My son has done really well in the School of Architecture at UK and I would like to start him off right with a tool box full of tools other than a drafting board so he can have something to fall back on if he has to. He’s put in 5 hard years earning his degree so I really want to make a sacrifice and start buying tools now and set aside for his May 2001 graduation. If you were him, what you you need? Here are my thoughts:
skill worm drive 7 1/4″ saw, Bosch barrel grip saber saw, lamello plate jointer, paslode trim pulse nailer, bosch 1/2 or 3/4″ hammer drill with all the bits, and full set of marples chisles, all the bits a guy could ask for (twist and spade), good 3 hp makita router with a bunch of bits, one of those small table saws and a small bench drilll press, a 4×24 belt sander, and a fein orbital, a few more hand tools and a belt, lastly one of thoes small benches from Garrett Wade
2 questions: what am I leaving out and what is the best tool belt to buy?
I know he’s going to need something to haul these things around in when he has to — that part is on him — he has one all picked out and the $ to do the buying.
I sincerley apprecaite any tips — this is a guy that is starting out and I wnat to reward him for the 5 years he has put in (also had 3 summers of summer school in between carpentry jobs).
thanks and all the best — Dudley’s Dad