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    First...... Hi everyone I am new to this board and read it a lot before joining. This is the first forum that I have come across that has a home improvement section. I have become a home improvement junkie. After my divorce I moved and bought a home that was a bit of a fixer upper. I didn't know it was a bit of a fixer upper at the time but as time goes by little things keep needing fixed. I also want to make impovements and add-ons. I have bought many tools over the years for my x husband but they went with him after the divorce so I am now tool-less. I am trying to restock because I have learned that with the right tool you can do most anything. I am a decorater at heart but with that comes construction some times.

    Now, I have decided I want a tool for Christmas. I do some stuff by myself but mostly hire a contractor but with the cost of contractors I have decided to do more myself. I was thinking of a saw. I have a circular saw but cutting a straight line with it is hard for me. I am either thinking of a table saw or one of those saws that cut angles and slides. I don't know what it is called.

    My question is which do you think I would I get the most use out of, because I can only get one at this time? Which would be the first that I need to buy?

    I know it depends on what I want to do but which could I do the most with? I am not a girl trying to do a mans job just a girl trying to save some bucks. :D
     
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    Hey pretender, welcome!

    I presonally cannot use saws to save my life. But I know there are some home improvement types on here that can help! :thup:
     
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    Do what all the rest of the girls do...get a boyfriend with tools.
    And save your money, fingers, nails etc.:D
     
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    Welcome, Pretender

    I'd suggest a cordless DeWalt tool kit that has a drill and circular saw. They're very handy around the house and the battery life on DeWalts are impressive. You can get a cheaper kit than DeWalt, but the battery life on the cheaper ones are dismal at best.

    There's a very nice one that also has a Saws-All in it, not sure if you need something like that but they're very handy for cutting almost anything you could imagine.
     
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    Thanks everyone.


    Boyfriends, husbands, men in general are too much trouble Mr. P. They have this problem of wanting to do things when they want to do them .. not when I want them done. ;) LOL But if you know one send him my way, maybe I can train him....... j/k.

    annnnnnnddddddd.... I like to do some improvements and when working with a man I can't keep my mind on work. There is nothing sexer than a man in jeans, work boots and a tool belt. And oh my goodness if he takes his shirt off, well work is over.

    Thanks Sir Evil I was leaning more toward the table saw. Gop, I don't know how to use a saw either, but I am willing to learn.

    Table saw it is, hope you don't mind if I ask some questions from time to time. My mom always told me the only stupid question is one you don't ask. Yep, I think I will like it here. Thanks again for the welcome.
     
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    I have a drill and a circular saw night train. I have actually been collecting for a couple of years now. Mine are both electric however. I get everything electric even my mower because I can't pull the thing to crank it. Learned that the hard way. Bought a gas powered trimmer and it is hanging in the storage building because I can't crank it. I haven't tried the battery operated tools yet, but I will keep them in mind when buying future tools. Thanks!
     
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    Isn't that the truth!!! Holy hell!! :D

    Welcome Pretender!!!
     
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    The thought of it is making my heart race. :clap1: LOL

    Thanks UsaPride!!!
     
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    Oh Lord and if he's sweating. The sweet smell of a working man's sweat, LOL!!! Sexy!!! :D
     
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    I have one of those Mitre Saws. It is very useful especially when trimming the walls of the house. The manual versions suck to use and I don't recommend even trying.
     

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