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#1 posted 10-07-2015 02:33 PM

The table saw would be my first choice. You can do a hell of a lot more with a table saw without a jointer or planer than with either of them without the table saw. In answer to your question, however; go with the Dewalt and try to stay away from the “new” Porter Cable line.

- Woodbum

what is your goal? are you trying to change thicknesses of boards or create straight/square edges? If it’s the latter, I’d definitely vote for table saw. As others have said, it’s a far more versatile tool. you can build a straightening jig very easily (and cheaply) for getting good straight edges. Table saw is the one tool that shops are generally built around, that would be my #1 priority..

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