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#1 posted 01-03-2017 04:11 PM

I usually recommend buying the best table saw you can afford but in your case since you will want to upgrade in a year or two start off with an inexpensive used saw, although I’m not a fan of Craftsman tools their table saws are usually all over Craigslist for as little as $100 this will do the job given you don’t plan on big projects.If you find it doesn’t meet your needs you should be able to sell it easily if you don’t pay to much for it. A jointer is a good tool
But I would buy a router and or a lunch box planner before a jointer.
Something you have to think about given your in an apartment setting is the noise factor, if you get complaints then your stuck with equipment you’ll have to store and not use.
Even though you have done extensive research online I still recommend taking some beginning woodworking classes at a community college or coop that can help you work safely and help you find out what tools you use the most plus gain experience hopefully with an experienced woodworker overseeing you use of equipment.

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