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    Need table saw recommendations...

    I've been assembling a small, DIY home workshop, and I'm in the market for a table saw, and could really use some recommendations. My apologies in advance for a long post. For those patient enough to wade thru it and offer suggestions, many thanks. Selection criteria: Budget: Up to...
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    I need a router...

    Bosch 1617EVS kit is your best bet for both quality and value. The kit comes with both a fixed base and a plunge base, 1/4" and 1/2" collets, and a really nice case. See this month's Wood magazine for reviews of this and several other kits. The Bosch won their head to head test hands down. You...
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    Stud finder/laser level

    Does anyone make a good quality stud finder that also has a self levelling feature that will shoot a laser line either horizontally or vertically? I've seen models that will shoot a horizontal line, but what about a vertical plumb line?
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    Air compressor and tools recs?

    That Porter Cable pancake compressor is gonna be loud as hell...so if that's an issue for you, look elsewhere.
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    Help me choose a reciprocating saw

    Based on the responses and some online reviews I found, I think I'm going with a Milwaukee corded. As far as features, do I go with the basic 6509 model (just under $100, 11 amp, non-orbital, 7 pound tool weight) or with the 6523 super sawzall (around $160, 13 amp, orbital action, 360 degree...
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    circular saw blades for general demolition?

    Sounds like you might want to consider using a reciprocating saw to do some of that demo instead of a circular saw.
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    Help me choose a reciprocating saw

    Hi, I'm just your garden variety weekend warrior home improvement type. I don't really need professional quality tools in order to make a living, but I also refuse to buy cheap tools as I'd rather pay a little more for quality and get the job done right the first time and not have to replace...