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Hi every one.

My name is Alfredo and am living in Toronto, Canada.

I have been always interested in woodworking, but have never had time to get into it.

Finally I decided to do some simple projects, such as making book cases, TV cabinet, etc. Of course these are going to be only for personal use. I am NOT considering doing anything commercial.

I am reasonably a good handyman, but of curse my woodworking knowledge is very very limited.

Right now I am in the process of choosing which tools to buy, and at the same time I am reading woodworking related books and articles.

I have been watching lots of interesting tutorials on line, in particular on YouTube, and I must say that I have been fascinated by some of the skills I have seen.

I decided to join this forum, because I thought it would be a great help to me, learning more about woodworking and routers in particular.
I have always loved learning, after all, I believe you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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Hi Alfredo
I would sudgest you have a look a your local kijiji listings,searching key words like "incra","kreg","jessem", router table etc.I did this a short time ago,much of what I looked at was like new.I ended up with a incra stand,table ls 25 positioner,wonderfence etc wit a prl v2 lift and poter cable 3 1/4 hp router for $500.Looks new.I seen other deals as well,had to choose one.You can end up with a premium ssystem with limited useage for the cost of a lesser system new.I am in the Ottawa valley,not trying to sell you something.
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Welcome to the router forum, Alfredo.

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Hi Alfredo
I would sudgest you have a look a your local kijiji listings,searching key words like "incra","kreg","jessem", router table etc.I did this a short time ago,much of what I looked at was like new.I ended up with a incra stand,table ls 25 positioner,wonderfence etc wit a prl v2 lift and poter cable 3 1/4 hp router for $500.Looks new.I seen other deals as well,had to choose one.You can end up with a premium ssystem with limited useage for the cost of a lesser system new.I am in the Ottawa valley,not trying to sell you something.
Busy bee is a candy store for woodworkrs with several outlets in the gta.
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Thank you Al.
I have been looking for tools on Kijiji for quiet sometimes now. Honestly what I saw there, was not very encouraging. I guess I need to be more patient. There are not many good used tools with reasonable price. I was told that I'd be better off to buy tools on line from the US. But I keep my fingers cross and look some more.
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Starting from scratch a few years ago, I've accumulated a lot of tools and accessories. The core of my workshop is my table saw. I have a very carefully tuned Delta TS 350 contractor's 10 inch saw. I found it on sale at HD. It was a mediocre saw until I tuned it up (lots of videos on this. If I were starting again, I'd spend what I had to to get a really good saw. Saw Stop, Powermatic 66 or one of two or three others. I'd build a sled for it right away to do perfect crosscuts. I'd pop for really good blades too. Router comes next for me, and I really like my Bosch 1617. It has a fixed base you can use under a table (home made works), and you can adjust it from the top of the table with an accessory crank. Then I'd buy clamps, lots of clamps, short, long, lots of 36 inchers and a dozen or so 1 ft. No plastic clamps, all metal. You can get a lot done with these main tools, although you will find you "need" lots of others. I'm fortunate not to have a tight budget and am old enough so I probably don't have decades to accumulate and keep up used gear. One thing I strongly recommend are the Kreg pocket hole jig kit (about $140 or so American), which will produce great, strong joints in case work. I also suggest you make some of your own tool stands as you add gear. Its a good way to improve your skills and learn to make stuff that looks good. Have a great time. There is something about woodworking that really takes your mind off everything else, a great thing for type As like me.
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