I'm struggling with space vs buying up for yet another hobby vs common sense.

 

I currently have:

a router and table.  

a japanese hand saw.  

a drill press.  

a rotary saw

 

seems like making the neck, adequately,  requires more power tool than I currently have.  And trying to do some other stuff by using the router seems less safe than using a table saw.

 

If I were to get only ONE other tool, what would it be?  I only have space in a corner of the kitchen in my townhouse, and a lot of that is taken up with my router table.  I don't have a man cave, other than the inside of my house.

 

Seems like priority to me is:

 

Band saw

table saw

scroll saw

jointer

 

And, know of any good deals on whatever it is you recommend?  Good quality, not real expensive.

 

 

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If you are not lazy and have loads of time, always go with hand tools.  More satisfying in my experience but do take more time to master and projects are likely to take more time.

My free time is very limited on top of fact that I am extremely lazy, so I can not imagine my wood working life without my table saw and planers (jointer and surface).  I have other tools, palm router, drill press, RAS, but I could live without them if I got more creative with my table saw, etc...

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