Usually every year one or more of the woodworking magazines will come out with some sort of list of tools they suggest for equipping a woodworking shop.
The quality of these vary from useless to marginal; the tools selected usually leaves some major gap in the basic consist and most likely includes a few items most woodworkers consider second tier options instead of a minimum requirement. The magazine lists usually totals up to some ridiculously low cost as well.
Some form of the "setting up shop" question is asked more frequently on several of the woodworking forums.
Due to space and time constraints, most responses are shorter than an answer to such a broad question deserves; this article is an attempt to fill that gap.
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