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Over the last few weeks, more than 200 individuals let us know what they put on their wish lists this holiday season. We’ve rounded them all up into this collection of polls.
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Thanks to Santa for new jointer. I guess I'm on my own for the Lie Nielsen No. 7.
As a professional carver a new plunge router and really good scroll saw would make my life so much nicer.
Need the big router for a router table
A new cordless drill with Lithium Ion batteries would be great!
One can always use a router! Then one can stay in the table. But a scroll saw would be a nice luxury item!
My most important power tool accessory would be Dr.Cameron (from House) standing by ready to kiss my ouchies when I hurt myself with one.
Besides a dust-collection system I would love to have a better tablesaw Jointer and planer. I have most of the other power tools I need in the form I can use. I guess I would really love more time to spend in the shop.
A dust collector would be most welcome. Not only will it keep me alive a little longer - I won't have to spend so much time cleaning the dust off my stuff!
Didn't notice any sanders on the list. My ROS is dying a slow, miserable death and needs putout of my misery.
Am quite interested in Festool's Kapex Miter saw, since I am in the middle of trimming out a 2 story house. Will have to save a little yet, though.
However, The DriftMaster is something that is on my wish list of tools to spoil myself!
I can always find a reason for an extra router but what wasn't on your list that I could really use is a detail sander.
I'm still building my shop and I still need a router table and router (I'd pick the Triton 3 1/4 HP router and an Incra table with an Incra LS Positioner). I also need a jointer and bandsaw. So my wish list will take a while to fulfill!
I got a PC D handle router. Have wanted that for a while.
I do not have a router. Santa must have overlooked my workshop this year, but I would love to have a combination router.
I have a grinder rest, Router table and another router for the table on my list of needs for my shop. The articles I read on this web site and magazine have me wanting to do my best work.
Beggars can't be choosers, so I'd be happy with any of the items on your list.
I'll take anything you will give me. What I need the most is a thickness planer and a good heavy duty air compressor.
I'll take 'em all, but what I really need is a thickness planer!
A Festool half-sheet orbital sander, please. I already have a half-sheet orbital sander, and it's great for everything except my breathing apparatus. The Festool would obviate the need for those darn masks
I would love a track saw, I could also use a pair of li-ion drivers. Who wouldnt love that combo?
A dust collector would be wonderful. Any tool brings up the kid in all of us, but not any tool gets the cancer out of our lungs.
I too, have a new grandson, born in July. Have made his crib, changing table and book case. Resawing is always an issue so the drift master would be wonderful.
Keeping my tools sharp would be a lot easier with Lee Valley Grinder! Happy Holidays to everyone!
I am looking to replace my scroll saw because no one makes the blades I need and they are a huge pain to change. The DeWalt saw looks inviting.
I am really wanting to upgrade from my contractors saw to a really nice cabinet saw, the new PCS Sawstop is on that list.
A 12" Jointer/Planer combo machine is also on that list, LOL!
I'm going back to the basics and trying to keep it simple. I need a good shop apron and I'd like to have a bevel up plane by Lie-Nielsen and a shoulder plane. The only power tool I think is a laminate router for thier versatility.
You can never have too many routers!
I use a Festool saw with guide track where I work; it's about the only power hand tool I lack right now. You can do amazing things with one.Wish the boss would replace the edge strip.
Dear Fine Woodworking Santa,
I would really love to have the Laguna LT ceramic bandsaw guides for my 18" Jet bandsaw. I was just on their website the other day and was shocked at how expensive they are. I never dreamed I'd have a chance of receiving them as a gift from you. I've been very,very good this year. Just ask my wife Mary! Oh, I forgot, you already know that!
I definitely need a shot of new equipment in my shop. And like others have suggested a bigger space would be good!
Well, I have a new Grandson whom I enjoy spoiling,born this past August, so far I made a craddle for him first major piece of furniture, no working on a toy box becausehe will cerainly need it,I could use the hand planes,plunge router, and dust deputy, thinking of getting a lathe after xmas, MERRY CHRISTMAS fellow WOODWORKERS
My 3 1/4 hp router is an early, single speed Bosch which is not right for my router table. Variable speed Porter Cable would be sweet in my JessEm router table.
Do you suppose if I put a new electric beater under the tree for my wife, she'd reciprocate with a good sharpening system? Naaa, didn't think so either...
I am going to build a new router table and would love to have a new router for it
A Veritas scraper holder - or any other brand - and some bench dogs would be great.
How about lots of money to buy all this stuff and a nice big shop to put it in. That is what I really want!
More, more, must have more! Domino joiner would be nice.
A Rigid oscillating drum/belt sander and a 14" bandsaw.
I'd like to replace my crappy old scroll saw with a nice shiney new one
The new ridgid oscillating sander is on my list for my fly fishing woodworking business FlyFishingCreations.com
I will be building a bar in my basement. The counter top is going to be made of reclaimed bowling alley lanes. The lanes hold special meaning to my wife and I because the are from our Sons of Italy club. So, this bar must be beautiful. I can use all the help and tools I can get. Plus, what man doesn't feel like a kid when he gets a tool as a gift.
I'm moving to more and more hand tools, but I put a router edge guide and a router table on my list. Kind of a pain to rig up some kind of guide every time I want to rout something out.
I'd like a Tormek complete system. It seems that most edge tools I have are dull, and a Tormek (or maybe a worksharp) would allow me to sharpen without ruining steel.
Although you can never have enough routers, I would go for a good scroll saw first.
I need to sharpen.... everything already own the Porter Cable router or I would have chosen that.
The Porter Cable router base seems to be the most popular for router plates and other attachments. I currently have couple B&D's (I keep for loaners), two Bosch, which I prefer to keep for hand held work, and a Frued 2200 that I currently use in my router table. In total it may seem like enough but you just can't have enough routers.
Who couldn't use another router? The PC 3 1/4 hp router would be nice.
I need to set up one of those buffing stations. Maybe a variable speed grinder too.
Always something new to want....
I'm would like a brad nailer. I have my eye on the Bostich or Senco brand.
Tracks saw. Ah, who am I kidding, I want it all. And something for my little brother, too, even though he is really an electrician.
Got the Bosch plunge & fixed combo router early
I have a full set of Japanese chisels. Now what I want for Christmas is Santa to come and sharpen them for me.
I am into Festool equipment so the 1400 router would be fantastic. This baby is just flawless!
A hand router is something I would also like- Lee Veritas has the right one.
Routers and a scroll saw here.
IfI had my druthers... I would go for the scroll saw..
Any Power tool I dont already have would be wonderful.. of the things in the Poll most wanted it would have to be a pair of routers..
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