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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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With just a small variety of wood projects it seems I have become addicted to wood ! Now everything I do seems to "need" some wood component in it... Also learning to buy good tools versus cheap...although there seems to be a middle ground...

Got lots to learn and looking forward to your experiences...and your patience.

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Hi Nick Welcome to the forum. You are right about the middle ground. That is usually where I go when buying tools.

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Nick, I too now see alot more ways to make life better or easier or cost less by incorporating some woodworking into my life.

Welcome to the forum. Great bunch of folks here.
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Hi Nick, welcome to the forum!

I use my woodworking as therapy, entertainment, anger management (when I wanna shoot my other half) and my escape. As for the tools, you're right; but I've gone to the pawn shop to get quite a few of my tools, and the guys there know I'm quite picky... I pick out the best ones they have, (condition wise; you can get a high-end tool, but it be a peice of junk from misuse,) and I take care of my tools. No one would know that my miter saw was 12+ years old unless they noticed the color difference from the model age...

I look forward to seeing some of your work!



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G'day Nick.

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Welcome. Most people start with what they can afford and improve from there.Time is the teacher in woodworking.
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Seems to me that many of the intermediate priced tools work very well if you tune and true them up and make sure they stay that way. Just dumped my mid priced sliding coupound miter for a Bosch and I must say even untuned, the Bosch works MUCH better. More accurate cuts, less play, exact angles and I don't have to reach behind the machine to set angles. Next, a MUCH better table saw than my for now adequate Delta TS350. I have my eyes on a Powermatic, which isn't the most expensive saw, but clearly one of the very best. I have their jointer and it is a dream machine. Some tools don't brook compromise.
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