Just would like to show you guys some simple tools the LOML got me in the past few months. The first few were her choice without any input from me, she didn't do too bad.
Some of the tools where purchased from a refund I got when I returned a craftsman DT Jig that I didn't want and the finally score was from money earned by building a couple pub tables (hopefully I can get some pics of them for ya).
a Bucks Brother miter saw
A stanley flush cut saw, not fancy but sharp as a dickens and really useful
a eight inch square:
a router edge guide, haven't had the opportunity to use it yet but I'm sure it will work great when I do:
a roller stand, this has been very useful for many projects so far including building my shop door and a support for the miter saw:
I picked up a new saw blade to cut the trim for our living room picture window, it cuts like butter with no chip out, not high end but I like it.
Dewalt 10Inch 80 tooth blade:
and the best upgrade of all. The pub tables I made had octagon tops. The first one took quite a bit of tweaking to get right. I bought this and the second table went together just fine, well worth the expense. I present the Osbore 3 Miter Gauge:
Next on the list will be a power tool, I really want the Ridgid Oscillating Spindle/Belt Sander. Starting to save the pennies.