Mar 21, 201853 views

Create a new community for power tools, woodworking, metalworking, and the like.

Massdrop is a great community, and I would love to see it expand to include "hobbies" such as Carpentry and Metalworking, and "tech" such as Power Tools.
Drills, Table Saws, Routers, Welders, Grinders, Chisels, Saws, and the like can all be very expensive, and are prime candidates for mass-buyer price drops.
If we have enough people interested in RC cars of all things (or knitting, for that matter) to have a community dedicated to them, I'm absolutely certain we'd have enough people interesting in building things, who would love to get power tools and whatnot at great prices.
As for the community name, I propose either "Wood and Metalworking", "Fabrication", "Power Tools", or simply "Tools".
What do you guys think?
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My husband is a carpenter by trade and I would love to see power tools and woodworking tools on Massdrop!! Especially a drop for German-made chisels for woodworking.
I like this idea just so it narrows it down, but fabrication is a very vast set of tools, and a range of size for machines and objects (im assuming smaller items would be sold on massdrop) especially when you consider metal working in the mix of fabrication.
Given that many of the tools a metalworker and fabricator would use would be the same as what a mechanic would (Socket sets, wrenches, pliers, ratchets, grinders, welders, etc.) I feel like having a single category would work just fine. That being said, getting my hands on Knipex at an affordable price would be fantastic
I second that. But ithink there is probably a place for both a fabrication/carpentery page as well as a tools/tool tech page because the auto section dosent really feature many. Id like to see some foreign to USAtools like Japanese koken and vessel or European like knipex wera or wiha (im a mechanic)
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