Favorite Buys of 2018

I’m back for another year of my favorite purchases.

Jointer

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I bought this used Craftsman jointer, cleaned it up, replaced the blades, and built dust collection. It pairs so well with a planer and even the table saw. I’ve used it a lot more than I expected.

Factor 75 Meals

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I’ve been loving the Factor 75 meals for almost 8 months now. The food is good and the ingredients are healthy. Saves me a lot of time and prevents me from making too many bad food choices.

YouTube TV

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After trying out a few different streaming services, I finally landed on YouTube TV. I really like it and find the recommendations spot on for my watching habits.

Boldport Club

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Even though the subscription model is ending this month, I had to include it because I had so much fun building the projects last year.

SodaStream

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I’ve gone in streaks of using my SodaStream, but it’s so much better than buying battles of fizzy flavored water all the time. When I do use it, I drink a lot more water.

Drill Bit Gauge

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This might be the best value for the dollar I spent all year in the shop. I use this thing all the time. The Metal Drill Bit Gauge from Amazon is my favorite of the two and of course I found plastic ones at a bunch of estate sales a week later.

Rust-Oleum Spray Grip Spray Paint Gun

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If the drill bit gauge isn’t the best money per $, this spray grip is. Makes a world of difference with hand comfort when spraying paint, lacquer, or anything else from a can.

Eero

I didn’t realize how much of a difference extending my network would make with connectivity in the garage and basement. Really happy with the Eero system.

Tesla Model 3

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I saved the best for last. The Model 3 is an amazing ride. Stay tuned for a post later this month, three months after taking delivery. If it wasn’t for this car, the 1968 Chevrolet C10 would have made the list.