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One power tool and one power tool only - choose wisely. :D

 

Chris

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I'm guessing none of the above members are either Kit Builders or don't own a Byrnes Table Saw - that would be my pick. I use mine a lot more than I do my Mill.

 

9 times out of 10 I can get by with a Pinvise instead of my Dremel (unless I'm drilling a couple of thousand Treenails in one go :huh:  :D .

 

:cheers:  Danny

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I'm a kit builder - so i'll nominate "Dremel". 

 

I am intrigued by the Byrnes table saw, but I can't think of an application for it as a kit builder. Probably more my ignorance and lack of knowledge than anything else. I could definitely be persuaded to buy one if I knew what it can do for me :) Anyone? 

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I'm a kit builder - so i'll nominate "Dremel". 

 

I am intrigued by the Byrnes table saw, but I can't think of an application for it as a kit builder. Probably more my ignorance and lack of knowledge than anything else. I could definitely be persuaded to buy one if I knew what it can do for me :) Anyone? 

It could turn you in to a scratch builder. Well another one you could go out in your back yard, make that your neighbor's back yard cut down their pear tree or apple tree and make some fine planking out of it using the Byrnes table saw, of course you would also need a band saw or a larger table saw, but see you can buy a few new toy's. Or just get some wood from the lumber yard and cut it down. All kinds of good reason to buy a Byrnes saw.  :D  :D  :D Gary

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My computer...

Good, but my wife is better.

Actually I really like my drill press. I can drill, sand contours, sand planks to width and thickness, and even use it as 'plank saw'.

I can also mount my old Dremmel like tool to the quill. That allows me to drill large and tiny holes with all the other operations.

 

My wife does not like my drill press, because I spend too much time with it.

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So can anyone build a mini version of this (THE power tool if you can have only one):

Not as versatile but convertible from Lathe/mill/drill and very, very much smaller...

 

http://www.toolstop.co.uk/draper-22816-micro-100-kit-150w-240v-micro-metal-lathe-with-mill-and-drill-kits-p46100

 

http://www.toolstop.co.uk/draper-22816-micro-100-kit-150w-240v-micro-metal-lathe-with-mill-and-drill-kits-p46100

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This one is really nice! I might think of it. It seems very useful..

 

And the price is very nice..  :omg:  

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Although large, the Shopsmith can still be a very handy tool. I have had mine for more than forty years and have adapted it to many situations.

I have made my USS Constitution masts on it and made a crude table saw with a four inch blade. It has done pretty well for me. The one thing I don't like about it is the constant changing of set-ups. Hence, I also have separate other tools.

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