Well, LOML and I are still unpacking (and will be for a while) and he gives me this dusty black box. He says it was a gift to him a long time ago and he's never used it. I have no idea how old it is or anything except it says "heavy duty". It's got one straight bit in it, and some straight and circular guide in the box. Yippee. My first router.
One question: Are the different brands of router bits *different*? If it says carbide, is that sufficient? Which brands should I buy--since they're expensive and I don't want to buy them twice. Only need 2-3.
Then we go to a neighborhood hardware store....not one of the giants, but one here on the Island...that we've decided we LOVE, bought a bunch of screws and bolts and a garden hose, and one thing led to another and VOILA:
Makita 1016 10" dual bevel compound miter saw. I told him I'd be thrilled with the single bevel Bosch for half the price and without the stand, but he was just hell-bent on the dual bevel *with* the stand. Who am I to argue? And I give you photos so you know it DID happen.