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 Post subject: This week's poll...
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:59 am 
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Is up - and VERY interesting...

What's the most you have ever spent on a single woodworking tool?

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I was the second one voting and the first to leave a comment. I'll stop back later in the week and see how others voted.

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Voted, but also read the article after your Poll. I actually have 2 of the utilikilts. One of the original and one of the survivor. I am not as brave as some of the others that wear them so there is something covering underneath. . . LOL

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Yes, I have 3 in the same category....I almost forgot the most expensive of the three :oops:

It can be an expensive hobby, but if you look carefully, you can find some great deals on gently used tools.

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Being cheap most of my good stuff is used and in the $500 - $750 and the most expensive new tool also falls in the that category.

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Daddy Gloves wrote:
Being cheap most of my good stuff is used and in the $500 - $750 and the most expensive new tool also falls in the that category.


It's not being cheap... it's being realistic. I dunno if I can justify kicking in some big bucks for a tool... remember, I'm STILL a hobby woodworker! :D

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Just spent the most I've ever spent on a single tool on my incoming carvewright... this is also the most I've ever stepped out on a limb regarding a tool--
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My most expensive one is my MinMax 18" bandsaw - I paid $700.00 used and I love it. Most of my equipment has been used or a floor modle (like my Ridgid table saw - $125.00 and missing fence parts - now it has a Shop Fox Byesmeyer (sp?) clone. My most "extravagant" tool has been $350.00 spent for a Clayton spindle sander. It is a small commercial unit and built like a tank. I told LOML I HAD to buy it - it had my name on it! :D

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My MM16 that bought new ~$1800. It is worth every penney. Wish could have found a deal like Clay. Most everything else is used but good, eg TS is an old Delta/Rockwell 1940's vintage cabinet saw cost $100.


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It appears I'm in the sweet spot of the poll - 500 - 750. This will be very useful in convincing LOML that I'm not crazy with this hobby. Thanks for the ammunition...


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Eleven hundred for a planer in '84 was a LOT more as a percentage of income than it is now. Lot more machine, too. Still have the receipt stapled inside the cover of the manual.

Spent most of my per diem from a trip for Uncle Sam on that planer. Thousands of BF later, I don't regret it.


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So far my most expensive tool is my Rikon band saw. $750.00. I expect that will always be the case, I'm sure I won't spend that much for a machine again.

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Only one tool went over $800 and that was my 4224 Powermatic Lathe and it was used. It went 1k past the max on the pole. :shock:

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1K to 1500 for my TS.

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