I'm very new to woodworking but have had basic high school skills and assisted/watched carpenter friends help me do my decking, house renovations (knocking out /replacing walls etc - so not a total newbie.)
I want to make cabinets, bookshelves, bar stools for a start and have other projects including DIY Laundry cabinets and benchtops (pre drilled etc) To get there first I'm building an MFT top and saw horses and then from there add a Paulk compact workbench. These will be major projects in themselves and I'm looking forward to it. I know there's specific tools to do the job better and quicker but want to minimise money spent (don't we all? lol)
I currently own a Rotex90 and CT22.
I have a Ryobi 210mm Mitre saw (used for rough sawn timber and I will need to check it's accuracy)
I have a pile of "bits and pieces" like hammers screw drivers wrenches etc and Makita cordless drills and drivers
My planned purchases and questions are follows.
TS55. My first purchase shortly to start my workbenches. A few questions. Would I get away with just 1x1400mm rail for the above projects - I could get the pieces cut down by the supplier therefore not needing a 2nd rail). Does the blade that come with the unit enough for my needs (MDF, playwood cuts and maybe 35mmx 90mm (2"x4") Recommendations?
UJK Parf Guide - no real questions here but looked at getting CNC'd and just doing 2 tabletops would pay itself over. I've subscribed to Peter Parfit's Youtube - and love this system and his videos. It will also give me some practice and learning.
MFT Dogs - My step son is a fitter and turner so he will be making me bench and rail dogs. How many are needed? 2 rail dogs but how many bench dogs do people typically use - no limite here but I don't want him to make more than is needed.
C15 Driver - OK, I have read alot on this tool vs CSX I really like the chucks that can be used for drilling especially for cabinet making (I know the CXS is used for predominately cabinet screwing etc etc.) I'd love to have both but can't justify. I love the Centrotec system and I have read about the pluses and minuses but cost is the factor here. Recommend another quality kit or bite the bullet?
Router - this is something I need to do alot more reading. I'm reading best to have 2 - one for table top and one for hand. I can live with that and don't mind (I say this now) swapping over from table to hand. If I had to buy one router that would do both I'd be a happy man
Preferably a router that does have dust extraction.
Last but not least the other stuff like:
Clamps - obviously some MFT style clamps - again some other brands that are similar to Festool. Recommendations for other clamps and sizes? I have no clamps at all.
Kreg Pocket drill. I'm overwhelmed by the choices - Ive looked at you tube and reviews and none the wiser what would suit me. I also read they arent that strong but then viewed David Stantons video on building stools with the Kreg system Great channel David!
Smaller tools like Incra 150mm Pro Rule or something similar - flat edge and anything else that you can recommend for basic wood working tools
Sorry for the long post and the structure but hopefully this will be my go to post - if mods reuire me to break it down to other posts I'd me more than happy to oblige.
I'm really looking forward to the journey (though it will be slow but very satisfying to build "stuff" catered for what my wife and I want)
Look forward to sharing the journey and posting m,y first project!