Watch This Before Buying The BIG Woodworking Tools | Must Have Tools

Watch This Before Buying The BIG Woodworking Tools | Must Have Tools

It can be hard trying to decide in what order to buy the bigger woodworking tools like miter saws, table saws, jointer and planers. When do you buy a table saw or a miter saw for woodworking? Should you buy a jointer or a planer first? If you are like me, you research a lot of tools and information before making big tool purchases. I hope this video helps you when deciding what big woodworking tool to buy next. In this video I will tell you in what order I got my major woodworking tools for my wood shop. Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description and they directly help support this channel. Using the links doesn’t cost you any extra but it helps us and we greatly appreciate your support.

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  1. Bryan on June 14, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I got the Kreg ACS instead of a table saw because it is much safer, easy to move and store out of the way (in my garage) and the things I can’t do with it (compared to a table saw) can be done with a router table or hand tools. I also don’t need a miter saw. But I admit that it’s not as efficient for repeating the same cut a bunch of times because you have to spend a bit more time sliding the board under the track. That’s not a problem for me though because I’m just having fun and I don’t have to worry about losing fingers or getting a board kicked back at me.

    A friend gave me a bunch of old bench planes that I’m going to try to fix up and see how long I can go without a planer or jointer. I like the idea of not needing a big expensive dust collection system and being able to work without annoying my whole neighborhood all the time. The trade off is upfront learning curve and slower progress on each project. But I think I will enjoy the process and challenge more. A CNC and highly mechanized shop is great for the few who intend to make a living from woodworking, but I would bet that a huge majority of the people who watch your videos are not professionals and don’t have the money or space for that. So I actually liked your earlier videos before you had all the pro machines better. I still like what you’re doing now though.

  2. Old Timey Tools on June 14, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Buy vintage.

  3. FyrFytr998 on June 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Hay man. Does that Delta run standard miter slots? I’ve noticed some of the smaller contractor saws have miters that have widths that don’t work with after market accessories.

  4. Keith on June 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Why buy a finger chopper table saw for that much when you can get the sawstop version for a lot less than a trip to the hospital. Plus the sawstop has resale value. Nobody wants a used finger chopper.

  5. cupofjoe2988 on June 14, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    My bosch contractor table saw is really nice. I have, maybe the smallest space ever, so I can’t have a cabinet saw, but that bosch works very well for me.

  6. AngBo Monk on June 14, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Can you use a dado stack on that delta table saw

  7. dan bob on June 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Job site Saw stop is beautiful machine

  8. fishballmybaby on June 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    My Delta 36-425 table top warpped also. Good they had 5 years warranty. Got a new replacement at Lowes and sold it and then went for a Sawstop upgrade

  9. Geography in Action on June 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    The new Delta table saw is up to 15 amps from the 13 that is on yours.

  10. bishop8000 on June 14, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    How much does CMT pay you?

  11. Chris Simpson on June 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I felt targeted by the thumbnail I have both those exact items lol. Love both and glad I didn’t find out I did something wrong.

  12. Kenny-Anjanette Horn on June 14, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Great video Matt! Best words were the testimony on the Chosen t-shirt. Isn’t that all of us before Christ?

  13. Greg Benwell on June 14, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I am personally so fed up with everybody saying "Buy your tools used on Craig’s List!"!!
    I bought a table saw on Craig’s list and it wasn’t until I got it home I realized it was missing all the "adjustment" parts!! So there was no way to lift the blade into the work area or even tilt the blade to 90 degrees or 45 degrees!! And I paid $80 for this piece of crap, only to spend another $200 in parts to fix it, which THEN I learned the bearings were shot in it too! Then I got another "Craig’s List Deal" for another table saw and I actually watched the guy make a cut on this saw!! Again I dropped now $100 on this table saw, got it home and started making a bunch of cuts with it……when I realized my cuts were never square!! I looked all over the saw for a week trying to understand the problem with it, then one day I had the rip fence off, and that is when I noticed the Rip Fence looked like somebody ran over it with a car, then tried to straighten it back out! It was then I gave up and bought a brand new Ryobi Table Saw and I haven’t had a problem with table saws!!! BUT this didn’t end my story!! I ended up buying a Craig’s List Miter Saw from a kid for $60 and left it sit in my shed for a month! Then I needed to make some miter cuts and this is when I found out, the kid had welded the nut to the arbor, because he wasn’t aware that there was an arbor lock on the saw!! Basically he destroyed the arbor and I could never find a replacement arbor for it!!! So I scrapped that miter saw!! A few months later I found another miter saw on Craig’s List, and this time I paid $80 for it, and again I got it home made a few cuts with it, and struggled to use it! After I was done with the project I was working on with it, I inspected the saw more closely and realized all the teeth were completely gone on the blade, and when I went to change it, the guy who sold me the saw, had actually snapped off the arbor lock on this saw….so I ended up having to scrap this saw too!! In the end these days I don’t buy used junk off Craig’s List anymore…..and if it isn’t a new piece of equipment I basically don’t want it!!

