Quick Poll

Everything in woodworking has a cost.  It costs to buy wood.  It costs to buy glue.  It costs to buy fasteners, jigs, electricity for the lights…

And, most importantly, it costs to buy tools.

Whether you have a massive, professional shop full of state-of-the-art monster tools or you have scoured the classified ads looking for ultra bargains, there is little doubt that you have made an outlay of cash to get what you need.

This week, I want to know what was the most you ever spent on ONE single tool.  Maybe it was that large cabinet saw, the hand-made infill plane you had commissioned or the large cyclone dust collector to keep your shop neat.  Just give us the price range you were operating in. Thanks for voting!

[For my international viewers, the values are in U.S. Dollars.  To convert your currency to USD, visit this Universal Currency Converter. Thanks!]

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9 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. Hey Tom,

    Unfortunately, your categories fall far short. My MiniMax 300 combination machine cost me as much as the down payment on my first house. But it does the job of five machines in the space of one.


  2. 1. My first DeWalt Scrollsaw
    2. Performax 10/20 drum sander

    My current table saw and my 2nd DeWalt Scrollsaw were gently used and the price reflected that!!!


  3. Oh, I forgot….

    3. My DeWalt Sliding Compound Miter Saw……that is the most I’ve paid for any tool!!


  4. I just bought a 2 grand lathe! Before that it would have been my cabinet saw and then the planer\thicknesser.

  5. I gave $400 for a Jet Contractor saw. Jet gave me a Pro Shop saw. I sold the contractor saw to Verna for $300. So a $900 saw cost me $100. The next most expensive tool I boutht was my Planer, around $250.
    Living right I guess.


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