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#1 posted 08-07-2016 01:39 AM

Got rid of mine. It was used more as a table than a saw. I work primarily with hand tools and many things that people use table saws for I did by hand. But I replaced it with a bandsaw, which I love. I refuse to resaw anything by hand. Also rip with it, cut curves, which you can t do with a table saw. Also safer than a table saw.

Bandsaw for president!

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I went this path last year, as well, for many of the same reasons you are thinking about. Small shop (110 sq ft in my case) and lots of hand tool work. After thinking about the possibility of making the switch, I spent a year working on projects and every time the table saw was used, I stopped to think if the same task could be done with other tools. In every case, the answer was yes, so I sold the table saw, purchased a good 14in bandsaw and haven’t regretted that decision.

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