hey, you're 'golden', as they say, Alfredo. Go! Make sawdust!!
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I stumbled upon this forum while researching template guides for my new 1617EVSPK. My woodworking experience (30+ years ago) was limited to my dad's hand tools and high school woodshop.
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I look forward to all the tips I can learn about routing (and life) from everyone in the forum.

Thanks,
Alfredo
Alfredo,

Search this site for threads by harrysin, he has written some wonderful stuff for router beginners.

Also search the net for TemplateTom or Routing with Tom O'Donnell he has placed a lot of templet guide vidoes on Utube.

Another site worth looking at is Woodwork Forums

Enjoy using your router there is a lot that can be done with it.

Arie.
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Alfredo - welcome to the forum. I'm from Rancho Cucamonga, almost right next door. Steve from California
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Welcome Alfredo.

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Have a nice & safe day!
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Hi Alfredo, I just joined myself and I'm in Anaheim.
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