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#1 posted 01-30-2017 10:00 PM

As someone who sold their table saw and went to a bandsaw centric shop, I can say that plan in eminently doable, if you wish. If you want to remain table saw free, I would pick choice A. Set up one saw for resawing and ripping with a coarse tooth, 1/2in or wider blade and the other with a narrower, finer blade for curves and detail work. The two saws combined will take up far less floor space than a table saw and there is lots to be said for not having to change blades back and forth in the middle of projects. This would be my personal choice in your situation, but you will have to decide for yourself.

I would agree with Scott that a table saw isn’t really necessary if you are doing mostly turning, and if you want to build furniture, it is still totally possible. Google up Michael Fortune. He’s professional woodworker in Canada that uses bandsaws and doesn’t own a table saw.

If you really want a table saw, then choice B is also a good alternative. I would think that still in the box you should be able to get a quick sale at 10% off a competitive retail price.

Of course, there is always choice D. Give the PM to the second person to respond on this thread. :-)

Oh and congrats on the saw. Definitely worthy of a You Suck!

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