Question for the tool geeks out there. I'd like to get a portable table saw (as opposed to the heavier fixed type). Now before the testosterone gets the better of me, this won't be used for serious cabinetmaking, lots of sheet stock, 4X lumber etc. It's for a homemaker and hobbyist who'll use it for projects such as trim, the occasional bit if home repair, various brewing stands and terraria, etc. And of course beekeeping. And the budget is pretty limited.
That said, I'm looking at the $99 to $160 portables w/ 5/8' arbors, the lighter the better (it'll have to live on a wall between uses). Can these saws acceptably use a dado blade occasionally? Again, I'm not looking to go pro woodworker here. I've seen lots of good used saws, but they're all big ole heavy deals and I don't have a shop for it to live in
Any tips/ caveats appreciated!
Bees, brews and fun
in Lyons, CO