Need advice choosing my first set of quality tools

19 May 2012
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United Kingdom
Hey guys,

I'm looking to purchase a couple of my first quality tools and I'm in need of some advice. I'd like to keep this as cheap as possible while still getting quality tools.

In the near future I'm looking to build a workbench and a desk. Also, I currently mod computer cases but I'd like to be able to start from scratch. This is gonna require some new tools as well.

What I have so far:
Cordless drill
Soldering iron
A very old Craftsman palm sander
Plenty of screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, hammers, wire strippers, etc...

What I think I'll need:
Circular Saw
Drill Press?
Jig Saw?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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"I'd like to keep this as cheap as possible while still getting quality tools."

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Get round car boot sales and look for undamaged tools don't buy electrical tools cos they don't last too long from boot sales names to look out for are Stanley, footprint, eclipse, Bedford vanadium, snap on and proto these two are dear but very good, all the best :D

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