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Posted on Do I need a table saw?

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#1 posted 08-06-2016 05:22 PM

I would not go without my table saw but i am not in a tight workspace either. Many folks overseas do beautiful work without a tablesaw due to space limitations.

It really depends on the type of work you do and how you choose to do it. Hand tolls are fantastic but i choose not to mill stock by hand. In the case of nipping off the end of a board you could use a hand plane and shooting board.

You could add a bandsaw in the place of the tablesaw as well. It will rip 1/2” boards, the cut side could be cleaned up with a hand plane or lunchbox planer. The planer could easily be stored out of the way under something else.

If it were me i would store the tablesaw out of the shop for a while to see how badly you want it. If you decide you don’t need it after a trial it can be sold. I would hate to get sellers remorse a few days after.

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