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    I like to feel that I buy the best tools I can afford that will fit my needs versus buying a tool just because it happens to be made by a particular company. Consequently, my shop is full of tools made by many different companies. What different brands of woodworking power tools are in your shops?

    To name some of the tools I have but not all, I currently have;

    Campbell Hausfeld Pancake Compressor
    Craftsman 10" CMS
    Delta Scroll Saw
    DeWalt Planer
    Freud Jigsaw
    Harbor Freight Dust Collector
    Hitachi Belt/Disc Sander
    Jet Air Filtration Unit
    Jet Jointer
    Makita ROS
    Milwaukee Circular Saw
    Porter Cable ROS & Finish Sander
    Porter Cable Plate Joiner
    porter Cable Router
    Ridgid Table Saw
    Rikon Bandsaw
    Skil Belt Sander
    Tool Shop Drill Press

    How diverse is your shop?
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  • #2
    Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

    Pretty much the same here. I don't buy any single particular brand. I'll buy the best I can afford but even then I also take into account good deals. My current shop tools are:

    Ridgid 2400LS table saw
    Ridgid 3200 circular saw
    Ridgid 2900 router kit
    Ridgid 2400 sander which shook itself to pieces, replaced with:
    Bosch 1/4 sheet palm sander
    Bosch 5" RO Sander
    Bosch 1594 hand planer
    Bosch Colt palm router
    Dewalt 734 planer. Actually went ready to buy a 735 but found the 734 was on sale at Sears for $267 so I couldn't pass it up.
    Porter Cable 21" beltsander
    Porter Cable pancake compressor
    Porter Cable and Dewalt staplers/nailers
    Dewalt 331 Jigsaw
    Bosch 1587 Jigsaw
    Makita LS1013 sliding miter saw
    Ridgid 10" miter saw
    Craftsman 12" drill press
    Campbell Hausfeld/Husky 30 Gal compressor and HVLP spray guns.
    Craftsman 6" jointer

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    • #3
      Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

      walker turner
      delta, Rockwell
      delta
      sears
      dermal
      old dewalt and new Dewalt
      stanley
      shop made,
      Grizzly
      skil
      bostitch
      portercable
      industrial balck and decker
      Emerson electric
      freud
      Belsaw ,
      a gill built kit,
      portanail
      silver line
      roberts,
      bosh
      old Black and deckera
      taylor
      those would be the baisc brands
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      • #4
        Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

        Why is everyone so compelled to list their tools here on the net????

        I have to many to list and a lot of different brands.

        My address is::::

        466 13th ave
        Timbucktoo AK, 97303

        I'm usually gone between 8:00am and 4:30pm. I keep a key to my shop under the welcome mat in front of the man door. No dogs will scare you off, since I don't have one in the shop. Leave the beer in the fridge alone, thats mine....
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        • #5
          Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

          I'm sure not married to just one brand of tools. I have many and get the tool that I think will best do the job and that I can afford at the time I need it. Sometimes I have to just get what I can find fast when a job must be done quickly.

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          • #6
            Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

            I get the best tool I can afford at the time while keeping in mind intended use and frequency of use. For example I use my chain saw and concrete saw often and hard they are both Stihl, i use my compression tester a few times a year and accuracy is not paramount - it is from harbour freight.
            You will find most of the colours of the rainbow in my shop

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            • #7
              Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

              garager, you make me laugh.

              I am a total brand-name gigolo... I don't stick to one and prefer to buy best-of-breed, factoring in price point.

              Here's what I've got:
              Machines-
              Ridgid Table Saw
              Ridgid Bandsaw
              Ridgid Planer
              Ridgid 12gal shop-vac with ClearVue cyclone (main collector)
              Harbor Freight mini-Dust Collector (planer and jointer collector)
              Ridgid Air Filtration Unit
              Bosch 10" SCMS
              JET Jointer
              JET Mortiser
              Rikon Belt/Disc Sander
              PowerMax 10-20 drum sander
              Delta Drill Press
              Penn State Turncrafter Pro midi-lathe
              Campbell Hausfeld Compressor

              Handhelds-
              Campbell Hasufeld nail guns (15g, 16g, 18g) and auto tools..
              DeWalt ROS
              DeWalt Router
              Porter-Cable pin nailer
              Porter-Cable corded circular saw
              Porter Cable Biscuit Joiner
              Ryobi 3x21 Belt Sander
              Porter-Cable 2x14 Belt Sander
              FEIN Multimaster
              and then I have my 25-ish Ryobi One+ tools:
              - drills (4), circular saw, jigsaw, chain saw, buffer, ROS, palm sander, trim router, sawzall, sprayer, planer, grinder, blah blah

              Of them all, my favorite is the TS3650... and my least favorite / least used is the mortiser.

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              • #8
                Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                I too aggree with garager. I've had the misfortune of having some scumbag clean my garage out for me!

