Can you imagine cooking without something as simple as a measuring cup or mixing bowls. Most kitchens have the essential tools to cook meals, but many home workshops don’t have the tools for simple projects. Having the right tools is often essential for accomplishing the task.
Today there are many low priced power tools available that work well for the occasional user. For example, table saw prices start at approximately $140 great for weekend projects. Hand circular saws can be purchased in the $90 range, and a quality battery operated drill for $80.
All of the tools needed for a project , such as a backyard playhouse, can pay for themselves in savings on that one project alone. To prove this, simply compare the price of a purchased playhouse to your cost of materials plus tools. You now have the benefit of owning these tools for the next 20 years at no additional cost.
Our power tool recommendations are based on weekend project use, but will also sustain heavy duty use for short periods.
HINT: Unless you are building furniture or built-ins, a miter saw is more important than a table saw early in your tool owning experience. We recommend using the miter saw to make virtually all end cuts for any project because it will always cut a true 90 degree cut. This includes cutting 2x lumber up to 2x8 for decks and outdoor projects.
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