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what power tools do you recommend?

I'm new at buying tools and I usually borrow but now I'd like to buy my own. I really love carpentry and I plan to do quite a bit of projects once I have power tools. I'de like to start out by buying a circular saw and a drill. what brands and types do you recomend that are not to expensive, will do a good job, and will last a pretty long time? and if you can, which brands and types should I stay away from?

Asked By: Applegirl23 - 9/13/2006
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CRAFTSMEN SUCK ! (they don't have lifetime warr on power tools, YOU have to buy extended warr... More
Answered By: snoogans - 9/13/2006
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Always go for craftman, they have a return policy like no other. You definatly need a drill, circular saw is a bonus dont have one yet gotta jigsaw, sander I seem to find project around the house every other day
Answered By: cvegas229 - 9/13/2006
 
I've had good results with my DeWalt tools. They're a little more than consumer brand tools but they're worth it.
Answered By: Clyde S - 9/13/2006
 
The best brand depends on the particular tool you are looking for. If I have one tip to give you, it's buy it right the first time. Spend a little more to buy a quality product rather than buying something cheaper and having to buy a better version when the inferior tool does not meet your needs.
Answered By: all1g8r - 9/13/2006
 
Dremels are pretty neat, for details and little stuff.
Answered By: jarm - 9/13/2006
 
craftsman is ok like the girl said but they aren't the best tools around and often don't provide professional results. millwakee is a good brand. it is very durable and engineered to be the easiest to use, hold, best result, etc. they aren't the cheapest but often not the most expensive. they are also repairable in the... More
Answered By: dirty j - 9/13/2006
 
Sears has a good circular saw with a laser guide. The more "amps" is better when discussing power. Dewalt has good product for drills, and the operative word for cordless drills is "volts"I have had 2 Craftsman drills-16 volt- that lasted 5 years of near daily use
Answered By: PAUL A - 9/13/2006
 
I have had my Black & Decker circular saw and drill for years. They are well priced. Sears Craftsman are usually more expensive but have a lifetime warranty. I have a 1/3 H.P. drill and have never found that I needed more horse power.
Answered By: Joleen R - 9/13/2006
 
Can't disagree with Craftsman, just wait for big sales or closeouts to get really great deals... More
Answered By: Charley128 - 9/13/2006
 
As a general contractor I have been exposed to many brands of tools. I like SKILSAW for a circular saw. If you are right handed be sure the blade is on the left side of the saw. This makes it easier for you to see the line you are cutting. Use carbide tipped saw blades. For a drill go cordless. I like DEWALT, 12... More
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