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                • #9
                  Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                  Stationary tool:
                  - Rockwell/Delta (15" Drill Press, 14" Wood/Metal Band Saw, 24" Scroll Saw, 10" Contractor's Saw)
                  - Makita (12" Miter Saw)
                  - No Name disk/belt sander


                  Power Tools:
                  - Porter-Cable (assorted drills, sanders, routers, etc. plus pancake compressor and tools)
                  - Ryobi (18v circular saw/drill/flashlight/recip saw kit)
                  - Makita (18v hammer drill)
                  - Skil (1/2" drill, 8-3/4" Skilsaw)
                  Steve
                  www.MorrisGarage.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                    Originally posted by garager View Post
                    Why is everyone so compelled to list their tools here on the net????

                    I have to many to list and a lot of different brands.

                    My address is::::

                    466 13th ave
                    Timbucktoo AK, 97303

                    I'm usually gone between 8:00am and 4:30pm. I keep a key to my shop under the welcome mat in front of the man door. No dogs will scare you off, since I don't have one in the shop. Leave the beer in the fridge alone, thats mine....
                    thanks for the invite

                    i say get a rosie [ a bloodhound ] ,if some one takes my stuff i say you can run but cant hide
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                    • #11
                      Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                      My tools fall into certain time frames. When I was starting out working with my Dad back in high school in the early 60's I purchased mostly hand tools. Stanley and Craftsman mostly.

                      When we bought our first house in the late 60's, I bought my first power tools. They were all Craftsman, made by Ryobi when, I believe it was a Japanese company. I still have those and they still perform as if new.

                      When we moved to Painted Post, I bought my first big power tool, a 1974 Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, made by Emerson Electric. It still performs admirably and is still my favorite cutting tool.

                      In the late 70's, I bought my first compressor, it was an Ingersoll-Rand twin-tank 1hp unit. Thought still working fine, it got recalled in 2002 or 2003 and I replaced it with a Craftsman 33-gal oil-less. I truely doubt that it will last even a quarter of the life that the Ingersoll-Rand compressor did.

                      I didn't buy another tool of importance until my retirement in 2003. Most of them are Ryobi and Ridgid. I probably have a dozen or so of each brand and I've been very happy with all of them.

                      Add to that an assortment of hand tools, tables, fixtures, and other assorted items from Stanley, Marples, Irwin, Lee-Valley, Rockler, and Craftsman.

                      Here's my list:

                      1970's

                      Craftsman 1/4-inch single-speed drill
                      Craftsman 7" Circular Saw (now sporting a 7-1/4 inch blade)
                      Craftsman Belt Sander
                      Craftsman Sabre Saw
                      Craftsman 3/8-inch VS heavy duty drill
                      Craftsman Router (small 1/4" collet, single-speed)
                      and a couple of Craftsman shop vacs that have since expired. (All the other tools listed are still working quite well.)
                      Craftsman 10-inch Radial Arm Saw (Emerson Electric)
                      Milwaukee 1/4-inch Hole Shooter
                      Ingersoll-Rand 1-hp, lubricated twin-tank wheel-barrel portable compressor (recalled in 2002/3)

                      Since 2002/3

                      Ryobi BD4600 bench-top belt/disc sander
                      Ryobi 18-inch scroll saw
                      Ryobi BS-902 9-inch band saw
                      Ryobi 8-inch bench grinder
                      Ryobi Corner Cat detail Sander
                      Ryobi 5-inch VS random-disc sander
                      Ryobi 3/8 VS Clutch Driver (corded drill/driver)
                      Ryobi Router/Table Combo
                      Ryobi 3-base VS Router
                      Ryobi angle grinder
                      Ryobi buffer/polisher
                      Ryobi VS Sabre Saw
                      Ryobi CMS stand
                      Ryobi BT3100-1 Table Saw
                      Ridgid 5-inch VS Random Orbit Sander
                      Ridgid 1/4-sheet Sander
                      Ridgid DP1550 Drill Press
                      Ridgid 10-inch CMS
                      Ridgid R3000 Recip Saw
                      Ridgid Straight Finish Nailer
                      Ridgid Brad Nailer
                      Ridgid 3/8-inch 14.4 drill/driver
                      Ridgid 14.4 impact driver
                      Ridgid 18-volt hammer drill
                      Ridgid 18-volt 6-inch circular saw
                      Ridgid 7.4 volt angle driver
                      Ridgid 12-gal Shop Vacs (2)
                      Ridgid Stinger Shap Vacs (2)
                      Ridgid 2-base Router
                      Ridgid 12-volt Li-ion Driver
                      Ridgid 1300 Planer (it's still in the box, haven't used it yet)
                      Craftsman 33-gal, oil-less, vertical compressor
                      Craftsman 2-gal, lubed compressor.

                      Add to that an assortment of other tools from Stanley, Marples, Irwin, Huskey, Lee-Valley, Rockler, and Craftsman.

                      CWS
                      Last edited by CWSmith; 07-23-2008, 12:41 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                        Ryobi used to be based in Japan and made many things other than power tools. That was before the monster evil hog TTI grabbed them up.

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                        • #13
                          Re: How Many Different Brands Of Tools In Your Shop

                          Originally posted by Woussko View Post
                          Ryobi used to be based in Japan and made many things other than power tools. That was before the monster evil hog TTI grabbed them up.
                          They still do, they just licensed the name to TTI. Check out their site.

                          http://www.ryobi.com/

                          Ern

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