got a couple of questions..
Well I got kind of carried away at HD the other night and came home with a Dewalt 7491RS for $475. Porter Cable 6gal compressor, Husky brad and staple nailer, Diablo blades for the table saw, Kreg pocket hole jig, Router bits for my Ryobi router, Orbital sander, drill bits, sand paper, bar clamps, five 1-gal pails of different color stain they clearanced to $9-gal. I don't think I made the right choice with Ryobi round over bits and Menards tool shop straight bits, but thats all I could afford. I really wanted the Dewalt 7480 or the Bosch but my girlfriend talked me into spending the money on the bigger Dewalt for the larger rip and rolling stand. I really hope I made the correct choice on purchasing this table saw and other items. I did get myself in kind of a predicament. HD was offering $100 off, 6 months same as cash with a purchase of $1k or more. Only having one credit card in my life I figured why not? They approved me for less than the $1k so my loving girlfriend applies and gets approved for more than $1k and tells me we will split the stuff. I didn't want to do this because last night when I told her she needed to wait for me to be home to run the table saw (she's used one, one time) she says well its my table saw and laughed. Her and I got into a huge argument a few weeks ago when we were doing trim work she had her hand maybe 3'' from the miter saw blade. I told her to keep it farther away and I'll be danged if she didn't listen. A few weeks later I am framing a 16x20 shed and ask her to cut some studs and she does it again. She said she cant grip the board and her hands are completely fine where they were. I told her use a bar clamp and clamp the board then. She says shes not going through all that. I told her last night that I will be giving her the money for the table saw ASAP and she says what, your not going to let me use it now? I want to include her in the shop, but I also want her to be safe. I took advance carpentry classes in high school 2004-2005 and somewhat familiar with table saws, where she has never run one. Any suggestions? I purchased a larger push stick that looked like a upright handle and thought about getting the micro jig, but I dont want to remove the blade guard due to her.
So last night I began building my workbench from 2x4 and plywood and noticed with my old, blue Ryobi saw the entire upper half would wiggle from left to right. It doesn't bevel and the trigger stuck twice on me and needed pushed in to stop. Part of me says to find stuff to tighten up and part of me says get rid of it, but I don't know what to buy to replace it? My limit would be about $200. I know thats not a lot but funds are low.