  14. Jon Handel on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I’m stuck in that "quality vs. budget" dilemma myself. I have basic stuff. I want to step it up. It’s just a question of how much I want to spend. Thank you for your arguments.

  15. Jim Ford on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for this. Depending on where you buy lumber, a planer can save you a pile of money in not having to buy 3S lumber. I can go straight to the kiln dried unsurfaced supplier and buy wood for excellent prices that I surface myself.

  16. Chet Marcotti on June 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Nice stuff (info) sir. Thank you for the input, this really helps. Chet

  17. Cleatus SFMO on June 14, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    As a comfortable happiest, I have the same exact miter and table saws that you have. Absolutely love both of them. They can’t be beat in my opinion, based on the cost of the tool.

  18. Satnaam Nikka on June 14, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Love your work bro from india❤️❤️

  19. Russ Ripley on June 14, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Love your tee shirt. So cool to represent for “The Chosen”. Makes me want to watch, subscribe and share. 👍🏻👍🏻

  20. Wilhelm Taylor on June 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    If you want a more reasonable compound miter saw that doesn’t require much space in back, consider the Metabo HPT 12-Inch. I bought mine when it was called a Hitachi 10 years ago and it’s a wonderful saw. About $400 and functions like a Kapex (with forward rails) for a LOT less $$$. I’ll put this up against ANY Dewalt. FYI: if you want a really clean cut in stock up to 1½" on a table saw, consider a 7¼" blade. These are very thin so there’s less saw dust wastage and low power requirement.

  21. Walter Barndt on June 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Love the shirt

  22. Saif BinAdhed on June 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you for the video, this is the first video I see from your channel, and god bless you, it feels natural to listen to you if that makes any sense.

    I will be watching this video for many times before I get started with my own journey.

  23. Gramp’s Outdoor Adventures dale stockman on June 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Good advice, nice video thanks

  24. David Greer on June 14, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Just tripped over your channel. …… I pressed the button 👍😉 no bull straight to the point , a good honest appraisal
    Kind regards from
    England 👍

  25. Anthony Audain on June 14, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Wonderful 👏

  26. Ronnie G on June 14, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Wen makes a nice dust collector as well. They are really making a name for themselves.

  27. Colin Bateman on June 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I had three brand new dewalt mitre saw delivered to the job took all three out of the boxes set them up and not one could make a square cut the company I was there for said you have to adjust the saws I packed them back and sent them back if I’m spending money on tools they need to be right when you buy replaced them with hitachi and a makita experienced no issue

  28. 2WheeledGeek on June 14, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I bought the Bosch GCM12SD Mitre saw and a SawStop PCS, have zero regrets. I also bought that planer , and switched out to helical cutter

  29. Muhammad Hamed on June 14, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Trying to start getting into woodworking….watching your videos along with several other content creators is making the process a lot less intimidating. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  30. 731 Woodworks on June 14, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    6 Essential Beginner Woodworking Tools:

  31. ShotByD'Addario sturgis on June 14, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    That shirt is awesome 🙏🏽🙌🏽💪🏽

  32. Sheri Karanasos on June 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I think I told you I inherited a garage full of tools. I have a Rigid contractors table saw that actually was a gift to me from my boyfriend but I am afraid to use it. It sat in a box for 3 years. It’s finally out together and am looking forward to making the sled of yours. I am wondering your thoughts of a radial arm saw. That is one of the tools I inherited. It’s vintage and needs some cleaning up but I have heard horror stories as well, more than the table saw. I also have two band saws I need to figure out. I have such a small garage and also have to house my car. Makes it impossible to work in. Thanks for your videos! They are great!

