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Old 01-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #31
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im carpenter by trade, and went through a registered apprenticeship so i hold my license as a chippy.. i was always told.. every paycheque buy a tool no matter what. it can be a chalk line. a wrench.. a level. slowly build up your tool collection as you need tools and as you can afford them

i still do that but its not so much a matter of need. its a matter of want.

6 cordless drill, 3 circ saws, 1 corded drill, 1 recip.. 1 mitre saw and table saw. 2 trim routers, 1 combo router, 1 compressor. 7 nail guns. 1 router table.. 4 toolbelts one of which is occidental leather. 2 stiletto hammers. and countless hand tools.. and counting...

for a homeowner just get what you need, if you need a pricey tool just get to know the tradesman on your street. we always have extras of things you wont get to borrow the new tool typically the older banged up one that hardly gets used ..

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im carpenter by trade, and went through a registered apprenticeship so i hold my license as a chippy.. i was always told.. every paycheque buy a tool no matter what. it can be a chalk line. a wrench.. a level. slowly build up your tool collection as you need tools and as you can afford them

i still do that but its not so much a matter of need. its a matter of want.

6 cordless drill, 3 circ saws, 1 corded drill, 1 recip.. 1 mitre saw and table saw. 2 trim routers, 1 combo router, 1 compressor. 7 nail guns. 1 router table.. 4 toolbelts one of which is occidental leather. 2 stiletto hammers. and countless hand tools.. and counting...

for a homeowner just get what you need, if you need a pricey tool just get to know the tradesman on your street. we always have extras of things you wont get to borrow the new tool typically the older banged up one that hardly gets used ..
Only 1 corded drill! I got about 10. Right angles(RAD head older japanese ryobi,mini t and a bosch 3/8 angle) spades, pistol grip 3/8 snd 1/2 inch. Most bought for a song on eBay. Corded doesn't hold value like cordless. Most were bought new. I even have a skil 543 heavy duty 3/4 inch drill new old stock from 1976. It was a want not a need. I kinda have a drill collection.

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yah. only 1 corded, it hardly ever gets used, when i do bring it out its only for drilling a very high number of pilot holes for lag bolts or for days where im in production trim mode where im drilling 2 1/8 holes in doors. i almost never hang prehung door do to quality issues compared to building my own jambs

the other thing is on jobsites more often than not power outlets are a minimum so they are left for big tools that draw the most power such as table saws, mitre saws, compressors.. you start adding power bars and breakers trip constantly

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Good stuff guys. Kinda interesting to see what people think.
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If I was going to build my list in the order in which I needed the tools, it would go in this order:

Power Tools
  1. Cordless Drill
  2. Cordless Impact Driver
  3. Cordless Cicular Saw
  4. Cordless Sander
  5. Cordless Recip Saw

Hand Tools
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pliers
  • Racheting screwdriver set
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why is orbital sander so useful?
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why is orbital sander so useful?
You have to see it from his perspective.....must be into woodworking....

For just the fine woodworking.....the tools of choice are

Table Saw
Router
Pocket Hole Cutter
Drill
Orbital Sander.....to sand down all the cutting marks left from the above tools.
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Those are the greatest improvement in sanding ever---great tools--fast --swirl free--long lasting paper---
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A friend/family member who knows how to do "stuff" -
so, they can guide through the "pitfalls", surprises -
That await you!!

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now you guys make me wanna buy a orbital sander haha!
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One of my favorites is my respirator. There were times Ive left it on even when I didnt need it, just liked breathing the filtered air, lol.
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One of my favorites is my respirator. There were times Ive left it on even when I didnt need it, just liked breathing the filtered air, lol.
lol funny. doesnt it get uncomfrotable?
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Mine are .......600volts or less digital voltmeter ....lineman pliers ..
19.2 cordless drill .... as long as I have these I'm all set :D
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Ok! -
Sledge-hammer and a cordless Saw-Z-All (with extra batteries!)
(Maybe a charger, too!)
(Someone to wield the sledge-hammer?!?)
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lol funny. doesnt it get uncomfrotable?
Not really. Its surprisingly comfortable. I highly recommend it. This is it, except my filters are different... http://www.3m.com/product/informatio...espirator.html

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