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    Must have power tools

    Hey guys! There is a deal on Amazon: $25 off a $100 Dewalt Purchase

    And I thinking of getting something, I just can't decide what to get. What do you guys recommend? I was thinking of getting either an angle grinder or recip saw.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I don't want to spend over $150, but I might if I like the tool.
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    Must have = Drills and portable saws of various types
    Depending on what you do....
    Belt sander, band saw, and drill press are all pretty valuable.

    No handyman is complete without a dremel type tool.

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    What materials do you work with mostly?
    What other tools do you already have?


    Reciprocating saws (jigsaw, sawsall) have lots of uses around the home. I've always found uses for a good router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Must have = Drills and portable saws of various types
    Depending on what you do....
    Belt sander, band saw, and drill press are all pretty valuable.

    No handyman is complete without a dremel type tool.
    I already have 1 cordless drill 1 cordless impact hammer and 1 corded hammerdrill/drill.

    We are renovating our house right now and our main thing to do right now is the back yard. I think a belt sander could be useful in stripping wood to build a shed.
    I really want a dremel type tool, I don't think dewalt makes one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
    What materials do you work with mostly?
    What other tools do you already have?


    Reciprocating saws (jigsaw, sawsall) have lots of uses around the home. I've always found uses for a good router.
    We already have a cordless recip saw, but it doesn't really have that much power. What are routers mostly used for?

    We have a table saw and miter saw, a very crappy jig saw, and an orbital sander.

    We also have an angle grinder, but it is a very cheap one($15) from Harbor freight, I just want something more powerful and reliable.
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    Power tools remind of a certain Benny Benassi video...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
    Fein Multimaster.
    I would rather go to HFT and get that tool for $20.
    And you might wanna read my post.....Dewalt tools only.
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    A portable bandsaw, but it might cost a little more than what you had planned. Still, they are very handy to have around. These things will rip through stuff like you won't believe. And, you can make very accurate cuts with them.

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW328-V...SIN=B000RFUTUY
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    I'd say my cordless reciprocating saw is used the most. I use it around the yard for pruning trees, shrubs, or cutting out roots.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    A portable bandsaw, but it might cost a little more than what you had planned. Still, they are very handy to have around. These things will rip through stuff like you won't believe. And, you can make very accurate cuts with them.

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW328-V...SIN=B000RFUTUY
    That's just a little bit too expensive for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    I'd say my cordless reciprocating saw is used the most. I use it around the yard for pruning trees, shrubs, or cutting out roots.
    I already have a DeWalt recip saw. The only problem I have is that it runs out of battery too quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
    I would rather go to HFT and get that tool for $20.
    No way you'll touch anywhere near the quality of a Fein for $20.

    My picks given your tool list and previous suggestions:

    http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-58725...64490&sr=1-127

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW680K-...664317&sr=1-32

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW331K-...664224&sr=1-22

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW758-8...664224&sr=1-20
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    Don't know if it was mentioned but a circular saw is a handy tool to have.

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    Save yourself the headaches of a Dewalt grinder. They're supplied by our shop and i've personally had both of mine crap out in a matter of weeks. Between both of them I barely made one working Dewalt. I broke down and got an old Makita from a pawnshop (the older round body style) and I doubt I'll ever have to replace anything but the brushes.

    Beltsanders are nice to have, but I dunno if Dewalt makes one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
    I already have a DeWalt recip saw. The only problem I have is that it runs out of battery too quickly.
    Mine is a Ridgid. The lifetime battery replacement works well.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Miter saw is my favorite tool.

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW715-1...699258&sr=1-10

    Way higher than your budget, but worth a thought at least.
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    Cordless circular saw is good to have, mine is a Dewalt, never hand a problem with it, plenty of power to build a deck.
    Get a corded recip saw. When you need it, nothing else will do. I have a Makita, it's smaller, but plenty powerful. Get some Dewalt demolition blades for it, they will cut through ANYTHING.
    If you want a real beast get a Milwaulkie Sawall, and hang on.

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    Air compressor to run stapler, nailer would also be nice. I use mine more than I would have thought from everything from cleaning off things with compressed air (esp. caged bearings to remove degreaser during rebuilds) to filling tires on cars and bikes.

    http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Recond...3699362&sr=1-7
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Air compressor to run stapler, nailer would also be nice. I use mine more than I would have thought from everything from cleaning off things with compressed air (esp. caged bearings to remove degreaser during rebuilds) to filling tires on cars and bikes.

    http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Recond...3699362&sr=1-7
    Already have one
    We also already have a table saw and a DeWalt miter saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Save yourself the headaches of a Dewalt grinder. They're supplied by our shop and i've personally had both of mine crap out in a matter of weeks. Between both of them I barely made one working Dewalt. I broke down and got an old Makita from a pawnshop (the older round body style) and I doubt I'll ever have to replace anything but the brushes.

    Beltsanders are nice to have, but I dunno if Dewalt makes one.
    Thanks for the info!
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    Tool+power=must have.

    End of discussion.

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    I think right now my two options are either a circular saw or a new angle grinder. The cutout tool is also pretty nice, I might just get both an angle grinder and the cutout tool.
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    How do you feel about a drill press?
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