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Default The Importance of Power Tools?

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 01:55 +0000, Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

If you are serious about woodworking, get a good tablesaw up front. Figure
to spend a minimum of $800 or so for a decent saw with a cast iron top. Most
every other tool can be bought on an "as needed" basis as your projects
require them or can justify them. In some cases, the same goal can be
accomplished with a variety of tools so you use what you have at the time.
Tenons, for instance, can be made with a tablesaw, tablesaw with dado blade,
bandsaw, router, etc.

After much study, I settled on the Ridgid TS3650 which includes cast
iron top and wings, built in mobile base and shopvac under-blade shroud.
I also had plenty of room on the rails even with the right hand cast
iron wing to mount the Rockler router extension. I'm totally pleased
with the saw including the fence and if you do te HD credit card setup
to pay for it, you can knock $50 off for a better than good saw for $500
(+ tax). Of course, pay off the card the next month and cut it up...

- Doug