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Poll: What power tools are on your holiday wish list?

comments (56) December 15th, 2009 in blogs

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Vote in our polls to help us find the most-requested woodworking gifts of 2009.

Then post a comment on our blog for a chance to win one of these prizes: Laguna DriftMaster Bandsaw Fence,
Laguna LT Ceramic Bandsaw Guides, Lie-Nielsen 60-1/2 Adjustable Mouth Block Plane
Brass Cross Peen Hammer, Leigh 18” Dovetail Jig, or an Oneida Dust Deputy Deluxe.

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.

Vote in our polls

Hand tools
Power tools
Shop gear, jigs, accessories, etc.

Note: These polls are thoroughly unscientific (but, we hope, entertaining).

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Comments (56)

woodlaw woodlaw writes: Thanks to Santa for new jointer. I guess I'm on my own for the Lie Nielsen No. 7.
Posted: 9:45 am on January 11th

GISJane GISJane writes: As a professional carver a new plunge router and really good scroll saw would make my life so much nicer.
Posted: 7:45 am on January 10th

Indy_Dan Indy_Dan writes: Need the big router for a router table
Posted: 2:48 pm on January 8th

Scot12 Scot12 writes: A new cordless drill with Lithium Ion batteries would be great!
Posted: 11:48 am on January 7th

ligo54 ligo54 writes: One can always use a router! Then one can stay in the table. But a scroll saw would be a nice luxury item!
Posted: 12:16 am on January 7th

timrowledge timrowledge writes: 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.
Posted: 11:25 pm on January 6th

howard11 howard11 writes: 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.
Posted: 9:41 pm on January 6th

5Thumbs 5Thumbs writes: 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!
Posted: 9:28 pm on January 6th

oldewood oldewood writes: Didn't notice any sanders on the list. My ROS is dying a slow, miserable death and needs putout of my misery.
Posted: 3:25 pm on January 6th

JarvisWW JarvisWW writes: 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!
Posted: 12:34 pm on January 6th

DDolphin DDolphin writes: 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.
Posted: 11:36 am on January 6th

MJJones MJJones writes: 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!
Posted: 9:33 am on January 6th

sylvius sylvius writes: I got a PC D handle router. Have wanted that for a while.
Posted: 6:25 am on January 6th

Deforestor Deforestor writes: I do not have a router. Santa must have overlooked my workshop this year, but I would love to have a combination router.
Posted: 3:30 pm on January 5th

West Creek Charlie West Creek Charlie writes: 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.
Posted: 1:31 pm on January 5th

Kikodoss Kikodoss writes: Beggars can't be choosers, so I'd be happy with any of the items on your list.

Posted: 3:00 pm on January 4th

egentry egentry writes: I'll take anything you will give me. What I need the most is a thickness planer and a good heavy duty air compressor.
Posted: 1:43 pm on January 3rd

matt_ww matt_ww writes: I'll take 'em all, but what I really need is a thickness planer!
Posted: 9:52 pm on December 31st

dafus dafus writes: 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
Posted: 11:02 pm on December 28th

chaim chaim writes: I would love a track saw, I could also use a pair of li-ion drivers. Who wouldnt love that combo?
Posted: 8:29 am on December 28th

AlfoLarrCast AlfoLarrCast writes: 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.
Posted: 8:48 am on December 25th

Kibler Kibler writes: 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.
Posted: 9:38 am on December 23rd

kenalley kenalley writes: Keeping my tools sharp would be a lot easier with Lee Valley Grinder! Happy Holidays to everyone!
Posted: 1:29 pm on December 22nd

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: 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.
Posted: 9:19 am on December 22nd

chucktown chucktown writes: 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!
Happy Holidays
Posted: 7:36 am on December 22nd

amiesdad amiesdad writes: 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.
Posted: 9:56 am on December 18th

YoPedro YoPedro writes: You can never have too many routers!
Posted: 2:42 pm on December 17th

jsh3rd jsh3rd writes:
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.
Posted: 10:00 am on December 17th

brownman brownman writes: 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!
Posted: 12:09 am on December 17th

EdBrady EdBrady writes: I definitely need a shot of new equipment in my shop. And like others have suggested a bigger space would be good!
Posted: 8:09 pm on December 16th

HomeSolutions HomeSolutions writes:
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

Posted: 8:08 pm on December 16th

Tex4 Tex4 writes: 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.
Posted: 7:51 pm on December 16th

mhaynes mhaynes writes: 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...
Posted: 6:33 pm on December 16th

garth65 garth65 writes: I am going to build a new router table and would love to have a new router for it
Posted: 5:32 pm on December 16th

HenryJ HenryJ writes: A Veritas scraper holder - or any other brand - and some bench dogs would be great.
Posted: 1:23 pm on December 16th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: 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!
Posted: 12:34 pm on December 16th

missoulamatt missoulamatt writes: More, more, must have more! Domino joiner would be nice.
Posted: 11:59 am on December 16th

Tonto2 Tonto2 writes: A Rigid oscillating drum/belt sander and a 14" bandsaw.
Posted: 11:35 am on December 16th

caocian caocian writes: I'd like to replace my crappy old scroll saw with a nice shiney new one
Posted: 11:05 am on December 16th

Midwood Midwood writes: The new ridgid oscillating sander is on my list for my fly fishing woodworking business
Posted: 10:49 am on December 16th

byronburns byronburns writes: 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.
Posted: 10:32 am on December 16th

JLRock JLRock writes: 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.
Posted: 10:23 am on December 16th

WileyR WileyR writes: 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.
Posted: 9:53 am on December 16th

Joseph827 Joseph827 writes: Although you can never have enough routers, I would go for a good scroll saw first.

Posted: 9:15 am on December 16th

t58martin t58martin writes: I need to sharpen.... everything already own the Porter Cable router or I would have chosen that.
Posted: 9:15 am on December 16th

KJZ KJZ writes: 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.
Posted: 9:06 am on December 16th

RELef RELef writes: Who couldn't use another router? The PC 3 1/4 hp router would be nice.
Posted: 8:59 am on December 16th

philtomlinson philtomlinson writes: I need to set up one of those buffing stations. Maybe a variable speed grinder too.
Posted: 8:57 am on December 16th

Houghton123 Houghton123 writes: Always something new to want....
Posted: 8:36 am on December 16th

akb0719 akb0719 writes: I'm would like a brad nailer. I have my eye on the Bostich or Senco brand.
Posted: 8:30 am on December 16th

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: 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.
Posted: 8:23 am on December 16th

ailbe ailbe writes: Got the Bosch plunge & fixed combo router early
Posted: 8:22 am on December 16th

newrector newrector writes: I have a full set of Japanese chisels. Now what I want for Christmas is Santa to come and sharpen them for me.
Posted: 8:09 am on December 16th

Windwoodtrader Windwoodtrader writes: 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.
Posted: 7:46 am on December 16th

Rohcna Rohcna writes: Routers and a scroll saw here.

IfI had my druthers... I would go for the scroll saw..
Posted: 6:28 am on December 16th

Rohcna Rohcna writes: 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..
Posted: 6:24 am on December 16th

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