|My introductory power tool family|
All of the yellow DeWALT tools are new purchases. For cutting down sheet goods, a circular saw is a must, and almost all woodworking projects require a hefty amount of sanding, so I picked up some power sanders. It may seem like I've become some sort of DeWALT enthusiast, but I promise that is not the case. In all cases, these happened to be on sale at the time of purchase. The sanders actually came as a two-pack which altogether cost the same as what one of them normally costs. So far I have been very pleased with how they feel and their overall performance.
I have heard many woodworkers state how awful it would be to go without a table saw. I admit that I would definitely love to have one, but they can be very expensive. Since I am just beginning this hobby, I figured it would be wise to make sure it is going to stick before shelling out the big bucks, so for the time being I will be going without. For now, I think I have about all I need for power tools to at least accomplish a few simple projects in order to gauge how much I really am going to enjoy this new hobby. It just makes sense to me, no matter what the situation, to test the waters a bit first before throwing a pile of hard-earned cash into the wind.