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#1 posted 08-09-2016 09:53 PM

I am guessing this is your first tablesaw and with limited experience behind the blade so to speak. Buy a small portable saw, with the idea that you will learn what you do and do not like as you use it. That said in the future when you wish to upgrade you will know more of what you need your saw to do for you in what you do. The old portable unit can then be used as away from the shop, or as I do for siding work when needed. Over time I upgraded based on experience and need but kept the old ones and use them in addition to the larger machines.

My 2 cents worth anyway.

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Those 2 cents were worth at least a dime, great advice. I had the cheapest of the cheap for years, and was able to craft beautiful work with them. You dont always need machines with lots of bells and whistles to make projects with lots of bells and whistles. I have low end tools 10 years old and still going strong, you just need to pay extra attention to taking care of them. If you’ve never had Bosch, Powermatic, SawStop or Delta to compare to, then everything seems great :-)

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