Chris at Clickspring has been doing a series of videos on the tools he uses. In this installment, he looks at the basic tools you need to start a home machine shop.
In the video, he has lots of good advice, like that you acquire the minimal amount of machining tools and accessories that you need to get started. Then, you can add the additional tools you need for each new project. Let the projects direct your purchases as you expand your interest and capabilities.
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