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post #19 of (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 03:55 AM
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this is quality for a jobsite.affordable enough to be used by an occasional crafty person.


-18v drill and impact driver : RYOBI
(they do the same a makita does for 1/4 or less the money, get four batteries and 2 chargers)

Drill is to drill.

Impact driver for screws.

Irwin set of boring bits

Quality bits overall are cheaper than cheapo.

18v ryobi laminate trimmer.


-makita skill saw, easy to work with, hardy but accurate.

- bosch table saw with wheeled stand and or small dewalt table saw for small stuff.

- rigid or porter cable 250hp router

- makita hand plainer

- dewalt, bosch or metabo reciprocating saw

- bosch jig saw.

- rigid vacuum/blower

- dewalt dual speed finish benchtop plainer.

- bosh or dewalt oscillating sander

- hitachi grinder

- Bosch or makita belt sander

- compressor can be a cheapo 11gal from kragen. They work good, noisy and cheap enough to chain to a wall and leave in the jobsite.

-Porter cable nailers.

Hand tools:


Japanese saws

Irwin chisels

Irwin hand clamps

12 & 16 oz hammers

Japanese nail set

2 Painter flat bars

3" metallic spatula

Nail pullers

Wire cutter


A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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