my tools are pretty basic, basically a power drill, a circular saw, and a collection of old butter knifes that I use for screwdrivers :).
okay, it’s not quite that bad, I have screw drivers.
Anyway, I’m thinking about an upgrade, maybe buying something to help my next build. I’m thinking maybe a router or a table saw, but I want to get the most bang for my buck.
Im probably looking to spend 100$ or so, I was hoping I might get some recommendations from you folks.
My first answer would be ,......... take that 100 bux , and buy wood . and get at it . You seem to have all you "really" need , and, less tools . = more creative builds ... yada yada yada ..
But, . if you fancy a new toy . this comes highly recommended .
Rockwell Bladerunner X2
Hi Charles. I'm retired & hardly awash with cash, so I manage quite well with lots of patience & basic hand tools. The only power tools I have are chord & chordless drills, a jigsaw & circular saw. Having aids/jigs etc is a must though, for e.g. a home made table saw made with the circular saw. You may find this guy's tips helpful ~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3SfkkQw9TmpjsFZTp3bdYw/videos
A set of screwdrivers are $15-$20
One tool I really like, is the Roto Zip, it’s made by other manufacturers also. It is a Dremel on steroids.
Swamp Witch is on point. You can build these with a power drill and hand tools.
Find a used table saw with a portable stand. Save your money for a good blade, The decision is really based on how many you want to build. Making scarf joints, dados and other work is doable with hand tools, but a table saw makes quick and easy work of it...