0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Jig saw- Bosch. An amazing saw, and the best blades in the businessBelt sander- I've had a Makita forever, and it's been greatCircular saw- I have an ancient Skil sidewinder that needs to be replaced, but it won't die!Router- I have an old Craftsman that does the job, although something bigger would be nice Bosch 1607 which now the closest is a 1617 EVS , and Dewalt plunge routers DW625, Porter Cable D handle 691XXX What I'm looking for suggestion on are- #1Circular saw, The porter Cable 325 and 424 blade left blade right are nice if you like that style of saw #2: nailers, Senco is the best in all most every type of gun IMO. #3 small compressor, Emglo was the best they've been bought out I think so thats a tough one until that shakes out but if you can find a Emglo I'd buy it again all most always a top proformer. #4: laser level, Depends indoor or outdoor ? For inside the Laserjamb pole and the small Berger that they sell with it is nice , the "new" laser they may have now looks good as well and the company that sells them, Fastcap, has been very good with what they sell and cordless tools.What have you got? What do you like? What other tools do I need that I forgot? To many to list.
For a nailer I go with Paslode cordless nailer.
After destroying two pancake compressors (one Porter Cable, one Husky) I finally got free reign with the credit card and got a DeWalt/EmGlo D55146. It's amazing - much quieter, much faster, no oil, wheels that really work "off road" and it still runs off my 3KVA Honda EB3000. Shame about the upcoming credit card bill...I also think my 10" DeWalt non-sliding compound miter is great too - all I need to do is sell my 1920s bungalow and get a house that has trim that will fit in it! (10" baseboard is a bit much for it...)Another vote for the Ryobi OnePlus series, especially the drills (the exception is the circular saw I got a few years back, which was so out of square it was dangerous). I upgraded by buying a lithium kit with a drill and an impact driver a few weeks ago and the impact driver is amazing. However it gets expensive once you start gratuitously replacing 16d's with SDS screws (@ 50c/piece!) just as an excuse to use it! PS watch out for the two different lithium battery sizes with Ryobi kits - you probably want the big ones but the cheap kits use the small ones.Also another vote for Bosch jigsaws, especially if you use the fancier wood-cutting blades (e.g. T234X).