Re: First saw
I just retired my 50+ year old Craftsman 9" table saw. The thing weighs about 400 pounds just sitting there but it did cut well. Needed another motor and the blades are getting hard to find. Replaced it with a Ridgid cabinet saw and it seems to be fine. Like the others said, a good table saw will do you just fine. I make my own woodenware, except for the frames. Nearly everything is done on the table saw. Some of the cuts are made on the miter saw and some of the holes for the ventilated top covers are done on the drill press but the bulk of the work is done on the table saw.
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