20 Replies to “Top 5 Stationary Woodworking Power Tools For Beginners”

  1. In order the most important tools. Surface planer, Thickness planer, Table saw, Cross cut saw and band saw. From these machines you can probably make anything (hand tools needed as well). A lathe would be optional and depends on what you are making.

  2. Replace bandsaw with miter saw and your video will be much better, I think miter saw the first thing to have in your shop

  3. Question. Why did you go with the dewalt planer? I'm looking at them and would like your thoughts please sir.

  4. There are many components to building a table saw. One place I found which successfully combines these is the Wilfs Wood Blueprint (google it if you're interested) it's the most helpful blueprint that I have ever heard of. look at the interesting info .

  5. If I remember correctly, you can have a look at Hyezmar’s design in his Woodworking Bible (google it), I think you can get a great alternative for this project.

  6. The only alternative I see here is the table saw for a Radial Arm Saw(RAS) Obviously they have fallen from grace. I bought mine in 1980 to finish off a reck room and I didn't have room for a table saw which has to almost be in the middle of the room. Used them a lot in other places but for me the RAS can sit against the wall with table on either side and I can do virtually anything a table saw can do. I had to make a 58 degree cut and couldn't do it on a TS without a jig. Recently the recall for mine provided me with all new top and I learned some set up idead that has it cutting perfectly. Hard to fnd anymore and never see them at Shows. also all the accessories are made for Ts"s. Crosscutting with my RAS seems easier as I don't need a sled like most use. A downside I found is with the Clean Cut blades. They require a saw that goes through the wood beyond the teeth to sand the edge smooth. I just use better blades and get a fine edge. Just offering an alternative to those without ample room for a cabinet table saw.

  7. Now matter how many people say that the table saw is the heart of every woodworking shop, and i totally agree with that, but the bandsaw is and will always be my favorite machine. I've ended up wasting numerous hours just cutting scrap wood, I lose track of time at the bandsaw. If you were to add a 6th tool, it would obviously be a drill press. You can sand, mortise, and obviously drill with it!

  8. Now now George… a planer doesn't make boards flat, just makes both faces parallel i.e.same thickness. That's why everyone else in the world calls them thicknessers. You have to start at the jointer to get flat. I know you know this well, but you did aim this vid at beginners and may have confused one or two of them 🙂

  9. Any suggestion on a jointer? I'm on a budget and looking for a bench one or one that has a small footprint.

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