  33. j j on June 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Not a fan of Ridgid power tools in general

  34. Relaxing videos on June 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Love the shirt

  35. j burns on June 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I have dust right system from Rockler and would highly recommend.

  36. Joe R on June 14, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Agree about the CMT blades.
    Also, like your shirt!

    Oh I do have an unrelated question. I have some projects calling for 8/4 stock. Not sure my 1965 Craftsman is up to the task. Interested in your thoughts as to minimum needs in a tablesaw for ripping walnut and maple of this size?

  37. Cliche9000 on June 14, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    I know its probably a long shot for some starting woodworkers, I have only started couple of years ago and I would definitely recommend or even look into projects that requires Router table setup, its absolut game-changer custom handles for drawers even to make nice edge or unique edge on some of your projects

  38. Leonardo Torres on June 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Hey! Rocking The Chosen Shirt! I love it! Thanks for this video, I’m not quite ready to buy a big machine but this video was recommended and I thought I’d give it a watch. I have subscribed and will continue to follow your videos so I can grow as a carpenter.

    P.S. I love your editing man, the time travel transition was awesome! I used to do that on older videos I use to edit for a dentist. You have inspired me to get creative with transitions again. Love, Peace and Taco Grease!

  39. Alain Gauvin on June 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Le metre en français
    Peut être mais pour le moment ,je suis en france et je payent mon abonnement

  40. Kevin Joseph on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Where do you get the t shirt?

  41. Troy Albert on June 14, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Great Vid

  42. rob jen on June 14, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :))…..

  43. Don Wilburn on June 14, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Why did you pick the dewalt over the cruzer?

  44. Raymond on June 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I bought the Wen jointer and it’s actually really good. So if your short on cash you might want to try the Wen, I also bought the Dewalt DW735x first but had touble leveling boards even with the sled.

  45. DAVID NDAHURA on June 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Why did you leave out , a router table? , good video for the start up thank you.

  46. Arthas Menethil on June 14, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    After owning a Dewalt Miter saw. I will never buy anything from them again.

  47. MJ P on June 14, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Would you recommend the Delta contractor table saw or the dewalt table saw that everyone gets? Both are about the same price these days, and I’m putting in the garage shop and leaving it so portability isn’t a big factor.

  48. Isht Lutz on June 14, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    I have seen you on YouTube & watched a couple videos here & there.. but now that I’ve read into woodworking the past year & finally began to understand things like (what drill bits pair with what size screws/bolts, why & how to find the studs in the wall & why it’s important, how to USE my drill, why CLAMPS rule, why MDF for the most part SUCKS, & so much more..) Well now I’m finding…. that YOU HAVE A LOT OF REALLY GOOD INFORMATION & EXCELLENT / RELEVANT INSIGHT to give. You know your stuff & you’re really on point with exactly what someone who’s really seriously trying to be most effective in woodworking is going to be concerned with. Like I said at first I just sort of passed you up. But now I see that you’re just for the slightly more serious in-it-to-win-it woodworkers that aren’t playing around.
    I’ll definitely be tuning in to you more often. Thanks for existing. – Erin K

  49. Rafe Maxwell on June 14, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    One of the big differences in the higher end tools is just pure power, not just larger size. Quality of cuts and milling decreases if you push a tool beyond it’s capacities, which isn’t hard if you’re talking about 15-18A 120V tools. Smaller platforms and motor sizes substantially decrease what you can do effectively, but can still be perfectly suitable for a lot of people.

  50. Lee Michaels on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I have the Dewalt 7485 right now but the one thing I hate …. hate … is the blade is too close to the front of the saw! It doesn’t have the room to line up with the fence. I have had it for a few years and it’s time to upgrade. I am in a two car garage and the larger saws like the Harvey and others is just too big.

    Do you have the newest model of the Delta table saw? Are you happy with the features? I am binge watching all the videos you have and find them to be great and they caver the stuff no one talks about!

    Keep up the great work!