With Father's Day fast approaching and the home improvement season upon us, I've been thinking about tools. Delicious, delicious tools. Let's talk about the tools I need for my toolatorium.
I have a number of DIY projects ahead of me this summer--building some raised beds and standing planters for the garden, adding some ball valves to shut off the water to our washing machine, maybe resetting the stones in our patio, etc.
Not all of the projects require new tools, and I have a toolbox-sized kit already, replete with all the hammers, screwdrivers, stud finders, laser measuring tapes, levels, handsaws etc. I need, as well as a nice 18V DeWalt cordless drill, a Makita finishing sander, a good Dremel kit, and some other odds and ends.
But I now have more space to spread out, and I'd like to start coveting tools. I'd like to be strategic in my coveting so I don't mis-covet.
It seems to me that it would make sense to stick to DeWalt for cordless tools, where possible, to share batteries. I'd be happy to learn that that's misguided, though.
I'm also thinking in particular that I'd like to get a compound miter saw (probably the DW713
) and router (probably the DW618
, which I may want to table mount at some point) for a couple of projects I have in mind.
I'd welcome any particular tool, model, or make suggestions--and it doesn't need to be only power tools. I'd like to invest in the right tools, without much regard to price, to fill out what I have. I'm not going to have limitless space (i.e., not room enough for a table saw), however, and I'm not necessarily looking for worksite grade. Thanks!