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    tools for box building

    ok, i'v been building boxes for some time now (bout the last year or so) and i'm wanting to finally get some tools. Here's a list of the tools I already own:

    circ saw
    jig saw
    (2) 90deg angle clamps (3")
    (1) 36" clamp
    wood glue
    air compressor (not sure on size, it's about 3 1/2-4ft tall and pretty big around)
    various screws, etc etc

    I've been looking at some table saws, routers, brad nailer, etc etc and i'm just wanting some input/suggestions from someone more knowlegable than me. So can you guys recommend some good quality, not to expensive tools? I'd rather buy durable/not pos tools the first time around, than some crappy ones over and over again.

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    Re: tools for box building

    no drill? or electric screw driver?



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    Re: tools for box building

    A Jasper Jig and a router that fits it (partsexpress has a 2pack of all the Jasper you'll need to cut holes), spiral up-cut, flush and a set of roundover bits for said router. A good sander.



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    Re: tools for box building

    You will need at least 4x the amount of clamps you have there.




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    Re: tools for box building

    Quote Originally Posted by djman37 View Post
    A Jasper Jig and a router that fits it (partsexpress has a 2pack of all the Jasper you'll need to cut holes), spiral up-cut, flush and a set of roundover bits for said router. A good sander.
    Good suggestion. The Jasper Jig is about the best tool I've bought in a long time. As far as the other things you mentioned....definately a good table saw and a nail gun. I bought a Craftman for less than $200 and it works great. Good luck




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    Quote Originally Posted by twisztdauthorit View Post
    no drill? or electric screw driver?
    lol, forgot that one, yes I have a drill too

    I just bought the clamps, I do plan on getting some more, what's the biggest they have? I'd like to get at least a 50" with a couple 12's and 24's, maybe another 36 as well as more angle clamps (do they make them more than 3"?)



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    Re: tools for box building

    is this any good as far as brad nailers go? Can someone recommend some good brands?

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...AE2&lpage=none



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    Re: tools for box building

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    Re: tools for box building

    Just use screws, they hold stronger.




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    Re: tools for box building

    Glue holds the box together, not screws.

    I bought a "budget" brad nailer at Harbor Freight for $25 and it's been working fine for the past 6 months. Even came with a complete rebuild kit for all the parts that can wear out.

    That one you showed from Lowes should be more than enough.




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    Re: tools for box building

    brad nailer > electric screw driver



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    I love the term "electronic screw driver"

    suggestions for a good beginner table saw?



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    Re: tools for box building

    what do you need the compressor for? anyways, get your self another 36" clamp. i have 4 and i think i need 2 more the more the better. get the job done faster i guess.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord View Post
    what do you need the compressor for? anyways, get your self another 36" clamp. i have 4 and i think i need 2 more the more the better. get the job done faster i guess.
    for any air tools I may need (is that the correct term?lol)



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    Re: tools for box building

    I built my last box with a steak knife an elastic band and a paper clipp....

    just kidding....

    I got a table saw,miter saw,skill saw,router,cordless drill
    compressor,brad nailer,air stapler,paint sprayer,box linner spayer
    clamps,router table,jig saw and a few other odds and ends..

    and I use every tool I got on a regular bassis ..I build on the average
    of 2 a week..




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