It would have been nice to start with tools that I would not have had to upgrade myself when I started but that wasnt in the cards..From the table saw, jointer,planer,bandsaw and more..Id get a 14in bandsaw and floor model drill press if you can afford..
Having exoerienced ipe decking in commercial settings, I would love to go with it. Still waiting for my quote from Shannon, but I feel like I would need to shrink my deck to a stoop to fit that into my budget!
Honestly, cost and local availability will probably force me to use PT SYP. Bummer, but it beats a bare 42" drop out the back door.