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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question Which tool in your shop gets the most work out?

Which tool do you use the most? And post a picture of your most used/favorite tool. My bad, I'm in the house, but I will get a picture up soon! My most used tool is my MiniMax jointer planer. EVERY piece of wood in my shop goes across that bed. I don't use the planer feature, but I always use the jointer.

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I use routers on just about all my projects and after long use of many different routers this one is my go to tool choice.
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I spend more time drilling/standing in front of this x far.
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Well for me it is any one of these three, either a tape measure, a machinist square, or a one foot steel ruler. I know that's probably not the essence of this thread, but it's the truth. It seems I always double and triple check every mark before and after I cut it.

As far as power tools go, recently it has been about a 50/50 mix between my Ridgid R4513 table saw and either one of my two DeWalt DW618 routers (in the table or freehand). Here's a pic of the router, it is all I have handy at the moment.
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one of these or the table saw...

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I try give the brain the most use ... Sorry no pictures, autopsy not scheduled yet
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I try give the brain the most use ... Sorry no pictures, autopsy not scheduled yet
The most used tool, plain and simple is you; brain, hands, eyes, etc. However, in the spirit of the question it is probably a tape measure and a pencil. I can't think of one job that doesn't start with that set of tools. Machinery; cordless drill, circular saw, router table/hand held, table saw...

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I love all my measurement and layout tools from Woodpeckers. Use them all the time.





My favorite power tool has to be my router. Either my handheld or my table mounted unit.





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I love all my measurement and layout tools from Woodpeckers. Use them all the time.



Brad I need me one of them woodpecker triangular things . Looks like it would come in quite handy
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Guys I'm going to say my most used tool is my iPad . Seems like I'm spending more time learning from you guys than anything else

Second is my table saw
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