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    Best Tool You Ever Bought?

    There's an article in the latest Wood magazine, "The Best Tool I Ever Bought" where the editors show their favorite tools. I was surprised at the variety. Might be fun to see what you all like.

    I'll start. Its my LN low angle block plane. Just the right size, adjusts to do just what I want it to do. Its the first tool I reach for when a joint isn't quite right.

    What's your favorite?
    Don't believe everything you think!

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    That's like asking a father which is his favorite kid!!

    My tools are so good they can read and use the internet. I'm not gonna say anything that might hurt their feelings!!!
    Jason Beam
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    I would have to say it is my DeWalt sliding compound miter saw, close second my wood lathe (don't know which one though, the Craftsman or the JET).

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    No question here... my PM 3520B (lathe).

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    best?........that`s hard to pin down jesse....i suppose i`ll need to think about longivity, fit-n-finish, how well it feels, how safe i feel using it, how many memories it brings back, how versatile it is,whether i`ll be able to pass it down to my son....and if so will it perform as well for him as it has for me?
    after thinkin` long and hard..................and ya` know i`ve got a few tools,...................





















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    My Delta Uni saw. It may not be the best cabinet saw on the market so I am sure that my answer would be my cabinet saw no matter what brand it was because I use it much more than any other single tool that I have.

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    This is an interesting question. Since I made a decision a while back to only buy quality tools, the answer to the question is usually: The one I'm currently using.

    Just the other day I had to do the not-so-fun job of drilling some holes in my concrete slab. Pulled out my Bosch hammer drill and zip zip zip. Done. Great drill. Favorite tool.

    Had to do some rips. Went to my PM2000. Rip rip rip. Done. Great saw. Favorite tool.

    Had to do a cross cut of some laminate flooring at exactly 44.5 degrees. Went to my Hitachi dual-bevel SCMS with laser. Cut. Done. Favorite tool.

    Get the idea?


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    Maybe I have TOO many Best/Favorite Tools, because the Best or Favorite would strictly depend on what I needed to use it for at the time. No way could I ever limit my answer to just one tool, and besides all that, I have to agree with Jason, I wouldn't want to hurt any of their feelings.

    I will say though that if I can "EVER" get the Shop Budget large enough to finish getting "Electricity" hardwired to my shop, that will DEFINITELY be the BEST TOOL I ever bought.

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    That would have to be my Festool sheet cutting setup. I couldn't handle full sheets of plywood without it.

    DT

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    That's easy. My Lathe. Changed my whole experience. I don't just find it useful, I like using it.

    Of course, it's also my least favorite. So I guess my answer would be this: "My next lathe"...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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