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I have limited budget, and am a firm believer in buying good tools that last forever, and not budget tools that last 5 minutes.

I want to be able to build some items for my garden, a few planters, raised beds, composter and some basic greenhouse staging.

What is the essential beginners tool box?

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closed as too broad by Tester101 May 1 '14 at 14:23

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

What kind of projects are you thinking about? Some generic tools that come to mind are good quality hand saws, a block sander, hand planes, and chisels. – RQDQ May 1 '14 at 12:48
updated my question – Mild Fuzz May 1 '14 at 13:56
This question will likely result in a bajillion answers, consisting of a single (or small list of) item(s). Because of this, questions like this do not fit the format of the site very well. – Tester101 May 1 '14 at 14:26
My thoughts are that a complete list could be concatenated, and become a valuable resource for searchers – Mild Fuzz May 1 '14 at 15:16
Is there a reason you're averse to using power tools? Cost? Lack of a power outlet availability at the work site? Nostalgia? Providing a reason behind your choice of methodology, and specific project objectives (cutting a board to length, mitering, planing, etc.) may bring your question back on topic. As it is it's much too broad. – Doresoom May 1 '14 at 16:03

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